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a homemade pepperoni pizza pocket that has been cut in half and the two halves are stacked on top of each other. In the background is a tray filled with several more golden brown pizza pockets.
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4.45 from 9 votes

Cheesy Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

These cheesy pepperoni pizza pockets are a fun (and much less messy) way to enjoy pizza at home!
Prep Time1 hr 25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: pizza
Servings: 6 pockets
Calories: 71kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup very warm water
  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 1/4 - 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 24 slices pepperoni
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • olive oil for brushing
  • parmesan cheese for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Let sit until bubbly and foamy, about ten minutes.
  • Add the salt and two cups of flour. Mix until well blended. Add additional flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough is soft and not overly sticky.
  • Knead 3-5 minutes, until smooth and pliable. Cover and allow to rest for one hour.
  • When the dough has risen, preheat the oven to 450. Gently punch the dough down, then divide into six equal sized balls.
  • Roll each ball out into a circle.
  • Spread two tablespoons of pizza sauce on half of the circle, leaving a border of about 3/4 inch around the edge.
  • Top with 1/3 cup shredded cheese and four slices of pepperoni.
  • Carefully fold the top of the dough circle over the toppings and pinch to seal.
  • Poke the top of the pizza pocket with a fork to let steam escape.
  • Brush each pocket with olive oil and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Allow to cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 71kcal