Homemade Pizza Pockets
I've been trying to do more freezer cooking since I no longer buy the prepackaged frozen foods.
Here's another good recipe to help you fill your freezer.
Start with making pizza dough.
5 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed
2 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast* or 2 Tablespoons
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cup very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)
4 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
Mix your yeast with the warm water. Let the yeast work for a couple minutes then add your flour and salt. Lastly I add in my olive oil.
While I let the dough rise I browned a pound of sausage. You could also substitute hamburger or ground turkey. I added approximately a cup of pizza sauce. If you want to add vegetables this would be a good time to mix them in.
Turn your pizza dough out onto a lightly floured counter. I added some cornmeal for texture and flavor.
Then I just started rolling out little pieces of dough.
To the dough I added cheese. I used shredded mozzarella.
and my sausage mixture.
Fold the circle over and crimp the ends with your fingers.
Bake for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Let them cool on a rack.
I put some in the fridge for that night and the rest got wrapped in individual paper towels and put in ziploc bags for the freezer.
I kept my left over pizza sauce for dipping.
The only thing I think I will do differently next time is use a block of mozzarella instead of shredded. It may stay together better. I got about 24 out of this recipe.
Either way, this recipe is a keeper. You can do many different variations. Enjoy!