Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pizza Pockets

My kids won't eat chicken or spinach to save their lives, but they LOVE these whole wheat pizza pockets. There are hundreds of possibilities, but this is what I've been doing:

White Chicken Spinach Pizza Pockets with Whole Wheat Crust
1 cup cooked cubed organic chicken
1 cup chopped organic spinach
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup mushrooms (optional)
Egg-wash: one egg beaten with 2 tablespoons organic milk
One whole wheat pizza dough CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
One batch white sauce CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE
1. On a floured surface, roll out pizza dough
2. cut into sections of desired size
3. evenly distribute sauce, and fillings on one side of each of your sections (pictured below)

4. using a pancake turner type of tool, gently fold in half and transfer onto greased cookie sheet
5. using a fork, seal all your edges
6. coat with egg-wash (pictured below)
7. Bake at 375 about 20 minutes or until crust looks lightly browned and cooked through
8. Enjoy the finished product

A few more tips:
* You can make the several batches of the pizza dough and white sauce in advance and freeze it
* Once baked, you can also freeze these pizza pockets and heat them in toaster or microwave 
* Feel free to get creative with your fillings/sauces
Other sauces to try: pesto, marinara, or any jarred pizza/pasta sauce. You may also want to hide pureed veggies in the sauce (mashed cauliflower in white, purreed carrots in red)
Other filling ideas: ANYTHING you like on a pizza you can try in a pizza pocket. You could also do more of an "empanada" and fill with refried beans, meat, cheese, salsa, then garnish with sour cream.


  1. Hi Jen!

    This looks like a great recipe and even better is I finally figured out how to follow your blog.

    I am so out of touch with technology.

    Jen and I look forward to seeing you four soon.


  2. Way, way, back before I got really serious about food stuff, sometime after I read Fast Food Nation I think and I'd barely been married a year, my husband had a serious addiction to Hot Pockets. So I made a similar version of these and kept them in our freezer for his lunches and times when I couldn't cook. Haven't busted that recipe out in a long time. Our kids would probably love them!