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Recipe Box: Pizza Pockets

🏈 A Yummy Treat for Your Next Game Day or Great After-School Snack

By Heather McKinsey October 30, 2013

The fall season is a busy one for many families. Sports, after-school activities, and preparing for the holidays creates the need for on-the-go dinners that can be prepared quickly and eaten in the car, at the athletic field, or in the dance studio. But fast food stops can get expensive!

Bake up a batch of these homemade pizza pockets for a portable meal. You can make them before you head out for the evening and then wrap them in aluminum foil to keep warm for up to an hour.

Pizza Pockets

  • 2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 jar of pizza sauce
  • 8 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Pizza Toppings: mushrooms, pepperoni, olives, green peppers, etc.

Spray two muffin pans with cooking spray. Flour a cutting board. Use your fingers to spread out the dough (one roll at a time). Gently place each piece of dough into a well of the muffin pan.

Put a dollop of cream cheese (approximately 1 teaspoon) on each piece of dough. Add about 1 Tablespoon of pizza sauce, both cheeses, and any toppings you wish. Top with a little bit of extra cheese. 

Close up the crescent roll, sealing in all the insides. Bake at 375˚F for 12 minutes.

Yields 16 pizza pockets. They are small so allow for 3-4 for each person.