Cheesy Pizza Pockets

Cheesy Pizza Pockets

20 Mins
2-3 People
40 Mins



Cheesy Pizza Pockets, the ultimate comfort food that takes me back to my childhood days. I remember the first time I discovered this delightful recipe. It was a rainy afternoon, and I was craving something warm and cheesy. As I rummaged through the kitchen, I stumbled upon some leftover pizza dough and shredded cheese. Suddenly, inspiration struck, and I decided to create my own version of pizza pockets. The process of rolling out the dough, filling it with gooey cheese and savory toppings, and watching them bake to golden perfection was pure bliss. From that moment on, Cheesy Pizza Pockets became a beloved favorite in my household, perfect for snacking or a quick meal on busy days.




Recipe: Cheesy Pizza Pockets


Preparation time: 40 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Portions serving: 2-3 pax
Calories: 236 cal per portion





For Dough:

  • 1/4 cup Luke warm water
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Dry yeast
  • 1 cup Refined flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Water (as required)
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

For Stuffing:

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1 cup Tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup Yellow capsicum, cubed
  • 1/2 cup Red capsicum, cubed
  • 1/2 cup Baby corn
  • 1/2 cup Mushroom
  • 1/4 cup Corn kernels, boiled
  • 6-7 pcs Basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese





Dough Preparation:

  1. In a bowl, mix lukewarm water, sugar, and dry yeast. Let it sit for 2-3 mins to activate.
  2. Mix refined flour and salt on a flat plate, creating a well in the center.
  3. Pour the activated yeast mixture into the well, adding water as needed. Knead into a smooth dough.
  4. Add olive oil and knead until consistent. Cover the dough and let it rise for 40-50 mins.

Pizza Pocket Stuffing:

  1. Heat oil in a pan. Sauté onions and garlic until golden brown.
  2. Add chilli flakes, oregano, salt, and black pepper. Sauté, then add tomato puree. Cook for 4-5 mins until thickened.
  3. Add capsicums, baby corn, mushrooms, and corn kernels. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add basil leaves, mix, and let it cool.

Assembly and Baking:

  1. Preheat oven to maximum temperature.
  2. Take a portion of dough, dust with flour, and roll into an oblong shape.
  3. Place stuffing and mozzarella cheese on one side. Fold dough, sealing edges with water.
  4. Place pockets on a baking tray lined with parchment paper, brush tops with milk.
  5. Bake at 200°C for 8-10 mins until golden brown.
  6. Once baked, allow cooling before serving.


Enjoy these homemade pizza pockets, filled with a flavorful mix of ingredients, perfect for any gathering or a cozy night in!




About the Recipe


Cheesy Pizza Pockets are a fun and convenient twist on traditional pizza, featuring a golden-brown crust filled with gooey cheese, savory tomato sauce, and your favorite toppings. These handheld treats are perfect for parties, movie nights, or anytime you're craving a delicious snack. They are easy to customize with your preferred pizza toppings, making them a versatile and crowd-pleasing option for any occasion.



Cooking Tips


  1. Use Pre-made Dough: Save time by using store-bought pizza dough or crescent roll dough for the pockets.

  2. Seal Pockets Securely: Make sure to seal the edges of the pockets tightly to prevent any cheese or sauce from leaking out during baking.



Pairing Guide


  • Side Salad: Serve Cheesy Pizza Pockets with a side salad dressed in balsamic vinaigrette for a refreshing contrast to the cheesy goodness.

  • Dipping Sauces: Pair with marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or garlic aioli for dipping to add extra flavor and texture.




Frequently Asked Questions about Cheesy Pizza Pockets


  1. Can I freeze Cheesy Pizza Pockets?

    • Yes, you can freeze unbaked pizza pockets for up to 3 months. When ready to eat, simply bake them from frozen until golden brown and heated through.
  2. Can I make Cheesy Pizza Pockets ahead of time?

    • Yes, you can assemble the pizza pockets ahead of time and refrigerate them until ready to bake.
  3. Can I use different cheese for the filling?

    • Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different types of cheese such as mozzarella, cheddar, or pepper jack to suit your taste preferences.
  4. Can I add vegetables to the filling?

    • Yes, you can add diced bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, or any other vegetables of your choice to the filling for added flavor and nutrition.
  5. How long do Cheesy Pizza Pockets last in the fridge?

    • Cheesy Pizza Pockets can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the oven or microwave before serving.
  6. Can I make mini-sized pizza pockets?

    • Yes, you can divide the dough into smaller portions to make mini-sized pizza pockets, perfect for appetizers or kids' snacks.
  7. Can I use homemade pizza sauce?

    • Absolutely! Homemade pizza sauce adds a fresh and flavorful touch to the pizza pockets.
  8. Can I bake Cheesy Pizza Pockets in an air fryer?

    • Yes, you can bake Cheesy Pizza Pockets in an air fryer at 375°F (190°C) for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  9. Can I make Cheesy Pizza Pockets gluten-free?

    • Yes, you can use gluten-free pizza dough or crescent roll dough to make gluten-free Cheesy Pizza Pockets.
  10. Are Cheesy Pizza Pockets kid-friendly?

    • Yes, Cheesy Pizza Pockets are a hit with kids and can be customized with their favorite toppings for a fun and delicious meal or snack.