Pizza pockets are delicious, perfect for lunch, a snack, or an alternative to traditional pizza on pizza night. Sure you can buy them premade at the store, but why would you when you can make homemade pizza pockets that are even better?
Homemade Pizza Pockets
You will love these pizza pockets with crescent rolls because they are so easy and quick to make. Not only that, but they also happen to be delicious too! These homemade pizza pockets are hot and fresh out of the oven in just a matter of minutes, and you can even have the kids help you make them too.
You only need a few simple ingredients to make your crescent rolls pizza pockets. The first is probably pretty obvious, crescent rolls! You will also need some pepperoni slices and some shredded mozzarella cheese. Don’t forget a jar of your favorite pizza sauce!
Pizza Night Ideas
The possibilities for variations with this recipe are nearly endless. You could use different types of cheese like shredded cheddar, or pepper jack cheese. You could swap the meat for crumbled bacon pieces, miniature cooked meatballs, sliced Italian sausage, ham, or even shredded chicken, turkey, or pork!
You could also add your favorite sautéed veggies to this recipe like spinach, mushrooms, bell peppers, or onions.
If pizza night is a fairly regular occurrence in your house, you could even set up a pizza bar of sorts. Set out some of your family’s favorite sautéed veggies, different cheeses, and meats all in a bowl, and let each family member create their own pizza turnovers!
How to Store Pizza Pockets
These crescent roll pizza pockets only take a few minutes to bake so having everyone make their own won’t take long. If you have any leftovers, they can be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to four days, and reheated in the microwave.
Making Pizza Turnovers Ahead of Time
You can also make these ahead of time and freeze them! Simply make as directed but don’t bake them. Instead, place them on a baking sheet and flash freeze for 30 minutes.
Once frozen place them in an airtight container or freezer bag until you are ready to bake. When you are ready to bake simply preheat your oven and bake as directed!
Whether you are looking for a fun recipe to make with the kids, or just an easy and delicious snack or lunch idea, these pepperoni pizza pockets are sure to please! So go ahead and give them a try today, your family will thank you!
How to Make Pizza Pockets with Kids
These pizza pockets are really easy to make so even young children can get in the kitchen with you to help make them for dinner or a snack.
What You Need to Make Pizza Turnovers
- Crescent rolls
- Pizza sauce
- Pepperoni slices
- Shredded mozzarella cheese
- Shredded parmesan cheese
Simply preheat your oven and put some parchment paper down on a baking sheet, if you don’t have a silicone mat.
Now unroll your crescent rolls and cut them into four evenly sized squares.
Once your crescent roll dough is cut evenly spread a little of your favorite pizza sauce on top of it (or have the kids do it).
Now have them place the pepperoni slices, shredded mozzarella cheese, and shredded parmesan cheese on the top.
Fold your crescent roll dough over and pinch it closed, making sure to cut a vent for steam, and slide them in the oven for pizza night.
Not ready to make pizza pockets? Pin the recipe to your favorite Dinner Ideas Pinterest board so you can find it easily when you need it!
These pizza pockets are the perfect food for so many occasions, summer lunches, after-school snacks, or even as a replacement for traditional pizza on pizza night.
The kids will love being able to get in the kitchen with you to whip up a batch, and there are so many different fillings that you can use. It can be like a new recipe every time you make them!
- 1 can Crescent rolls
- 2 tablespoon Pizza sauce
- 20 Pepperoni slices, chopped or left whole
- 1 cup Shredded mozzarella
- 2 tablespoon shredded parmesan
- Preheat the oven to 375˚
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat
- Open and unroll the crescent roll dough, leaving it in a sheet
- Pat it out to roughly a 14X7 inches rectangle
- Use a pizza wheel to cut in half, then half again
- Divide the pizza sauce between the four even rectangles
- Place the pepperoni down and top with mozzarella
- Fold each rectangle over and pinch the edges together, then use a fork a to crimp the edges
- Use scissors or a knife to cut steam vents
- Sprinkle with the shredded parmesan
- Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until they are golden brown