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Padysaurus Pizza Pockets

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 20 min.


1 dozen

Stuffed with a pizza-style filling, these special sandwiches surprise you with a burst of flavor in every bite. They were popular with the preschool set at our son's dinosaur-theme birthday party...but you can be sure adults will love them, too! — Robin Werner, Brush Prairie, Washington
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  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
  • 12 slices pepperoni
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) thinly sliced deli pastrami, chopped
  • 1 package (2-1/2 ounces) thinly sliced deli ham, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 2-1/4 cups flour. Beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Roll dough into a 14x10-in. rectangle. Cut with a 3-in. round cookie cutter. Reroll scraps to cut a total of 24 circles. Place 1 teaspoon pizza sauce and a slice of pepperoni in the centers of 12 circles.
  3. Combine the pastrami, ham and cheese; place equal amounts over pepperoni. Top each with 1/2 teaspoon pizza sauce. Cover with remaining circles; press edges with a fork to seal.
  4. Place on greased baking sheets. Brush with egg. Bake at 400° for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Warm remaining pizza sauce; serve with pizza pockets.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 183 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 429mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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