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Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour Bake: 20 min.

Makes

16 pockets

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
Pepperoni Pizza Pockets Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 to 6-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pizza sauce, divided
  • 96 slices turkey pepperoni
  • 4 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, salt and 4-1/2 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. Divide dough into 16 pieces. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in. circle. Place 2 teaspoon pizza sauce, 6 slices pepperoni and 1/4 cup of mozzarella. Lightly brush edge of dough with egg. Bring dough over filling; press firmly, then crimp seams to seal.
  3. Place on greased or parchment-lined baking sheets. Brush with egg; sprinkle with Parmesan and Italian seasoning. Bake until golden brown, 18-20 minutes. Warm remaining pizza sauce; serve with pizza pockets.

Nutrition Facts

1 pocket: 316 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 751mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 16g protein.

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