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Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets/Bites (Vegan)

Prep

10 minutes

Cook

15 minutes

Yield

20

If you’re looking for a recipe that will make you feel super nostalgic, this is it. Does anyone else remember warming up pizza pockets in the microwave as a kid? This homemade pizza pockets recipe is the new and improved version that has all the ingredients you can pronounce, plus is vegan-friendly.

Close-up of homemade pizza pockets

Why you’ll love these homemade pizza pockets: 

  • Quick: Prep in just 10 minutes, and overall these only take you 25 minutes to pull off 
  • Healthier: These are way healthier than the ones you find in the freezer section of your grocery store 
  • Kid-Friendly: Even the picky eaters in your family will love these for an after school snack

Ingredients: 

Here are the simple ingredients you need to make homemade pizza pockets: 

Ingredients for homemade pizza pockets

Ingredient Notes: 

Vegan Pepperoni: For this recipe I used The Very Good Butchers Very Good Pepperoni. Very Good Butchers has a premium line of  meat substitutes that has a meaty punch without the meat. This is a great substitute for even the meat eaters in your life. Their pepperoni is fantastic for sandwiches, pizza, snack boards, and of course, these homemade pizza pockets. It’s so flavorful, versatile, and can trick even the meat eaters into a meatless meal.

Very Good Butchers pepperoni

Pizza Dough: Use a simple store-bought dough or make your own. I have a recipe for pizza dough here

Get Creative: You don’t just have to make simple pepperoni and cheese here, you can get creative with your fillings. Try loading it with some veggies and cheese, make a Hawaiian version with pineapple, make a Mexican-inspired pocket with beans, cheese, and sour cream. The options are endless here. 

How do you make homemade pizza pockets?

1. Preheat oven to 350 farenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, gently grease, and set aside.

Pizza dough being rolled on parchment

Pizza dough being rolled and cut on parchment

2. Generously flour a clean surface and rolling pin and roll our pizza dough into a thin large rectangle.  Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut the dough into at least 20 square pieces.

Dollop of sauce on pizza dough

3. Begin by adding a small dollop of pizza sauce, some cheese, then pepperoni. Repeat this step until each square has all their fillings.

Homemade Pizza Pockets on parchment paper

Homemade Pizza Pockets on parchment paper

4. Using your fingers, fold two opposite corners together and pinch.  Repeat this step with the other two corners.  Gently pinch edges together and spin together to form a little ball. Repeat till you have 20 balls.

Pizza pockets being brushed with olive oil

5. Place each ball seam side down, gently brush with olive, dust with garlic powder/Italian seasoning.

Close-up of homemade pizza pockets with dipping sauce

6. Bake for 15 minutes then broil for 1-2 minutes until golden.

Dipping homemade pizza pocket into dip

7. Serve with pizza sauce and parsley or cilantro

Hand holding homemade pizza pocket

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

What else can I fill these with? Have fun with this concept, use any of The Very Good Butcher products with fresh veggies and cheese!

Overfilling: Do not overstuff the balls, they will explode in the oven! Stick to around 1 tbsp. measurements + 1/2-1 piece of pepperoni

Dough: I recommend using pre-made pizza dough, this recipe is truly so easy so no need to overcomplicate it. However, if you do want to make your own dough, go for it! 

Can I freeze these? Absolutely. Make a bunch ahead and you’ll have some for a quick snack or appetizer. To freeze, place in a single layer in a freezer bag, and when you are ready to enjoy, remove them and thaw in the microwave. Yum!

 homemade pizza pockets in bowl with dip                    

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Easy Homemade Pizza Pockets (Vegan)

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 20 1x
  • Category: Vegan Meals, Vegan Appetizers
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean Inspired
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These hot and steamy homemade pizza pockets are the perfect snack for the whole family. They’re vegan-friendly, easy and so good.


Ingredients

Scale

1 ball premade pizza dough

half The Very Good Butcher pepperoni stick, cut into slices, then halved

1 cup vegan cheese of choice

1/4 cup pizza sauce + 1/2 cup for serving

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp Italian seasoning


Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 35oF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, gently grease, and set aside.
  • Generously flour a clean surface and rolling pin and roll our pizza dough into a thin large rectangle.  Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife cut the dough into at least 20 square pieces.
  • Begin by adding a small dollop of pizza sauce, some cheese, then pepperoni. Repeat this step until each square has all their fillings.
  • Using your fingers, fold two opposite corners together and pinch.  Repeat this step with the other two corners.  Gently pinch edges together and spin together to form a little ball. Repeat till you have 20 balls.
  • Place each ball seam side down, gently brush with olive, dust with garlic powder/Italian seasoning.
  • Bake for 15 minutes then broil for 1-2 minutes until golden.
  • Serve with pizza sauce and parsley or cilantro

Notes

Filling ideas: Have fun with this concept, use any of the Very Good Butcher products with fresh veggies and cheese!

Filling: do not overstuff the balls, they will explode in the oven! Stick to around 1 tbsp. measurements + 1/2-1 piece of pepperoni

Dough: I recommend using pre-made pizza dough, this recipe is truly so easy so no need to overcomplicate it.

Keywords: dough, hot, recipe, cheese, easy

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