Pizza Pocket and Calzone Dough

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

This dough is simple to make and has a slightly sweet taste. The kids love making their own pizza pockets, and I love using leftovers to make calzone type sandwiches. Make some up for dinner, or choose fillings that freeze well and you can make a bunch to have on hand for lunches and picnics. *Note: this is a sticky dough to aid in pinching the pockets closed. Adjust flour as needed to work with it. Mixing time: 15 minutes Rising time: 30 minutes Baking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix yeast with warm water and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix lemon juice with milk and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine both flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and butter. Mix well.
  4. Add the yeast and milk mixtures to the dry mixture. Knead well, then let rise in the bowl for 30 minutes (or longer) with a clean towel covering it.
  5. Divide dough into 8-10 balls. Roll a ball out to about 1/8" thick, and about 6" diameter. *Sprinkle flour on your counter top and on your rolling pin to keep dough from sticking to the surfaces.*
  6. Pizza - spread a spoonfull of sauce leaving the outer inch of dough oncovered. Add about 3 tbsp of pizza toppings (ie 1 tbsp cheese, 1 tbsp ham, 1 tbsp pineable) to the middle. Fold dough in half and pinch edges closed.
  7. Other fillings - get creative with leftovers - anything that is freezable and bakable will be great!
  8. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
  9. Let cool 5 minutes before serving, or cool completely then wrap individually in wax paper then freeze. Best if reheated in an oven, but can be heated in the microwave too.
Most Helpful

I loved the idea and made a batch to freeze and take camping for the weekend. The dough was very sticky so I had to add a lot of four to get it right (at least another half cup flour) but didn't measure how much was added.

Chef 1278268 fitness November 05, 2009

I think that this is a good dough. Although we needed more flour than listed. But with dough that is kind of common. I did add just a tad more sugar and salt....but it probably evened out with the extra flour we needed to add. Thanks for the recipe!

Creating Pearls September 27, 2009