Pizza Pockets or Hot Pockets

"i love hot pockets so i decided to make my own!"
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6 pizza pockets




  •   Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add sugar. Let it set for a few  minutes until foamy (if you're using fast-rise yeast, you can just  add the yeast with the flour and go on). Then stir in oil, salt, and  flour. Knead 5 minutes. Let sit 5 minutes.
  •   Divide dough into 6 pieces. Roll and pat each piece into a circle  (about 6-inches across or so). Top half of each circle with filling  of choice, keeping back from edges so it will seal well. Fold the  other 1/2 of circle over the filling and pinch sides together or seal  with a fork. Poke a couple steam vents and bake for 20 minutes at 375°F.
  •   For pizza pockets, fill this with a little pizza sauce, then mushrooms, pepperoni, cheese, etc. Also, try with cream soup, chopped cooked chicken and steamed broccoli and some shredded cheese. Use  your leftovers and imagination to create something special!

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  1. Havn't made them yet, but they sound delicious. Can i use a pizza crust mix instead of making it by hand?
  2. This was a huge hit with my family and I will be making it again and again! For the filling I sauteed onions and garlic in a bit of EVOO. Then I added a can of drained black beans and a can of drained corn, plus a chopped chipotle in adobo sauce and 1/2 tsp thyme. Then I added 1/3 cup of chicken broth and cooked it down until the liquid evaporated. I tossed about 1/3 of a block of cubed cream cheese into the black bean and corn mixture until it was melted. I stuffed the pockets with leftover shredded pork, the black bean mixture and topped it with a Mexican cheese blend. They were spectacular! The only thing missing was some fresh cilantro, which unfortunately I didn't have on hand. This will be a go-to meal when I have leftover pork, but I can't wait to try lots of other fillings in this delicious and easy to make dough!
  3. A new and exciting day...I'm finally letting go of my clipped-but-never-made recipes for hot pockets. Fabulous dough that I doubled using about 5 cups of flour, letting it rise for about 1/2 hour. I used packaged frozen meatballs cut in half, homemade sauce, mozzarella and Romano cheeses for the filling, brushing liberally the top crust with my other new found recipe recipe #265351 and sprinkling with more Romano. I know, peoples lives just aren't meant to be this exciting.
  4. i agree very easy to make and yummy. i made these with left over ham from christmas and lots o cheese :) individual wrapped them and they where all gone in less than 24 hours. everyone in the house is already asking for more... and i think this would make a great pizza crust too.. definitely gonna try that. thanks for sharing.
  5. Very easy to make and yummy, too. I like to make a couple of batches to freeze so we can just pull them out for a quick lunch. Also, the dough has become our standard pizza crust dough. For the last 11 years, we have made pizza from scratch on Friday nights, and have experimented with numerous pizza doughs over the years. This dough by far is the easiest to make, to work with, and does not compete with the toppings when used as a pizza dough.



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