Make perfect pizza pockets by wrapping pizza sauce, mozzarella, and pepperoni in crescent dough and baking until golden brown.

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Unroll dough on cookie sheet and separate into 4 rectangles; press each into 6x4-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.

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  • Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce on half of each rectangle to within 1 inch of edge. Sprinkle each with 3 tablespoons cheese; top with 6 slices pepperoni. Fold dough diagonally over filling; firmly press edges with fork to seal. Sprinkle each triangle with 1/4 teaspoon grated cheese. With fork, prick top of each to allow steam to escape.

  • Bake 13 to 15 minutes or until deep golden brown. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

426 calories; protein 16.1g 32% DV; carbohydrates 24.3g 8% DV; fat 28.2g 43% DV; cholesterol 43.8mg 15% DV; sodium 1135.5mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
Great little recipe! It's perfect for a quick lunch dinner or snack. Kids just loves these and they're much better than the frozen stuff. I sometimes sneak in some mushrooms if I can to add some veggies. I used "Exquistie Pizza Sauce" from this site. My niece just loves these! I always give her some extra sauce on the side for dipping. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2010
The cresents don't work well for this recipe they fell apart entirely too easily. I'd use a pizza crust from pillsbury instead Read More
(15)
188 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 54
  • 3 star values: 32
  • 2 star values: 13
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2010
Great little recipe! It's perfect for a quick lunch dinner or snack. Kids just loves these and they're much better than the frozen stuff. I sometimes sneak in some mushrooms if I can to add some veggies. I used "Exquistie Pizza Sauce" from this site. My niece just loves these! I always give her some extra sauce on the side for dipping. Read More
(155)
Rating: 5 stars
04/04/2012
I doubled this recipe to get 8 pockets. I made my own homemade pizza sauce and I used reduced fat crescent rolls and turkey pepperoni. The boys thought this was a fabulous idea--handheld pizza rolls! This really can bend to whatever pizza you'd like to make really. Next time I'd like to try this with sausage. NOTE: If you don't like crescent rolls I'm sure this would work in a sandwich maker using two pieces of bread and be just as good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2010
You can also stuff them with berries and berry pie filling and glaze with icing serve them still warm topped with ice cream or whipped cream. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2012
The top two issues cooks seemed to have with this recipe are 1- The crescent dough opening at the seams and 2- The dough being too sweet for a savory dish. To address those issues I decided to use the Pillsbury seamless dough AND I sprinkled garlic powder on the pockets before baking after brushing them with olive oil. I did use the parmesan cheese as well. I made 8 squares with the dough and had no issues whatsoever handling it. DO remember to prick the tops with a fork before baking to vent and therefore avoid the filling spilling on the baking sheet and ending up with a messy and empty pocket. I served this with marinara sauce to dip. Really yummy and very easy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/19/2010
I cant decide on what to give this. Its between four and five stars. First off I could not fold them diagonally so I just made them into squares. I used a spicy basil tomato spagetti sauce instead (yum) and mexican cheese (mixed). Make sure you pinch together the sides and the seam in the middle ON BOTH SIDES! Dont have a cookie sheet like me? Put into a casserole dish and cook for 10 minutes on one side and then 5-10 on the other. You get a really nice crispy crust with warm ingredients. Its a good cheap meal for kids as well. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2010
The cresents don't work well for this recipe they fell apart entirely too easily. I'd use a pizza crust from pillsbury instead Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/27/2010
i made them exactly as describe and thought the filling was too much - popped out of all 4 of them while cooking - next time i will try making them with the seamless dough instead of crescents. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2010
It would be good if it wasn't for the crescent rolls. They are too sweet for the pizza sauce but it was a neat idea! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/15/2010
Pretty good!!! 1 can of crescent rolls only makes 4 pizza pockets so if your feeding a crowd buy more...also don't skimp on the pizza sauce. Read More
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