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Pizza Pocket Bites

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These Pizza Pocket Bites are such a fun and tasty nibble. By using leftover Pizza Dough and Pizza Sauce, you can put these together quickly. Think about these pizza bites the next time you are entertaining. They are sure to be a hit!

Pizza pocket bites on a plate with a dipping sauce.
Pizza Pocket Bites

If you ever buy pizza pockets or pizza bites at the grocery store, why not try this homemade version. By using my Homemade Pizza Dough that was leftover, and Pizza Sauce in the fridge, these came together pretty quick. Let’s take a look.

Close up of mini pizza bites.
Mini Pizza Pockets

What are These Pizza Pockets Bites Like

  • Difficulty – These require few ingredients and are pretty easy to put together. Just make sure not to over stuff them, otherwise they will difficult to close.
  • Taste – These have a great pizza flavour with the texture of almost a Garlic Knot. Great served with pizza sauce on the side.
  • Serving – This recipe will make approximately 16 pizza bites.
Pizza pockets on a tray with a dipping sauce.
Pizza Pocket Bites

Ingredients

  • Pizza dough
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese shredded
  • Oregano
  • Olive oil

NOTE, The full recipe and instructions can be found at the end of the post in the recipe card.

Ingredients to make pizza pocket bites.
Ingredients to make Pizza Pocket Bites

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven – Preheat oven to 400 degrees f/200 degrees c and have ready a large baking tray.
  2. Roll dough – On a clean surface roll out to the dough to a large rectangle, approximately 9 x 13. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into approximately 15 small rectangles. Do this by making two vertical cuts and four horizontal cuts.
  3. Put together pizza pockets – Place a small spoonful of the pizza sauce on one side of the rectangle. Sprinkle over a little oregano and add some mozzarella cheese. Fold over and press down the sides. Brush the tops with olive oil. Sprinkle over remaining cheese and a little oregano.
  4. Place on a baking tray – Place all of the unbaked pizza pockets on the baking tray.
  5. Bake and serve – Bake for about 12 – 15 minutes until golden and puffed up. Remove from oven and serve with extra pizza sauce on the side for dipping.

Recipe Tips

  • Use dough at room temperature – Pizza dough is easier to stretch and roll at room temperature. Take it out of the fridge about 1/2 hour before using.
  • Don’t over stuff – Don’t add too much filling to these little bites or they will be difficult to close.
Pizza bites on a plate.
Pizza Pocket Bites

Substitutions and Additions

  • Pizza dough – I used leftover Pizza Dough , but you can use your own recipe or store bought.
  • Pizza sauce – You don’t have to use my Pizza Sauce recipe, you can easily use store bought or you own homemade version.
  • Additions – Feel free to add pepperoni, sausage, cooked chicken pieces, bell peppers, chopped tomato, caramelized onions or anything else you would like to add.
Pizza pocket bites with pizza sauce.
Pizza Pocket Bites

Did you know that you can freeze fresh pizza dough?   Check out my Pizza Dough recipe and remember you can just pop it in the freezer when it’s done and then the hard work is done when you want to dive into a delicious pizza.  Homemade Pizza Sauce Will Keep for up to two in the fridge.

Pizza pocket bites on a baking tray.
Baked Pizza Bites

And if you’re looking for something more of a meal, check out my Homemade Pepperoni Calzones.

Pizza pockets dipped in pizza sauce.
Pizza Bites



Pizza pocket bites on a plate with a dipping sauce.
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Pizza Pocket Bites

These Pizza Pocket Bites are such a fun and tasty nibble. By using leftover Pizza Dough and Pizza Sauce, you can put these together quickly. Think about these pizza bites the next time you are entertaining. They are sure to be a hit!
Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Snack, Starter
Cuisine: North American
Keyword: blue cheese, pizza
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Julia Pinney

Ingredients

  • 12 oz pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons oregano

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees f/200 degrees c and have ready a large baking tray.
  • On a clean surface roll out to the dough to a large rectangle, approximately 9 x 13. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough into approximately 15 small rectangles. Do this by making two vertical cuts and four horizontal cuts.
  • Place a small spoonful of the pizza sauce on one side of the rectangle. Sprinkle over a little oregano and add some mozzarella cheese. Fold over and press down the sides. Brush the tops with olive oil. Sprinkle over remaining cheese and a little oregano.
  • Place all of the unbaked pizza pockets on the baking tray.
  • Bake for about 12 – 15 minutes until golden and puffed up. Remove from oven and serve with extra pizza sauce on the side for dipping.

*A note on times provided: appliances vary, any prep and/or cook times provided are estimates only.

Nutrition Facts
Pizza Pocket Bites
Amount Per Serving (1 pizza pocket)
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.5g
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 269mg12%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 109IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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By on February 19th, 2024
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