With six young children I am always on the lookout for simple, quick, and filling meals. These pizza pockets definitely fit the bill. Using store bought pie crust cuts the prep time for these pizza pockets down considerably.
2 boxes of refrigerated pie crusts, cut into fourths
1 lb mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup pizza sauce
Toppings of your choice (I went with olives, bell peppers, and pepperoni)
On each section of pie crust add 1Tbsp pizza sauce, 1-2 Tbsp mozzarella, and any toppings of your choice. Fold into triangles and seal the edges with the tines of a fork. Cut a steam hole in the top of each "pocket" and brush with an egg wash. Bake 375 for 15-20min till golden brown.
These pockets are extremely easy to make and very easy for the children to eat. It does take me a few minutes longer to make the "pockets" rather than regular pizzas. They however are a fun twist to our regular pizza night and can be frozen ahead of time for easy lunches and snacks. I can not wait to try a chicken pot pie version next week!
As I have said before I am not a chef or a photographer. Just a busy mom with hungry children and a budget to maintain. I would love to hear your quick and easy lunch options!