Portable Pizza Pockets

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This is one of those recipes that’s not really a recipe. It’s more of a “why didn’t I think of this pure genius before?!” ideas. I actually do this all the time but since it’s not a recipe I haven’t posted it before now. Homemade pizza hot pockets made right in your waffle iron! They couldn’t be much simpler to make and you most likely have the ingredients in your kitchen already.

This version uses a can of pizza dough BUT you aren’t limited to that. Crescent roll dough works well and so does bread. Yep, plain ole bread. Don’t feel like you have to be fancy and run to the store to buy pizza dough. Just wing it. The Kid took the leftovers to school for a few days and she “complained” that everyone at her table was asking for one. 😉

Portable Pizza Pockets Portable Pizza Pockets

  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough
  • Pasta sauce of choice
  • Pizza toppings of choice

Preheat your waffle iron and spray lightly with non-stick spray. Pop the can of pizza dough and roll it out onto a cutting board. Cut it into squares that are roughly the size of your waffle sections. My can of dough cut into 6 squares.

Spread a little of the pizza sauce on each square, leaving a border around the edges. Top with your favorite pizza toppings. Don’t fill them too full because you have to sandwich them. Fold each square in half to form a rectangle pocket, and press the edges to seal. Place a pocket in your waffle iron and cook until golden brown.

I like to lay my pocket across two of the waffle sections so that it makes a nice cutting line down the middle. You can just break it apart and eat!

I had mine stuffed with onion, garlic, grilled chicken, and sundried tomatoes. The Kid had hers with ham, onions and mushrooms with a side of pasta sauce for dipping. The next day I changed things up and used 2 slices of whole wheat bread stuffed with grilled chicken, feta cheese, and Sweet Baby Ray’s buffalo wing sauce. My very own buffalo chicken pocket.

Get creative with your waffle maker and don’t use it for just waffles. You can do cinnamon rolls and falafel as well.

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