Posted by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch / Friday, January 31, 2014
Pizza Pocket Bites
I can't believe Superbowl is happening Sunday this is a huge deal in our house!
My Dad and Colt have both been avid Seahawks fans long before it was ever cool to be a Seahawks fan.
My Dad held season tickets on and off over the years.
When I was in high school we went to games in the good old Kingdome and sat up in the nose bleed section, I'm pretty sure I was married off in exchange for guaranteed game tickets over the years but I've never been able to verify this.. Just kidding..
In 2005 we were blessed enough for my Dad to fly in from New York to surprise us with 4 tickets to the Championship playoff game, all I can say is it was amazing!
I was sad this year we didn't make it to any of the games because of my back problems but we did enjoy eating tons of tasty food while kicked back at home.
Like these little Pizza Pocket Bites.
So good and pretty easy to make.
A few pictures from over the years.
On the top left hand corner is my little Mas at his first Seahawks practice when we were at Husky Stadium practicing years ago.
I think he was about 3, isn't his little #1 finger just so precious I could eat it right up.
The middle picture is at a Kaboom event Colt and I did with Home Depot and Marcus Trufant / NFL to build a play ground for a school in West Seattle. All I can say is he is such a nice guy.
Colt was working on painting a Husky on the playground for the schools mascot and Marcus Trufant came over and commented on what an amazing job he did and helped paint in the picture.
We also did another event later with Kaboom and Bobby Engram for the Tulalip Boys and Girls Club. It was such a surprise just how down to earth these guys are.
Bobby Engrams kids played football with the other kids and just hung out. Colt actually helped plan the 2nd event and so much time went into coordinating it all to bless some kids with a cool area to play.
I just wanted to point out the good so many of these players do, so much time and publicity go into the bad things a few players do but most of them are really great people with huge hearts that do wonderful things in the communities they live and work in.
The pictures on the far right are Mas's new haircut, Colts been shaving the Hawk and 12th man into his hair for the last 4 weeks.
I don't know how he does it, I can barely draw on paper let alone shave my kids head with a Seahawks emblem or number 12..lol..
The last 2 pictures speak for themselves...
I hope everyone has tons of good food and fun no matter what team you root for, after all it is a game and not a matter of life or death!
On to the Pizza Pocket Bites....
First off you'll need at least 2 cups Pizza Sauce. You can find my Homemade Pizza Sauce here.
In a medium sized bowl add 1 cup Pizza Sauce and 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese.
Add 6 ounces finely chopped pepperoni.
Mix until well combined.
Roll 1 recipe Perfect Pizza Dough into 2 (18"x10") rectangles on parchment paper or enough pre-made dough to make 2 large pizzas.
Cut dough into rounds or small rectangles using a small cookie cutter or jelly jar.
Drop about 1 tablespoon filling into the center of half of the rounds making sure to leave about 1/2" gap around the edges.
Crimp edges together with the tines of a fork or pressing together tightly.
Place Pizza Pocket Bites on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake in a 425 degree oven for 12 minutes or until lightly brown.
Serve with extra Pizza Sauce for dipping.
Pizza Pocket Bites
Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Homemade Pizza Pocket Bites so easy and delicious to make. Perfect for Superbowl Sunday or an lunch.Prep time: PT20M
Cook time: PT12M
Total time: PT32M
Yield: 48 Bites
Calories per serving: 439Ingredients
Fat per serving: 19
Fat per serving: 19
- 2 cups Pizza Sauce (You can find recipe here.)
- 2 cups Mozzarella Cheese, Grated
- 6 ounces Pepperoni, Chopped Finely
- 1 whole Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe Or Enough Pre-made Dough To Make 2 large Pizza's
- Additional Pizza Sauce For Dipping.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium sized bowl combine pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese and pepperoni until well combined.
- Divide Pizza Dough into 2 pieces. Roll each piece on a parchment lined counter into a 10" x 18" rectangle. Use a 2 inch round or square cookie cutter to cut an equal number of circle or squares.
- Place about a tablespoon of filling in the center of rounds leaving about 1/2" gap around the edge. Cover with remaining cut dough and crimp edges using the tines of a fork or crimp tightly with fingers.
- Place on parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping.