Game Day Snacks: Football Pizza Pockets
Noreen January 29, 2012 36

So as part of my Super Bowl worthy snacks all this week I made little football shaped pizza pockets. Again, this is more of a snack idea rather than a precise recipe as I used ready-made everything and you need to use your discretion for the measurements. But hey! It’s simple and you can totally run with the idea and stuff the pockets with anything you’d like and I’m sure it’ll be a hit come game day.

They are really cute and super tasty! Here’s how you can make them…

Football Pizza Pockets Recipe

Ingredients:
1 Pack Pie crust or Pizza crust
Pizza sauce
Pepperoni
Mozzarella Cheese
1 egg (beaten with a tablespoon of cold water)

Method:
- Roll out you pie crust (I prefer the flakiness of pie crust rather than pizza dough for this recipe). Using a round larger cookie cutter, cut round circles of the pastry. Then cut them into football shapes. Once you have one it’s easy to use it as a template and cut the rest out. Re-roll the scraps and cut out as many football shapes as you can.
- On a football cutout, place a couple pepperoni slices, a piece of mozzarella and a little pizza sauce.
- Brush a little of the egg wash around the edges and place another football shaped cutout over the stuffing and seal by pressing down on the edges.
- Using a fork, crimp the edges around the pizza pocket and make slits in the top to resemble football laces.
- Brush the tops of each pizza pocket with the egg wash and place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake in an oven pre-heated to 425F for around 10-12 minutes or until the pizza pockets turn a golden brown. Serve with pizza sauce for dipping.




36 Comments »

  1. MyFudo January 29, 2012 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Really creative. This is really fun to make for game night. Will try this out…Thank you for sharing!

  2. Boulder Locavore January 30, 2012 at 4:57 am - Reply

    Saw this on Foodgawker, am personally gluten free but thought this was the most cute, clever idea ever and had to leave a comment saying so! What a great post.

    • Noreen February 1, 2012 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Thank you! I appreciate it.

  3. Aimee January 30, 2012 at 6:18 am - Reply

    This is genius… love the idea.. thank you for sharing

  4. Shumaila January 30, 2012 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    How cute! Love this mini version of pizza!

  5. Anne Haynes February 6, 2012 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    I made these and something didn’t work right. They came out with too much of a bread taste and not enough of a pizza taste. I didn’t use pie crust and I’m guessing this was my problem.

    • Noreen February 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      Sorry to hear that Anne. I haven’t tried with pizza dough, but I would think rolling the dough out thin might help?

  6. Julia August 23, 2012 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    I just made these for my boyfriend for his gameday lunch and they turned out pretty good! im hoping he likes them just as much as i do! i also used pie crusts, not pizza dough

  7. Meg January 30, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

    Looks like a good idea – cant wait to try it.
    have you tried making them the night before and freezing it for the day of? just trying to get most of the prep work out of the way…

    • Noreen January 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm - Reply

      I haven’t tried freezing them Meg, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. :-)

  8. Brittney February 2, 2013 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Do you place them on the baking sheet without greasing it or anything? Or do you use a piece of parchment paper?

    • Noreen February 5, 2013 at 11:36 am - Reply

      Brittney, I sprayed my baking sheet before placing them on top. But I bet parchment would work as well.

  9. Betzy @ Xpressions by Betzy January 25, 2014 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    Love the idea, I can’t wait to try it and I will be looking at this site while preparing them to make sure I get it right. I hope you don’t mind, I will be sharing this in my blog, giving you credit of course. Thank you for sharing with us.

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