Heart Shaped Homemade Pizza Pockets are easy and delicious. These are not only festive but make dinnertime fun. This recipe is perfect for pizza night activities.
Heart Shaped Homemade Pizza Pockets
Any weekly pizza night can be transformed into total food yum with a homemade pizza pocket. Pizza pockets are fun to eat and easy to make!
You can make them for the family as a surprise or you can set out a buffet of all of your favorite pizza items and let everyone make their own. I love make your own…not only does it save me time, it makes dinner more memorable for everyone.
We once made a make your own pizza buffet as part of a kid’s birthday party. The kids loved it! There was a rolling and cutting station, that moved on to a filling and sealing station, which then moved on to the baking station.
It was a HUGE hit that was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S-L-Y scrumptious.
Here is the recipes to roll, cut, stuff and bake at your counters…
- Pre-made pizza dough
- Marinara sauce
- Part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Mini turkey pepperonis and other pizza making supplies
- 1/8 cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- Nonstick cooking spray
Roll out the pizza dough onto a floured surface.
Using a large heart shaped cookie cutter, cut the dough into hearts.
Coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
Spread a little bit of sauce on to one side of the heart but don't go all of the way to the edge.
Add a layer of cheese on top of the sauce.
Add your favorite pizza toppings, pepperoni, veggies, etc.
Add another cut heart on top.
Seal the edges by pressing them together with a fork.
Place the heart filled pizza pockets on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Mix the olive oil with onion powder & garlic powder. Lightly baste the top of the pizza pockets with the oil mixture.
Bake the pizza pockets for 12 – 15 minutes; until golden brown. Serve with extra marinara sauce for dipping.
Time Savers: Yes, you can make the dough, make the sauce and shred the cheese. Or, you can buy a pre-made pizza dough, a pre-made sauce and pre-shredded cheese. The choice is yours!
Make Ahead, Freeze Ahead! You can actually make these pizza pockets, let them cool completely, wrap each one in parchment paper and then place them in an airtight container or snap and seal freezer bag to freeze. Then you can simply warm them up in the oven.
Cooking with Kids! There are many lessons when making any recipe. Here are a few to focus on when making this recipe…
- Rolling dough
- Cutting shapes
- Shredding cheese
- Grater safety
- Measuring ingredients
- Oven safety
- Following directions
More Pizza Pocket Ideas? Want a whole different kind of holiday pizza pocket making fun? Check out my Cheesy Broccoli Bites in the shape of a Shamrock. They are equally delicious packed with roasted broccoli = YUM!