3 Stuffed Pizza Pockets

Everyone loves pizza, which is why there are so many different ways to eat it. Stuffed crust, deep dish, pizza bagels, the list goes on and on – and we're about to add 1 more amazing way to enjoy your favorite Italian dish. These 3 easy recipes for pizza pockets start with a light batter that gets deep fried, creating perfect little pockets so that you can enjoy the good stuff: the cheese and the filling! Stuff the pockets with our spicy salami, bacon & mushroom, and vegetarian fillings, or try out flavor combinations of your own. They make a great snack food or appetizer, perfect for an evening in with friends. One thing's for sure: these pizza pockets can't be topped!

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty Level: Moderate

You'll Need:

For the pizza pockets:

  • 1¼ cups water
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3¾ cups flour
  • ½ tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cooking oil for frying

For the spicy salami filling:

  • sliced jalapeños
  • cubed salami
  • shredded mozzarella
  • chopped oregano
  • pizza sauce

For the bacon & mushroom filling:

  • sliced mushrooms
  • slices of bacon, fried & diced
  • shredded mozzarella
  • chopped parsley
  • pizza sauce

For the veggie filling:

  • sliced red onion
  • chopped yellow bell pepper
  • sliced black olives 
  • shredded mozzarella
  • chopped basil
  • pizza sauce


  • blender
  • cake knife
  • bundt cake pan

Here's How:

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. For the pizza pocket dough, put the water, milk, vegetable oil, egg, honey, flour, dry yeast, and salt in a blender, then blend everything on the highest setting for about 1 minute.

2. Heat cooking oil in a large saucepan until it reaches 320°F. Dip the cake knife into the hot cooking oil and let it heat up briefly. Remove the cake knife from the oil and use a paper towel to wipe it off, then dip the hot cake knife into the pizza pocket batter for about 5 seconds so that it gets covered in batter. Place the cake knife back in the hot oil and fry the pizza pocket until it begins to solidify.

3. Remove the cake knife from the hot cooking oil and pull the pizza pocket off. Hold the opening of the pizza pocket open using tongs and briefly fry it again until it turns golden brown. Remove the deep-fried pizza pocket from the cooking oil, let any excess oil drip off, and let it cool briefly. Fill the pizza pocket with the spicy salami filling, starting off with the pizza sauce, then adding the sliced jalapeños, cubed salami, shredded mozzarella, and chopped oregano.

4. Repeat the same process to make some additional pizza pockets and fill the next round with the bacon & mushroom filling, starting with the pizza sauce, then adding the sliced mushrooms, fried bacon, shredded mozzarella, and chopped parsley.

5. Fill the final round of pizza pockets with the veggie filling, starting with the pizza sauce, then adding in the sliced red onion, chopped yellow bell pepper, sliced black olives, shredded mozzarella, and chopped basil.

6. Place the filled pizza pockets upright in a bundt cake pan, transfer the bundt cake pan to the oven, and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.

Pizza dough made in a blender and pizza served in little pockets – this definitely isn't your average pizza recipe. Give these delicious bite-sized pizza pockets a try and make pizza even more fun to eat!

Get the recipe for the Stuffed Meatballs Wrapped In Mac & Cheese featured in the bonus video.


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