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Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza Pockets

Yields8 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time40 mins

Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Pizza Pockets are an easy way to make a delicious dish for the whole family. Using a few fresh ingredients and spending a short time cooking this kid friendly recipe is a great solution to enjoy your meal.

 1 recipe fresh pizza dough or 2 store bought raw pizza dough packages
 Colavita Olive Oil
 1 can Colavita Crushed Tomatoes
 ½ lb fresh mozzarella cheese, drained if needed
 a few leaves of fresh basil
 ½ cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese
 of salt
 Equipment: Rolling Pin, baking sheet, parchment paper, a fork

Gather your crushed tomatoes, cheese, basil and salt. You will place these directly on the pizza dough once you have rolled it out.


Preheat your oven to 450°F.


Next, roll out the pizza dough with a rolling pin onto a lightly floured work surface. It helps if the dough is slightly chilled. Roll it into a rectangular shape, until it is only about ⅛” – ¼” thick. If your dough starts to bounce up too much, allow it to rest for about 5 minutes, and then roll it out again.


Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into three or four rectangular pieces.


Transfer these pieces onto a baking sheet with parchment paper. On one half of the dough rectangle, apply your topping of choice. Don’t overload the dough, but use about 2-3 tablespoons of the filling.


Apply about 2 tbsp of the Cirio Crushed Tomatoes, a slice of mozzarella cheese and a small basil leaf. Season with a pinch of salt.


To close the pockets, fold the empty half over the half with filling. Press the edges with a fork to close. You can feel free to trim off any excess dough with a sharp knife, if you like.


Drizzle the top of each pocket with a small amount of Colavita Olive Oil (about ½ tsp). Spread the Colavita Olive Oil around the top of the pizza pocket with your fingers or a pastry brush. Sprinkle the top of each pocket with grated Parmegiano Reggiano cheese.


Place the pockets in the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes, until they are puffy and golden brown.


Allow to cool slightly and then serve! Feel free to store them in the fridge for 2 days or freeze them for up to a month. To defrost, allow to come to room temperature. Then re-bake to heat them at 350°F for about 5-10 minutes. You can also re-heat them in your toaster oven!

Nutrition Facts

Servings 8