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Whole Wheat Pizza Pockets Recipe

posted by Julie Evink on September 15, 2015

Easy Whole Wheat Pizza Pockets perfect for a quick weeknight meal and can be customized any way you like!

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Hey folks, Krista here from Joyful Healthy Eats! Hope everyone’s doing well! I just wanted to start off today with a question, after all, it’s been a while since I’ve been over here! 🙂

Do you have a theme meal night each week? You know like Taco Tuesday, Meatless Monday, or Pizza Friday?

Growing up we use to have pasta night at least once a week but since I’ve been married we haven’t had a theme night. I really couldn’t tell you why. I think in the beginning I was just trying to figure out the whole cooking thing and being a wife.


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As a food blogger I rarely ever make the same meal twice. I’m always messing around and creating different recipes for the blog.

But now that I’m a mom I want my little guy to look forward to something fun every week. He just got to the age of remembering things and enjoys creating traditions so the first thing that came to mind was having a Pizza and Movie night!

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We don’t do it every week, but try to do it at least twice a month and usually it falls on a Friday. This past week I wanted to throw a change up to the regular pizza recipe so we made pizza pockets instead.

I just used my go to Whole Wheat Pizza Crust, rolled it out, cut it into 6 squares and filled them with all kinds of deliciousness! The Pizza Dough could easily be made the day before to speed up dinner time a bit.

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When thinking of what to fill these with, my mind was going all over the place… Spinach Artichoke, BBQ Chicken, Pesto Chicken, the list goes on. But you know what. Sometimes simple is better.

My little guy adores pepperoni, he actually will go to the fridge and just pull out a handful as a snack. BINGO.

Pepperoni, Peppers, Onions, and Cheese. Easy Ingredients packed in delicious pizza dough, browned to perfection, and then dunked in a homemade fire roasted tomato marinara sauce! Just do it! Believe me, it will be a family favorite and you will love how versatile this recipe is!

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Whole Wheat Pizza Pockets

Prep Time 1 hour Cook Time 30 minutes Serves 6 pizza pockets     adjust servings


  • Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1/3 cup red pepper, julienned
  • 1/3 cup green pepper, julienned
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

Homemade Marinara Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 28 oz. fire roasted crushed tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roll out dough into a large 12x8 rectangle. Cut in half and then cut each half into 3 equal squares. (you will have 6 total squares to work with)
  3. Evening distribute pepperoni, green bell peppers, red bell peppers, diced red onion, and mozzarella on one half of each square.
  4. Fold over the unfilled half of the square to create a pocket and pinch the edges together so that all the filling is enclosed.
  5. Place pockets on a parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  6. Brush the top of each pizza pocket with egg mixture.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, until tops of pizza pockets are slightly browned and hard.
  8. In the meantime, heat medium saucepan pan to medium high heat. Add olive oil and red onions. Saute until transparent, about 3-4 minutes.
  9. Add garlic to pan, saute for 30 seconds. Add in crushed tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Serve pizza pockets with marinara sauce.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 pizza pocket
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 304kcal Calories from fat 187
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 854mg36%
Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 4g16%
Sugars 8g
Protein 16g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Love the idea of having a themed night to look forward to every week or two 🙂 and I LOVE that you’re having pizza night – I’d have pizza every day if I could 😉 These look so yummy!

  • Danielle | The Creative Bite

    Yum, these look awesome. I need to make these with my nephews, they would love a homemade pizza night!

  • Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen

    This is such a good idea! Especially since we love making homemade pizza!

  • Rachel @the dessert chronicles

    These look SO amazing! I am definitely making these this weekend!

  • Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    Oh my goodness these pizza pockets look amazing! I need to make these asap! My family would love these!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    OMG, these pizza pockets look SO good. I love me some pizza any night of the week!

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