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Crescent Roll Pizza Pockets

Finding quick and easy ideas for dinner can be so difficult – especially if you have picky eaters at home. But one dinner idea is sure to be a hit every time – pizza. Instead of serving traditional pizza for supper tonight, why not change things up? These easy crescent roll pizza pockets have all the flavor of a delicious pizza without all the hard work.

Finding quick and easy ideas for dinner can be so difficult – especially if you have picky eaters at home. But one dinner idea is sure to be a hit every time – pizza. Instead of serving traditional pizza for supper tonight, why not change things up? These easy crescent roll pizza pockets have all the flavor of a delicious pizza without all the hard work.

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What Ingredients do I need for the Pizza Pockets?

These simple pizza pockets are so easy to make. And since there are only five components to this recipe, you can whip it up for your family in no time! To make crescent roll pizza pockets, you’ll need:

  • Crescent roll dough: The key to making these easy pizza pockets is using premade crescent roll dough. Using premade dough will cut down your prep time, allowing you to make a quick dinner for your family tonight.
  • Pizza sauce: Using a jarred pizza sauce for this recipe is another pizza-making shortcut that’s perfect for a busy weeknight.
  • Cheese: You can’t have pizza without cheese! Pick your favorite pizza cheese to add to the center of these pizza pockets to give them a gooey filling your family will love.
  • Toppings: While the toppings for these pizza pockets will actually go inside the pocket, you’ll still need to add them to give this recipe the taste and feel of a real pizza.
  • Seasoning: Since regular crescent roll dough is often pretty bland, adding some seasoning to the top of your pizza pockets will give them a pop of flavor in every bite.

Close up of pepperoni and cheese calzones on a cutting board.

The foundation of this recipe is pretty simple, but you can easily customize it to fit your family’s tastes. In fact, you could create a different pizza pocket flavor for each member of your family without spending a ton of extra time! Keep reading through my instructions to get some ideas for toppings and seasonings you could use to transform these easy pizza pockets into a unique dinner for your family tonight.

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Crescent Roll pockets on a cutting board with salt and pepper shakers and blue and white striped napkin in the background.

How do I Make Pizza Pockets with Crescent Rolls?

Using crescent rolls to make pizza pockets is one of the easiest ways to make your own calzones at home. Since the dough is already prepared, all you have to do is fill it up with toppings!

Step 1: Prepare the Crescent Roll Dough

But before you can start filling, you’ll need to unroll your crescent rolls and prepare them to be stuffed. Start by separating each crescent roll triangle. Then, use a rolling pin to roll out the dough slightly. This will stretch the crescent roll triangles, making them slightly bigger.

Most crescent roll packages come with eight triangles. That means you’ll be able to make four pizza pockets with one package. Set four of the triangles on a flat surface. Or place them directly on your baking sheet to make things easier for you.

Step 2: Spread the Pizza Sauce

Start by spreading a layer of pizza sauce on top of each triangle. Be sure to avoid spreading the sauce along the edges of the crescent roll. You’ll need to have bare edges so you can stick the top roll to the bottom roll and seal the edges to keep the filling from leaking out.

Pizza sauce spread on top of crescent roll dough.

Step 3: Add Cheese

After that, you can start adding your toppings. First, place some cheese in the center of your pizza slice. There are a variety of cheeses you could use for your pizzas:

  • Shredded cheese: To give your pizza a more traditional feel, add shredded cheese to the pizza pockets. Mozzarella or Italian blend cheeses are a great option for your pizzas.
  • Sliced cheese: Another option is to use sliced cheese for your pizza pockets. This will help keep the cheese more contained inside the pocket. You could use sliced mozzarella or provolone cheese.
  • String cheese: If you don’t have sliced mozzarella on hand but want to easily add cheese without the mess of shredded cheese, why not use string cheese? Just peel the strings off the cheese, then place them in the center of the pizza.

Cheese and sauce on top of Crescent Roll dough on a cutting board.

Step 4: Fill Pizza Pockets with toppings

Now it’s time to add some toppings to your pizza! This where you can get really creative. While my recipe uses only pepperoni, there’s no reason you can’t add more toppings to your pizza pockets.

  • More meat: If your family loves meat on their pizza, adding more meat toppings to the center of your pockets is a great idea. You could add ground sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon, ham, or ground beef. 
  • Veggies: Adding veggies to your pizza pockets is another great way to give them some pizza flavor. And there are a variety of different vegetables that would taste amazing in these pizza pockets, like onions, peppers, olives, and tomatoes.

No matter what additional toppings you choose, be sure to chop them finely to keep the center of the pizza pocket from getting too large. A fully stuffed pocket is much harder to seal!

Pepperoni, cheese and sauce on top of Crescent Roll dough.

Step 5: Bake the Crescent Roll Pizza Pockets

When each of your pizza pockets is full of cheese and toppings, you can start sealing the pockets. Place the remaining crescent roll triangles on top of the toppings and press the edges together to seal them. Then, place the pizza pockets in the oven to bake for around 15 minutes, until the crescent rolls are golden brown.

Crescent Roll Pizza Pockets on a baking sheet ready to go in the oven.

Step 6: Brush Crescent Roll Pizza Pockets with butter and add seasonings

Before serving, brush melted butter over the top of each baked pizza slice and top with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and grated parmesan cheese. Serve warm and enjoy!

Pizza Pockets hot out of the oven on a baking sheet.

 

Crescent Roll Pizza Pockets

Finding quick and easy ideas for dinner can be so difficult – especially if you have picky eaters at home. But one dinner idea is sure to be a hit every time – pizza. Instead of serving traditional pizza for supper tonight, why not change things up? These easy crescent roll pizza pockets have all the flavor of a delicious pizza without all the hard work.
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 pizza pockets
Calories: 336kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 package crescent roll dough
  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 8 slices pepperoni cut into quarters
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning blend
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate the triangles.
  • Spread one tablespoon of pizza sauce over the center of four triangles.
  • Top with shredded cheese and pepperoni.
  • To make the pizza pockets, pick up one of the remaining crescent rolls and slightly stretch out the sides. Place the dough on top of one of the slices filled with toppings. Press the edges together and place on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until the crescent rolls are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and brush each slice with melted butter. Sprinkle garlic powder, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese over the top of each slice before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 810mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 343IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 155mg | Iron: 1mg
Recipe Rating




Mandy

Friday 6th of October 2023

These are the best! So easy to make and the kids LOVED it!

Cara

Friday 6th of October 2023

Love how simple this was to assemble with just a few ingredients! Turned out great with the perfect texture on the rolls

studyabroad

Tuesday 24th of January 2023

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