panzarotti aka pizza pocket..

i was watching the sandwich king on the food network.. and saw this recipe here...  and thought that is to simple it can't taste good.. but i had some dough and pepperoni and thought i'll give it a try.. it was soooooooooo good.. so simple.. no sauce just dough, cheese and pepperoni.. i made 2 pepperoni panzarotti's, one with pepperoni, ham and salami and cheese and last but not least one with turkey and swiss.. kinda like the stromboli i made here.. they were all good but i have to say my favorite was the pepperoni.. now a traditional panzarotti is deep fried.. and i wasn't about to do that... so i baked mine in a 500 degree oven on a pizza stone.. worked out perfect.. i recommend eating these right out of the oven.. you could have a panzarotti party and make up several different kinds or have each person make their own.. but if you do that i would be in charge of the oven.. a 500 degree (f) isn't anything to mess around with .. :)

(I made these the other night and served them with buffalo-apricot chicken wings.. recipe found here.. 
sorry the picture is dark we ate kinda late..)

panzarotti aka pizza pocket

your favorite dough like mine here... or store bought..
10 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni
2 cups shredded mozzarella (i used part skim)

preheat your oven to 500 degrees (f) with your pizza stone in the oven.. cut your dough into 4 equal parts.. then roll out each dough on a floured surface... place 2  dough rounds on to a piece of parchment paper .. layer some mozzarella and then some pepperoni.. fold in half, making sure to cover your filling.. use a fork to seal/crimp the edges.. brush the tops with olive oil and then pick up parchment and pizza pockets and slide gently onto pizza stone, about 2 minutes into baking pull out parchment paper (it might catch fire if you don't).. continue baking until lightly brown.. about 6-7 minutes total.. then repeat with other 2 rounds... cut in half and eat.. if you don't cut in half while your eating it all the cheese and pepperoni slide to the bottom, it's not a bad thing but might not be what you want..  know what i mean vern??? and if you prefer serve with marinara i didn't and it was scrumdillicious!! 


  1. Hey, great pizza. It would be great if you linked it in to Food on Friday Series which is all about pizza this week.

  2. ok cool I think I will thanks.. :o)

  3. Thanks for sharing hun! I love ANYTHING pizza LOL <3 Pinned it to my #manicmonday board

  4. they are so simple..but soo good!! and thanks :)


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