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Hot Dog Pizza Pockets Recipe

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Hot Dog Pizza Pockets won best in class during Cook-For-Kids-Day at my house!

Yogurt Cups for breakfast and Pizza Pockets for dinner.

This recipe was super simple, and like the yogurt cups could also be changed up with your favorites. You may think copycat hot pocket recipes are difficult, but trust me, they are so easy to recreate.

You can also go full-kiddo mode and make these crazy awesome unicorn cake donuts for dessert! You can thank me later! 😉

Copycat Hot Pocket Variations:

Next time I’m going to add mushrooms to my pocket. Olives would be good too. We’ve made these before but it was a breakfast version. You can try our Copycat Sausage Hot Pockets here.

You could leave out the hot dogs altogether and do sausage or pepperoni.

My husband liked this one. I used the leftover pizza sauce I had for the Italian Sausage Calzones, but you could certainly use some spaghetti sauce if you had some on-hand.

Hot Dog Pizza Pockets Recipe:

Best Hot Dog Pizza Pocket Recipe

Hot Dog Pizza Pockets Ingredients:

1 Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
3 hot dogs, sliced lengthwise into half-moons
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Recipe Directions:

Hot pocket copycat recipe
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough to form a rectangle on the baking sheet (if you’re using the regular pizza dough, not the thin crust, you’ll want to roll it out to about a 10 X 14 rectangle).
  3. Using a pizza wheel or a knife, cut into four 5-by-7-inch rectangles.
  4. Spoon one-quarter of the chopped hot dog onto the center of each rectangle, leaving a 1-inch border around the filling.
  5. Top the hot dogs with 1 tablespoon sauce and 3 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  6. Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise over the filling, wrapping the dough around. Pinch and fold the edges together to secure. Repeat with all the rectangles.
  7. Cut 2 or 3 small vents in the top of each pocket.
  8. Bake until browned and bubbling about 15 minutes.
  9. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Serve with green beans or celery sticks.

Enjoy!

(adapted from Rachael Ray Magazine)

Best Hot Dog Pizza Pocket Recipe
Yield: 4

Hot Dog Pizza Pockets Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This hot pocket copy cat recipe will thrill the kiddos. Try our Hot Dog Pizza Pockets with our Yogurt Parfait for the most kid-friendly meal you've made all year!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pillsbury Thin Crust Pizza Dough
  • 3 hot dogs, sliced lengthwise into half-moons
  • 1/4 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Roll out the pizza dough to form a rectangle on the baking sheet (if you're using the regular pizza dough, not the thin crust, you'll want to roll it out to about a 10 X 14 rectangle).
  3. Using a pizza wheel or a knife, cut into four 5-by-7-inch rectangles.
  4. Spoon one-quarter of the chopped hot dog onto the center of each rectangle, leaving a 1-inch border around the filling.
  5. Top the hot dogs with 1 tablespoon sauce and 3 tablespoons shredded cheese.
  6. Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise over the filling, wrapping the dough around.
  7. Pinch and fold the edges together to secure. Repeat with all the rectangles.
  8. Cut 2 or 3 small vents in the top of each pocket.
  9. Bake until browned and bubbling about 15 minutes.
  10. Let stand 10 minutes before serving

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 883mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 14g

You can make this recipe in so many different ways, and if you change it up, we’d love to hear from you! When serving a higher fat entree try to pair it with a healthy low-starch veggie or fruit.

Let us know how you make this recipe, and we’ll feature you here on the blog or our Facebook page!

One thing I want to try is recreating toaster strudels with sugar-free jam. I am always trying to find ways to make less healthy favorites, more healthy. It isn’t hard; it just takes time and practice. Cooking is like working with computer code, one small mistake, and it all falls apart.

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If you’re looking for other pizza recipes that your kids will love try our hotdog pizza-dillas recipe, turkey club pizza or our grilled chicken gouda and pineapple pizza recipe.

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