Making homemade pizza pockets has never been easier, thanks to a clever hack shared on TikTok. The popular video creator, foodkidslove, demonstrates how to transform regular sandwich bread into delicious and toaster-friendly pizza pockets.
Instead of using traditional pizza crusts or puff pastry, this recipe uses two slices of sandwich bread as the crust. Choose your favorite bread, but soft white bread works best. Simply spread red sauce and add shredded cheese and your preferred toppings, such as olives, pepperoni, sausage, or jalapenos, onto one slice of bread. Then, place the second slice of bread on top to form a sandwich.
To ensure the pizza filling stays intact while toasting, the bread is lightly flattened using a rolling pin. For those without a sandwich sealer, the crusts can be trimmed off and the edges sealed with a fork. The key is to keep the toppings centered on the bread to prevent them from getting removed along with the crust.
The homemade pizza pocket can be toasted using a regular toaster, toaster oven, or even a panini press. If you’re concerned about the seal holding together in a vertical toaster, alternative cooking methods include air frying or pan-frying in olive oil on the stovetop.
Whether you’re looking for a quick lunch or snack, these homemade pizza pockets are a convenient and delicious option. They can be packed in a lunch box or bag just like any regular sandwich. However, it is not recommended toasting the pizza pocket before packing it, as it may become soggy in a sealed container.
By using this easy TikTok hack, you can enjoy a hot and toasty pizza pocket anytime you have access to a toaster or toaster oven. Say goodbye to store-bought frozen pizza pockets and hello to a homemade treat that’s sure to satisfy your cravings.
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