Vegan Pizza Pockets

vegan pizza pockets

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Hot pockets were one of those foods my parents would never buy, which made me want them even more. When I got older, I had a calzone, which I thought was a huge hot pocket, but turned out to be filled with ricotta instead of mozzarella…gross! I somehow managed to make this mostly out of ingredients I bought from Costco (except for the yeast, which I always have at home because it stays good in the fridge for like ever and takes up a teeny tiny amount of room). You can also make lots of these and freeze them for future lunches.

Vegan Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 5 cups white flour (costco has organic unbleached)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 teaspoon sugar (costco has organic)
  • 2 tablespoons active dry yeast
  • 2 teaspoons salt (costco has pink sea salt)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yst (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (optional, but costco has organic)

Vegan Pizza Dough Directions:

Mix the yeast, water, and sugar in large bowl. Add 3 cups of the flour. Mix well to blend.

Add the oil, salt, garlic, nutritional yeast, and remaining flour and stir well.

Place the dough to a flour covered board. Dust your hands with flour.

Knead for 5 minutes, adding flour if it gets too sticky. Roll dough into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl. Cover bowl with towel and set in a warm place for 45 minutes to an hour.

Vegan Pizza Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 can tomato sauce (costco has organic)
  • 1 can tomato paste (costco has organic)
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Vegan Pizza Sauce Directions:

Mix everything together in a bowl.

Vegan Pizza Toppings:

  • sliced mushrooms (I like the baby portabellas from costco to get my vitamin D)
  • kale (costco has the huge bag of organic baby kale)
  • spinach (costco has organic)
  • vegan mozzarella cheese (costco has daiya now)
  • kalmata olives (I know traditionally people use black olives on pizza, but they’re made with lye. Ew. Costco has organic kalmata olives)

Vegan Pizza Topping Directions:

Knead dough again. Divide in half and roll half into a thin crust. I use this rolling mat, and it has made my pizza life and cleanup SO MUCH easier! Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter or knife.

making vegan pizza pockets

Top with sauce and toppings. I have this handy pocket pie maker that I got during valentine’s day a few years ago, but you can just as easily use a fork to press the edges closed.

making vegan pizza pockets

Place identical shape on top and press edges with a fork or your fingers.

making vegan pizza pockets

Place as many as you can fit on a baking stone and bake for 12-13 minutes at 450º. Remove from oven and let cool.

vegan heart pizza pockets

vegan heart pizza pockets


If you are a pizza fan, you might also like my pizza pinwheels.

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