I recently saw a quote that said “You can’t please everyone, you’re not pizza.” Well, pizza definitely is a crowd pleaser and these pizza pockets are a fun twist on the traditional recipe.


  • 1 tablespoon yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 roma tomatoes
  • ¼ white onion
  • 1 handful basil leaves
  • 1 cup vegan cheese (optional)


  • In a large bowl, mix yeast and warm water (water should be warm to the touch but not too warm that you can't leave your hand in it). Mix until dissolved.
  • Add whole wheat and unbleached flour, salt and olive oil. Stir and knead until well mixed and no flour is remaining. If dough is gooey, add more flour ¼ cup at a time and keep mixing.
  • Cover with a moist paper towel and let dough rise in a warm place for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Slice tomatoes into circles about ¼ inch thick, chop the onions and wash the basil leaves.
  • Divide dough in half. Roll each piece of dough on a floured surface until it is about ¼ inch thick.
  • Lay the tomato slices out on the dough with about 1 inch in-between. Top the tomato with onions, basil leaves, and cheese.
  • Take the second, rolled out layer of pizza dough and carefully place overtop of the dough with toppings. Center a biscuit cutter or the mouth of a mug overtop of each mound. Press firmly through cutting the dough. Be sure all sides are sealed and place on a non-stick baking sheet. Repeat until all mounds are cut out.
  • Roll any remaining dough out to repeat the process.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown on the bottom. Enjoy!

Ready in about 2 hours
Makes 6 servings

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Desiree Kröper

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