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Pizza Pockets

Diabetic Recipe

Pizza Pockets use refrigerated pizza dough to speed up preparation time. Tasty and satisfying for a main dish. Pockets are filled with pizza sauce, mozzarella, ricotta and crushed dried oregano. Yummy Italian flavors!

Pizza Pockets

Recipe Ingredients

One 10-ounce can refrigerated pizza dough
1/4 cup jar red pizza sauce
1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
Vegetable cooking spray

Open dough can and place on a work surface. Roll out and cut two 6-inch circles. Rework scraps, roll out, and cut out another two 6-inch circles for a total of four circles. Discard remaining scraps.

Place the dough circles on the work surface. Spread each circle with 1-tablespoon pizza sauce to within 1/4-inch of the edge. Place 1/4-cup of the mozzarella cheese near the center of each circle. Top each with 1 tablespoon ricotta cheese and sprinkle with 1/4-teaspoon oregano.

Dampen the edges of each circle with a little water. Fold circles in half, enclosing the cheese filling. Crimp the edges by pressing down with the tines of a fork along the edge. Cut two small slits in the top for steam vents. Cover and refrigerate until ready to bake.

Preheat oven to 425-degrees.

Lightly coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place pizza pockets on prepared baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, about ten minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes before eating.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories: 266; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 4.0g; Carbohydrates: 33g; Cholesterol: 19mg; Sodium: 593mg; Fiber: 1g; Protein: 15g
Calories from fat: 27 percent
Exchanges:  1/2 carbohydrate, 3 fat