The recipe I am sharing today is a Family FAVORITE.
All families have certain dishes they love to cook and eat. Mine goes gaga for these mini pizza pockets! Put 12 dozen in front of them and they’ll still demand more.
I am sure you will face the same situation with your siblings, cousins, random guests when you try these magical pockets of dough and cheese and everything nice. (unless they are gluten intolerant. Oops)
This recipe is especially handy because it makes A LOT of mini pizzas pies (3 dozen to be exact). So they are the perfect, fuss-free party food. Easy to make, fun to eat.
The chicken mixture is a scaled down version of the filling in the Chicken Bread I posted eons ago. A very simple, creamy chicken filling made with loads of butter, milk, and cheese. Divine. (calories, what calories?)
Also, these pies feature:
fresh bell pepper
You can customize the vegs according to your own taste. Leave out the corn if it makes you gag. Add mushrooms instead, or even olives would be lovely.
The recipe is super fun to make. Get your kids or siblings involved and make a kitchen party out of it like we did!
I rolled out the dough, got my sisters to cut it out in circles, place them in the cupcake tray, and then fill em up.
First the pizza sauce or chili garlic sauce, then comes the chicken filling, then the vegetables, all topped with shredded mozzarella. Bake till the dough is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly on top.
Dip into a bowl of this sweet and sour imli chutney and I dare you to stop at one.
If making for a party, you can prepare them beforehand, cover the cupcake tray with foil, and keep refrigerated till you’re ready to bake them. They take literally less than 20 minutes to cook. They also freeze well. Line the unbaked versions in a airtight container or a ziplock bag and freeze for upto 3 months. The day you need to use them, leave to thaw till the oven gets preheated and then bake as you would normally.
You’ll be the Queen/King of the household after you make these… Or their pizza pie slave forever.
Try the recipe and let me know how they turn out by sharing a picture on Instagram with this hashtag #spatulainmypocket!
Mini Pizza Pies
Yields: around 3 dozen
Homemade pizza dough (for the recipe click HERE)