Keto 7 day meal plan

Keto Pizza Pockets

by KetoFocus.com
4.6 Stars (53 Reviews)
Nutrition Facts

4

Servings

382

Calories

30.6g

Fat

25.1g

Protein

7.2g

Net Carbs

Keto Pizza Pockets are a cheesy wholesome meal you can feed your kids or yourself without the high fructose corn syrup and trans-fats found in their store bought, processed frozen counterpart. They are portable, so you can grab them while heading out the door as a quick bite.

Keto Pizza Pockets Ingredients

Keto Pizza Pockets Directions

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2
    Place 3 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 to 2 minutes or until the cheese is melted, then stir.
  • 3
    Add one egg to the melted cheese and stir with a spoon or electric mixer.
  • 4
    In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients - almond flour and baking powder. Using an electric mixer, stir until well combined. If you don’t own an electric mixer, you can use your hands to work the dough, kneading it until it comes together. (If the dough feels too sticky to work with, refrigerate it for 10-15 minutes.)
  • 5
    Form dough into a ball and place between two pieces of parchment paper. Using a rolling pin, roll out pizza dough to form a large rectangle. The dough should be about a ¼ inch thick.
  • 6
    Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut the dough in half lengthwise and horizontally so you end up with four rectangles of dough.
  • 7
    To two of the rectangles, paint 1 tablespoon of tomato sauce on each square of dough using the back of a spoon or pastry brush. Then top with a sprinkling of mozzarella cheese and 3 - 4 slices of pepperoni.
  • 8
    Top a plain rectangle of dough on top of the layer. Seal the edges with your fingers, then crimp with a fork to seal closed. Repeat on the rest.
  • 9
    Prick the top of each pizza pocket with a fork to allow steam to escape. Brush egg wash over each pizza pocket using a basting or pastry brush.
  • 10
    Place each pocket onto a sheet of parchment paper and bake for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  • 11
    Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Low Carb Pizza Pockets

    keto Carrot Cake The dough for these pizza pockets uses my Fathead Dough Pizza Crust recipe. It is the perfect dough to use on these pizza pockets because it is easy to work with, tastes incredible, and forms a nice crust that is crispy on the outside and chewy in the inner pocket.

    Although you can add any ingredients to fill your pocket, I like to make a traditional pepperoni pizza pocket. This hot pocket is stuffed with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni and my keto pizza sauce.

    Why Are The Store Bought Frozen Hot Pocket Pizza Pockets Harmful?

    Hot Pockets aren’t just bread, cheese, and pepperoni, they also contain Corn Syrup Solids, Partially Hydrogenated Cottonseed Oil, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, and a whole slough of preservatives and other food chemicals.

    These trans-fats are not safe to consume. They are unstable fats and cause free radical damage.

    High Fructose Corn Syrup is made up of mostly fructose. Fructose is not used for cellular energy like glucose so it is shuttled to the liver for metabolism. This metabolism of fructose in the liver stimulates lipogenesis. Down the road, this can lead to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease which is a significant risk factor for developing cirrhosis of the liver.

    What Other Filling Can I Add To My Keto Hot Pockets?

    Try using precooked sausage and pepperoni, salami and olives, ham and cheese, or broccoli and cheese in your pizza pockets.

    Keto Pizza Pocket Storage

    Keto Pizza Pockets can be frozen for about 4 to 6 months depending on how well they are packed. Let the pizza pockets cool completely then tightly wrap each one in plastic wrap. Put them into a gallon sized Ziploc bag to freeze. To unthaw, wrap in a paper towel and heat the pizza pocket in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

    Purpose Of The Egg Wash On The Keto Hot Pocket

    The purpose of brushing the egg wash on the pizza pocket is to create a shiny, golden brown top surface. You can skip this step if you would like. You could also opt to use a mixture of one tablespoon of butter, ¼ cup of parmesan cheese, and one teaspoon of italian seasonings brushed on each pizza pocket.

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