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Summer is winding down, and in our house, we have been finishing up back to school shopping and getting our schedules ready for the new school year. I have enjoyed the lazy days of summer. When school starts, we have a lot more activities and busy nights.
I have one kid that does robotics, another child in ceramics and another child in gymnastics. That gives us an activity just about every night of the week, and the pickup time is always right around dinner time.
The first few weeks are crazy, so I have a few meals that I can prepare in about 30 minutes so that we don’t have to run through the drive thru and we can eat better foods for dinner.
My kids love meat and cheese, so I have this recipe for turkey and cheese pizza pockets. It’s really easy to put together with everyday items you can find at Walmart. Plus I love to substitute Butterball® Ground Turkey for ground beef because it is lower in fat and calories than ground beef.
I often use Butterball Ground Turkey because it is versatile and can be used in a variety of recipes and tastes great. And Butterball Ground Turkey is also all natural with no artificial ingredients.
Quick & Easy Turkey Pizza Pockets
- 1 package turkey (1.25 pounds)
- 1/4 cup finely diced yellow onion
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 2 tubes of pizza dough
- 2 cups tomato sauce (or more if you like extra dipping sauce)
- olive oil
Preheat the oven to 375. Grease a large cookie sheet. Roll out 1 roll pizza dough and cut it into 8 squares. Arrange them on the cookie sheet and set them aside.
In a skillet use a little bit of olive oil and cook the onions until they are clear. Add the ground turkey and crumble it into small pieces.
Once the turkey is fully cooked, add 1 cup of mozzarella cheese, 3/4 cup of tomato sauce, and oregano. Mix completely.
I did 4 at a time to make it easier. I like to prepare the pizza pockets on the cookie sheet so that I don’t have to move them and risk them falling apart.
Scoop about 1/2 cup of the mixture on top of the dough.
Cover them with another layer of dough and pinch the corners.
Using a fork, roll and press the edges to seal the dough. Poke a few holes on the top so the steam can escape.
Brush a light coat of olive oil on top of the dough.
Bake for 12 minutes until they are golden brown. Heat and serve with the remainder of the tomato sauce.
Serve and enjoy!
Another reason I love this recipe is because it’s so versatile. You could switch up the pizza dough for croissant dough, or you could switch out the mozzarella with cheddar cheese to give it a different flavor. Serve this as an after school snack or pair it with a salad or fruit for dinner.
It’s a delicious meal that your whole family will love!
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