Homemade Pizza Pockets for Valentine’s Day

Want a romantic lunch? These homemade pizza pockets will make your heart skip a beat.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

These homemade pizza pockets are in the shape of a heart - so perfect for Valentine's Day. And psst: they're easy to make, too!

Recently, I noticed Leo taking a liking to pizza pockets. Every time we go to my parents’ place, my mom has a box of frozen pizza pockets ready to be nuked in the microwave.

Then I thought: Why can’t we just make our own? And so, I recently whipped up my very own homemade pizza pockets.

These homemade pizza pockets are in the shape of a heart - so perfect for Valentine's Day. And psst: they're easy to make, too!

At first, I was a little intimidated. I told myself: “You’re totally cray-cray, girl! That dough will be impossible to make!”

Well, I should have more faith in myself. Yes, these make take longer than your typical store-bought lunch. But I am loving the fact that I know exactly what ingredients are going in them.

Plus, being able to shape my homemade pizza pockets into hearts makes it that much more fun!

Here’s how to make them:

Homemade Pizza Pockets for Valentine’s Day

For the dough:

  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ finely grated parmesan cheese
  • Pinch salt
  • ¾ tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup butter, cold

For the filling:

  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar, shredded

To assemble:

  • Heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • Melted butter + brush

 

Yields: Approx. 6 heart-shaped pizza pockets (depending on the size of your cookie cutter)

These homemade pizza pockets are in the shape of a heart - so perfect for Valentine's Day. And psst: they're easy to make, too!

Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

Begin by mixing egg, milk, and garlic in an electric mixer (with a dough hook, if you have one).

In a separate bowl, sift together parmesan, salt, baking powder.

Cut your cold butter into cubes and add into your dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter to blend all of the ingredients together.

Add the flour and butter mixture into your wet ingredients, while mixing on medium speed.

Once the dough has formed, sprinkle a clean working surface + your rolling pin with flour.

Roll the dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use your cookie cutter to cut them into heart shapes.

Place each heart-shaped dough on your lined baking sheet.

Fill every other heart-shaped dough with tomato paste and cheese. Top with another heart-shape and use a fork to press & seal all around the edges.

These homemade pizza pockets are in the shape of a heart - so perfect for Valentine's Day. And psst: they're easy to make, too!

Brush each pizza pocket with melted butter and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the crust starts to turn golden brown.

These homemade pizza pockets are in the shape of a heart - so perfect for Valentine's Day. And psst: they're easy to make, too! These homemade pizza pockets are in the shape of a heart - so perfect for Valentine's Day. And psst: they're easy to make, too!

Let me know if you end up making these delicious pizza pockets! What are your plans for February 14?

These homemade pizza pockets are in the shape of a heart - so perfect for Valentine's Day. And psst: they're easy to make, too!
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Heart Shaped Homemade Pizza Pockets

These homemade pizza pockets are extra cheesy and extra tasty - make them for your Valentine this year (or any time of the year)!
Keyword: homemade pizza pockets
Servings: 6 pizza pockets

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter cold

For the filling

  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • melted butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Begin by mixing egg, milk, and garlic in an electric mixer (with a dough hook, if you have one).
  • In a separate bowl, sift together parmesan, salt, baking powder.
  • Cut your cold butter into cubes and add into your dry ingredients. Use a pastry cutter to blend all of the ingredients together.
  • Add the flour and butter mixture into your wet ingredients, while mixing on medium speed.
  • Once the dough has formed, sprinkle a clean working surface + your rolling pin with flour.
  • Roll the dough so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Use your cookie cutter to cut them into heart shapes.
  • Place each heart-shaped dough on your lined baking sheet.
  • Fill every other heart-shaped dough with tomato paste and cheese. Top with another heart-shape and use a fork to press & seal all around the edges.
  • Brush each pizza pocket with melted butter and bake for 13 to 15 minutes, or until the crust starts to turn golden brown.

While you guys enjoy my homemade pizza pockets, you should also consider these fun Valentine recipes and DIYs from some of my favourite Canadian bloggers!

  1. Judy from Life is Better at Home and her Valentine’s Chocolate Fondue
  2. A Valentine’s Day At-Home Spa idea by Dannyelle at Life is a Party
  3. The sweetest Valentine’s Day Confetti Cookies by Emily at Daydreaming of Elsewhere
  4. Jane & Sonja of Sustain my Craft Habit came up with these oh-so pretty Valentine’s Day Painted Pots
  5. The incredibly talented Andrea of Harlow and Thistle and her modern Valentine’s Day Table

My homemade pizza pockets are featured on this Canadian blog hop with a bunch of other great Valentine's Day ideas!

Comments

  1. These are adorable and my kids love anything pizza. This is such a cute idea and I like that it is finger food. Easy enough for me to make, too 🙂

  2. My girls are not fans of the frozen variety, but I bet they would love these! How cute you made them festive for the upcoming Valentine holiday too!

  3. These pizza pockets are so cute! As much as we love pizza, I know this is going to be a hit. Thanks for the recipe. I will surprise my family with this on Valentine’s day.

  4. That is an awesome recipe idea! Just in time for Valentine’s. I will save the recipe and I know I won’t wait for Valentine’s day to make these. Tomorrow will be the day we’ll enjoy these pizza pockets!

  5. So cute!! And a perfect treat for Valentine’s Day. I think my whole family would get a kick out of the way they look.. and the taste of course!

  6. Our Valentine’s Day tradition is always heart shaped pizzas so I’m really excited to change things up a bit this year and do this instead. Thanks so much for sharing, I can’t wait to try them!

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