Recipe for Calzone and Home Made Pizza Pops

Tonight we tried something a bit different and decided to make our own Pizza Pops.

The good thing about this recipe is that it is very easy to make and is a good meal to be made with the kids. My kids were all for it tonight, until their eight-week old brother was brought out for some play time. I very quickly lost my co-cooks.

So, back to the recipe…


  • 2 x Packs of refrigerated pizza dough (I used Pillsbury pizza dough crust as it was on sale)
  • 1 x large grated carrot
  • 4 x slices of ham, cut into small pieces
  • 1 x small can pineapple chunks
  • 1 x cup grated cheese
  • 4 x tablespoons BBQ or pasta / pizza sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 400F (375F if convection)
  • Unroll the pizza crust dough on a floured surface and roll them flat
  • Cut each of the the pizza crust dough in half
  • Put 1/4 of each of the ingredients in each half of the cut pizza dough
  • Fold the four halves in half and press down on the three edges to seal the pockets
  • Place the four pizza pockets on a non-stick baking tray
  • Put the baking tray in the oven for 12 – 15 minutes, until the crust is baked

And that’s it. Only about 30-minutes from start to finish for this recipe.

Each pizza pocket feeds two kids or one adult. This recipe has very quickly become a new family favourite.

I think that next time I might try this recipe from Pillsbury.