Pizza Pockets (Frango redo)

Frango means chicken in Portuguese so I can’t call these by that name, there’s no chicken in them like the ones in my cookbook. But, I made these just like I do the old and new frangoes.

“What had happened wuz”….”Mom, what’s for lunch?”

After emptying the refrigerator of possible ingredients, Pizza Pockets was created.

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My leftovers included: Artichoke Parmesan marinara sauce, some Velveeta cheese, mozzarella cheese, eight slices of pepperoni, and a can of crescent rolls.

Preheat oven to 400.

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I began to build the pizza pockets:

Open the rolls and separate them. In the widest part of the triangle, place a slice of pepperoni. On top of that put a small square of Velveeta cheese and top that with a small spoonful of the marinara sauce. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella on top. 

rolling up pizza pocket

Starting from the wide end of the triangle, begin rolling up the dough, pinching the edges together, then continuing until the stuffing is covered and nicely tucked away.

Place on greased (I use cooking spray) cookie sheet evenly spaced.

Bake for about 14 minutes or until toasty and brown.

Best when fresh out of the oven but can be reheat in the microwave.

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baked pizza pocketSee how yummy this looks. The cheese is nicely melted, the sauce and pepperoni make it taste just like a pizza.

I guess you’ve got the idea that you can put anything inside these crescent rolls and have a tasty dish!

pizza pocket with parmesan

As a serving suggestion, sprinkle grated Parmesan cheese on top of the warm pizza pocket.

What would you find in your refrigerator to fill this pastry? Oooo, go check and report back. Better yet, make it and take pictures and post here to share with the world!

(When I say “the world,” I mean it. This blog post is seen in many different countries.  Go ahead and check in with your country name in the comments.)

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About deairby

From a small Mississippi town and have lived my adult life in the south. I am the wife of Tom Irby since 1974, mother of 8, grandmother of 8, lover of Truth, previous owner of The Baron York Tea Room Cafe and Gift Shop (7 years), cookbook writer, moderator of the Small Business forum on Social Media Examiner, enjoy life and all the adventure God brings my way.
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