Cheesy Pizza Pockets – Skinny Superbowl Snacks!

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Woo! It’s just about a week till’ Super Bowl Sunday! Bring on the beer, chili, brownies, and don’t forget the Tums! I LOVE football parties. Everything about them.

Well. almost.

Ok – I’m so sorry. I really wanted to come up with some super witty first paragraph about the game – maybe some awesome insightful joke on who’s going to win. Only when I sat down to type I realized that I needed to google “who is in Superbowl 2013″…

 

But knew that Beyonce was the halftime show. Duh.

 It was kind of like watching George Stephanoplis do a Good Morning America story on Toddler’s and Tiaras.

 

So instead, Im just going to say that I LOVE Superbowl parties! I’m totally down with watching some football, love tailgating, the food, the whole shebang – you just won’t catch me TiVo-ing Monday night football. I will be watching Revenge.

 

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But on to the really important things! Like these kick butt Cheesy Pizza Pockets! I may not know football but I know football food.

These are crazy easy to make – store bought pizza dough and sauce lets these come together in just 15 minutes. You can also make them ahead, just refrigerate on a cookie sheet covered with plastic wrap until you pop them in the oven.

 

But the secret to these isn’t how easy they are – its how we dress them up! Store bought doughs are a perfect canvas for building your own recipes. To give these a little pop, I made my own garlic olive oil (takes 5 minutes!), brushed it over the dough and sprinkled with freshly grated parmesan. It definitely elevates a simple recipe! I stuffed my pizza pockets with lean turkey sausage and cheese, but you can definitely tailor your own to whatever you like – throw in spinach, sautéed mushrooms, a combo of mozzarella and provolone cheeses, or anything else you can think of. Just make sure you don’t overstuff the pockets or they will rip or burst in the oven!

 

I’ll be stalking Pinterest and the web for all sorts of other fun party food ideas! Will be a very yummy next week!

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Nutrition Information (per pizza pocket); Calories: 94, Fat: 5 grams

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Comments

  1. Hahahaaa I’m with you, pshhh football, I’m in it for the food!! These pockets look DELICIOUS (mmm garlic olive oil) and I know Michael would looooovelovelove these!

  2. I so didn’t know it was next weekend. I need to get on my snacks.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha its ok. I had to double.. triple.. check. I was so worried I was going to blog that it was ‘next weekend’… and then it wouldn’t actually be for 3 more weeks.

  3. I’d love to see what the inside looks like!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Shoot! You’re so right! I should’ve taken a pic of the inside too! Too late now… everyone ate them all :) Picture the inside of a calzone

  4. I know that the coaches are brothers this year…aaaaaand that’s it. Sports…not quite my thing. Food? Yes. These pockets? Duh.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Haha! I only know about that bc they talked about it on E! News…. I hope no one else reads this comment…

  5. haha you’re adorable. don’t we all watch it for the halftime show? and the snacks. OBVIOUSLY. ;)

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  7. These look amazing! We’re going to be out of town for the superbowl, but I am so totally trying these soon :)

  8. Woah – less than 100 calories for these babies?? These will definitely be served at my Super Bowl party!

  9. Hehe, you are funny! I am more interested in the food this year as well. The actual teams playing, don’t quite do it for me ;-)

    These little cheesy pockets look so tasty! Perfect for this Sunday!

  10. Thank you for posting a very tasty looking “skinny” snack…I’m surrounded by snack recipes that aren’t so skinny!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha! I know what you mean :) It helps to have a couple ‘skinnier’ snacks around to help balance the rest of the yummy super bowl spread!

  11. OMG these are adorable! The perfect football treat.

  12. They look great! I don`t even understand football…BUT, where food is involved, I`ll go! Haha~

    • Whipped Baking says:

      ha! Same :) I saw on the news that Super Bowl is the second biggest day that Americans eat the most food (Thanksgiving is #1), I can get into a holiday like that

  13. Enjoy the superbowl while feeling good about yourself- love this :D

    Cheers
    CCU

  14. These look great-super easy and kid friendly too. A win ;)

  15. Ooh, love these. I only knew who was playing in the Super Bowl becasue I used to live near both Baltimore and San Fran, so my Facebook news feed has been inundated with comments about the game. I am also way way more excited about the food!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha well at least Facebook will keep you up to speed? I could use a few more SB comments on my newsfeed… like what time the game starts at too… :)

  16. Just call it a Beyonce viewing party!!! Cheese and pizza crust are totally what sould be served at a Beyonce viewing party! Love this!

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha! Woo! Can’t wait for the Beyonce Concert…! Thank you for saying exactly what I was thinking :)

  17. Mmmm.. what a great snack! My husband would LOVE these. Wish I saw these before the game! :)

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