- 1 pound frozen pizza dough, thawed
- 1 pound ground Italian sausage
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ cup finely chopped onion
- 1 can tomato sauce, 15 ounces
- 12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
- Olive oil
Preheat the oven to 450°F.
In a 3 QT sauté pan, heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the sausage, garlic and onion. Using a wooden spoon, break up the sausage as it cooks. Brown for about 10-12 minutes, or until the sausage is cooked through. Add the tomato paste and sauce, cooking for a few more minutes, or until the sauce is slightly thickened.
Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough into a thin round. Place about a ½ cup of the sausage mixture on one side of each round. Top each round with a generous amount of cheese. Fold the dough over the sausage/cheese mixture and crimp the edges to make a pocket. Brush the tops of each pocket with olive oil.
Carefully place each pizza pocket on a pizza pan and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and slightly crispy.