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Romanian Pizza Pockets

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Essentially a white calzone, the ricotta makes these pizza pockets high in protein - a well-rounded dinner alongside salad. The perfect make-ahead meal -- they freeze and rewarm beautifully.

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  • 4 pocketsServings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough (½ pizza dough recipe
  • Whole wheat flour for dusting
  • ¼ cup caramelized onions, about 1 onion
  • 1½ cups ricotta
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • ¼ cup chopped dill
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 lemon, zest and juice

Preparation

Preheat oven to 450℉. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.

  1. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces and roll each out into a circle on a floured surface.
  2. In a large bowl combine onions, ricotta, mozzarella, parmesan, dill, salt, pepper, lemon zest and juice.
  3. Divide ricotta mixture evenly between dough circles, keeping the to one side.
  4. Fold dough over filing and use your fingers to pinch and crimp the edges together.
  5. Place dough pockets on the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes on the bottom rack until dough is puffed and golden. 

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1 pocket
  • Calories: 480
  • Carbohydrate Content: 54 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 46 mg
  • Fat Content: 21 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 23 g
  • Sodium Content: 1200 mg
  • Sugar Content: 4 g