Valentine’s Pizza Pockets

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Valentine’s Pizza Pockets is the ultimate dinner for the kids on Valentine’s Day! There is no better gift than this one, and it’s super fast and easy to make, whether in the air fryer or the oven. These little heart-shaped pizzas will melt your kid’s hearts!

Valentine's Pizza Pocket open

Valentine’s pizza pocket is made with premade flaky or puff pastry dough! It’s so easy to assemble and make the kids in heaven on this special day! Pop them in the air fryer or oven, and voila! It is mandatory to make kids a dinner they won’t fuzz over for Valentine’s Day! You can adjust the pizza to everyone’s taste, some with pepperoni, others with extra mushrooms, you decide! Don’t we all love a flaky heart-shaped pizza with stingy cheese?

Do I need the Special Press?

No, although useful for families! You can also use a simple cookie cutter or make a pattern with paper and cut it with a knife. The importance here is to close the sides of the pockets correctly with the help of a fork or fingers. If you want to buy these presses, you can buy them online; I got mine in a pack of four from Amazon (Check out these presses). It is great fun to have the press; the kids love participating in pressing and making their own pizza pockets!

The Basic Ingredients

ingredients of the pockets

The pizza base, or the ingredients that need to be in there, are the premade flaky or puff pastry dough, the tiny mozzarella balls, and a tomato concentrate (I highly recommend the Mutti one; Check it out). For the rest, you can add pepperoni, ham, precooked mushrooms, or onions; you are the chef. I like the mozzarella balls because they bring this lovely stringy cheese touch we love in pizza, but it’s much lower in sodium than shredded cheese. You are making it a plus for the kid’s health. If you want to know more about fresh mozzarella vs. shredded, check out this link!

Flaky or Puff Pastry?

Valentine's Pizza Pockets

The difference between these two is not much; the puff might be folded slightly more, meaning there will be more fat and layers. Both would work for this Valentine’s Pizza Pockets recipe; even pie dough (brise) would do, although Flaky does the best job! Puff could result in a slightly deformed shape and pie dough into a more rigid crust, but it is ultimately all possible.

Bake vs. Air Fried

Heart-shaped Pizza Pockets

I like to make recipes in the air fryer; it usually cuts the cooking time, and the result is more even. Ovens tend to cook unheavenly unless you have a convection oven. Look at the video (below in the recipe card); the edges and corners of the oven-baked pizza pockets are always darker, while they are all evenly cooked in the air Fryer. Thanks to the air moving around in there. But both would do magic here!

Variations

Want some ideas on what to put in your heart-shaped pizzas?? Make a mini bar with all the different fillings, although be careful not to overfill them! You could make lovely grilled veggies, like mushrooms, onions, pepper and more. Or instead of the pepperoni, cooked ham or even bacon bits. For cheese lovers, why not go for a little blue cheese and nuts to give it a kick? Want a Caprichiosa? Add a few olives and artichoke hearts! Go ahead and create here!

Little Valentin eating a pizza pocket

Storage

You can easily bake them and let them cool completely before freezing them. Add them to an air-tight freezer bag or container, and you’ll get yourself a lifesaver for those days the kids need urgent dinner! We’ve all been there… Regenerate the Valentine’s Pizza Pockets in the air fryer or oven with the exact instructions or in the good old microwave for extra fast results.

Other Valentine Treats

Valentine Pizza Pockets

Valentine’s Pizza Pockets

Heart-Shaped Valentine's Pizza Pockets are the perfect kid's dinner for Valentine's Day! Make them fill and press their own pizza pockets made of flaky dough, mini mozzarella balls, tomato paste and whatever they fancy! The way to the heart of those little Valentines!
4.85 from 26 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Valentine’s Day
Keyword: empanada, heart-shaped, mozzarella, pepperoni, tomato paste, twisted pizza, valentine’s day
Servings: 7 mini pizza pockets
Calories: 557kcal
Author: Marie Breton

Equipment

  • Heart-Shaped Presses See notes for the link.

Ingredients

  • 2 Premade Flaky or Puff Dough 2x 230g (Round)
  • 150 g Mini Mozzarella Balls
  • 120 g Pepperoni Ham or Bacon Bits
  • 1 Egg
  • 100 g Tomato Paste concentrated from Mutti is recommended

Instructions

  • Cut the heart shape into the flaky dough.
  • Oil a bit the press, add a flaky dough heart push down gently and fill with the tomato paste, pepperoni and 3 mini mozzarella balls and cover with another layer of flaky dough and press.
  • Once, all done, make an eggwash by beating an egg with a tablesppon of water and brush on both sides of the heart-shaped pizza pockets.

Oven

  • Add the pizza pockets to none-stick cover or parchment paper and bake at 200°C (400F) for 10 minutes.

In the Air Fryer (Basket style)

  • Add the pizza pockets to a spotted parchment and Air fry at 180°C (350F) for 8 minutes.

Video

Notes

It could be made with extra veggies and other ingredients in the filling.
If you want the heart-shaped presses 
Check out these presses

Nutrition

Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 259mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 127mg | Iron: 3mg
Nutrition Facts
Valentine's Pizza Pockets
Amount per Serving
Calories
557
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
40
g
62
%
Saturated Fat
 
13
g
81
%
Trans Fat
 
0.3
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
20
g
Cholesterol
 
57
mg
19
%
Sodium
 
701
mg
30
%
Potassium
 
259
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
35
g
12
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
397
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
3
mg
4
%
Calcium
 
127
mg
13
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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