Pizza Pouches

This lunch idea is great for everyone. Substitute your family's favourite vegetable , it's great to try a new one. This is the perfect way to do it! The fine chop of the veggies melts in with the cheese and chicken for a pleasing flavour combination. They are also delicious served cold. Find frozen whole wheat dough at your local bakery or grocery store.

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Bake Time: 18-22 minutes


1 cup (250 mL) shredded Ontario Cheddar Cheese

1/2 cup (125 mL) Ontario Corn kernels

1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Ontario Zucchini, yellow or green

1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded Ontario carrots

1/2 cup (125 mL) finely diced seeded Ontario Tomato

3/4 cup (175 mL) finely diced cooked Ontario Chicken, Turkey or Ham

2 tbsp (25 mL) thick salsa or tomato sauce

1 lb (500 g) frozen pizza dough, thawed

Cooking Instructions:

In medium bowl, combine cheese, corn, zucchini, carrot, tomato, chicken and salsa. Set aside.

Divide pizza dough into eight pieces. On lightly floured work surface, roll out each piece of dough to about 4-inch (10 cm) circle 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick.

Evenly spoon vegetable mixture onto half of each round. Fold other half over filling to create semicircle. Crimp and seal edges.

Bake on parchment paper-lined baking sheet in 450ºF (230ºC) oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Or let cool in refrigerator; reheat in oven or microwave.