Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cheesy Broccoli Pockets

When my husband heard what we were having for dinner and that there was no meat in it, he was a little skeptical. Thankfully he came around since our daughter and I really enjoyed this. She kept asking for more, which I was happy to comply with since she usually doesn't care for broccoli. That was definitely an unexpected benefit from this recipe-getting her to eat broccoli!
I used homemade pizza dough but using the tube stuff would be fine as well. Even with making the dough this recipe came together really easily. I can definitely see using this recipe for company because it looks more impressive than the work you need to put into it. :) Also, now that I'm thinking about it, maybe making small ones, more of a couple of bites size, would be a fun idea also. Hmmm...

Cheesy Broccoli Pockets
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Yields: 4 pockets

1/2 cup chopped broccoli and cauliflower (from a bag of frozen CA blend vegetables)
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
3/4 cottage cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded cheese
pizza dough (not pictured)

   1.  Preheat oven to 450.
   2.  Put half of the bag of CA blend vegetables in a microwavable bowl; remove carrots. Microwave broccoli and cauliflower for 45 seconds. Place in food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Return to bowl.
   3.  Add green pepper, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese, shredded cheese, salt and pepper and stir together.
   4.  Roll pizza dough into a rectangle; divide into four portions. Spread 1/4 of the broccoli mixture on one half of each portion. Fold the other half over mixture; pinch edges to seal.
   5.  Transfer pockets to a baking sheet; bake 10-12 minutes or until brown.

Adapted from: Good Housekeeping

This is linked to URS.

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