Sloppy Joe Pockets

Sloppy Joe Pockets are a make ahead wonder. Keep a batch in your freezer for an easy lunch or dinner.
Sloppy Joe Pockets
Pretty much everyone is familiar with the sandwich pockets you can buy in the freezer section of grocery and convenience stores. They’re expensive and not that great for you.

With a whole wheat crust and a homemade filling these sloppy Joe pockets are a healthier way to get your sandwich pocket fix.

Don’t let the four hour plus prep time deter you because most of that is hands off time as the meat filling cooks and the dough rises.

These would great served with a side salad topped with homemade Ranch dressing or Thousand Island dressing. Add some cherry lemonade and Biscoff Krispies Treats  for an easy meal.

Sloppy Joe Pockets

Prep Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 5 hours
Servings 8
Author Micha M


  • 1 batch whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 recipe sloppy joes , cooled slightly
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray or grease two cookie sheets.
  2. Divide prepared dough into eight balls. Roll each ball into a 6 inch circle.
  3. Divide the sloppy joe filling among the eight pockets and sprinkle with 2 to 4 Tablespoons of mozzarella cheese.
  4. Fold dough over on itself and pinch edges to seal well.
  5. Cut or slash vents in the top to allow steam to escape.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. To freeze: cool and refrigerate until chilled. Wrap individually in plastic wrap and place in labeled freezer bags. When ready to eat, thaw in fridge overnight and warm in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until hot


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  1. Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share the recipe at our Saturday Link Party! Deb @

  2. Stopping over from Social Sundays. These look really good! I love sloppy joes!

  3. This looks really yummy! Stopping by from Get Him Fed. 🙂

  4. The boys in my house (hubby included) would just love these! I grew up eating Sloppy Joes and it warms my heart to serve them to my kiddos, plus they will just love a “pocket” version. Already have these pinned. 🙂 Thank you for sharing at #GetHimFed Fridays, hope you have a nice week!


  1. […] can also use the filling to stuff potatoes or even make sandwich pockets. In a pinch it’s even good over hot cooked […]

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