Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Pockets Without Cheese

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Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

Have you tasted a pizza without cheese before? Not me! So when I saw this recipe in the Vegan Italiano book, I had to give it a try. This book is by Donna Klien and I would definitely recommend it to everybody especially vegans. The recipes are very simple, easy to prepare and they do not call for items which you can get only in specialty stores. So look for it in the library during your next visit.

The original recipe was for preparing a calzone. I was not able to fold the dough properly to make a calzone. Instead I just rolled the dough to form pizza pockets. Whatever the shape may be the final product tasted very good. So much different from the regular pizzas yet satisfying and no guilt whatsoever for indulging in more than one piece.

Vegan Pizza Pocket Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
15 Mins12 Mins4 Pockets
Spinach and Mushroom Pizza Pockets Without Cheese A very simple recipe to prepare a healthy and tasty pizza pocket without cheese, using spinach and mushrooms.
  • 1 13.8Oz Refrigerated Pizza Crust (I Used Pillsbury Pizza Crust Classic)
  • 4 Finely Chopped Garlic
  • 4 Cups Fresh Baby Spinach Leaves
  • 8 Slices Onion (I Cut Them Into Thin Strips)
  • 4Oz Sliced White Button/Cremini Mushroom
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • To Taste Salt And Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425F (220C) for 15 minutes.
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Unroll the dough on the prepared baking sheet and adjust it to fit the sheet.
  4. Cut it into 4 rectangles.
  5. Sprinkle the chopped garlic evenly over the rectangles.
  6. Top each rectangle with 1 cup of spinach, 2 onion slices or 1/4th of the onion strips and 1/4 of the thinly sliced mushrooms.
  7. Drizzle with 1/2 tablespoon of oil on each rectangle and sprinkle salt and pepper as per your taste.
  8. Now roll each rectangle either horizontally or vertically whichever seems easy for you and pinch the ends to close the pockets.
  9. Bake on the middle rack for 10-12 minutes or until it is golden brown.
My Notes:
  1. It's actually my husband's tip and I think it's a good one. Instead of using fresh spinach, if the spinach is sauteed for a minute or 2 until it wilts down, we will be able to use a little more than the 1 cup mentioned in the recipe, which increases our intake of greens, which is never enough. Moreover rolling the dough topped with fresh spinach is a little tricky too. So the next time I make this, I'm going to sauteed all the ingredients for the filling and then proceed with making the pizza pockets.
  2. It can be had as an appetizer or as part of a meal completed with a light soup. We had ours with homemade mushroom soup.
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  2. recipejohn

    I have always wondered if bakery products can be made eggless, after going through this post, now i am sure that things can be made eggless too, thank you for wonderful recipes, i am glad to go through the post.

  3. Debra

    I bet this would be good dipped in marinara sauce. Thanks for sharing!

  4. upma

    ❓ Hi Mads..um..this baked pizza pocket sounds yumm..any suggestions fr a substitute to frozen pizza crust since same is not avlbl in india..? Can’t wait to try it…!!


    Then you should make your own pizza dough. It’s pretty easy. Here pizza parlors sell the dough too. Check if you can get the dough from the stores there.

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  6. sharon

    I love the idea of these! Who needs cheese when you have all that flavor?!

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  8. SS

    This is a great lunch idea for school

  9. Roma

    Rolls look really professional. Pictures for Step-by-step description are also very good.

  10. sunshinemom

    Neat pockets. Liked your picture for Click Crust too:)

  11. Bhawana

    wow Madhuram this is wonderful looking item. perfect :).

    I made a note of ur cookies recipes. as they r eggless. will come back to u incase I get anything.

  12. Meera

    I really like the idea of sauteing the spinach. Love the pictures.

  13. Uma

    Lovely pizza pockets! Looks so mouth-watering.

  14. krystyna

    Great idea. Love it, and as usually great explanation.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  15. Vaishali

    Madhuram, These look delicious! I often make cheeseless pizza although I’ve never tried making pockets. What a great idea!

  16. Mili

    Awesome Madhu…great idea…thanks for sharing…

  17. DivyA Vikram

    Great entry Madhu..Shape looks similar to burritos.

  18. bee

    i love the first pic. you could send it for this month’s click.

  19. bee

    i often make pizza cheese. i prefer it, actually.

  20. vanamala

    wow amazing … love this recipe

  21. Bharti

    Ya know, I believe in Italy, Pizza doesn’t necessarily have cheese on it, it’s just one of the toppings. I like the combination of spinach and mushrooms. Sounds very tasty.

  22. Anjali Damerla

    This really could be a nice, quick lunch when paired with soup. Great weekend meal. Liked the tip abt spinach.

  23. sangeeth

    great idea madhu…..good for ppl who diet tooo :)no cheese is always a big yes for me!

  24. Sweatha

    Nice one.Healthy but not fatty.Bookmarked

  25. Aparna

    These pizza pockets look very nice and your husband’s idea is certainly a good one.