Here’s a quick and easy, tasty homemade pocket sandwich. Using a few frozen ingredients you can have a warm, hearty homemade meal in less than half an hour. The pocket uses puff pastry, which is one of the few ingredients I buy premade and frozen. It’s helpful to have this multi-use ingredient handy in your freezer. Don’t limit yourself to cheese and spinach filling for these pockets either. Why not try bbq chicken and Monterey jack cheese, or ham and cheddar. There are endless possibilities.
Inactive Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Active Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
½ bag of frozen spinach, about 8 oz.
6-8 oz. grated mozzarella cheese or feta
1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted 10-20 minutes (store bought is fine)
Sea (or kosher) salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of dried oregano or marjoram
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 egg, beaten (for glaze)
baking sheet, rolling pin, pastry brush, fork
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roll out the defrosted sheet of puff pastry into a rectangle a bit larger. The dough should be pretty thin. It will still puff up quite a bit when bakes.
Cut the dough into 4 equal squares. Divide the spinach equally among each square piling it in one corner. Sprinkle each spinach pile with salt, pepper, basil, and oregano (or marjoram). Top each pile with the grated cheese.
Lightly brush the edges of the dough with the beaten egg. Gently fold the empty corner of the dough over the spinach and cheese mixture. Press down with the tines of a fork.
Brush the tops of each pocket with egg. Cut 3 slits in the top of each pocket to allow the steam to escape.
Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 25-30 minutes.