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Halloween Phantom Pierogi Mini Pizza Pockets

These healthy Halloween Phantom Pierogi Mini Pizza Pockets are baked and not fried, easy to make and you can even make them ahead and freeze. They are a unique Halloween finger food to make for your own party or take along to a Halloween party. 
Course Snack
Cuisine North American
Keyword Halloween, pierogi, pizza pockets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 pierogi pizza pops
Calories 22kcal
Author Terri Gilson

Ingredients

Filling:

  • 1/2 -180 g pkg of instant mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup dry curd cottage cheese
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped dill pickles
  • 1/3 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 2 -391 g pkgs of refrigerated pizza dough * I use Pillsbury

Dip:

  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup pizza sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Prepare mashed potatoes, as per package directions.  Cool.
  • Add remaining filling ingredients.
  • Roll out dough into a large rectangle.
    dough rolled into large rectangel
  • Cut into circles with a round cookie cutter or rim of a mug or cup (about 3 inches wide)
    cut into circles
  • Drop about a teaspoon of mixture into middle of dough circle.
    drop filling into centre
  • Pull one edge down over the other, as you would a perogy and seal edges (you may need to use a little water if it won't seal)
    pull one edge down over the other
  • Then simply shape it into a phantom/ghoulish figure, as in the photo above. They don't all have to look identical. In fact, it's better if they don't.
    shape into phantom shape
  • Add 2 sliced black olives for eyes and 1 for mouth (I do some without the mouth to mix them up a bit.)
    add olives for eyes
  • Bake in preheat oven for 8- 10 minutes (or until lightly browned on bottom).
    cook until lightly browned on bottom
  • Dip: Mix your favourite pizza sauce and sour cream together and serve.

Notes

*Note: you can buy dry curd cottage cheese at most grocery stores (I have found it at both Calgary Co-op and Superstore in Calgary)
 
Nutrition Facts
Halloween Phantom Pierogi Mini Pizza Pockets
Amount Per Serving
Calories 22
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 124mg5%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 22kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 40mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.1mg