Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets

Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets from Weelicious

Sometimes you’ve got to embrace the concept of "junking up" a recipe, and that’s just what a slew of my favorite food writers decided to do in honor of one gorgeous mama and her baby shower.

Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets from Weelicious

Many of my favorite foodie bloggers are spread out all over the country and since most of us rarely get to see each other in person we’re throwing a virtual baby shower for the hilariously sweet and ready-to-pop, Jessica Merchant, of How Sweet It Is. We decided for the event that we would "trash up" recipes for Jessica. Why? If you're familiar with Jessica's awesome site you would totally get it. It's filled with recipes that run the gamut from healthy to comfort food, but always with a major twist.

Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets from Weelicious

My contribution to the shower are these Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets. Going beyond what you'd expect to find in a pizza pocket they’re stuffed with roast chicken, beans, cheese, salsa and more. But don’t let me limit your creativity. Fill them to the brim with any other Mexican flavors you love or whatever you might have sitting in your fridge that you think would work. I made these for dinner one night and even put a few in the kids lunch the next day (yes, they're also yummy at room temperature) and both of their lunch boxes returned empty.

Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets from Weelicious

I’ll have to remind Jessica about making these fun hand-held pockets when her impending bundle gets a bit older, but hopefully until then she can whip them up to satisfy her pregnancy cravings!

Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets from Weelicious

Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets from Weelicious

Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets from Weelicious


trashed up salads

  1. Gimme Some Oven - Asian Broccoli Salad with Peanut Sauce
  2. The Lemon Bowl - Brussels Slaw with Tahini Dressing and Za'atar Crostini
  3. With Style & Grace - Kale Salad with Apple, Hazelnuts & Bacon


trashed up cocktails

  1. Dine & Dish - Hot Buttered Rum Cocktail
  2. Food For My Family - Cranberry Orange Dark and Stormy Cocktail
  3. Minimalist Baker - Bourbon Pumpkin Milkshakes
  4. Stylish, Stealthy & (sometimes) Healthy - Apple Cider Shandy
  5. A Spicy Perspective - Preggy Punch Mocktail
  6. Girl vs. Dough - Boozy Maple Peanut Butter Cup Milkshake
  7. Honestly Yum - Maple Bacon Pisco Sour
  8. Cookin Canuck - Pink Grapefruit Margaritas
  9. A Thought For Food - Mezcal Citrico Cocktail
  10. A House in the Hills - Pomegranate Rosemary Spritzer
  11. The Novice Chef - Ginger Bourbon Apple Cider
  12. Bran Appetit - Citrus Cider Punch Floats


trashed up burgers

  1. Edible Perspective - Meatloaf Veggie Burgers with Mashed Potatoes + Gravy
  2. The Little Kitchen - Salmon BLT Sliders with an Avocado Aioli & Brie
  3. Daisy At Home - Balsamic Beef Burger with Mac and Cheese
  4. Cookies & Cups - Candied Bacon Maple Cheddar Burger
  5. Climbing Grier Mountain - Trashed-Up Steak Burger with Chicken Fried Bacon & Dijon Gravy
  6. Dessert For Two - Bleu Cheese Burgers + Sweet Potato Fries
  7. Country Clever - Fig Rosemary Roast Chicken Brie Brussels Sprout Panini
  8. Foodie Crush - The Best Cheeseburger Soup
  9. Lady and Pups - Spicy Sambal Chicken Meatball Sub with Eggs
  10. Two Peas & Their Pod - Sweet Potato and Kale Grilled Cheese
  11. Bake Your Day - Ultimate Breakfast Sandwich


trashed up tacos

  1. Spoon Fork Bacon - Crunchy Ground Beef and Cheesy Tacos
  2. The Fauxmartha - Boozy Beef and Butternut Tacos
  3. With Food + Love - Harvest Hash Breakfast Tacos
  4. Mountain Mama Cooks - Crispy Kale and Brussels Sprout Tacos with Bacon
  5. Heather Christo - Bahn Mi Tacos with Spicy Sriracha Honey Sauce
  6. A Couple Cooks - Loaded Huevos Rancheros Tacos
  7. Fitnessista - San Diego Lobster Street Tacos


trashed up desserts

  1. Table for Two - Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, and Brown Butter Shortbread Bars with Sprinkles
  2. My Name is Yeh - Mini Vanilla Loaf Cakes, All Trashed Up
  3. Picky Palate - Pumpkin Spice Butterscotch Sprinkle Cupcakes
  4. Sprinkle Bakes - Cake Batter Confetti Cupcakes
  5. Averie Cooks - Easy Homemade Funfetti Cake with Vanilla Buttercream
  6. Sweet Phi - Trashed Up Shortbread Cookie Bars
  7. Love & Olive Oil - Loaded Junk Food Brownies
  8. Lauren’s Latest - Bakery Sugar Cookies
  9. Cookie + Kate - Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey and Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies
  10. Flourishing Foodie - Triple Layer Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting
  11. The Sugar Hit - Salted Caramel Popcorn Ice Cream Cake
  12. Hummingbird High - Breakfast Cereal Cake Donuts
  13. Top With Cinnamon - Triple Chocolate Vanilla Swirl Crumb Cake
  14. Bake at 350 - Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sundaes
  15. Simple Bites - Lemon Layer Cake
  16. Bakerella - Baby Block Cake Pops
  17. She Wears Many Hats -  Chocolate Covered Grapefruit


trashed up pizza

  1. Bev Cooks - Beer Battered Fried Calamari Pizza
  2. Rachel Cooks - Apple and Chicken Sausage Pizza with Macaroni and Cheese Stuffed Crust
  3. Foodie With Family - Trashed Up Barbecue Turkey Pizza
  4. Shutterbean - Pesto Potato Bacon Pizza
  5. i am a food blog - Grilled Cheese Pizza
  6. My Life as a Mrs - Chili Cheese Dog Pizza
  7. Simply Scratch - Steak + Blue Cheese Pizza with Crispy Fried Shallots and Honey Balsamic Drizzle
  8. The Beeroness - Beer Cheese Tater Tot Pizza
  9. Yes I Want Cake - Roasted Pumpkin Pizza
  10. Two Red Bowls - Bacon Mashed Potato Pizza
  11. Dula Notes - Pork Bahn Mi Pizza
  12. Weelicious - Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets
  13. Take a Megabite - Roasted Beet Pizza
  14. Hungry Girl Por Vida - Hard Cider Braised Pork with Sour Cherries and Cheesy Polenta
  15. Bakers Royale - Trash’d Street Tacos
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Trashed Up Mexican Pizza Pockets (makes 8 pizza pockets)

Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 25 mins

egg free

nut free


  • 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough (recipe link below)
  • 1/2 cup cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup black beans
  • 1 cup shredded mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • oil, for brushing


1. Preheat the oven to 400F.

2. Divide the pizza dough into 8 equal pieces. Roll out each piece to a 6x6 inch rectangle.

3. In a bowl, combine the chicken, beans, cheese, and salsa, and stir to combine well.

4. Spoon filling onto one half of each dough rectangle, fold dough in half over the filling, and using a fork press the edges to seal.

5. Place pizza pockets on a greased baking sheet, brush with oil and bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown and cooked through.


Whole Wheat Pizza Dough:

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.