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Whole Wheat Broccoli Cheese Hand Pies

Easy, delicious comfort food that's portable!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword broccoli, cheesehandpies, handpies, savoryhandpies, vegetarianhandpies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 8


  • 10 cups chopped, cooked 1-inch broccoli florets
  • 16 ounces whole wheat pizza dough
  • 16 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded or sliced thin
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil


  • Heat the oven to 400˚F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness.
  • Cut into 8, 7-inch circles.  (I use an inverted bowl to do this.) You may need to gather up the dough and roll it out again to make eight circles.
  • Place half the cheese on the rounds to within a half inch of the edge of each piece of dough. (The cheese forms a barrier between the dough and the broccoli to keep the hand pie from getting soggy.)
  • Place about a cup of broccoli on top of the cheese and top with remaining cheese. 
  • Fold the dough in half over the broccoli and cheese filling, and seal the edges with the tines of a fork.
  • Gently transfer the hand pies on to the baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before eating.


Per hand pie: 436 calories, 23 grams fat, 11 grams saturated fat, 56 milligrams cholesterol, 838 milligrams sodium, 8 grams fiber, 21 grams protein, 481 milligrams calcium.