Parent & Kid-Friendly Recipes: Homemade Hot Pockets
These delicious and easy-to-make hot pockets taste just like the store-bought ones we love so much but EVEN better (yes, it's possible). They're both crispy and soft at the same time. Plus, they are made with a few simple ingredients that you likely have lying around your kitchen, and they're freezer-friendly! We like to keep the daily decision making down to a minimum and a recipe like this helps us do just that.
Makes: 8 serving | Prep Time: 2 hours (this accounts for dough rising time)
- 4 cups flour
- 1½ tsp salt
- 1½ Tbsp yeast
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1½ cups warm water
- 2½ cups of chopped ham or pepperoni
- 3 cups mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup marinara sauce
- Add flour, salt and yeast to a food processor with the blade attachment and pulse until well mixed.
- Pulse in olive oil.
- While your processor is running, pour in the warm water. Let the machine run until dough pulls away from the edges and forms a ball.
- Put dough in a greased bowl (more olive oil works) and cover. Let it rise until it doubles in size.
- Take handfuls of the dough and roll out into a small circle about the size of your hand. Add your preferred amount of pizza sauce, cheese, and meat and fold the circle of dough over to make a half circle.
- Tightly seal the edges and bake on a cookie sheet at 450°F for 12-15 minutes.
- You can use this same dough recipe but mix up the flavors to keep this recipe fresh and the kids guessing. Here are some of our favorite combinations:
Spinach and feta
Ground beef, cheese, and salsa
Veggies and pesto
- To freeze: After baked and cooled, wrap each hot pocket in plastic wrap and place in a freezer safe ziploc bag. Freeze for later use. P.S. Don't forget to label your bags with the bake date and the flavor combo.
- To reheat from frozen: Cover the hot pocket with a paper towel and microwave for 90 seconds. Heat it up in the microwave for an additional 30-60 seconds. Remember to let cool before your hungry kids get to enjoying them.