Monday, February 04, 2008

Homemade Hot Pockets

A few weeks ago my husband went to the grocery store with me. That usually means that things end up in the cart that normally wouldn't be there. One thing that ended up in the cart was a box of Hot Pockets. Quite pricey not to mention who knows what is in them. My solutions was to try making my own.

Make bread recipe of your choice. (I use the basic white from Betty Crocker.) Allow bread to rise. Punch down dough and divide into 16 pieces (for a double loaf recipe). Roll each section of dough into a circle. Add your desired filling. I made ham & cheese and pizza. Fold over your dough and pinch edges together. Pinch firmly so they won't open while rising. I used a fork to make a good seal. Allow to rise. Note: it may take longer then normal to rise if your filling is cold. Bake at 400 for approximately 10 minutes.

The leftovers went into my freezer for lunches. They can be re-heated in the microwave for a minute or two, depending on how hot your microwave is. Chuck gaves these the thumbs up, so this will be a staple around our house. Enjoy!


  1. Wendy,

    Great idea!

    My mom used to make us "pizza pockets," and they become a brown-bag lunch staple. She cut pita bread in half, spread pizza sauce, and added cheese and toppings. They freeze really well, and we loved them.

  2. What a great idea! My son loves Hot Pockets. I'm going to have to try this. Thanks.

  3. Absolutely fabulous idea!

    Mrs. U

  4. Those sound fantastic!!! What a great idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing! :)

  5. Wonderful idea, Wendy! I will be trying these for sure!


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