As a mom on a budget, I’m always looking for ways to eat up the leftovers in the house. There is nothing worse than throwing away the remainder of a delicious meal because everybody was getting tired of it. I started putting leftovers in pizza dough then cooking it and they reminded me of hot pockets!
I used to love eating Hot Pockets. My husband and I would get them all the time before we had kids. But I remember one day, I started dissecting it, and really looking at what I was eating. The meat didn’t look real. And the ingredients list goes on and on….and on… In other words, they are crazy processed!
Since I’ve started making them at home they have been a hit. They are super simple too!!
Any type of filling you have on hand-
Chicken, ham, cheese, broccoli, carrots….
1. Separate the dough into 4-6 even sections.
2. Flatten the dough as much as its elasticity will allow. Use a rolling pin if you must. (I usually stretch it out by hand.)
3. Put your fillings in the center. If you’re using veggies, be sure they are cooked-and if it’s a particularly watery vegetable (I’m looking at you, broccoli), be sure to squeeze out any excess water. Baking these in the oven will not cook the veggies (at least not all the way).
5. Flip it over so the seam side is down. Brush it with butter if you like, and dust with garlic salt or any other seasoning you prefer.
6. Bake at 400 degrees and check on them in 10 minutes (my oven runs really hot, so you may have to cook it longer).These are a great kid-friendly meal that uses up leftovers. Win-win!!I hope you enjoy!
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