Homemade Hot Pockets

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!!

Super easy homemade Hot Pockets!

You will need:HomemadePizza dough

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).

4. Pull up the edges of the dough and connect them by pinching together.homemade(I was making these for my kiddos, so I made them much smaller than normal.)

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).homemade hot pocketsThese are a great kid-friendly meal that uses up leftovers. Win-win!!homemade hot pocketI hope you enjoy!

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September 18, 2015
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  • Reply Ellen Oliveira

    These look so yummy! I’ve never had a hot pocket but I’m sure these are ten times better for you.

    September 18, 2015 at 9:30 am
  • Reply Jill @ Maggie May's

    oh I love this!!!!
    I’ve thought about making my own pop tarts but I got discouraged at “pastry” 🙂
    I can handle buying a tube of pizza dough and filling it! My kids and husband will love this too. thank you!!

    September 18, 2015 at 9:46 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      Sure! So easy! LOL! Pop tarts are a good idea! I loved them as a kid, but I don’t feel great about letting my kids have them…:D

      September 21, 2015 at 11:50 am
  • Reply Deanna

    These sound yummy, I can’t wait to make them! Thanks for sharing!

    September 18, 2015 at 9:46 am
  • Reply Kristen

    My kids and hubby will TOTALLY love this! pinning!

    September 18, 2015 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Lauren

    What an awesome idea!! Also, You need to post all your nut butters on here, the ones you talked about on periscope! 🙂

    September 18, 2015 at 1:08 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      I will! I wrote a post about them already last year. I’ll share the nut butters one everywhere-along with the almond butter one. 😀

      September 21, 2015 at 11:49 am
  • Reply Chanity

    What a great idea!! My husband loooves Hot Pockets so I bet he would love these!

    September 18, 2015 at 6:59 pm
  • Reply Jules Ruud

    That simple, huh? I am not a cook, but I feel that I could even do this. Thanks so much for sharing! Thanks for sharing. Definitely saving this recipe.

    September 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      It really is so easy! And tasty-well I guess that depends on what you put in it. 🙂 Ha!

      September 19, 2015 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Tamara

    YES! so much yes! I am trying these. Hello pregnancy craving, this is perfect because I can control what goes in.

    September 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm
  • Reply Twitchetts.com

    I love this idea!! I Hate to throw away leftovers. I’m with you once you start reading labels you really change what you buy!!

    September 21, 2015 at 7:32 am
  • Reply CourtneyLynne

    Omg I need to make these. The frozen section hot pockets are a favorite of mine lol….no shame 😉 so these… Omg! They must be amazing lol

    September 21, 2015 at 8:19 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      lol!! These are so good!! They take a few minutes longer, but so much better!

      September 21, 2015 at 8:24 am
  • Reply Stacy Montes

    Looks yummilicious….and not too difficult to make too. Need to try in this weekend.

    September 25, 2015 at 5:04 am
    • Reply mamabyfire@gmail.com

      I hope you like them! They really are very easy!!

      September 25, 2015 at 5:36 am

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