If your kids love Hot Pockets for a treat, it can be hard to splurge when they are not only expensive but not very healthy!Â But here is an easy recipe so you can make your own hot pockets right at home, meaning you can control the filling… and maybe even sneak some finely chopped up vegetables into the insides without your kids noticing 🙂
2 tbsp margarine
2 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded lunchmeat (ie. ham, turkey, chicken)
1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 can of Pillsbury Grands Biscuits (the larger size biscuits)
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 cups Frosted Flakes, crushed (a great job for the kids!)
Heat oven to 375F
In one bowl, combine shredded lunch meat with cheese.
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium low heat. Add flour, salt and pepper, mixing until well mixed with the melted butter. Add milk and cook for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, then add the lunch meat and cheese mixture, stirring again until well combined.
Pop the Pillsbury biscuit can, and roll out each biscuit so it is about 5″ across. Using a measuring cup, scoop about 1/4 to 1/3 of the mixture ino the middle of each biscuit. Fold the biscuit over in half and pinch the edges together so they stick (they will be shaped like the real hot pockets you buy).
Brush each biscuit with egg, then dip in Frosted Flakes until both sides are coated. Bake on a tin foil lined cookie sheet for 20-25 minutes or until the Pillsbury dough is golden and fully cooked through. Serve!
Make Healthier Hot Pockets: Use Corn Flakes rather than frosted flakes. Add finely chopped pieces of broccoli or zucchini in the meat/cheese mixture. Use low fat cheese.
We don’t eat a lot of this kind of stuff in our family, but my friend’s two teenage boys go through stuff like this like its going out of style. I am going to share this with her, and maybe suggest that if the boys want hot pockets, they make them themselves!
Jaime Kiser says
Anyone know if you can freeze these and cook them later?
Yes, you can definitely freeze them, I wouldn’t use meat that had been previously frozen though to be on the safe side.
My question is, can you cook them and then freeze them so the kids can just pop them in the microwave like you would a regular hot pocket?