Nutrition of Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
If you’re looking for a delicious, convenient way to enjoy the classic flavor of a ham and cheese sandwich without the fat and calories, a ham and cheese hot pocket is the perfect choice. These savory frozen snacks combine Hickory ham, reduced-fat cheddar cheese and sauce inside flaky croissant crust for a bite-sized entrée that’s packed with protein.
Homemade Hot Pockets
With help from a box of frozen puff pastry, these homemade ham and cheese hot pockets are a simple shortcut that taste just as good as a shop-bought version! They’re also gluten-free, so they can be a healthy snack option for people with celiac disease or wheat allergies.
How to Make Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
Start by preparing the dough. You can use store-bought puff pastry or a homemade pizza dough, but I prefer to buy refrigerated dough because it saves time.
Roll out the dough into a rectangle that’s about 14 inches wide by 18 inches long and about 1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle a generous amount of shredded cheddar cheese onto half of the dough, then top that with a sliced slice of ham. Fold the other half of dough over and seal by pressing together the edges.
Bake Your Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
Prepare your ham and cheese hot pockets by brushing the crusts with egg wash and placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 12-14 minutes in a 400 deg F oven, then let cool on wire racks.