DIY Hot Pockets: Perfect On-the-go Meal

There was a time when I thought nothing of a quick run through Wendy’s or wherever to feed the kids with the dollar menu, but that gets expensive!  I discovered a kid-friendly, incredibly easy to make and oh-so-convenient portable meal solution – DIY Hot Pockets.

DIY Hot Pockets
This hot pocket recipe is such an easy way to use up leftovers in the fridge.  We have made hamburger pockets, wrapped up hotdogs, and even made a version of chicken cordon bleu, where we layered chicken, ham and cheese.  All of them are yummy, easy to make, easy to transport and quickly gobbled up.

Homemade Hot Pockets For Kids How we made Hot Pockets:


We used our no-fail bread recipe, and rather than making rolls, we rolled the dough out into rectangles or triangles.

Smooth a fat source on the dough (ex: Cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream).  IF you don’t use a fat source the meat has a tendency to get dry.,

Add a vegetable.  We have filled out pockets with peppers, onions, broccoli heads, spinach, and more!

Layer proteins like cooked chicken breast, hotdog, bacon, even hamburger patties.

Fold the dough over the filling, ensuring that the edges are well sealed.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minuets (time varies depending on how full you make them).


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An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).