Ham and Cheese Pockets

I’m a big fan of convenience food, just not the kind that comes in a box at the store.  Ham and Cheese Pockets are one of those grab and go items that can be made ahead, frozen, and available at a moment’s notice.  Who says you can’t eat well when you’re on the go?!

More grab-n-go recipes:

What do you grab for a quick meal when you’re on the run? 

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  1. Ok, yum! Plus the possibilities are endless! Kudo’s for making my head spin with thoughts of filling combinations!!! Happy Tuesday!


  2. Mmm… these look great! They could even stand in as a quick breakfast for my hubby (who never leaves himself even a minute of extra time before having to leave for work!)

  3. Those look like they would be a huge hit at our house! We love your brown bag burritos… and keep those stocked in our freezer… I think I’m going to have to add these to the stash!

  4. Thanks for the idea! I have a Cheeseburger Bun recipe (http://lynneasrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/04/cheeseburger-buns.html) that is very similar to this. I can’t wait to try something a bit different as another quick lunch idea!

  5. These sound delicious! What are the heating instructions from the freezer? We always have a problem figuring that out.

  6. Great recipe! I’ve made something like this before and it’s awesome! Question – how long do you let your pockets rise before baking? And any tips of best way to reheat from freezer? Thanks 🙂

    • I don’t let them rise at all after I fill them. Just as soon as I can get them all wrapped, I stick them in the oven. I updated the post with approximate reheating times.

      • Thanks Amy, this is going to be a great go-to recipe for me to keep! I appreciate your activeness with your readers on your blog. I’ve noticed this before and it’s one reason I love your blog, you “talk” to us. 😀

        And BTW, I LOVED your Soccer Surprise post today, how awesome to hear about football players cheering on your soccer boys. 🙂

        • Thank you for your encouragement! I don’t always get to the comments in a timely manner 😉 but I DO try to get to them… eventually. LOL

  7. I think that’s awesome – my mind is going through all the filling possibilities. But I too, would love the reheating instructions.

    Thanks for all your helpful tips!

    • I just updated the post with them. Really, I never pay attention to how long things take to warm up in the oven or microwave, but I’m guessing 20 in a 250 degree oven and about 2 minutes in the microwave.

  8. Oh wow – those look DELICIOUS!!!!

  9. These look great! I’m sure my 5 year old would love them! I can’t wait to give them a try.

  10. This is the same way I make Runzas except they just have browned ground beef, shredded cabbage and Mozzarella cheese in them.

  11. analisa lopez says:

    I have been making these for weeks and LOVE them. The problem is I can’t keep them around long and after making them once a week it gets tiring. Im wondering if the dough would be ok in the refrigerator if I make it one day and finish them the next. What do you think?

  12. Ive been looking at this recipe about 2 weeks and finally made them today. I did half ham and cheese and half pepperoni and cheese. The ham ones came out first and can I say oh my gracious! Wonderful! My family will love these! Thanks for this great idea! Many blessings!

  13. I am making these tonight for dinner with chicken, bacon and ranch. Hopefully hubby likes them because if he does, I can make several different types to keep on hand when I start school in the summer for our lunches.

  14. Virginia says:

    I love these, so easy to make too. Especially with BBQ pulled pork, I have even made them with Turkey, Gravy and Stuffing, then dip it into a cranberry sauce/cream cheese mixture, oh makes my toes curl!

  15. shannon says:

    Hello! I found you from Money Saving Mom. Anyway, made these today and they are so soft! I am super impressed as I’ve been making a stromboli for a few years but the bread is much tougher. I used white whole wheat just like you and sometimes in my stromboli use a little AP to make it a softer. I may try your dough recipe in my stromboli now.

    Also, I must have stuffed mine fuller because I ran out of ham and also made pizza pockets then. I made a ham and cheese that are 1/2 sized for my toddler. Thanks so much for a great recipe!

    • I use (pretty much) that same bread recipe for pigs in a blanket, too. Total kid pleaser. 🙂 Glad you liked it!

  16. Do you know of a bread-machine version for the dough? Would the general “dough” setting work? This looks so good!

    • I don’t know a specific version, but yes, the “dough” setting is what you want. Just add the ingredients in the order that your bread machine book suggests. (For mine, it was always wet ingredients first, then flour, then other dry ingredients.

  17. what can I substitute for the ham? I can’t eat pork. I want something with the same texture as ham. Would turkey breast work?

  18. Can you make this dough by hand? I do not have a mixer or bread machine. Thank you for this recipe. Your newest subscriber.


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