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Homemade “Hot Pockets” Makeover

Soft, fresh, whole wheat rolls stuffed with melty cheese, ham, and vegetables.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Homemade “Hot Pockets” Makeover
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 34 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 492kcal


  • 4 1/2 teaspoon yeast, active dry
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 1/2 cup flour, whole wheat
  • 8 ounce ham
  • 3 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3/4 cup green peas, frozen
  • 1 medium bell pepper, red


  • In a large mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, then add warm milk, olive oil, egg, salt, and honey. Stir well.
  • Add in 3 cups of flour, and stir until well-combined.
  • *Slowly add more flour, 1/4 cup at at time, until dough becomes soft manageable but is still quite soft. (We find that about 3 1/3 cups is about right.)
  • Knead the dough for a few minutes, then let it rise in the bowl, covered, for 30-60 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Punch down the dough, and divide it into 14 small balls.
  • Roll out each ball to a diameter of about 5 inches, then fill the centers with 3-4 tablespoons of diced ham, shredded cheese, peas, and diced peppers.
  • Fold up the hot pockets like little packages, then place them seam-down on a greased cookie sheet.
  • Brush the tops with an egg wash, if you like.
  • Bake at 400 F for about 14 minutes, or until the hot pockets are golden brown and no longer doughy.
  • Cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet.


Calories: 492kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 872mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g