Forget the store-bought hot pockets. Who needs them? You can make this Large Family Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets Lunch Freezer Meals recipe from scratch to create a flavorful and simple meal that is better for you. It is kid-approved and will surely satisfy your little ones!
My kids have enjoyed eating hot pockets for as long as I can remember. I would heat them in the microwave for them as a quick and tasty lunch when I was pressed for time and had lots of things to do. While those microwaveable hot pockets were quite convenient, I have since learned how to make my own, and I promise they taste a lot better than the ones you can find at the grocery store.
Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets Lunch Freezer Meal
These Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets are customizable and fresh. They taste much better because you get to use the freshest ingredients and eat them straight from the oven. You can make your dough (and you can also freeze it for later), add your ingredients, and prepare these Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets in no time so that your children will have a delicious meal that is perfect for lunch or dinner.
The Main Ingredients in the Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
The primary ingredients in these hot pockets are ham and cheese, but you need to have your dough before you can add ham and cheese. Prepare a buttery, fluffy dough using active dry yeast, sugar, flour, butter, and a few eggs.
When you mix these ingredients, you get the perfect consistency for a dough that will taste great with ham, cheese, and any other ingredients you might choose to put in your dough pockets.
Different Options For the Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
When I make the Hot Pockets, I like to make ham in the instant pot ahead of time to use in this recipe. It saves time later and costs less. I prefer thinly sliced over chunks of ham, but you can use cubed pieces of ham or thicker pieces if you prefer or don’t have a way to cut them thin. Lots of different types of cheeses taste good with ham, so you can use your favorite.
I like using a blend of sharp and mild cheddar cheese. If you do not like mild or sharp cheddar, pick the type of cheese that you would typically add to a ham and cheese sandwich, such as American or Swiss.
How to Store Your Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
After baking the Hot Pockets, give them a few minutes to cool off before serving. If you do not eat them all, place them on top of parchment paper inside a food container. Put the lid on the food container and put your Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets in the fridge.
Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets Lunch Freezer Meal Directions
Once they are cooked in the oven, you can simply microwave them from the refrigerator and have them on the go. I have stored these hot pockets in the freezer for two to three months at a time. It is less time-consuming to make the hot pockets ahead of time, freeze a bunch, and then let the kids microwave them when they want to have them.
Here are more lunch ideas your family will enjoy!
- Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
- Chicken Fajita Quesadillas
- Chicken Enchilada
- Freezer PB&J sandwiches
- Silly Face Plates for lunch
- Southwestern Chicken Wraps
Large Family Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets Lunch Freezer MealsPrint
You can make this Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets freezer meal recipe from scratch to create a flavorful and simple meal for your large family. It is kid-approved and will surely satisfy your little ones!
- 4 (12 ounce) cans crescent dough sheets
- 4 (8 ounce) packages diced ham
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup mustard
- 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, combine the ham, mayonnaise, mustard, and cheese.
Roll out the dough and divide each sheet into 9 rectangles.
Using a medium cookie scoop, place ham filling into the center of each dough rectangle. Cover the rectangle with another piece of dough. Crimp the edges with a fork to seal.
Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Freezer Meal Directions:
- Place your cooled Ham & Cheese hot pockets in a large gallon freezer bag or individually wrap.
- Set out to defrost from the freezer into the refrigerator that day before you need these freezer meal lunches.
- The following day for lunch just reheat these hot pockets in the microwave as needed. Remove individual wrapping before microwaving if you frozen them that way. Microwave times may vary.
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Having these on hand will be a huge time saver for your family. They are easy to make ahead of time and can be used right away or stored for later.
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