Homemade Hot Pockets

Friday, July 26, 2019
Hot Pockets are as much fun to make as they are to eat!


I love making them, they're a little surprise bundle that the kids go crazy over along with the entire family.


Fun for back to school, after road trips, game day and so much more!


I usually love to make quick foods in cupcake tins like breakfast biscuits, but these were so much easier!


They are so versatile and perfect just about anytime you need a quick meal all in one crispy neat package!


I make quite a few at a time and freeze them, so when I am pressed for time (which is quite often) then I just reheat them.


These are perfect when I need something on the run, on the way to the beach, when someone is hungry in a pinch, with a new and creative idea almost every time.


The best part is how economical these are to make as most of the fillings we use are leftovers!


These are so much healthier done in the air fryer, baked or in a toaster oven.


So many possibilities to choose from whether you fill them with fruits for a sweet treat or making them for a quick dinner.


I always keep a few ingredients on hand that aren't perishable to make a quick hot pocket.


Using low carb tortilla shells are a healthy alternative and really tasty!





Scroll down to my recipe card for all these great ideas!





these hot pockets with leftovers inside a flour tortilla shell and air fried or baked









Great Anytime



If you are looking for easy, quick and economical, you just hit the jackpot.


They're perfect for road trips, game day, parties and done in no time.


The use of leftovers make them economical and I just love repurposing leftovers for these filling ideas!


These little tortilla filled bundles are perfect for busy on the go families.


You can make the fillings from sweet to savory for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and even desserts.


Kids just love them for back to school lunches or a quick breakfast all in one hot pocket breakfast treat.


They sure pack a lot of great flavors and a great way to use up leftovers you may have.


Assembly is easy starting with a low carb flour tortilla and your favorite filling and some shredded cheeses.


We love tortilla wraps so these are a bonus being air fried and hot!


That's it, you're on your way to making a low-carb treat for in minutes.


Anything you can create will be delicious when baked or air fried with this crispy outer shell and all that melted cheese oozing out.





This is a colorful plate of filled homemade hot pockets made with flour tortilla and filled with eggs, bacon and ham with cheeses for breakfast




Ingredients to keep on hand


  • scrambled eggs
  • chopped fruits
  • cream cheese
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • Nutella
  • cooked meats IE ham, pepperoni, cooked bacon, canned meats of any kind leftover, tuna, boiled boneless chicken or rotisserie chicken off the bone
  • shredded or sliced cheeses any kinds
  • salad dressings, sour cream, taco sauce, marinara sauce, buffalo chicken sauce, barbecue sauce
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes, peppers, olives or other raw vegetables you like for garnish
  • leftovers IE: chili, stews, leftover rotisserie chicken, and/or (cooked beef, pulled pork, burgers, hotdogs, etc) or anything that can be used as a filling




These are flour tortilla with various fillings of chili, ham, eggs and cheeses





Toppings



These taste great just the way they are, or dress them up with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, jalapenos and make a whole meal in itself if using a chili filling or even any meat fillings.


How versatile are these?


Oh my goodness!


The skies the limit.


Really whatever is in your fridge can go in the middle of these!


Bananas, marshmallows and chocolate chips are another favorite quick dessert my kid's love!


Late-night snacks and even using simple ingredients like apples and cream cheese fillings to satisfy a sweet tooth in a moments notice!


Just get creative.



These are folded filled flour Tortilla




Suggestions for Fillings



Note: For leftover casseroles fillings, they need to be a thicker style IE chili, stews, as too much liquid will ruin the pockets. Always add cheeses to those fillings.


Quesadilla

Any shredded cheeses, jalapeno peppers, olives or whatever cooked meats you like.
Garnish after cooked with shredded lettuce, tomatoes. sour cream



Steak and Beef

Sliced leftover roast beef or steak can be used for Philly tortilla wraps just add onions, peppers, and cheeses.


Rotisserie chicken:

Ceasar style wraps with dressing: cooked chicken shreds of Parmesan cheese and romaine lettuce
Buffalo chicken hot pockets; cooked chicken, buffalo sauce, blue cheese chopped and sharp cheddar
Cordon Blue: ham, cheese, cooked chicken


Leftover Hamburgers and Hotdogs:

Cheesedogs: Hotdogs sliced with shredded cheese or a dollop of chili for chili cheese dogs
Hotdogs cut up with sauerkraut, Dubliner cheese shredded, spicy brown mustard
Cheeseburgers, leftover hamburger cut up, shredded cheese, add some condiments of choice


Pork Ideas

Shredded pulled pork hot pockets with barbecue sauce and shredded cheese
Pork with apple slices, sharp cheddar
Shredded pork with Asian sauce and shredded cheese of choice


Sweet Things

Nutella
Peanut butter and jelly
Slices of apples and caramel
Raspberries or other fruit with cream cheese
Bananas, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows




These are flour tortilla filled with buffalo chicken filling, blue cheese dressing, shredded cheddar cheese



They all look the same!



Here is a solution I use when making an assortment of all different fillings.


You need to mark them with a vegetable of some kind, whatever you have.


Tuna, I add a slice of pickle on top with a toothpick.


Chicken, I use black olives with a toothpick.


You get the ideas, just add some kind of markers on top so you know what they are.


The first time I did this for breakfast, my son got the chili filled and was pretty shocked it was egg-filled!


I was making all the different ones for the freezer unmarked!




These are filled and baked flour tortilla





Tips PLEASE READ


  • Use around 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling
  • Don't overfill the tortilla
  • Always place filling in the center
  • Seam side down, to prevent opening and filling spillage
  • Always use butter or another flavored spray for crispier flaky pockets before cooking
  • For easy cleanup in the oven, place on parchment paper
  • If baking in the oven oil spray then bake at 400 degrees for around 10 minutes, keep checking for how brown they are
  • (remember everything is cooked but the tortilla for filling)
  • Use vegetables to mark them when making assorted fillings
  • If using an air fryer check the tortilla at 3 minutes, mine took a total of 7 minutes to brown
  • If freezing place on a cookie sheet, freeze and add to freezer bags sheet wax paper or parchment between each. Thaw in refrigerator overnight or reheat in foil-wrapped.



this is a baked flour filled tortilla showing how the seam has sealed with baking it seam side down




Folding Seam Down




After filling in the center of each tortilla of filling choices, fold both sides to the center and then the two opposites to make your pocket.


Place seam side down on either parchment paper if baking or oil sprayed air fryer basket.



These are very hot fillings, cool before eating for at least 4 minutes.



this is three flour tortilla baked and crispy outside




Healthier Hot Pockets



These are deliciously baked, air fried (and although not my choice you can microwave these for 30 seconds for a quick alternative) and done in no time at all.


Use low carb tortilla or make your own homemade.


If freezing you can reheat your hot pockets using them wrapped in foil in a toaster oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes,  unwrapped in an air fryer for 2 minutes, or the wrapped in foil in the oven at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.


Substitute yogurt if using salad dressing for toppings or in a filling for flavor.


Low fat cream cheese also works great to bind your ingredients together.


Boil boneless chicken breasts to have chicken available for any fillings.



these are flour tortilla sprayed with butter spray and on parchment paper




Easy and Quick



It's ok if you don't have an air fryer, baked is fine.


Of course, you can fry them, but these are made low carb and healthy.


Adapt to your favorite cooking method.



this is a flour tortilla filled hot pockets all browned that is in the Air Fryer basket and air fried




Air Fried Flavor



The outside is crispy and perfectly browned and they taste fried without the extra calories.


Warning, the inside is extremely hot!


Let cool or cut in half before serving.


These will cook quickly so keep an eye on them and check them at 3 to 4 minutes.


Air fryer wattage varies.




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this is three flour tortilla baked and crispy outside




Fun for the Whole Family




No matter what kind of filling you pick, there is something for everyone here to enjoy.


My personal favorite is the pepperoni pizza style with mozzarella, pepperoni and that's it easy peasy!


Make everyone get in on the fun and start making healthier homemade hot pockets.





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Homemade Hot Pockets

prep time: 5 Mcook time: 7 Mtotal time: 12 M
These are easily baked or air fried hot pockets made with Low Carb flour tortilla. Here are many suggestions from sweet to savory filling ideas. Perfect for back to school, lunches, snacks and even game day events! Leftovers never tasted so good!

ingredients:

  • Low Carb Flour Tortilla
  • Butter flavored oil spray
  • Tools Needed
  • Baking Pan
  • Optional Cooking Methods: Air Fry, toaster oven, or oven-baked
  • or microwaved
  • Filling Suggestions:
  • scrambled eggs
  • chopped fruits
  • cream cheese
  • peanut butter and jelly
  • Nutella
  • cooked meats IE ham, pepperoni, cooked bacon, canned meats of any kind leftover, tuna, boiled boneless chicken or rotisserie chicken off the bone
  • shredded or sliced cheeses any kinds
  • Garnish
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes, peppers, olives or other raw vegetables you like for garnishing the cooked hot pockets
  • salad dressings, sour cream, taco sauce, marinara sauce, buffalo chicken sauce, barbecue sauce
  • For Tortilla fillings using leftovers: leftover casseroles fillings, they need to be a thicker style IE chili, stews, as too much liquid will ruin the pockets.
  • Always add cheeses to those fillings.

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Hot Pockets

  1. Instructions: All filled flour tortilla needs to be light oil sprayed before cooking
  2. Layout a tortilla, place up to 3 tablespoons in the center then fold sides to the middle creating a square pocket. Cook by one of the methods below.
  3. For Air Fried fill, fold seam side down, air fry on 400 for 7 minutes checking at 4 minutes to see if they are browned.
  4. For Baking or Toaster oven, fill, fold seam side down on parchment paper at 400 degrees 10 minutes.
  5. Optional: Microwave for 30 seconds, ut they will not brown.
  6. Note: For leftover casseroles fillings, they need to be a thicker style IE chili, stews, as too much liquid will ruin the pockets. Always add cheeses to those fillings.
  7. Quesadilla
  8. Any shredded cheeses, jalapeno peppers, olives or whatever cooked meats you like.
  9. Garnish after cooked with shredded lettuce, tomatoes. sour cream
  10. Steak and Beef or roast beef or corned beef from the deli
  11. Sliced leftover roast beef or steak can be used for Philly tortilla wraps just add onions, peppers, and cheeses.
  12. Beef with barbecue sauce
  13. Beef with Asian sauce and cheese
  14. Corned beef, thousand islands dressing,  sauerkraut, swiss cheese
  15. Chicken Recipes:
  16. Rotisserie chicken or any cooked chicken or leftover cooked turkey, even deli meats:
  17. Ceasar style wraps with dressing: cooked chicken shreds of Parmesan cheese and romaine lettuce
  18. Buffalo chicken hot pockets; cooked chicken, buffalo sauce, blue cheese chopped and sharp cheddar
  19. Cordon Blue: ham, cheese, cooked chicken
  20. Chicken,   shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, fresh basil
  21. Chicken, alfredo sauce, a slice of cheese, bacon or ham
  22. Leftover Hamburgers and Hotdogs:
  23. Cheesedogs: Hotdogs sliced with shredded cheese or a dollop of chili for chili cheese dogs
  24. Hotdogs cut up with sauerkraut, Dubliner cheese shredded, spicy brown mustard
  25. Cheeseburgers, leftover hamburger cut up, shredded cheese, add some condiments of choice
  26. Pork Ideas:
  27. Shredded pulled pork hot pockets with barbecue sauce and shredded cheese
  28. Pork with apple slices, sharp cheddar
  29. Shredded pork with Asian sauce and shredded cheese of choice
  30. Sweet Things
  31. Nutella
  32. Peanut butter and jelly
  33. Slices of apples and caramel
  34. Fresh berries like raspberries or other fruit with cream cheese
  35. Diced peaches, pears with cream cheese, walnuts and dried cranberries
  36. Bananas, mini chocolate chips, mini marshmallows
Calories
145
Fat (grams)
9
Carbs (grams)
6
Protein (grams)
4
low carb tortilla based ones with only 4g net carbs, each of these tortillas is packed with 3g of protein, 24% of your recommended daily intake of fiber, and has only 45 calorie
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2 comments

  1. Anything that is made with a buffalo chicken flavor is a guaranteed winner, in my buffalo-loving opinion! I like that it has a wrap around it so that it's easier to pick up and enjoy! Happy 2016 Claudia!

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  2. Yes oh yes. Love every combination of buffalo chicken (with chunky blue cheese) under the sun! these are perfect! (And low-carb!)

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