Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets

You can never go wrong with the delicious combination of savory ham covered in gooey melted cheese, and these homemade hot pockets are no exception. Stuffed inside a warm puff pastry dough, these treats also add a unique taste of mustard for a combined flavorful bite! Enjoy these blasts from the pasts at home or easily snag some when on-the-go for a tasty ham and cheese recipe that will never get old.

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Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets

Makes: 4 servings


  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 1 (6-ounce or larger) package thinly sliced black forest ham
  • 4 slices mild cheddar cheese
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon, yellow, or honey mustard (about 1 teaspoon per pocket)
  • 1 large egg, whisked


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Roll out pastry sheet slightly. Cut into fourths.
  2. Add 2 slices of ham, 1 slice of cheese (folded in half), and a squirt of mustard (smeared) to each pocket. Then brush a whisked egg on the edges of the half of the square with meat and cheese, so you can fold over the top and seal the edges. 

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  3. Fold over the top half of the dough and pinch the edges or crimp them with a fork to seal the dough together. Place pockets on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cut a few slits on top of each pocket with a knife for ventilation, and then brush the tops with the whisked egg. 

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  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. The dough should rise and get flakey. (The time will depend on how juicy the ham is and if it leaks out of the pocket while baking. Serve hot.)
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