Making Healthified Ham Hot Pockets is a great to use up ham leftovers in a new and exciting way after a big feast.
Do you have leftover ham from a Christmas feast? After Easter, I was reading about what you can do with leftover ham, and saw this great recipe for making homemade hot pockets from the Purposeful Mom that inspired my adaption for this creation. I have never eaten a hot pocket before putting this together, but I thought it was such a great idea.
All of my kids had fun assisting me in the kitchen, as they got to cut out, shape, and fork their own hot pockets to eat. The prep took a bit of time, but it was time well spent making memories, and making great food!
Like I said the prep took a bit of time, but it was time well spent as I doubled the recipe, froze some, made memories with the kids, and enjoyed some great food! Since we had the extra ham filling and pizza crust from being doubled, we made them again the next day, much more efficiently, since all of the dough making and cutting had been done. Everything goes much faster when the prep is done!
The kids adore this recipe. They love creating and eating their own food. So fun! **Updated 3/14.
You can even take the crust and a mini muffin pan, and make little ham tartlets. Just shape the crust in the muffin pan, and place a little scoop of ham mixture onto the crust. Bake for about 12-15 minutes, or until edges are a golden brown. The ham tartlets are the perfect little appetizer or snack.
Healthified Hot Pockets
- pizza crust, can use easy 4 ingredient homemade recipe here-this recipe can be soaked for better digestion
- 1 cup cubed ham
- 1 cup finely chopped broccoli
- 1 cup finely chopped cauliflower
- 1 cup of mashed potatoes, optional (I had them leftover from Easter, and they made a great addition)
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/3 finely chopped bell pepper, I used red
- 1/3 finely chopped onion, I used red onion
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- dash of cayenne pepper (I almost always add a dash to a main dish)
- salt and pepper to taste
- egg white to make the crust shiny and golden, optional (I did not do this)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients except pizza crust in a large bowl.
- Roll out the pizza crust on a floured surface.
- Cut into your desired shape, remembering it will be folded in half.
- Spoon ham mixture into your shaped pizza crust.
- Fold crust over, and press the edges down with your fingers.
- Use a fork to press down the edges, to make a nice, decorative edge.
- Bake for 17-22 minutes, or until edges are a golden brown.