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Homemade ham and cheese hot pockets

Homemade Mushroom Ham and Cheese Pockets

Looking for a leftover ham recipe? Try these insanely good mushroom ham and cheese pockets, kind of a like a homemade hot pocket! Freezer friendly + delish.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword ham and cheese pocket, homemade hot pocket
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 383kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers



  • 2 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/3 cup flour


  • 1/2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/4 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup ham, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Egg wash:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk


  • Add yeast, sugar, and water to the bowl of a stand mixer. Let sit for 10 minutes – it should be a bit bubbly.
  • Add oil, salt, and flour. Use dough hook attachment on medium speed on your mixer until it’s well combined. Let rest for another 10 minutes.
  • While dough is resting, preheat oven to 450 degrees. Also during this time, heat butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook for about 5-7 minutes, until tender.
  • Pour mushrooms into a mixing bowl. Add ham and shredded cheddar cheese. Set aside for now.
  • When your dough has finished resting, divide it into 6 balls. Roll out each ball in a rectangular(ish) shape.
  • Spoon your mushroom ham and cheese filling onto one side of each piece of dough. Carefully fold them up, similar to how you would fold up a burrito. Use a fork to crimp down the edges to secure everything, and cut off any excess dough if there happens to be any.*
  • Cut a few slits in the top of each pocket with a knife. Place the pockets on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk for the egg wash. Brush the egg wash on each mushroom ham and cheese pocket.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until the outside is golden brown and dough is cooked through. Let cool a little and enjoy now, or place in a gallon size freezer bag to enjoy later.
  • To reheat from frozen, put on a plate and cover with a slightly damp paper towel. Heat for 1:30 minutes in the microwave, or until center is hot (add another 30 seconds if needed).


  • *Instead of folding it up burrito-style, you can also just fold down the edges and crimp them.
  • The crust is a little softer coming out of the microwave compared to fresh out of the oven, so if you want that crispy crust, pop them into a hot oven or toaster oven for a few minutes.
Nutrition analysis (approximate per serving):
383 calories, 16.5 g fat, 7 g sat fat, 981 mg sodium, 39.5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 18.5 g protein, Vitamin A: 5%, Vitamin C: 0%, Calcium: 18%, Iron: 18%


Calories: 383kcal