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Hammy Hot Pockets

April 21, 2010

So what do you do with leftovers from a 10-lb ham??  How about some ham, cheese, and broccoli hot pockets? These are pretty quick to pull together, plus you could make them bite-sized for parties or larger for a meal.  I cheated and used store-bought crescent roll dough, but feel free to make your own!  Using two cans will give you 16 pockets, and you could estimate about 2-3 per person for a meal along with a salad.

You will need…

  • 2 cans reduced-fat crescent roll dough
  • 1 1/5 c cooked ham, chopped
  • 3/4 c broccoli, chopped
  • 3/4 c cheese, shredded (I used a combination of cheddar and jack)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Dijon mustard, to taste
  • Paprika, to taste (optional)

Then you…

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.  Line a cookie sheet (or two) with aluminum foil or parchment paper.  This will make your clean up much easier.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ham with the broccoli and cheese.  Season with salt and pepper.Hammy Filling
  3. Remove the crescent dough from its can.  For each triangle, lightly stretch the wider end and then spread a little of the mustard in the middle of the wider part.
  4. Spoon about 2 T of the ham mixture in a small mound on top of the mustard.  Fold and stretch the dough over the top and press the edges to seal.  Stuffing the PocketsYou’ll get a sense of how much filling you can use per pocket as you try it out.  If you want bite-sized, just cut each triangle into smaller pieces and adjust accordingly!
  5. Place the filled pocket with the edge-side down on the lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with paprika, if desired.Ready to Bake
  6. Bake about 15 minutes, or until lightly golden and cooked through!
  7. Remove and let cool on a cooling rack at least 5 minutes before digging in.
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