Air Fryer Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets — If you’re in the mood for something warm, toasty, and filled with cheese, then these Air Fryer Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets are perfect! These tasty pockets are made using your very own homemade dough recipe, so they taste just like the real deal. They also only take 15 minutes to cook, so there’s no reason not to whip up a batch of these delicious pockets tonight!
This is such an easy lunch. And as always, it is fast and a real kid-pleaser. If you have not tried Air Fryer Grilled Ham and Cheese, try it this week, it’s a game-changer.
Like most of the recipes, you will find on my website ForkToSpoon.com based on my own childhood or dishes I had already made before owning an air fryer. I was never looking to make “fancy dishes,” rather make dishes I was already preparing faster, making my life easier.
This recipe is no different.
If you love store-bought Hot Pockets, you will absolutely love these! And they are so easy to make, but yet so delicious!
What Are Hot Pockets?
Hot Pockets are an excellent snack for those who live on the go and need something fast. They come in many flavors and can be enjoyed either microwaved or baked, depending on your preference.
Those of you who don’t know what Hot Pockets are are essentially little pockets of dough filled with delicious ingredients such as meatballs, beef, pepperoni, veggies, etc., then folded over to form a pocket shape before being cooked. Some varieties also use croissant-like dough instead of pizza dough for the crust, making them even more flaky and delicious! The best part is that there are so many different types to try out — from classic cheese to buffalo chicken — so no matter how picky someone may be about their food, they will find something to love about hot pockets!
What Are Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets?
Do you love the convenience of a hot pocket but don’t want to buy them from the grocery store? Well, now you can have your homemade ham and cheese hot pockets. In this recipe, t I will go over what ingredients are needed and how to prepare these tasty treats.
If you’re in the mood for something warm, toasty, and filled with cheese, then these Air Fryer Homemade Ham and Cheese Pockets are perfect! These tasty pockets are made using your homemade dough recipe, store-bought pizza dough, or even crescent or biscuit dough; they will taste just like the real deal. They also only take 15 minutes to cook, so there’s no reason not to whip up a batch of these delicious pockets tonight!
Ingredients Need For Air Fryer Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
- Crescent Rolls
- Deli Ham
- Swiss Cheese
How To Make Air Fryer Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
Start by rolling out your Crescent Rolls, and you will be able to make four sandwiches per package, Using two sheets per sandwich. Make them into a rectangle.
Place a piece of ham and Swiss cheese on top of each roll, roll them up and seal the sides.
Set the temperature to 350 degrees F, air fryer setting for 6 minutes, flipping halfway. Once the dough is golden brown, remove it.
Since there are only three ingredients, I wanted to give you some points, and tips about what ingredients to use, to get the BEST Air Fryer Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets!
Dough: You can use homemade pizza dough, store-bought pizza dough, biscuit dough, or crescent roll dough. I love using crescent sheets since they are all ready for you to stuff your filling into.
Ham: For best results, use deli-sliced ham, or you can even use leftover ham from the Thanksgiving or Easter ham! Thin works best here, and the deli department has so many choices!
Cheese: Any sliced cheese will work, today I used a classic combination of Swiss cheese, but you can use any of your favorite cheese, including Sliced Mozzarella, Cheddar, or even a Gouda Cheese. The possibilities are endless!
Ham and cheese hot pockets are a delicious breakfast or lunch option, but it’s hard not to get creative with the fillings. Top these mini sandwiches any way you like- from bacon bits for those who love the salty and sweet!
A tasty morning treat can also include other meats such as turkey, cheeses like cheddar jack, etc., veggies that might be in season at your local market just waiting to become an ingredient of this mouth-watering dish…whatever suits YOUR taste buds best really is up to grabs here!!
Look for inspiration in the store-bought hot pockets!
- Pepperoni Pizza; Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, Pizza Sauce and Diced Cooked Pepperoni
- Five Cheese Pizza: Cheese and Pizza Sauce
- White Meat Chicken, Broccoli, and Chedaddar: Cooked Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar Cheese.
- Philly Steak and Cheese: Cooked Beef, Onions, Peppers, and Cheese!
- Any flavor that you love!
How Long Do YOu Cook Hot Pockets In the Air Fryer?
I love my air fryer! Depending on what air fryer you are using and how thick your dough is, the average time will be between 6 to 10 minutes at 350 degrees F, using the air fryer setting.
There is no need to preheat your air fryer! Remember, since all air fryers are slightly different, you should frequently check on your homemade hot pocket during cooking time!
Can You Stack Hot Pockets In the Air Fryer?
NO, it’s best when the food is spread out in the air fryer. This way, the air fryer can do its job. Circulating hot air around the food will help your homemade hot pockets get crispy and delicious!
Can I Make These In The Oven?
Yes, remember anything you make in the air fryer you can make in the oven and vice versa. Prepare as directed in the recipe and then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and cook in a 375 degree F, preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Remember to check your hot pockets frequently during the cooking process!
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Air Fryer Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets are perfect! These tasty pockets are made using your very own homemade dough recipe, so they taste just like the real deal. They also only take 15 minutes to cook, so there's no reason not to whip up a batch of these delicious pockets tonight!
- 1 package Crescent Rolls
- 4 slices deli ham
- 4 slices Swiss Cheese
Start by rolling out your Crescent Rolls.
You will be able to make 4 sandwiches, out of 1 package, because you use 2 sheets per sandwich. Make them into a rectangle.
Place a piece of ham and Swiss cheese on top of each roll.
Roll them up, and seel the sides.
Set the temperature to 350 degrees F for 3 minutes. After 2 minutes, flip and air fryer another 3 minutes.
nce the dough is golden brown, remove it.
Plate, serve, and enjoy!