Homemade Hot Pockets Recipe

Today, I have a new delicious, and different recipe for you, These Hot Pockets are super fun to make and yummy to eat, They kind of remind me of the Filipino Vegetable Lumpia, which is a golden pastry filled with juicy and delicious stuff. You can pick what you like inside, some like sausages, others like chicken or pork. These pockets are a bit like Moroccan Briwat as well, which I might make a recipe about soon.

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This Hot Pockets recipe is made for people who enjoy a lot of flavors mixed with cheese prepared and filled into one pastry. These Pockets can be served as a main dish for friends over for dinner or just a simple and delicious snack to have. The mix of yummy flavors and warm spices, plus the creamy cheese, makes it absolutely perfect and totally worth making.

What is Hot Pockets?

Hot Pockets are a snack dish, sort of like a sandwich. They began with Chef America Inc. on April 20, 2002, and later, Nestlé took over. Now, you can get Hot Pockets from Goodnes, Walmart, Amazon, and lots of famous malls all around the world. They’re a golden pastry with juicy and creamy stuff inside, like sausages, beef, pepperoni, or chicken. But guess what? You can make them at home with simple ingredients you probably have. It’s easy to make. Try it, and you’ll love it.


For the Filling

  • 1 pound spicy sausage
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

For the Pastry

  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • Flour for dusting

How to Make Hot Pockets?

  1. Turn on the oven to 375°F (or 190°C).
  2. In a big pan on the stove, cook the spicy sausage until it turns a little brown. Add bell peppers and onions. Sprinkle garlic powder, salt, and pepper. When it smells nice, let it cool down.
  3. On a table, spread out flat dough with some flour. Cut it into squares or rectangles if you want. Put the sausage mix on one side of each piece. Add tasty shredded cheese on top.
  4. Close the dough over the yummy mix, like making a pocket. Press the edges together. Put your pockets on a tray and into the hot oven. Wait for 20-25 minutes until they look a little brown.
  5. Once they’re just right, wait a bit for them to cool down. Eat them with your favorite sauce or by themselves. so tasty


  • Make sure everything is not too hot before putting it together.
  • Put your hot pockets on a special sheet of paper so they don’t stick.
  • Press the sides of the dough really well so nothing falls out.
  • Don’t Put Too Much Inside, Just the right amount of yummy stuff makes it taste best.
  • Before baking, paint the tops with egg for a pretty color.
  • You can make your hot pockets look like triangles or circles if you want!

Kitchen Equipment Needed

  • Skillet
  • Baking sheet
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush

How to Store?

If you have any leftovers, keep them in a tight box in the fridge. They’ll stay tasty for a few days. Want to save them for even longer? Pop them in the freezer, they’ll be good for a month, When you’re hungry again, warm them in the oven, and they’ll be crispy and delicious once more.

What to eat with this Hot Pockets?

Eat your yummy hot pockets with a crunchy salad or tasty carrot fries for a full perfect meal. Also, Try them with Sonic sauce or mayo for extra taste. For Drinks, I suggest you pair them with a berry smoothie. you will adore this combination.

Variation of Hot Pockets

Cheesy version: You can make your hot pockets filled with cheese only, it is so juicy and creamy with a huge taste of only cheese, perfect for cheese lovers. Beefy: Make your Hot Pockets extra filling by using seasoned ground beef. that makes them even more delicious. Pepperoni: Turn your Hot Pockets into a mini pizza by filling them with tasty pepperoni and cheese. and you can add bell pepper to make it just right.


Can I use different cheese in Hot Pockets?

Yes, you can! Try your favorite cheese to make it fit you.

What’s the best way to reheat Hot Pockets?

Just warm them in the oven for a few minutes to make them crispy again.

Can I make Hot Pockets with different fillings?

Sure, Mix it up with your favorite fillings, like chicken or veggies. or even just cheese.


From now on, you don’t have to buy Hot Pockets from any store. Just follow the easy directions in my recipe, and enjoy your delicious snack at home. Share the yummy Hot Pockets recipe with your friends and family. If you want more tasty recipes, join my blog.

Yield: 4 servings

Alabama Hot Pockets

Alabama Hot Pockets

Try the tasty Alabama Hot Pockets with my easy recipe! They're a mix of spicy sausage, gooey cheddar, and crunchy pastry. Perfect anytime, it's not too heavy. You can have it as the main dish or a yummy side. Plus, you can be creative and do more fun things with it.

Prep Time 15 seconds
Active Time 25 seconds
Total Time 40 seconds


  • 1 pound spicy sausage
  • 1 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed
  • Flour for dusting


  1. Follow these steps to create delicious Alabama Hot Pockets:
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  3. Cook spicy sausage until browned, add bell peppers and onions, season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper, then let cool.
  4. Roll out puff pastry, cut into squares or rectangles, add sausage mixture and cheese, then fold and seal.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Let cool before serving.


Make sure everything is not too hot before putting it together. Use baking paper to prevent sticking. Seal edges well. Don't overfill. Brush with egg wash for a golden finish. Experiment with shapes.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 848Total Fat 56gSaturated Fat 23gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 34gCholesterol 121mgSodium 1325mgCarbohydrates 45gFiber 2gSugar 6gProtein 40g

Nutrition automatically generated.


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