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Make Homemade Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets Using the Air Fryer

Easy Air Fryer Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups 0% fat greek yogurt (such as Fage)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped diced ham
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

1

Add the flour, salt, and yogurt to a mixing bowl, and mix well until a dough forms. It could be sticky, so keep working with it using your hands, and add a bit more flour if needed.

2

Add the dough to a well-floured surface, and split it into 10 pieces. This will yield 5 pockets in total. 

3

Roll a ball into a rectangle shape, about 4 inches long, and 3 inches wide. I actually trimmed my corners using a knife so they were straight. Place about 2 tablespoons or so of ham and also 2 tablespoons cheese in the middle of rectangle dough. Place a 2nd rectangle on top and pinch together edges. Use the end of a fork to pinch all sides together. Repeat that process with all of the dough.

4

Brush each pocket with the egg wash using a kitchen brush.

5

Grease the air fryer using olive oil. Place 2 or 3 of the pockets into the air fryer, and make sure they aren't touching. Set the cook time to 10 minutes, and the temperature to 360 degrees. Halfway through cook time turn the pocket over so it will cook evenly.

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ham and cheese hot pocket recipe

Need an easy air fryer meal or snack idea?

You’ve gotta check out these simple ham and cheese hot pockets created from my favorite 2-ingredient dough recipe! It’s a quick idea anyone can accomplish, and the fact that I can throw these in my favorite kitchen appliance- the air fryer, is the BEST part!

air fryer hot pockets recipe ingredients

Did you know that you can make tasty homemade dough using just plain Greek yogurt and self-rising flour? It’s such a handy shortcut to know about because there’s no yeast needs or any other special ingredients! I’ve demonstrated how to make air fryer bagels, and also air fryer bagel dogs in previous posts using this dough.

hot pockets made in the air fryer

Anyone with hungry teens at their house?! 🙋‍♀️

If your family likes Hot Pockets, this recipe tastes so much better in my opinion! I’ve shared in the past that my kids can actually make plenty of frozen pre-made snacks and meals on their own using our air fryer, so it’s nice to have a homemade ham and cheese hot pocket recipe to make now, too.

balls of 2 ingredient dough for hot pockets

rectangle shaped dough for hot pockets

Hip Tips:

  • Don’t feel like making the 2 ingredient homemade dough? I’m sure puff pastry from the freezer section, refrigerated pie crust, pizza dough, or crescent rolls would all be great as a homemade dough substitute instead!
  • Don’t own an air fryer? Use the oven instead and bake them at 400 degrees for about 18-20 minutes until dough is cooked and browned.
  • You can make your own self-rising flour by following these directions. For each cup of all-purpose flour, add 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  • I’m pretty sure any meat and cheese combination would work, too! Consider turkey and cheese, or stuff them with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, and a little tomato sauce for a pizza version- YUM!
  • This could be a yummy make-ahead freezer meal idea. Make a bunch of these, wrap them, and freeze for the next time someone wants a Hot Pocket. Then warm one up in the air fryer straight from the freezer. Genius, right?!

stuffing hot pockets with cheese and ham

stuffing a hot pocket with cheese and ham

hot pockets in a power XL air fryer


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Easy Air Fryer Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets

yield: 5 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

cook time: 10 MINUTES

total time: 30 MINUTES

Enjoy these cheesy ham pockets with a 2 ingredient homemade dough!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups self-rising flour
  • 2 cups 0% fat greek yogurt (such as Fage)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup chopped diced ham
  • 1 egg, beaten

Directions

1

Add the flour, salt, and yogurt to a mixing bowl, and mix well until a dough forms. It could be sticky, so keep working with it using your hands, and add a bit more flour if needed.

2

Add the dough to a well-floured surface, and split it into 10 pieces. This will yield 5 pockets in total. 

3

Roll a ball into a rectangle shape, about 4 inches long, and 3 inches wide. I actually trimmed my corners using a knife so they were straight. Place about 2 tablespoons or so of ham and also 2 tablespoons cheese in the middle of rectangle dough. Place a 2nd rectangle on top and pinch together edges. Use the end of a fork to pinch all sides together. Repeat that process with all of the dough.

4

Brush each pocket with the egg wash using a kitchen brush.

5

Grease the air fryer using olive oil. Place 2 or 3 of the pockets into the air fryer, and make sure they aren't touching. Set the cook time to 10 minutes, and the temperature to 360 degrees. Halfway through cook time turn the pocket over so it will cook evenly.

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tray of hot pockets from the air fryer

Homemade Hot Pockets are the BEST!

These are so good. I love the melted cheese with the dough – YUM! The air fryer gives food such a great crisp on the outside texture, including these ham and cheese pockets. My family really enjoyed these, and I’m so excited to also try making a pizza pocket, and any other meat and cheese combo we can come up with!

ham and cheese hot pocket cut in half


Your family will also enjoy eating these flavorful Air Fryer Empanadas! 

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Comments 23

  1. Kailey

    Looks so tasty! We have a severe egg allergy in the family; does anyone know what would happen if we skip the egg wash? Would they just not brown as pretty? Thank you!

    • bremoeller

      I think you could brush it with a hog heat oil like avacado oil or coconut oil. Butter may work but it could burn too…

      • bremoeller

        Correction *High heat oil….I am not sure what happened there.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes you could definitely skip the egg wash – thanks Kailey! Maybe brush with a little olive oil instead.

    • Cherrill

      We use avacado oil spray it works well.

    • Briana

      You can use milk too. Just brush milk over them.

    • Sue

      Don’t brush them with anything. They will just be a lighter color.

  2. Sara

    Thanks so much for the recipe! I can’t wait to make this for my hungry kiddos after school.

  3. Cherrill

    Thanks for sharing this recipe for the airfyer, I have to littles that will love it!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Sure – enjoy Cherrill!

  4. ladyshorty1

    Any recipe for keto version dough?

  5. Nicole

    Any keto friendly suggestions for a flour replacement? Do you think coconut flour is too dense? I’m thinking almond flour and baking powder with egg.

  6. tia in boise

    looking for recommendations on the best air fryer. (“best” to me means that it’s easy to use, doesn’t have a bazillion parts to clean, and is easy to clean.) i see that Lina prefers the Power from Amazon, but it has some sketchy reviews—other recommendations?

    • Marion

      I use the Philips air fryer had it for 4 years and still working great. Best part baskets are dishwasher safe. Super easy to usr

      • tia in boise

        thanks, lina!

    • Gina G.

      I LOOOOOVE my Cuisinart Airfryer/Toaster Oven! It’s the size of a regular toaster Oven so it holds twice as much and you don’t have to shove food into weird shapes to fit it into the baskets of normal air fryers. Food cooks quickly and no messy cleanup (it has a simple pullout tray like toasters). 🙂

  7. MommySpendsLess

    Would the dough work with whole wheat, white whole wheat or a combo of unbleached flour and whole wheat? (Assuming I add baking soda and salt.). Trying to switch to whole grains whenever we can…

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I’m confident that would work as well- let us know if you make them! Thanks!

  8. Mary

    Can someone please help me with my new air fryer? I got the Cuisinart one that is sized like a toaster oven. I got an air fryer because I wanted tater tots to taste like the fried kind you get at Sonic but didn’t want to use a full oil fryer. I put the tots in and spray them with olive oil Pam spray. Seems like no matter what I do they burn – I can’t seem to find the best temperature. Any suggestions?

    • Angela

      You don’t need to put any oil from my experience. Also based on reviews the temperature seems to run higher so I always put it on a lower setting since I find that to be true too

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