This post was sponsored by Hillshire farm natural lunchmeats through Mom It Forward. Although I was compensated for my time, all opinions are 100% mine.
We’re a month into school and while I miss my kids they LOVE it. The worst part (other than waking up earlier than I’d like) is the monotony of school lunches! My kids attend a charter school that doesn’t have a kitchen or offer school lunches, so we go through the easy lunches pretty quickly.
So I wanted to come up with a great-tasting and wholesome lunch that my kids will actually eat and enjoy! It’s nice to add something new to the rotation. There are only so many days you can enjoy PB & J or Chocolate hazelnut spread before your sick of them. I remembered one of my favorites were homemade hot pockets (my high school lunch lady made them) and I decided to see if my kids would like them too.
Homemade Hot Pockets
- 1/2 batch of pizza dough
- 6 slices Hillshire farm natural lunch meat - any flavor
- 6 slices Cheese - any flavor
- Preheat the oven to 425
- Chop (or grate) your lunch meat and cheese, as much or as little as you want.
- Cut the pizza dough into 8 portions
- Roll out the pizza dough
- Sprinkle the meat and cheese onto one half of the dough circles
- Wet the outer 1/2 inch of the dough circle with some water on your finger (or a brush)
- Fold the dough over and pinch it REALLY well
- Place the half circles of dough onto some parchment paper
- Cook (I use a pizza stone but you can cook them on a pan too) for 12-14 mins, until the top is golden brown
- Serve warm or cold