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Semi-Homemade Hot Pockets
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Semi-Homemade Hot Pockets

Do you have a distaste for throwing out leftovers? Do you enjoy creating another meal from leftovers? If you answered yes, to either of these questions, consider the recipe below for any leftovers you may have in your refrigerator.

Ingredients:

  • Puff pastry or homemade pastry
  • Refrigerator leftovers

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Spray a glass baking dish or metal pan with a vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Purchase a box of puff pastry.
  4. Open box and remove pastry.
  5. Separate sheets.
  6. Roll out puff pastry sheet and cut into individual pockets to a predetermined size of your choice.
  7. Select refrigerator leftovers.
  8. Consider additions such as mushrooms and vegan cheese for vegetables and nuts or jams for fruits.
  9. Spoon leftovers into center of each pocket along with additions.
  10. Add seasoning if desired. Consider Italian seasonings or cumin for vegetables and ginger or cinnamon for fruits and jams.
  11. Place another precut sheet of puff pastry on top.
  12. Use fork to press top puff pastry sheet into bottom puff pastry sheet along pastry edges.
  13. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve fruit or jam filled pockets for dessert or vegetable filled pockets as an appetizer or side dish. Fruit and jam filled pockets make excellent semi-homemade breakfast poptarts! Consider spinach, vegan cheese, and spaghetti sauce. The hot pockets are perfect for an appetizer at a party, but will be quickly eaten by children and adults as a side dish. Fill with mash potatoes and top with spaghetti sauce. Experiment and have fun! Recycle last night's meal into something delicious!

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  1. Charlotte
    Love hot pockets #2
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks for the vote and comment!
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  2. Veganara
    Veganara
    Vote no 4 Carolyn. This is a great idea for using up leftovers.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Yes Veganara and it works for almost anything! Thanks for the vote and comment!
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  3. dianabart
    dianabart
    Excellent Idea... may I suggest checking ingredients on the pre-made puff pastries... (not always vegan- usually contain eggs and dairy). Voted & shared.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Yes, thanks for the suggestion! I have found that some are gluten-free for those of you watching for gluten-free products.
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  4. Sheila Ray
    Voted - good idea :)
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Sheila for the vote and comment!
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  5. BuddhasDelight
    BuddhasDelight
    yeah baby! mmm... love this idea and i literally cringe at throwing out leftovers! quite a pickle because i prefer food really fresh so i hate to eat leftovers a lot, so i am always reinventing things to prevent this! hey, c, great minds think alike. chuckles... :)
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Thanks Buddhas Delight for the vote and comment! Absolutely, great minds think alike!
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  6. Roopam
    I do detest throwing away leftovers and so try to recreate something new and delicious or minimize leftovers wherever possible.This is a great idea. Voted!
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Roopam, thanks for the vote and comment! Let me know what creations you come up with for hot pockets.
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  7. Teresa
    Teresa
    This sounds like a good idea. I like this. I always have left overs in my frig. Just voted. Nice job and will have to try this out when I can. I'm on food stamps so, it's hard to decide, what all to get for food with them. Thanks for the tips though.
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    1. Carolyn
      Carolyn
      Check the freezer section Teresa! Thanks for the vote and comment!
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