Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets

During the week, we sling food.  It is a sad state of food affairs at my house Monday through Thursday.  I can hear the beep of the microwave as I type (sigh). 
I was pleased with myself, that these hot pockets could be made during the weekend, and then eaten for lunches, and as snacks after school in a grab n’ go style just before we jump in the car for soccer practice.
Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets
Serves 4
Recipe from Food Network

Kosher salt
1-1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets
1-3/4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 5-ounces)
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Vegetable oil, for brushing
All-purpose flour for dusting
1-11 ounce tube refrigerated French bread dough
1 large egg
1.  bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil.  Add the broccoli and cook 1 minute.  Drain and rinse under cold water until cool; pat dry.  Mix the broccoli, cheddar, sour cream and chives in a bowl until combined, then squeeze the mixture together with your hands to make it compact.
2.  Preheat the oven to 425 Degrees F. and brush a baking sheet lightly with vegetable oil.  
3.  On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut the dough into 4 pieces. Roll out each piece into a 6×8-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Put one-quarter of the filling in the center of each dough rectangle, pressing it together.  Fold the 2 shorter sides of the dough over the filling, stretching the dough to cover,  Fold in 2 long sides of the dough to form a packet.  Pinch the edges to seal.
4.  Place the pocket seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet.  Beat the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; brush the pockets with the egg wash.  Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

36 thoughts on “Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets

  1. Best. Idea. Ever. I remember needing to make meals that could be served at 3 different times to serve everyone's schedule. I can't say I miss that. But these lovelies will come in handy!


  2. Yum! I made something similar for my son when he started preschool, but I used pizza dough. Yours look delicious and I love the french bread dough idea!


  3. With both my hubby and I working, dinner around here is like that too, I'm afraid. I love food that I can prepare ahead of time, and these look really good! I just got some fresh broccoli too- perfect! 🙂


  4. My son is coming on the weekend; anything broccloli makes him happy. Now I have something new to serve.I had 4 sons in hockey; I have a good idea what you are talking about.Thanks for your visit,Rita


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