About a week ago, I was cleaning out the fridge before heading home for Thanksgiving. I came upon a small container of bread dough which I had put in there a few days previously from a pizza I had made. Not wanting it to go to waste I brainstormed ways to use it up.
The idea of a hotpocket came to mind as it was just the right amount of dough. Never having made one before, I went online and came across this site with instructions.
They are really very simple to do and I’ve determined they make a great lunch for Tyler to take to work (since he’s always scrounging for something). All I have to do is make a batch and throw them in the freezer to use later.
There are tons of ways to keep it interesting with different ingredients. This time I used ground Italian sausage and mozzarella cheese with marinara sauce on the side, but you could try some of these options:
- brat and cheddar cheese with mustard
- ham and Swiss cheese
- chicken and bacon with cheese dipped in ranch dressing
- roast beef and provolone cheese
- sun-dried tomatoes with olives and basil (if you’re feeling wild)
… the list could go on and on.
*My own bit of advice if you decide to try them – be sure not to roll out the dough too much or when you go to wrap up your filling it could stretch and get pretty thin. I learned this the hard way as I wasn’t aware how bulky ground sausage can be (you can see little bits of sausage peeking through my crust where it got too thin).
I hope if you make them it makes you feel a bit like a kid again… it did for me!