This keto hot pockets recipe is for all you 80’s-90’s kids out there! I still remember the Hot Pockets jingle!
The traditional Hot Pockets were a beloved food of my childhood but as we all know, not the healthiest of choices.
Well, I’m here to revamp this low carb pizza throwback and turn it into one of my specialty low carb dinners! These are the gooiest, cheesiest, meatiest most delightful pockets ON THE PLANET.
And today, I’ll show you how to make our 4 favorite kinds!
You know I love to create and share low carb recipes and this one is going to be one of your new favorite low carb snacks!
Here’s why I can’t get enough of this keto hot pockets recipe and why you won’t be able to either:
- It’s a healthier version of the traditional stuff!
- They’re SO easy to throw together! Make my low carb pizza dough, and the filling is EASY!
- Homemade keto hot pockets in 45 minutes?! I’m IN!
- A whole hot pocket is only 6-9 grams of net carbs!
- These are ideal for breakfast, lunch, dinner or a snack! Eat them around the clock!
- Double the recipe and freeze these to eat at a later date!
- Customize it any which way you like it! Make it vegetarian, meat lovers, cheese packed, veggie loaded or a little of each!
Traditional hot pockets are usually packed with carbs and calories galore and don’t even get me started on the chemicals and unnatural ingredients in them too!
This recipe is not your mother’s grocery store hot pockets.
Instead, in this recipe the ingredients are clean, the carbs are low and your guilt is non-existent! So, your biggest worry is what fillings to load them up with!
Here’s the skinny on everything you need to know to make this crazy delicious keto hot pockets recipe:
Get these ingredients to make these delectable treats:
Low Carb Pizza Dough Recipe: I have a killer low carb pizza crust recipe for this! It’s one of our most popular healthy recipes, as it’s dairy-free and tastes JUST like traditional dough!
Plus it’s so easy to throw together and made from pantry staples:
- Almond flour – use a fine-grained almond flour such as Bob’s Red Mill or Trader Joe’s brand.
- Psyllium Husk Powder – I ONLY recommend using NOW psyllium husk, as many other brands will add a tint to your baked goods.
- Baking powder, ACV, salt + water – standard dough ingredients!
See variations below for more ingredient info!
Can I Use Different Kinds Of Dough?
The best part about following a keto lifestyle is that we have some serious bread replacement options!
Try making these keto hot pockets recipe with one of the following super delicious options:
- Coconut flour pizza crust: it’s nutrient dense, low in net carbs and so tasty!
- Fathead pizza: it has mozzarella AND cream cheese in its ingredients! YUM. Say no more.
Tools To Make
Here’s what you need to make this keto hot pockets recipe:
- Large baking pan for baking the hot pockets
- Parchment paper or a silicone mat for shaping/baking the dough on the baking pan
- Rolling pin to get our dough nice and thin
- Pizza cutter to cut the hot pockets
Store this keto hot pockets recipe in the fridge for a couple of days for optimal freshness.
Can You Freeze These?
YES! You can absolutely freeze these. I like to individually wrap and freeze each one to enjoy them in individual proportions later. It makes an impromptu dinner a breeze!
Variety is key when it comes to hot pockets! Try some of the below ideas or come up with some of your own creative innovations!
Breakfast Hot Pockets
One of our favorite breakfasts!
I love to make these keto hot pockets for camping trips for easy to eat breakfast. They’re also the perfect way to start the day during busy workweeks! Make a big batch and freeze!
What you’ll need: eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese
Best dips: low carb ketchup or sriracha
- Egg whites instead of eggs
- Sausage instead of bacon
- No meat for a vegetarian version!
- Sneak in some of your favorite veggies (saute first!)
Ham and Cheese Hot Pockets
Think of this as a ham grilled cheese that you can make ahead, yummm.
What you’ll need: ham, garlic powder, cheddar cheese
- Swap cheddar for your favorite cheese
- Add green onions
- Use chicken or turkey instead of ham
Hamburger Hot Pockets
Ever crave a hamburger, but don’t want to deal with shaping the burgers and turning on the grill? Then these keto hot pockets are for you!
What you’ll need: ground beef, tomatoes, onions, cheddar cheese
Best dips: low carb bbq sauce, low carb ketchup, mustard
- Ground turkey or chicken instead of beef
- Swap/skip the cheese
- Sub in your favorite burger toppings — grilled onions, mushrooms, or blue cheese.
4 Cheese Hot Pockets
Since I’ve already shared my favorite keto calzone, here is my pizza-ish version of a hot pocket. In fact, 4 cheese is Hot Pocket’s most popular flavor!
Use whatever cheese you have that will melt into delicious perfection.
What you’ll need: blend of 4 cheeses, low carb pizza sauce
Best dips: ranch!
- Add your favorite pizza toppings! Pepperonis, olives, onions, bell peppers or sausage.
Keto Hot PocketsPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- 5 Eggs scrambled
- 5 Pieces Bacon cooked + crumbled
- 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
Ham and Cheese Pockets:
- 6 Ounces Ham chopped
- 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 Lb Ground Beef cooked
- 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Pepper
- 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded
- 1/4 Cup Tomatoes diced
- 1/4 Cup Onions diced
4 Cheese Pockets:
- 3 Cups Meltable Cheese Use whatever you have on hand. Traditionally its Mozzarella, Smoked Provolone, Romano and Asiago.
- 1/4 Cup Low Carb Pizza Sauce
- Pepperonis optional!
- Preheat oven to 425 F.
- Make the low carb pizza dough, and lay it between 2 sheets of parchment.
- Roll the dough into a long rectangle that's around 10" x 16" and 1/2" thick. Don't worry if the edges aren't pretty!
- Cut the dough into thirds (that are 10" long) using a pizza cutter.
- If your filling contains meat or eggs, cook those.
- Layer filling into one half of the dough, leaving 1" on each side, so you can press the dough closed. I like to add the cheese last!
- Fold the empty dough over the top of the fillings.
- Use damp hands to pinch the dough around the edges to close the pocket. Use the pizza cutter to cut a clean edge around the hot pocket.
- Brush the tops of your hot pockets with oil, or a scrambled egg.
- Pop in the oven, and bake 22-25 minutes, or until the tops becomes golden brown.
- Allow hot pockets to cool slightly before slicing, and enjoy!
Nutritional information*Nutritional information is based on 1 hot pocket, if you make 3 hot pockets with this recipe, and use our low carb pizza crust recipe. Breakfast: 751 calories, 17g TOTAL carbs, 6g NET carbs, 1g sugar, 34g protein, 61g fat Ham & Cheese: 632 calories, 17g TOTAL carbs, 6g NET carb, 1g sugar, 32g protein, 49g fat Hamburger: 886 calories, 18g TOTAL carbs, 7g NET carb, 1g sugar, 46g protein, 69g fat 4 Cheese (Calculated using 2 cups mozzarella and 1 cup parmesan. Pepperonis not included): 701 calories, 20g TOTAL carbs, 9g NET carb, 1g sugar, 39g protein, 52g fat
Crazy for more healthy pizza? Check out the below recipes to expand your ‘za horizons:
- Meatza. The crust is made from MEAT!
- Cloud Bread Pizza. Fluffy and super low in carbs.
- Zucchini Pizza. Veggie packed!
- Spaghetti Squash Pizza. Have I told you how much a LOVE this veggie?!
This keto hot pockets recipe is going to be your new favorite go-to meal or snack. Let me know in the comment section below how you decided to make it! I love to hear how you made this your own recipe!