5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets

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These 5-ingredient keto breakfast pockets are filled with ham and melty cheese. They're easy to prepare, nut-free, grain-free and egg-free and can be prepared in under 30 minutes.

Just like my Keto Spanakopita, this recipe is adapted from Keto Morning Hot Pockets which went viral over the social media. If you can eat nuts, you can follow the original recipe that is made with almond flour - you will only need 4 ingredients: shredded mozzarella, almond flour, ham and cheese - that's it!

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Nutritional values (per serving)

3.4 grams 3.9 grams 32.5 grams 31.3 grams 15.4 grams 432 calories
Total Carbs7.3grams
Fiber3.9grams
Net Carbs3.4grams
Protein32.5grams
Fat31.3grams
of which Saturated15.4grams
Calories432kcal
Magnesium86mg (22% RDA)
Potassium494mg (23% EMR)

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (3%), protein (31%), fat (66%)

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella (85 g/ 3 oz) - use low-moisture, part-skim, shredded mozzarella cheese; not fresh mozzarella.
  • 1 heaped tbsp cream cheese (30 g/ 1 oz)
  • 4 tbsp flax meal (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 85 g quality ham (3 oz )
  • 85 g slices provolone cheese (3 oz) - you can use any cheese you like: cheddar, smoked mozzarella, etc.
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Instructions

  1. Prepare the dough: melt the shredded mozzarella and cream cheese in a microwave oven for 1 minute, checking half way through. 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets
  2. Add the flax meal. Stir until the dough is well-combined. 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets
  3. Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper (I used a silicon mat and silicon rolling pin). 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets
  4. Add the ham and cheese slices. 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets
  5. Fold over like an envelope and seal the dough. 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets
  6. Poke some holes for releasing the steam while baking. Bake at 200 °C/ 400 °F for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm to the touch. 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets
  7. When done, remove from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes. Cut in half and enjoy while still hot ... 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets ... or let it cool down and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 5-Ingredient Keto Ham & Cheese Pockets
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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I didn't have the meal, just regular flax seed.   Put it in my food processor for about 3 minutes didn't do anything.  That being said,  it still turned out delicious!!!!  Quick and easy to make.  Recipe is a keeper!
Thank you so much for this recipe!

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Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed! For the flax meal a coffee grinder or a powerful food processor will work best.

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This recipe is DELICIOUS! I can eat these everyday!!
I added onions and salami...let me just say THANK YOU!!!!

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Thank you Connie!

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So wonderful! I actually used coconut flour and really loved the hint of sweet it added to the salty cheese. Definitely a keeper!! And very easy to make!

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Thank you for sharing! Then only issue with coconut flour is that it is very absorbent so you may need to add extra moisture - one tablespoon of cream cheese is a good option 😊

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Would it be possible to make a sweet version of this? Add cacao and stevia to the dough and fill with low-carb chia jam and cream? I saw that it's important to keep the moisture low so maybe that isn't possible?

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Absolutely! Here are some recipes 😊
Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Breakfast Pockets
Apple Pie Keto Hot Pockets

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Thank you for this! It was delicious. I don't use parchment, because even though I use the low skim shredded mozzarella it sticks like glue to it. This morning I put it directly on my cookie sheet and it was fine. I filled mine with scrambled eggs and a little cheese. It was delicious!

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Thank you for sharing Cyndy, that sound delicious!

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No one asked about dairy free options.  This recipe looks great but is there a dairy free version?  What can be used instead of the cheese? Greatly appreciate you feed back.

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Hi Sim, this dough is what I use as a dairy-free alternative: Best Keto & Paleo Tortillas, Taco Shells & Nachos

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WOW !
VRAIMENT BON !
MERCI!

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I’m so in love with your hot pocket recipe ! I can’t wait to buy flaxseed meal to get started ! I first discover the Keto way of eating in June’s 2018 magazine! Please tell me how to get other recipes . I’m in desperate need of changing my eating habits to better my health . Thank you for sharing !

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Thank you Judith! You can find hundreds of free keto recipes here: KetoDiet Blog: Recipes

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Hi, can i know how you bake it? Because i bake on the parchment paper and it melt and stick on the paper. Thanks

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Hi Natalie, I think you may be using the wrong type of mozzarella - this dough should not stick. You need to use low moisture, shredded mozzarella for pizza.

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Hi,
I am highly allergic to flax. Is there another meal i could use in replace of flax?
Thanks!

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Absolutely! You can use the original recipe to make the dough: Keto Morning Hot Pockets (using almond flour)

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Do you think the crust would hold up if you filled them with pizza toopings w pizza sauce?

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Hi Jim, it's better to avoid excess moisture so if you can keep the moisture low, this should work too 😊

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I made the Ham and Cheese version today and it was delicious and filling! My husband is now trying to eat low-carb and he said “this is a keeper”. We shared it, and neither of us have been hungry all day. My only mistake was that I should have left it on the parchment paper, when I transferred it to the baking sheet...it badly stuck to the sheet. Lesson learned.

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I'm glad you enjoyed, Dianne! Try using a silicone baking mat instead. You can roll the dough on it and bake it as well 😊

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Dear Martina,
I really like this recipe but I have some troubles with "dough". This amount of mozzarella, cream cheese and flaxmeal isn't enough to make large enough dough to put cheese and ham and to close it like you do. What is the trick,please help.?

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Could it be that the ham and cheese slices are bigger? You can always double the dough but don't forget to reflect that in the nutrition facts 😊

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How easy is this? 😊
Can't wait to try this out as sandwiches/quesadillas are really the only things I really miss, will be perfect for me to bring to work!

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Wow!  what a good idea for grilled sandwich lovers!  going to try it tonight!

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Hey Martina,
First of all, I have to say; You're really doing a good job!!! Like someone said before, You truly deserve a worthy medal for your work! Your recepts are so tasteful. I'm really glad I found your blog. I bought your 4 weeks diet plan, and I learned a lot of eating "healthy".
And about your cheese pockets, I've tried them, really really tasty I have to control myself not to eat two servings lol. I've to try the other tasty ones. Wowwwww so good these pockets! And so easy to make. These are my favorites! Thank you so much!
Greetings from the Netherlands xxx

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Thank you so much for your kind words, Fadilla! I really appreciate that!

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What is a good substitute for flaxmeal? I prefer not to use it.

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You can use almond flour just like in this recipe (just skip the cream cheese): Keto Morning Hot Pockets
If you have health concerns about flax, have a look at this post: Is Flaxseed Healthy? Safety Concerns, Benefits & Recommendations

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Can this recipe be doubled or tripled?

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Absolutely - it can be doubled or tripled! You could even make a large roll and slice it like keto Stromboli.

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Hello
My first visit to your site. Do you have a email sign up.  I would love to be apart of your group.
Thank you

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Hi Stella, you can sign up to our (free) newsletter via this page: ketodietebooks.com/FreeEBooks.aspx

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Hello.  I am getting into the Keto lifestyle.  Have you tried this recipe with chia seeds instead of the Flax Seed?  Thank you for this on-the-go option.  

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Hi Joe, I tried almond flour, coconut flour and flaxmeal but not ground chia seeds. I think that should work too tough! Each ingredient is different (more or less absorbent) and the amounts will need to be adjusted.

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I'm on week 5 of Keto and have had a lot of cravings this week compared to others! This ham & cheese pocket hit the spot.  I left it in the oven a little bit longer so it was extra crispy - I will definitely be making this again! Thank you!

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Hi, it looked so yummy that i tried it this morning.  I substituted the shredded mozzarella with a mozzarella ball instead - and when making the dough, it was extremely sticky and difficult to roll.. pardon my ignorance, but isn't the same? The shredded mozzarella that i came across in the super markets seem to have potato starch in them 😞 suggestions.. help, please!

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Hi Jaime, I'm sorry for the delayed response. Mozzarella ball (fresh mozzarella) is too moist and won't work in this recipe. You'll need the pizza-style low-moist shredded mozzarella that is stretchy when melted. Most shredded mozzarella products do indeed contain potato starch to avoid clumping - apart from a few products that you can buy as a whole block (not shredded). Here is a recipe in which I used one without potato starch: Fat Head Pizza with Pepperoni & Jalapeños
As you can see in the video, it's still quite moist/sticky. The ones with potato starch work best in this recipe and I often use it in recipes with mozzarella dough. The amount of carbs from potato starch is insignificant.

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Looks great!  But I don't have or use a microwave.  Suggestion?

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You can try to melt the cheese with the cream cheese in a sauce pan (use low heat). I haven't tried it and you may need to add a little more cream cheese or cream (1 tablespoon) if it gets dry.

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I intend to have just these and an avocado for 5 days in a row to see how it goes (my lazy version of a fat fast!). I'm on week 5 of my keto diet and the weight loss has stalled for 2 weeks.
I'm 5 2" and currently weight 129lbs...aiming to get to 120 but it's proving to be slow!...not your fabulous recipes though 😊
I've just ordered your fat bomb and ketodiet cookbook from Amazon and look forward to your keto recipes for slow cooker book at the end of this year.
THANK YOU SO MUCH  for your excellent work. You truly deserve a worthy medal. xx

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Thank you soooo much, I hope you like my books! 😊

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Hi Martina, I'm a huge fan of your hard work and have tried so many of your recipes...ALL of them are a hit and are a frequent feature in my weekly menu including this.
THANK YOU for all your lovely recipes and for making keto-dieting that much easier, pleasant, and fun. x

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Thank you so much for your kind words!

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