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
Energy432kcal
Magnesium86mg (22% RDA)
Potassium494mg (23% EMR)

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

Ingredients (makes 2 servings)

  • ¾ 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.

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 400 F (200 C) 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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By Martina Slajerova
Creator of KetoDietApp.com

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.

The irony was that, like so many other people, I used to follow what I believed to be a healthy, balanced diet. I avoided most fatty foods in fear of clogging my arteries and putting on weight. I based my diet around whole grains and vegetables, and limited my intake of animal products. I did exactly what the general dietary recommendations advised: I exercised more and ate less. Still, nothing worked. Finally, I got tired of dieting all the time, and I was determined to regain my health by following a different approach.

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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Comments (40)

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! <3

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These were so good! I did have to remake the "dough" because it wouldn't roll out without cracking. The second time I ground my flaxseed (Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Ground Flaxseed Meal) in a coffee grinder to make it really fine. I also added some butter to the dough before cooking. Even my picky husband love it. Not sure why, but my net carbs on this recipe were 8 g and 575 calories.

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I'm glad you liked it! Please, keep in mind that some apps use crowd sourcing (data generated by users that are not verified). We use only verified sources so our nutrition facts are always accurate 😄

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I made this but it came out nothing close to this. It was all runny with cheese. Thinking maybe the 4tbsp of flax was not OK. Help please.

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I'm not sure why that happened (there's a video recipe if this helps) - you can try almond flour instead: Keto Morning Hot Pockets

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Can this be made in bulk? And then freeze it for quick meals?

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Absolutely! I have a few in the freezer now (filled with chorizo & feta) 😄

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Would I be able to use coconut flour as a substitute?

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Absolutely! You can use 2 heaping tablespoons of fine coconut flour instead of the 4 tablespoons of flax meal and it will work just fine (I prefer it even better).

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Zdravim Martino😃,
vyborny recept. Uz je i nachystano detem na zitrejsi obed do skoly, melo to velky uspech,
Lenka

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Dekuji Lenko! Jsem rada ze chutna! 😄

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This looks delicious, but I have to watch my calories as well as my macros. Would you consider a half pocket to be 1 serving?

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Hi Marianne, I suppose you could make 3 servings out of this - that would be about 290 kcal per serving.

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Hi, what can I use instead of Provolone cheese? I live in France so ideally french cheese.
Thanks

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Any cheese will work but stringy cheese like mozzarella (low moisture type) or provolone is best. You can use cheddar, gruyere, manchego or fresh mozzarella.

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Hi, is flax meal just flax seeds grinded down to a powder?

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Yes, that's what it is 😄 I make my own (you can use a coffee grinder).

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This is AMAZING. Gonna try tonight 😃

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OMG this looks so amazing.  I will try it out and leave a comment.  I've ordered your 30 Day Keto Cleanse book.  It's arriving tomorrow.  Can't wait to read it.  Saw your interview with Andreas from DietDoctor.com.  Fascinating.  You're doing great work!  Thank you.

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Hi Cheryl, I think you're referring to Maria's recipes and her work - these are my books: www.amazon.co.uk/.../ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1 😄

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Hi Martina
Is this exclusively a dairy based recipe or are there alternatives to the cheese?
with love
Emma

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Thank you Emma! Yes, this dough will work too and it's dairy-free 😄 Best Keto & Paleo Tortillas, Taco Shells & Nachos

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