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It’s been one of those days. You know – the kind when you look up at the clock, realizing it’s 5 o’clock and the house is a mess, you still haven’t showered, your kids are running around without clothes on, and someone just knocked on the door. Oh yeah, and you have no idea what you are going to make for dinner.

Please don’t tell me I’m the only one.

The reality of it is that this is what a lot of days look like for us. I wouldn’t trade being able to stay home with my kids for the whole world, but wow – sometimes it gets a bit overwhelming. Which is why I always tend to be drawn to those easy meals. And I’m back at it again today, with a super easy and super fast dinner idea. Or even a lunch idea.

I was actually inspired by a Pillsbury commercial. I realized how easy it would be to make any kind of sandwich in a biscuit. And it doesn’t get much easier than these Ham and Cheese Pockets. I’m working on a little project that I am super excited to share with you all (hopefully next week!) and needed to use up a couple of ingredients, so that is where my inspiration for the filling came from. But the beauty of these little pockets is that you can fill them with whatever you have on hand. Leftover chicken and cheddar cheese? Sure! Deli turkey and swiss? Why not?!?

I may be a hot mess when my husband gets home from work, but at least I will have dinner on the table!
 
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Ham and Cheese Pockets
 
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An easy weeknight dinner, biscuits are filled with ham and cheese and baked to perfection.
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 can (16 oz) jumbo buttermilk biscuits
  • 4-8 slices of deli ham
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and mustard until smooth.
  3. Open the can of biscuits. On a work surface, lay out the biscuits and flatten to slightly larger than the normal size. Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly on each of the biscuits. Place 1-2 slices of deli ham on each biscuit, followed by equal amounts of cheese.
  4. Fold the biscuits in half, enclosing the ham and cheese, forming a half moon shape. Pinch the edges together, or use a fork to seal the edges. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the biscuits are browned and cooked through.

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21 Responses to Ham and Cheese Pockets

  1. You are totally not the only one! :D This is so quick and smart!

  2. What a terrific idea! Love how easy this can come together. Fabulous for those crazy, hectic days that we all have!

  3. Oh my gosh! These look perfect!

  4. Amanda says:

    Totally have those days… and next time I am going to remember and make this!! :)

  5. i’m right there with you, girl. It’s always something. My house, the laundry, work, unbathed children, dinner. It’s like ground hog day sometimes! These look fantastic, by the way!!! Love the cream cheese & mustard combo!

  6. I absolutely LOVE POCKETS.

  7. I love anything stuffed into a pocket! these look awesome!

  8. Meaghan says:

    Love it! I wish I had one for lunch right this minute! Definitely going to ziplist this one for an easy dinner recipe idea…

    -m

  9. I used to love those ham & cheese hot pockets…until I got smart and realized how horrible they are for me..how did I never think to make my own? ! hah genius! These are perfect! My son will love them too!

  10. kristy says:

    I love it! I think I’m a hot mess most days when my husband and I finally get to see each other. ;) This is a great idea and one I could totally eat up. I crave these kind of meals on cold days too.

  11. Such an easy and quick recipe. I will definitely give these a try and veganize them! :)

  12. Loretta says:

    It happens to us all! I feel the same way most of the time. There’s just not enough time to do it all :)

    What a quick and easy dinner idea!

  13. Love quick and easy meals like this!

  14. Joanne says:

    It’s probably a bad sign that I already have those nights…and I don’t even have kids yet! Yikes.

  15. Everything tastes better in a pocket!

  16. My kids love these! I’ve never added the cream cheese … but I bet that would be good. Slice up some fruit and a salad, and all the food groups are covered – no mommy guilt :-)

  17. Kristen says:

    Things look like that around here nearly every day! And we do the manic 5:00 shuffle trying to make the house clean and presentable before daddy gets home ;)

  18. Love quick meals like these and love when my fellow bloggers tease and hint about the exciting projects they are working on! Wink. Wink. : ) Can’t wait to see what your next project is!

  19. Great ideas for busy days! Everyone needs quick and easy meal ideas once in a while. Thanks.

  20. Val from PA says:

    These were really good and quick and easy to put together… Was thinking a dipping sauce would be good with them next time… Maybe a little sour cream and mustard mixed together to mimic the taste of the cream cheese and mustard on the inside…

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