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Air Fryer Hot Pockets

Last updated on: 28th June 2022
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5 from 1 vote
These homemade copycat "hot pockets" are simple, quick to make, and taste even better than the frozen kind! They are made with store-bought crescent rolls, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mozzarella. Then, they're topped with homemade herb butter.
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Craving those delicious frozen hot pockets but don’t want all the preservatives and additives? Make them at home in your air fryer with this simple recipe. Enjoy a healthier, homemade version of your favorite snack food in minutes!

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Making your own hot pockets is a lot easier than you might think! These homemade versions are simple, quick to make, and taste even better than the frozen kind.

All you need is store-bought crescent rolls, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mozzarella. Then, they’re topped with homemade herb butter.

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What are Air Fryer Hot Pockets

Hot Pockets are a type of pre-made sandwich that consists of bread dough wrapped around a filling. The dough is then sealed and either baked or fried.

The most common type of hot pocket is made with white bread dough and contains a meat and cheese filling, but there are many different variations.

Air Fryer Hot Pockets take the classic frozen snack and give it a healthier makeover. These homemade pockets are filled with pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mozzarella cheese, then air fried to perfection. Making these the perfect snack or easy meal.

Ingredients for Air Fryer Hot Pockets

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  • 16 small slices of pepperoni
  • 2 cans of crescent roll dough
  • 1 ½ cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup of pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 tbsp of grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp of Italian seasoning

How to make Air Fryer Hot Pockets

Roll out one of the crescent dough cans and pin the seams closed.

Add a spoonful of pizza sauce, a large pinch of mozzarella, and 2 slices of pepperoni to the dough. Repeat this step 8 times, 1 inch apart.

air fryer hot pockets process 1

Roll out the second can of crescent dough and pinch the seams closed.

Gently place the second sheet of crescent roll dough over the top of the first sheet.

Cut out each hot pocket carefully with a sharp knife.

Separate and pinch all the seams closed with a fork.

air fryer hot pockets process 2

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter. Then add the Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese to the butter and mix.

Place two hot pockets into the air fryer basket.

Using a basting brush, baste on the herb butter mixture.

Cook in the air fryer for about 6-8 minutes at 380 degrees F.

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Repeat until all hot pockets are golden and flaky.

Enjoy with extra pizza sauce for dipping.

hot pockets made in the air fryer

Variations on the classic Air Fryer Hot Pocket recipe

There are lots of ways to change up this classic recipe. Here are a few ideas:

  • Remove the pepperoni and add a little more mozzarella for a meatless version.
  • Use different types of cheese in your hot pockets. Try shredded cheddar, provolone, or even goat cheese.
  • Add some veggies to your hot pockets for a healthier version. Try sautéed mushrooms, onions, peppers, or spinach.
  • Swap out the pepperoni for another type of meat, such as sausage, ham, or chicken.
  • Make a sweet version of hot pockets by filling them with cinnamon sugar and cream cheese. Serve with a drizzle of honey on top.

With so many possibilities, you can make hot pockets to suit any taste! Give this recipe a try and see how easy it is to make your own air fryer hot pockets at home.

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Tips

  • You can freeze these for up to 2 months. Reheat in the air fryer for 4-6 minutes at 370 degrees F.
  • You can refrigerate the extras for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 370 degrees F.
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Air Fryer Hot Pockets

5 from 1 vote
These homemade copycat "hot pockets" are simple, quick to make, and taste even better than the frozen kind! They are made with store-bought crescent rolls, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and mozzarella. Then, they're topped with homemade herb butter.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 32 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 313 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 16 small slices of pepperoni
  • 2 cans of crescent roll dough
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup pizza sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Roll out one of the crescent dough cans and pin the seams closed.
  • Add a spoonful of pizza sauce, a large pinch of mozzarella, and 2 slices of pepperoni to the dough. Repeat this step 8 times, 1 inch apart.
  • Roll out the second can of crescent dough and pinch the seams closed.
  • Gently place the second sheet of crescent roll dough over the top of the first sheet.
  • Cut out each hot pocket carefully with a sharp knife.
  • Separate and pinch all the seams closed with a fork.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter.
  • Add the Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese to the butter and mix.
  • Place two hot pockets into the air fryer basket.
  • Using a basting brush, baste on the herb butter mixture.
  • Cook in the air fryer for about 6-8 minutes at 380 degrees F.
  • Repeat until all hot pockets are golden and flaky.
  • Enjoy with extra pizza sauce for dipping.

Notes

  • You can freeze these for up to 2 months. Reheat in the air fryer for 4-6 minutes at 370 degrees F.
  • You can refrigerate the extras for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer for 3-4 minutes at 370 degrees F.

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 8gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 29mgSodium: 744mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 6gCalcium: 119mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

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Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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