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Hot Pocket Air Fryer: Best Recipe For Homemade Hot Pocket

Have you tried making a hot pocket in the air fryer yet? This crispy golden-brown dish is perfect for a quick lunch or snack. This air fryer hot pocket is one of my favorite simple recipes, whether you make it from scratch or cook it from frozen.

This hot pocket air fryer recipe is a quick way to prepare lunch or a snack. You can eat a golden brown, tasty pizza pocket in less than 15 minutes.

This hot pocket air fryer recipe can be made in a variety of ways. The quickest method is to make them from frozen, but we will also show you how to make them from scratch.

Recipe for easy frozen hot pocket air fryer

Recipe for easy frozen hot pocket air fryer
Recipe for easy frozen hot pocket air fryer

#Preparations

  •       Spatula for an Air fryer
  •       Aluminum foil can also be used, but check your user manual first because not all air fryers do.
  •       Olive oil, nonstick cooking spray, or parchment paper
  •       Air fryer
  •       Frozen Hot Pockets are required as an ingredient.
  •       Frozen hot pockets can be found in the freezer section of your local grocery store.

# Time to cook!

Preheat the Air Fryer for 4-5 minutes at 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Use nonstick spray, olive oil, or parchment paper to coat the air fryer basket.

Remove the frozen hot pockets from the crisper sleeve and place them in the basket in a single layer.

Air fries the Hot Pocket for 11-13 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and crispy.

Remove the hot pockets from the air fryer with caution and serve alone or with your favorite dipping sauce.

This air fryer pizza pocket recipe was created using a Cosori air fryer. Cooking times vary between air fryers. Depending on the brand of air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time. If your air fryer has a lower wattage, you may need to adjust the cooking temperature and time to suit your particular brand.

I love this easy hot pocket air fryer recipe, but if you prefer to make your own, you can with just a few simple ingredients. I’ll share the homemade hot pocket recipe further down the post. The air frying method is slightly different, but both are delicious!

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How do I make a homemade hot pocket for an air fryer?

Make a homemade hot pocket air fryer
Make a homemade hot pocket air fryer

You only need a few simple ingredients to make a homemade air fryer hot pocket.

You’ll need a can of pizza dough, homemade pizza dough, or puff pastry, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, small pepperoni slices, and an egg and water mixture to help seal the pockets.

Combine the egg and water to make the egg wash.

Cut the dough for the pockets with a large cookie cutter. Top with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis, then top with another piece of dough.

Seal the hot pocket’s edges with the tip of a fork. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the hot pockets.

Place the hot pockets in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry pizza pockets at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown and with a light crispy crust. Flip the homemade hot pockets halfway through the cooking time.

Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

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Things to keep in mind

By keeping the hot pockets in a single layer and leaving space between them, the hot air flow can circulate throughout the air fryer and evenly cook the hot pockets.

Serve hot pockets with dipping sauces of your choice, such as leftover pizza sauce or cheese sauce.

NEVER use parchment paper or foil to preheat the air fryer because it will be sucked up into the heating element by the circulating air. Always place the parchment paper or foil in the air fryer basket after it has been preheated, just before adding the food.

How can I save time on a pizza pocket in the air fryer?

How can I save time on a pizza pocket in the air fryer
How can I save time on a pizza pocket in the air fryer

When it comes to a quick lunch, 13 minutes can be a long time, so I devised a hybrid method that will give you a crispy Hot Pocket in less time.

While it will not be as crispy as air frying, it will be crisper than the conventional microwave method.

While preheating your air fryer to 400 degrees, microwave the Hot Pocket inside the crisper sleeve for 1 minute.

Place it in the air fryer after carefully removing it from the microwave and removing it from the crisper sleeve.

Cook for 3 to 4 minutes in the air fryer.

As long as you have a microwave and an air fryer on hand, you can get the extra crispy crust in less time.

Allow at least 5 minutes for the Hot Pocket to cool. Return it to the crisper sleeve and enjoy! The Hot Pocket may still be hot, so take it slowly at first!

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Hot Pocket Air Fryer: Best Recipe For Homemade Hot Pocket

Hot Pocket Air Fryer: Best Recipe For Homemade Hot Pocket

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 minute
Additional Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes

Have you had a chance to make a hot pocket in the air fryer yet? This crispy golden brown dish makes for a quick lunch and is a great way to make a quick snack. Whether you're making a homemade version or cooking them from frozen, this air fryer hot pocket is one of my favorite simple recipes.

Ingredients

  • Spatula for an Air fryer
  • Aluminum foil can also be used, but check your user manual first because not all air fryers do.
  • Olive oil, nonstick cooking spray, or parchment paperAir fryer
  • Frozen Hot Pockets are required as an ingredient.
  • Frozen hot pockets can be found in the freezer section of your local grocery store.

Instructions

  1. You’ll need a can of pizza dough, homemade pizza dough, or puff pastry, mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, small pepperoni slices, and an egg and water mixture to help seal the pockets.
  2. Combine the egg and water to make the egg wash.
  3. Cut the dough for the pockets with a large cookie cutter. Top with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperonis, then top with another piece of dough.
  4. Seal the hot pocket’s edges with the tip of a fork. Brush the egg wash over the tops of the hot pockets.
  5. Place the hot pockets in the air fryer basket in a single layer. Air fry pizza pockets at 350 degrees F for 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown and with a light crispy crust. Flip the homemade hot pockets halfway through the cooking time.
  6. Serve with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Notes

By keeping the hot pockets in a single layer and leaving space between them, the hot air flow can circulate throughout the air fryer and evenly cook the hot pockets.

Serve hot pockets with dipping sauces of your choice, such as leftover pizza sauce or cheese sauce.

NEVER use parchment paper or foil to preheat the air fryer because it will be sucked up into the heating element by the circulating air. Always place the parchment paper or foil in the air fryer basket after it has been preheated, just before adding the food.

Frequently Asked Questions

#1. What other ingredients can I include in a homemade hot pocket recipe?

You can top the hot pocket with your favorite pizza toppings, just like you would a homemade pizza. Consider adding deli meat, ham, pineapple, bell pepper, diced onion, or even mushrooms to the mix. It is entirely up to you!

#2. What should I do with leftover hot pockets?

Keep any leftover hot pockets in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat hot pockets, return them to the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350°F, or until heated through.

#3. Which crust is best for a homemade hot pocket recipe?

You can use simple homemade pizza dough, puff pastry, canned pizza dough, or even crescent roll dough. I’ve found that using canned or homemade pizza dough yields the best texture, but it’s entirely up to you.

Conclusion

It’s no secret that my favorite kitchen appliance is the air fryer. All of my favorite recipes can be made in an air fryer without the added calories or trans fats associated with a deep fryer.

This hot pocket air fryer recipe is a quick way to prepare lunch or a snack. You can eat a golden brown, tasty pizza pocket in less than 15 minutes.

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