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Hot Pocket cook time (plus master the 4 cooking techniques)

Hot Pocket cook time (plus master the 4 cooking techniques)

It’s Hot Pocket cooking time!

Savory, irresistible, and easy to cook — Hot Pocket is truly an excellent freezer staple. 

Every bite of it reminds you of the happiest days of your childhood. The turnovers are filled with savory cheeses, meats, and veggies, perfect for any quick meal. 

It also has that nostalgic smell that can leave you all hungry and tempted. Not to mention the most longed-for flavors: pepperoni and five cheese pizza. Uhm, YUM?! 

Because it can be done in just a few minutes, this microwavable sandwich-like treat is a perfect treat if you’re on the go. 

But just how long do you cook a Hot Pocket? Well, it depends. There’s a whole Hot Pocket world out there, and it’s way bigger than just tossing those turnovers to your microwave. 

There are also other good ways to cook it, and you’re going to learn all of them today. 

What is a Hot Pocket?

Before you start cooking, let’s discuss first what Hot Pocket is and why everyone is ready to die for it in the freezer aisle. 

Hot Pocket is a legendary snack invented in 1983 by two Iranian Jewish brothers named Paul and David Merage. At the time of this writing, the brothers have already created fifty-eight different Hot Pocket varieties, though some have been discontinued over the years. 

Nonetheless, these little, delish turnovers already left an excellent mark in the culinary world. Now, let’s take a look at how to cook Hot Pockets in four delicious ways. 

How to cook a Hot Pocket in the microwave

The classic way to cook Hot Pockets is using the microwave. Here’s how to do it properly.

    1. Start by unwrapping one turnover. Then insert it into the crisping sleeve before placing it on the paper plate.
    2. Place the turnover in the microwave and cook on high for two minutes. For compact microwave users, it’s advisable to cook them high for three minutes.
    3. Let sit for two minutes to complete cooking and enjoy!

How to cook a Hot Pocket in a toaster oven

Toaster oven is a multipurpose kitchen helper that lets you toast bread, bake or reheat food. It’s also a perfect tool to cook your Hot Pockets.Check out these simple steps to prepare your favorite turnovers in a toaster oven. 

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Next, unwrap your Hot Pocket and place it on a toaster oven baking sheet. Note: don’t cook the Hot Pocket in the crisping sleeve when using the toaster oven.
    3. Bake it for 28 minutes.  
    4. When it’s done, remove the Hot Pocket from the oven. Note: your turnover is already fully cooked when it reaches the golden-brown perfection.
    5. Remove it from the toaster oven and allow your turnover to cool for several minutes before eating.

How to cook a Hot Pocket in the oven

Cooking a Hot Pocket pocket in the oven is quite similar to preparing it in the toaster oven. Here’s how to cook Hot Pocket through the oven.

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Unwrap your turnover and place it on the baking sheet. You shouldn’t use a crisping sleeve in the oven.
    3. Bake it for 28 minutes until it reaches golden-brown perfection.
    4. Carefully remove it from the oven and let it cool for several minutes.
    5. Enjoy! Be careful as the first bite may still be hot.

How to cook a Hot Pocket in an air fryer

If properly done, a cooked Hot Pocket pocket should have a crispy crust on the outside and hot and creamy on the inside. One of the ways to achieve this is to cook them in an air fryer. Take a look!

    1. Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees.
    2. Unwrap your Hot Pocket and put it inside the air fryer without the crisper sleeve.
    3. Cook it for 11-13 minutes.
    4. Remove it from the kitchen gadget and let it cool before serving it.

The bottom line

Cooking Hot Pockets is indeed exciting and rewarding. Plus, you don’t need to be a pro in the kitchen to serve and enjoy them!Whether you cook the little turnovers using an oven or through the microwave, everything works just perfectly with it. 

Hot pocket cook time

Hot pocket cook time

How to cook your favorite Hot Pot using an oven. This is one of the few cooking techniques you can try to enjoy the classic turnovers.

Ingredients

  • Hot Pocket
  • Oven
  • Baking sheet

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Unwrap your turnover and place it on the baking sheet. You shouldn't use a crisping sleeve in the oven. 
  3. Bake it for 28 minutes until it reaches golden-brown perfection. 
  4. Carefully remove it from the oven and let it cool for two minutes. 
  5. Enjoy! Be careful as the first bite may still be hot.

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