Thursday, October 6, 2011

Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets

During the week, we sling food.  It is a sad state of food affairs at my house Monday through Thursday.  I can hear the beep of the microwave as I type (sigh). 

I was pleased with myself, that these hot pockets could be made during the weekend, and then eaten for lunches, and as snacks after school in a grab n' go style just before we jump in the car for soccer practice.


Broccoli-Cheddar Pockets
Serves 4
Recipe from Food Network

Ingredients:
Kosher salt
1-1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets
1-3/4 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (about 5-ounces)
3 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Vegetable oil, for brushing
All-purpose flour for dusting
1-11 ounce tube refrigerated French bread dough
1 large egg

Directions:
1.  bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to a boil.  Add the broccoli and cook 1 minute.  Drain and rinse under cold water until cool; pat dry.  Mix the broccoli, cheddar, sour cream and chives in a bowl until combined, then squeeze the mixture together with your hands to make it compact.

2.  Preheat the oven to 425 Degrees F. and brush a baking sheet lightly with vegetable oil.  

3.  On a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut the dough into 4 pieces. Roll out each piece into a 6x8-inch rectangle on a floured surface. Put one-quarter of the filling in the center of each dough rectangle, pressing it together.  Fold the 2 shorter sides of the dough over the filling, stretching the dough to cover,  Fold in 2 long sides of the dough to form a packet.  Pinch the edges to seal.

4.  Place the pocket seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet.  Beat the egg and 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl; brush the pockets with the egg wash.  Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

Enjoy!
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36 comments:

Farmchick said...

These would go over very well at my house.

The Japanese Redneck said...

I'm betting those are really good.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Those look SO good - what a great way to get brocolli into the kids!!
Mary x

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

My hubby loves broccoli cheddar soup. I know these would be a big hit here. These sound delicious and easy!

Intuitive Eggplant said...

Yummy, smart (in the make-ahead department), and healthful! Props to you for coming up with such a sensible alternative to the grab 'n' go offerings from fast food places.

Claudia said...

Best. Idea. Ever. I remember needing to make meals that could be served at 3 different times to serve everyone's schedule. I can't say I miss that. But these lovelies will come in handy!

rosaria said...

What a clever idea!

Stephanie said...

Oooh ...these look so good! You had me at broccoli cheddar!

Siddy said...

yummy!

Sook said...

This is a great idea! Love broccoli and cheese together...

kitchen flavours said...

This looks so yummy! Love this! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Great idea, they look so good. Love that they are grab and go.

Angie's Recipes said...

The filling sounds fantastic! Love those pockets.

TKW said...

I love anything broccoli and cheese. These look like perfect snacks for the big game!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

I like this - I could keep the French bread dough in the fridge - and still make something quick and fresh. I know what you mean, though. The number of times I eat leftovers during the week would make for a really dull blog.

That Girl said...

Hmmm you hardly strike me as a food slinger ;-)

Gloria said...

Those broccoli pockets look amazing Velva!! gloria

Abbey said...

Yum! I made something similar for my son when he started preschool, but I used pizza dough. Yours look delicious and I love the french bread dough idea!

Taste of Beirut said...

Love all kinds of bread pockets especially savory ones; these could be the American beoregs.!

Barbara said...

Now that looks fabulous, Velva. Easy to make and simple delicious! Love broccoli with cheese!!

Chris said...

Those look amazing, Velva, a million miles away from frozen Hot Pockets!

Cathy at Wives with Knives said...

Great idea to start with the premade bread dough. I can think of all kinds of fillings that would be delicious made into these yummy little pockets.

Martha (MM) said...

These look delicious and definitely going on my must make soon list!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

What a great idea! Even I could do this :)

scrambledhenfruit said...

With both my hubby and I working, dinner around here is like that too, I'm afraid. I love food that I can prepare ahead of time, and these look really good! I just got some fresh broccoli too- perfect! :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Mmm.. Those look delicious! how I am loving the fact that my son might actually eat these! So easy and so much healthier than these store-bought frozen version I saw just a few weeks ago! Wonderful recipe!

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

MMMMMM,...dear Velva!
These filled pockets look irresistable & ooh so tasty!!


thanks for this lovely recipe!

teresa said...

this is such a good idea, i love that you made them yourself. i would love to snag one about now, delicious!

Fresh Local and Best said...

I never knew how hard it was to get food on the table until the little one came along. These look like they made for excellent leftovers.

Rebecca's Amazing Creations said...

These look verrry good! Very simple and quick, and great to throw together last second for a party!

Mimi said...

I need to make these! Even with only one child at home now it seems we are constantly on the go and still need those fast dinners.
Mimi

Rita said...

My son is coming on the weekend; anything broccloli makes him happy. Now I have something new to serve.
I had 4 sons in hockey; I have a good idea what you are talking about.
Thanks for your visit,
Rita

Chef Dennis said...

Hi Velva

those pockets look so cheesy and delicious! I know my girls would love those, they do love broccoli!
Dennis

Eating Deliciously said...

Yum! Really like that you can prepare them ahead.

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Deborah said...

This is such a great idea! And they look delicious, as well!!

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