Breakfast hot pocket on a white and brown plate (with logo overlay)

Breakfast Hot Pocket

Make a healthier version of a Breakfast Hot Pocket at home with this easy recipe that uses the bread machine and a few simple ingredients.

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Back in my college days, I would grab some hot pockets for a quick meal. There were so many different flavors, and they were easy. But, I also know they weren’t very healthy. Though I did enjoy a Breakfast Hot Pocket in the mornings on the way to class or work.

Since we have started eating healthy, I’ve paid a lot more attention to nutrition labels. The ingredients list was shocking when I went to pick up a few hot pockets at the store. The list is very long, and I don’t know what some of them even are.

So, we decided to try making our own. I got a bread machine years ago as a wedding gift and used it for the dough. I like to use it for pizza dough, so why not hot pockets?

Most breakfast hot pockets are made with either bacon or sausage. We had leftover sausage from making homemade marinara sauce, so I used that instead of bacon. Of course, if Ryan had his way, we would have made all kinds of bacon.

Breakfast Hot Pocket Step by Step



  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 3/8 cup water
  • 3 tbsp oil

Hot Pocket

  • 2 breakfast sausage links
  • 3 eggs (divided)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • all-purpose flour (for dusting work surface)


Add all of the ingredients for the dough into the bread machine. Set it to the dough setting and let it run. My machine takes 90 minutes to make a dough, but that can vary by machine. Make sure to look at the manual for yours so you know how to use it.

Dough ingredients in the pan of a bread machine

When the dough is almost done cooking, prepare your ingredients. For a breakfast hot pocket, this includes cooking the sausage and eggs.

Once the dough is finished cooking, roll the dough out on a floured surface. Cut the dough into quarters. Preheat the oven to 350F.

Dough rolled out on a wooden background next to a wooden rolling pin

For each hot pocket, place about 1/4 of the sausage and eggs down the center of the dough. Top it with shredded cheddar cheese.

Dough on a wooden background with fillings down the center next to a pizza cutter

Use a pizza cutter to slice diagonal cuts into the dough at regular intervals. I find about 1/2″ works best.

Dough on a wooden background with diagonal cuts

Cut the top and bottom off. Fold those over, then make the braid. Start by grabbing the end of the top piece and folding it over until it meets with the second on the other side. Repeat with the top piece on the opposite side.

Dough on a wooden surface with diagonal cuts being braided

Continue this pattern until you reach the bottom. Tuck the bottom two pieces around the bottom.

Dough braided over fillings on a wooden background next to a pizza cutter

Carefully move the hot pockets to a baking sheet. In a small bowl, combine the egg and water. Use a pastry brush to coat the dough. Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the dough is golden brown.

Breakfast hot pockets on a white and brown plate (vertical)


Originally Published On: July 18, 2019

Last Updated On: July 28, 2023

Breakfast hot pocket on a white and brown plate

Breakfast Hot Pocket

Make a healthier version of a Breakfast Hot Pocket at home with this easy recipe that uses the bread machine and a few simple ingredients.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Dough 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
hot pocket
Servings: 4
5 from 6 votes


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 3/8 cup water
  • 3 tbsp oil
Hot Pocket
  • 2 breakfast sausage links
  • 3 eggs (divided)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • all-purpose flour (for dusting work surface)

Recommended Equipment


  • Add all dough ingredients to bread machine and set to dough
Prepare Fillings
  • Cook the breakfast sausage and chop it into small chunks
  • Scramble 2 of the eggs
Form Pockets
  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • Roll dough out on floured work surface to about 1/8-1/4 inch thickness
  • Use a pizza cutter to cut the dough into quarters
  • Add the fillings to the center of the dough
  • Cut the dough in diagonals on either side and fold over until the entire hot pocket is braided
  • Whisk the egg and water together to form an egg wash and brush the dough
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes until the dough is golden brown
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Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Hot Pocket
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 701 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 668mg28%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 320IU6%
Calcium 142mg14%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.

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36 thoughts on “Breakfast Hot Pocket”

  1. Omg that recipe looks so good! I’m always looking for ways to improve my cooking skills and this recipe and the items definitely will help me!

  2. I love how structured your recipe posts are with step by step images (with someone who is Dyslexic) and your lattice skills are amaz-ing Stephanie! I have never heard of this recipe being called a hot pocket I am not sure if that is an american term but who can’t love sausages and eggs for breakfast right?

    1. It must be an American thing because that’s what I’ve heard this type of thing called. I always like being able to see what each step looks like for something new, so that’s why I try to include process photos as much as I can!

  3. 5 stars
    As always another great meal to cook. This looks super yummy. I like easy recipes that are quick and simple. I love how you have everything detailed which makes it easy to follow.

  4. That breakfast Hot Pocket technique reminds me of a dish I used to make called Tresse Royal. You gave me some idea on what to make for breakfast for my birthday.

  5. 5 stars
    I love anything stuffed with cheese. This would be convenient to bring for picnic or on the go as well. I can see my picky daughter loves it.

  6. 5 stars
    I am always down for a healthier version of anything — especially when it comes to breakfast. After all they say it is the most important meal of the day. This looks delicious!

  7. 5 stars
    This is perfect for needing a quick and delicious breakfast! I love homemade things like this – I am making it ASAP!

  8. I love your recipes. As you give detailed instructions, it helps beginners like me to make them. They look so yummy. I would love to have hot pockets for lunch in office sometimes.

    1. I am working on teaching my two young boys to cook as we make meals together, so every step they question, I take a picture and try to explain. Everyone has to start somewhere and I’m glad the details help 🙂

  9. 5 stars
    I’m super impressed with this. I know I have a bread machine at home but I haven’t used it recently. I didn’t think about using it just to make dough but this is so great. And it’s something I can prep for my daughter in the mornings for sure. Looks delicious.

  10. I really need a bread machine. There are so many great ways to incorporate it into my kitchen. These look so delicious!

  11. These look so amazing! My kids LOVE hot pockets, but don’t have them often. However, I can’t wait to try making this healthier version of them…YUM!!!

  12. Oooooo now this is one yummy breakfast idea!!!!! I might just need to make these for the family. I’m sure they will be a hit!!

    1. I hardly ever made dough before having the bread machine because it was such a pain. The braiding on the hot pocket took a little practice but I’ve done it enough now that I’ve got it down pretty well.

  13. I love bread and buy fresh loaves at my local bakeries. Reading your post got me thinking that I should really try to make some. The pastry you made looks delicious and much better than the ads I used to see for that hot pocket junk food.

    1. I hardly buy any bread at the store anymore since we make our own. It’s so fresh and yummy! And yeah, storebought hot pockets just aren’t the same as making it homemade.

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