Salami and cheese hot pocket on a white and grey marbled plate (with logo overlay)

Salami and Cheese Hot Pocket

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

When we decided to make some homemade hot pockets, Justin requested a Salami and Cheese Hot Pocket. I wouldn’t usually come up with this one. But we had some salami in the refrigerator so decided to try it out. I told him it would need something more, so we added cheese.

The ingredients list on a store-bought hot pocket is way too long. It shouldn’t take so many things to make something this simple. There was a half-used bag of Italian-blend cheese. It went really well with the salami.

If you can’t find a prepackaged Italian-blend, you can make your own. It’s a mixture of mozzarella, parmesan, romano, provolone, and fontina. We found that shredded cheese works best for hot pockets. It melts easier and has a more uniform texture.

Step by Step

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.

When the dough is almost done cooking, prepare your ingredients. For a salami and cheese hot pocket, this means tearing the salami into pieces and shredding the cheese.

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

For each hot pocket, place about 1/4 of the salami and cheese down the center of the dough.

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

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.

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

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.


Originally Published On: July 25, 2019

Salami and cheese hot pocket on a white and grey marbled plate

Salami and Cheese Hot Pocket

Make a healthier version of a Salami and Cheese 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
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: eggs, hot pocket, sausage
Servings: 4
5 from 1 vote


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 1 3/8 cup water
  • 3 tbsp oil
Hot Pocket
  • 1/4 lb salami (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup Italian-blend cheese (shredded)
  • 1 egg
  • 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
  • Chop the salami into small pieces
  • Shred the cheese if it isn't already shredded
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
Salami and Cheese Hot Pocket
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 730 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 66mg22%
Sodium 1128mg47%
Potassium 275mg8%
Carbohydrates 97g32%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 60IU1%
Calcium 59mg6%
Iron 6.4mg36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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18 thoughts on “Salami and Cheese Hot Pocket”

  1. Salami and cheese hot pocket not just looks delicious but is super easy to prepare.
    Also, getting the Oster bread maker right now!

    1. You could definitely make it without meat. I have another one posting in a few days that I make which is a pizza one that doesn’t have meat, too. That’s the great thing about making your own, you can customize it exactly how you want it!

    1. I’m not sure what it would do differently, but I will have to give it a try next time and see. I think it would melt more similar to a grilled cheese sandwich, but it wouldn’t fill in the dough as much as the shredded does.

  2. Neely Moldovan

    Pretty sure this would make my husbands day! Definetely his type of food combos! Looks really yummy!

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