ham and ricotta pastry puff pockets recipe 5

Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Pockets

A more civilized version of the Hot Pockets we all loved as kids, these Ham and Ricotta Puff Pastry Pockets are one of my go-to comfort foods. They also make a great grab and go lunch that is easy to reheat at the office.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jeana


  • 1 piece of puff pastry cut into four equal pieces
  • 2/3 cup ricotta
  • ½ cup parmesan or mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped broccoli
  • ½ to ¾ small cubed ham
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to recommend temperature on the puff pastry package, ours said 400 degrees.
  2. Roll out the (thawed) puff pastry and cut into four pieces on a piece of parchment paper.
  3. Add all of the ingredients together and stir until well combined.
  4. Divide the filling into four and set on one side of each of the puff pastry pieces.  Then fold over the other side (like you would to close a book) and use a fork to press down and seal the edges closed.
  5. Optional: I used a sharp knife to cut two small lines in the top of each pastry pocket to slide in a longer piece of broccoli that would roast on top.
  6. Bake for just about 30 minutes or until completely golden brown and puffed up. Allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting into and enjoying.

Recipe Notes

Note: The amounts listed perfectly fill the puff pastry we use, other brands or homemade pastry dough may need more or less filling.