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Keto Ham and Cheese Pockets

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When you’ve just run out of ideas for dinner, these keto ham and cheese pockets are a perfect go to. They are easy to make and filled with delicious warm ham and melted swiss cheese. You can stuff the pockets with as little or as much filling as you want.

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For this recipe I made fathead dough using almond flour instead of coconut flour because I don’t like the taste of coconut flour. But if you don’t mind the taste you can make it with coconut flour. If you want the fathead dough recipe with coconut flour I have it listed with my keto chili cheese dog recipe. Enjoy!

Keto Ham and Cheese Pockets

Makes 8 Sandwiches

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Ingredients for Dough

1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 large egg
1 1/3 cups almond flour

Ingredients for Filling

6 oz. Ham (any flavor you want)
6 oz. Swiss cheese, sliced
Kerry Gold butter

Directions

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir. Put back in microwave for another 45 seconds.

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Beat eggs and add to mozzarella and cream cheese plus add in almond flour and mix.

Knead with hands until dough forms.

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Lay a piece of parchment paper down, add the dough to the top and then lay another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough.

Roll out the dough until it’s thin enough but not too thin covering the size of the pan and parchment paper. (If there is too much dough you may need to separate it in half and repeat the steps of rolling it out.)

Take off the top parchment paper and leave the bottom one for the dough to set on. 

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Using a knife cut the dough so it makes a large rectangle.

Cut down the length of the dough, cutting it in half. Then continue cutting it in halves to make 8 small rectangles.

Brush the inside of pockets with a stick of Kerry Gold butter. 

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Place one slice of cheese on the bottom of each rectangle and add ham on top. You will need to make a small pile for the ham so it avoids spilling out the sides. Do this for all 8 rectangles.

Carefully fold the top of each rectangle over the filling until it meets the bottom of the rectangle.

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Use a fork and press around the outer edges of the pocket to seal them together.

Brush the tops of the pockets with Kerry Gold butter.

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Bake for 15-20 minutes or until ham and cheese pockets are golden brown.

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How to Make Keto Ham and Cheese Pockets

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Keto Ham and Cheese Pockets

Yield: Makes 8 Sandwiches

Ingredients

Ingredients for Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/3 cups almond flour

Ingredients for Filling

  • 6 oz. Ham (any flavor you want)
  • 6 oz. Swiss cheese, sliced
  • Kerry Gold butter

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Add mozzarella cheese and cream cheese in a bowl and microwave for 45 seconds. Stir. Put back in microwave for another 45 seconds.
    3. Beat eggs and add to mozzarella and cream cheese plus add in almond flour and mix.
    4. Knead with hands until dough forms.
    5. Lay a piece of parchment paper down, add the dough to the top and then lay another piece of parchment paper on top of the dough.
    6. Roll out the dough until it's thin enough but not too thin covering the size of the pan and parchment paper. (If there is too much dough you may need to separate it in half and repeat the steps of rolling it out.)
    7. Take off the top parchment paper and leave the bottom one for the dough to set on. 
    8. Using a knife cut the dough so it makes a large rectangle.
    9. Cut down the length of the dough, cutting it in half. Then continue cutting it in halves to make 8 small rectangles.
    10. Brush the inside of pockets with a stick of Kerry Gold butter. 
    11. Place one slice of cheese on the bottom of each rectangle and add ham on top. You will need to make a small pile for the ham so it avoids spilling out the sides. Do this for all 8 rectangles.
    12. Carefully fold the top of each rectangle over the filling until it meets the bottom of the rectangle.
    13. Use a fork and press around the outer edges of the pocket to seal them together.
    14. Brush the tops of the pockets with Kerry Gold butter.
    15. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until ham and cheese pockets are golden brown.

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