It’s week two of my “Kids in the Kitchen” series and this week I’m bringing you a kid favorite! Ham and cheese pockets. You can actually use any kind of meat and cheese you please! For these we used ham and american cheese, but your favorite combo will work just fine! We even added some eggs to ours. Before you start don’t forget to check out my survival guide to cooking with kids!
These ham and cheese pockets are SO easy, which makes them perfect for making with kids! You just roll out some biscuit dough, add the meat and cheese, and fold! Easy as that. I like to make homemade biscuit dough (you can find my recipe here) but you can also use store bought biscuits.
I know you can find about a million homemade meat and cheese pocket recipes, but it really is a classic. I couldn’t resist sharing just because it’s one of the few meals that little kids can really get involved in making! Baked goods are usually the go-to when it comes to cooking with little ones, but in terms of actual meals, that can be rough.
Start by rolling the dough out to about a 1/4 inch thick. I did this part.
Then I cut the dough in half long ways then in fourths.
Now the kids get to have some fun with the rolling pin! Roll each little square out until it’s about double the size.
Then add your meat and cheese, making sure not to add too much so that you can fold and seal your dough without it ripping.
Next we brushed a bit of water over the edges of the dough, folded it over, and pressed it shut with a fork. The kids did need a bit of assistance on this part.
Brush with a bit of egg white and bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until crispy and golden!
Don’t miss my guest post tomorrow from my friend and fellow blogger Kate at Everyday Kate! She’s sharing her personal experience with Whole 30 and I can’t wait!