ham pockets

ham pockets

prep time: 20 minutes
cook time: 20 minutes
ready in: 40 minutes

makes: 8 servings, 1 pocket each


  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 lb whole wheat pizza dough, defrosted
  • 1 cup diced cooked lean ham
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach

The nutritional content of recipes is calculated by a registered dietitian. Because ingredients and measurements may vary, the values we give are close approximations.


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Lightly coat a large baking sheet with oil or cooking spray.
  2. In a small skillet, heat oil over medium heat and sauté onions until soft.
  3. Divide pizza dough in half and roll out each piece into a 10-inch square. Cut in half lengthwise and widthwise to form eight 5-inch squares.
  4. Divide ham mixture evenly among the eight squares, and season with pepper to taste. Top with cooked onion, cheese and spinach.
  5. Fold the four corners up over the filling and pinch edges together to seal. Place each pocket on baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool slightly before serving. Refrigerate or freeze any leftovers and reheat in microwave. Suggestion: Serve with marinara or pizza sauce for dipping.

per serving: 190 calories, 6g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 26g carbohydrates, 1g fiber, 1g sugars, 8g protein