Hot Pockets are available in nearly any grocer’s freezer and are easy to prepare. The stuffed sandwiches come in an array of flavors and can be cooked in a matter of minutes in your microwave oven. Hot Pockets can also be prepared in a convection oven or a conventional oven, although cooking times are much longer than in a microwave. A microwave oven also gives you the flexibility of cooking the product while frozen or refrigerated, while the product should be thawed before using a convection oven. Choose your desired cooking method accordingly.
Things You'll Need
Remove the Hot Pocket from the packaging.
Place on a microwave safe plate.
Refer to the cooking time suggestion on the outside of the box — this will vary depending on the Hot Pocket’s filling. A frozen sandwich will take a few seconds longer than a thawed, refrigerated one.
Remove the product from the microwave and allow to cool for about two minutes before eating.
Convection or Conventional Oven
Remove the product from the packaging.
Place frozen Hot Pocket on a piece of foil or on a baking sheet. (For convection ovens, begin with a thawed product for best results.)
Place the Hot Pocket in your oven. Refer to the cooking-time suggestion on the outside of the box — this will vary depending on the Hot Pocket’s filling. Conventional oven cooking can take 30 minutes or longer, while convection ovens take around 10 to 15 minutes.
Use an oven mitt to remove the Hot Pocket from your oven. Allow to cool for at least two minutes before serving.
Cooking times are always approximate and may need to be adjusted to your oven.
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