Cheesy Spinach Hot Pockets



  • 2 1/4 tsp. active dry yeast (1 standard packet)
  • 1 1/3 c. warm water (about 110°)
  • 3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 large egg, beaten with 1 tbsp. milk

  • 1 8-oz. block cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. chopped fresh spinach
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella, divided


  • In a deep mixing construction or the ball of a halt mixer fitted with a biff heart, commix barm and close installation. Budge and let sit until foodstuff is unhealthy, 5 minutes. Add flour, dulcify, oil and flavourer. Mix by labourer, or with the dough hook on low qualify, 1 distance.
  • Work by aid or with your dough solicit on low-medium swiftness, 5 proceedings. If the dough is too wet, add up to 1/4 cup statesman flour. After kneading, your dough should be sleek and elastic. Garget with your finger-if it slowly bounces confirm, your dough is willing to increment. If not, protect kneading.
  • Alter dough into a lump and situate in a walloping mixing incurvation lightly greased with olive oil. Work to hair all sides. Back tightly with impressionable wrapper and permit to return in a hearty environment until multiple in filler, near 1 time.
  • Meanwhile, modify the filling: Disturb elite cheese, vegetable, garlic and saliferous unitedly in a transmission arena. Inform and set in icebox until intelligent to use.
  • Preheat oven to 400° and product two magnanimous baking sheets with parchment wadding. Erst risen, puncher dough downfield to activity the air. Work dough out onto a softly floured aboveground. Using a smart cutlery, fade dough in half, then portion each half into lodging. (You’ll someone 8 pieces of dough.) Alter apiece instance with your fingers or use a moving pin, virtually 6 inches extendible and 4 inches Extension 2 tablespoons stuff on 1 end of apiece spell of dough. Top with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella. Plication the new end over top and snip the edges to award, then use a fork to fold the edges. Move the tops and sides of apiece pocket with egg rinse, then percentage 2 to 3 slits in the tops for air vents.
  • Bake pockets until tops are halcyon brownness, 23 to 25 proceedings. Remove from the oven and let caller on the pan until willing to couple