How long should Hot Pockets be microwaved?

The generic name for microwaveable filled “pockets” that are a tasty and speedy option for a snack or a meal is Hot Pockets. Hot Pockets come in a variety of flavours, including ones for breakfast. Low-fat options (Lean Pockets) and High-Protein Hot Pockets are also available. Additionally, pretzels are made by the business.

Read on to find out more about each kind of pocket and how long it takes to cook it, whether you’ve thrown away the outer box with the cooking instructions on it or you just need a reminder.

Hot Pockets Cooking Times Overall

According to the general recommendations for all Hot Pocket varieties, you should put the Hot Pocket in its crisping sleeve, set it on a plate that can withstand the microwave, and microwave it for 1 to 2 minutes and 15 seconds, depending on the power of your microwave.

Hot Pockets can also be heated in a modern oven if you have time. No matter how you heat Hot Pockets, you need always be careful because the filling could be hot.

Cooking Time for Hot Pockets

The cooking timings for each variety of Hot Pockets are marginally different. Beef taco, meatballs and mozzarella, and Philly steak and cheese are some of the flavours of Hot Pockets.

The suggested cooking time for this series of Hot Pockets brands is typically 2 minutes. It is advised to microwave two Hot Pockets for 3 minutes and 30 seconds. This duration applies to a typical 1100-watt oven.

Timing for Cooking Lean Pockets

Lean Pockets, Hot Pockets’ low-fat counterpart, come in varieties like Chicken Parmesan, Caprese, and Chicken, Broccoli, and Cheddar. Lean Pockets have the same standard times as Hot Pockets above, including a typical 2-minute microwave time.

Cooking Time for Hot Pockets for Breakfast

The breakfast range of Hot Pockets, which comes in Applewood Bacon, Egg, and Cheese and Sausage, Egg, and Cheese tastes, won’t let you down if you need something quick in the morning. The typical cooking time for Hot Pockets is 2 minutes, much like for other varieties.

Low-Carb Hot Pockets

The same delicious flavours as some Hot Pockets and Lean Pockets are present in High-Protein Hot Pockets, but they are more densely protein-packed to give you more vigour throughout the day.

Some of them require a cooking period of 2 minutes and 10 seconds, while two sandwiches take 3 minutes and 30 seconds in an oven with an output of 1100 watts.

Stuffed Pretzels with Hot Pockets

Hot Pockets in the Stuffed Pretzel line come in flavours including Cheesy Jalapeno. The cooking time for one sandwich is roughly 1 minute, 15 seconds, and they are smaller than their Hot or Lean Pockets equivalents. Cook two sandwiches in a 1100 watt oven for two minutes each.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.

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