“Hot Pocket” Bacon Cheddar Broccoli Biscuits
When grocery shopping on Wednesday, Spencer was tempted by a box of Hot Pockets. I bit my tongue but he decided not to get them all on his own:)
Because he obviously likes this kind of food I tried a homemade version.
I mixed a batch of my favorite baking powder biscuits but rolled them more thin than usual. I used a wide-mouth canning jar lid to cut large circles.
I tucked each circle into a muffin cup and added a white sauce that I made with the bacon, flour, milk, cheese, and broccoli. Baked in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
The result was spectacular. Certainly not something to eat on a regular basis, but it was a nice treat, and still healthier than the frozen food version.
As always this was a thrifty dish as well. I purchase bacon ends and pieces in five pound boxes. The box stays in my freezer and I can add just a little bit for a lot of flavor. Flour is cheap, milk was reconstituted dry, and broccoli was a bunch about to go bad. Biscuits are cheap too; just flour, baking soda, salt, shortening, and milk.
In the future I will not top any muffins with additional dough; I will just make extra biscuits. I will not add salt to the white sauce because the bacon adds so much. The biscuits were a little salty this time. I will also try adding different fillings.
These biscuits are great for breakfast on the go. They are easy to pack for lunch and do not taste terrible cold.