How Long Do I Cook a Hot Pocket


Hot Pockets are delicious and convenient, but there’s one thing that can make them even better: knowing how long to cook them! Hot Pockets don’t have a very long shelf life, so it’s important to know how long you have before they go bad. Luckily, this isn’t hard at all. Just follow these tips from our resident chef and you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite snack in no time!

Toaster Oven

To make sure you don’t burn your Hot Pocket, keep a few things in mind:

  • The toaster oven should be set at 350 degrees F.
  • It will take about 10-15 minutes for the whole thing to get crispy and golden brown.
  • If you want to save some time, cut off one end of the Hot Pocket before placing it in the oven (this way there’s less surface area to cook).



You can microwave your hot pocket in a few different ways. However, the most common ways are:

  • 1 minute on high
  • 2 minutes on medium
  • 3 minutes on low
  • 5 minutes on defrost

Use a Kitchen Timer

Use a kitchen timer to keep track of how long you have been cooking the hot pocket. Set the timer for 5 minutes and when it goes off, check to see if your hot pocket is done. If not, set the timer again for 5 minutes and continue checking until your Hot Pocket is cooked through (you can also use an instant-read thermometer to test if they’re done).

The hot pocket will be done when it is no longer doughy in the center.

You can use a kitchen timer to tell when the hot pocket is done. If you do not have a kitchen timer, you can use the oven or microwave to tell when the hot pocket is done:

  • The oven method: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius), then place your hot pocket on an unheated baking sheet and bake it for 10 minutes. Check whether or not it’s done by slicing into it with a knife; if there’s no doughy center left after cutting through, take out of oven and let cool before eating!
  • The microwave method: Place one frozen Hot Pocket in its wrapper on top of paper towels inside of microwave-safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water; cover with plastic wrap; cook on high power for 3 minutes 30 seconds until steaming stops emitting from vent holes located near top edge where plastic meets foil wrapper–this means food inside has been cooked through completely


The hot pocket will be done when it is no longer doughy in the center.

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