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Ham & Potato Pockets

This one is a Tricia original. There use to be this great sandwich and pizza restaurant near my parents where I would get this ham, potato, and ranch sub that was out of this world! The restaurant no longer exists and I have been craving the sandwich for several years now. In light of the Easter holiday and ham, I decided to reinvent the sandwich and share it with you here!

Added Note: I revamped these with bread dough and love them even more!

So here is a sneak peak at one of the April menu items


Tricia Callahan @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 3/4 lb cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing
  • 2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons margarine
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans refrigerator crescent rolls


  1. Place 2 cups of frozen hash brown potatoes in microwaveable safe bowl and defrost for approximately 3 minutes.
  2. In a small skillet, cook onions and hash brown potatoes in butter until warmed and slightly browned. Add garlic powder.
  3. In a separate small bowl, mix together ham, Swiss cheese and ranch dressing.
  4. On a cookie sheets spread out refrigerated crescent dough and pinch together triangle perforations to make 4 squares (if you using the non-perforated dough cut into 4 large squares).
  5. Place 1/4 cup of potato mixture and 1/4 cup of ham mixture into the center of the crescent squares.
  6. Fold over dough and seal with a fork.
  7. Place in 350 degree oven for 15-18 minutes or until lightly browned.

Freezing Instructions

Let cool and then flash freeze (or place each in a small zipper sandwich bag) and place in a gallon size freezer bag. Freeze. To Serve: Place in microwave for 2-4 minutes OR in oven for 10-15 minutes until heated through.

Servings: 8

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21 Responses to “Ham & Potato Pockets”

  1. this looks so yummy and a great way to use up the leftover Easter ham! consider this bookmarked :)

  2. Amanda says:

    wow…that sounds awesome :o)

  3. Oh yum oh yum oh yum!!!! I have leftover ham from tonight and everything else listed but the swiss cheese. I wonder if Provolone would work. MMMMMM…Oh I better go to bed, so I can get up and make these before church.

  4. I tried this tonight. It is SO Yummy! My husband is taking one to work tomorrow.

  5. DeAna Boren says:

    This sounds sooooo GOOD!!

  6. justine says:

    Do you have to thaw these before you pop them in the micro for 2-4 mins? They look really tasty!

  7. Mariam says:

    hmmm any suggestion on what to use other than ham? will turkey /chicken work?

  8. Erika says:

    Tried this recipe last night. It was okay but dh and I thought it tasted too salty. That was probably due to the ham and the ranch dressing because I did not add any extra salt. Also probably the crescent rolls. We never buy refrigerated rolls so we’re not used to the taste but they seemed pretty salty. I would try these again but maybe tweak the recipe a bit; a little less ranch, maybe a homemade dough.

  9. Marisol says:

    For the hashbrowns are you using the shredded or the homestyle cubed?

  10. Crystal says:

    Do you have to go to the bakery to get the ham or can i find it where i finde the meat and stuff?

  11. Michell408 says:

    Tasty! I made mine with homemade crescent roll dough from my bread machine and they were yummy.

  12. Megan says:

    I made this last night and they were good but I didn’t care for the sweetness of the crescent rolls so I made it again tonight (we had a bunch of leftover ham from Christmas) but used a french loaf from the can that I just unrolled and plopped everything inside then folded as one big loaf. Then I just cut into slices to serve. Oh and we don’t like swiss here so I just used what I had which was a pre-shredded mix of colby & Monterey Jack and it turned out great! Just a suggestion for those who may have my same tastes :) Thanks for the recipe!!

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  16. Mea says:

    this is a very good recipe we are having it for dinner tonight

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