We’re helping you out today with dinner ideas for the kids for Valentine’s Day. These Heart Shaped Bacon Cheeseburger Pockets are a perfect Valentine’s Day Dinner Idea for the little ones – simple, tasty, and easy to prepare.

In order to make this easy cheeseburger pockets recipe, you will only need your love for cooking, the patience to follow the instructions, and the joy to share the meal with your loved ones!

I was trying to find a recipe that was kid-friendly for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to make something that was at the same time creative and delicious.

I started from knowing how much the boys loved the homemade pizza pockets then, I remembered that everybody’s a fan of cheeseburgers. So, I decided to join these two great recipes into one!

And lo and behold I made a recipe in which I combined the two.

The dough goes together in a snap, but if you are short on time you could also use a ready-made crust similar to pizza crust. We used our bread machine, making the process really easy and fast. Or if not you can definitely use pizza dough, too. It should not make that much of a difference. Using pizza dough will also help you gain some additional time because the dough was already prepared.

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Serve them with your favorite condiments, ketchup, and mustard, or reserve some of the cheese sauce that is in the burger mixture for dipping. After all, cheese dipping is extremely delicious and irresistible.

We used a Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter. We wanted to have them in a heart shape in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. But, do not feel forced to follow suit! You can certainly enjoy the Bacon Cheeseburger Pockets any time of year by having them in any shape convenient to you.

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Bacon Cheeseburger Pockets

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  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes


Change up your ordinary Cheeseburger and serve them in a Pocket. Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com



Pocket Crust

  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons corn meal
  • 3 1/4 cups flour {we used all-purpose}
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon yeast {about 1 package}

Bacon Cheeseburger Filling

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 810 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or garlic salt
  • 1 cup green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced

Cheese Sauce

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 1/23 cups milk, depending on how thin or thick you want it
  • 8 oz of cheese, I use a mix of colby and cheddar


Dough for Bread Machine

  1. Place ingredients in bread machine according to manufacturers instructions. We add the dry then the wet in ours.
  2. After the bread machine is done, roll dough onto floured surface.

Dough by Hand

  1. Mix dry ingredients together
  2. Add wet ingredients and stir until combined


  1. Cook bacon in oven.
  2. Cook ground beef, garlic, onion and green pepper, drain and return to pan. Sprinkle with garlic powder.
  3. Cook cheese sauce and add to pan.
  4. Crumble bacon and stir into meat mixture, heat thru.

Cheese Sauce

  1. Melt butter in saucepan on stovetop, whisk in flour and cook a few minutes, being careful not to get the flour too brown.
  2. Slowly add the milk and whisk.
  3. Add cheese slowly, stirring after each addition until cheese is melted.
  4. Let sauce come to a small bubble, whisking until thick.
  5. Add to pan.


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Roll dough out and cut with a heart shaped cookie cutter
  3. Add 1-2 Tablespoon of bacon cheeseburger filling to one side of heart shaped dough.
  4. Add top and seal with a fork
  5. Brush with oil
  6. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes


Yield amount will depend on the size of cookie cutter you use. We got 6 pockets.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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  1. Janna Mauldin Heiner Reply

    Re: the dough–If done in a bread machine, it will have raise time. What is the raise time if mixed by hand? None is indicated.

    • Janna Mauldin Heiner Reply

      Also, kneading time would be helpful for cooks not accustomed to making bread. I can figure both these things out, but they ought to be included for novice bakers.

  2. Great hit last night! I didn’t have a bread machine, so i dissolved yeast in the warm water, kneaded for 10 minutes, and let rise till double (about 40 minutes. )

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