Ham Pita Pocket

Ham It Up Pita Pockets

While summer break just recently started, the extra time spent at home these days may have your snack game needing a little inspiration. You’re in luck, because these pita pockets are quick to make and cover pretty much all the food groups – including dairy.

Ever wonder how cheese comes to be? It starts with milk, which usually takes less than 48 hours to get from the dairy to your store. As you whip up these sweet and cheesy pita pockets, follow the rest of the cheese-making journey here.


  • 2 whole wheat pitas large size
  • 8 slices ham
  • 4 slices Provolone cheese
  • 1 medium apple thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard


  1. Cut pita pockets in half. Spread about 1 teaspoon spicy mustard inside each pocket.
  2. On cutting board, layer 1 slice ham, 1 slice Provolone cheese and another slice of ham together. Fold in half, tucking 3 or 4 slices of apple between the ham and cheese halves. Tuck the layers into the pita pocket half. Heating pita pockets in the microwave for a few seconds may soften them slightly to make this process easier.
  3. Microwave each pocket on high for 30 seconds or until cheese begins to melt. Let stand a few minutes before eating.

Recipe courtesy of Midwest Dairy Association.