An EASY Stromboli Pizza Recipe! Homemade dough loaded with meats, sauce and cheese, rolled up and baked. This is a great recipe if you like pizza but want something a little different. 

Stromboli pizza sliced into four pieces next to marinara sauce and topped with fresh greens.

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If you’ve never eaten or made stromboli, you are in for a treat. This recipe uses a soft dough and combined with the ham, salami, pepperoni and cheese, it is the perfect combination of flavor. It’s like having a fancy pizza but so much better!

The stromboli is great when served with a homemade salad and marinara sauce for dipping.

what is a stromboli?

A stromboli is pizza dough topped with sauce, meats and cheese then shaped, rolled up and baked. Some say it originated from Italy while others say it originates from Philadelphia by an Italian immigrant. 

Four slices of Stromboli topped with shredded parsley next to a spoon of marinara sauce.

how to make a stromboli-

  1. Prepare dough using THIS method. We just made a smaller portion for the stromboli.  
  2. Roll out the dough to about 12”x17” rectangle. Place the dough on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  3. Spread the marinara sauce over the dough (leave about ½-inch of dough along the edges free of toppings).
  4. Spread the meat in an even layer over the sauce and top with cheese.
  5. Roll up the dough with toppings into a burrito placing the seam of the dough under the roll. Tightly pinch the edges together and tuck seams under so nothing oozes out during the baking.
  6. Brush top of stromboli with egg wash.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden in color.
  8. Serve the stromboli with hot or cold marinara.
BOX  Chef’s TIP– We used three types of meat in equal proportions. You can add as much of each meat as desired to your family’s liking.

Detailed collage tutorial on how to make homemade Stromboli pizza with homemade dough, marinara, sauce and meat.

what is the difference between a stromboli and a calzone?

The biggest difference between a stromboli and a calzone is the way it is shaped and sealed. A stromboli is rolled up like a burrito while a calzone is shaped like a flat taco, then folded over and sealed. 

In stromboli, the main ingredients are  meats, cheese and sauce while in a calzone veggies and other toppings may be added with the meat and cheese.

Both use a pizza dough.

Cheesy Stromboli pizza recipe loaded with marinara sauce and meat slices.

Can I freeze stromboli?

Yes, stromboli freezes great! Once baked, cool and tightly wrap the stromboli and place in a freezer bag. Freeze up to 3 months.

Thaw stromboli overnight in the fridge or at room temperature until thawed.

How do I reheat stromboli?

To reheat stromboli, cover with foil and bake until reheated.

Stromboli pizza slice in a white bowl of marinara sauce.

I can’t wait for you all to try this homemade stromboli recipe. It has become a family favorite for us and the kids can’t get enough of the recipe. 

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Stromboli Pizza Recipe

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An EASY Stromboli Pizza Recipe! Homemade dough loaded with meats, sauce and cheese, rolled up and baked. 
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rise Tome: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 10 servings

Ingredients

stromboli dough-

stromboli filling-

  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • cups shredded cheese**
  • 1/4 lb pepperoni slices
  • 1/8 lb salami
  • 1/8 lb ham

egg wash-

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, add the sifted flour and create a well in the center.
  • Combine together the warm water, melted butter and salt. Pour mixture in the well.
  • Sprinkle yeast and sugar over water, gently stir and allow yeast to activate (about 5 minutes).
  • Mix the dough until well incorporated. Cover the dough and let rise for an hour.
  • Generously flour working surface and roll out the dough into about 12"x17" rectangle. Place dough onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Spread the marinara sauce onto the dough, but leave about 1/2 an inch of dough along the edges to keep from sauce oozing out.
  • Spread the meat evenly and top with the shredded cheese.
  • Roll up as tightly as possible, without pushing out the toppings. Pinch edges together to close seams so nothing oozes out.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine all the ingredients for the egg wash.
  • With a pastry brush, brush the egg wash all over the stromboli.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

** Use you favorite type of cheese. 
To REHEAT stromboli, bake at 375°F until reheated.
To FREEZE the stromboli, wrap tightly and freeze in freezer bag.

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 13gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 806mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 225IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)