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.
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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.
how to make a stromboli-
- Prepare dough using THIS method. We just made a smaller portion for the stromboli.
- Roll out the dough to about 12”x17” rectangle. Place the dough on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Spread the marinara sauce over the dough (leave about ½-inch of dough along the edges free of toppings).
- Spread the meat in an even layer over the sauce and top with cheese.
- 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.
- Brush top of stromboli with egg wash.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden in color.
- 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.|
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.
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.
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.
other kid-friendly recipes:
- Lo Mein– You can leave out the vegetables if there are picky.
- Pizza Rolls– Kids love helping with this recipe.
- Chipotle Burrito Bowl– Served buffet style, so fun!
- Russian Soup– So easy to make.
Stromboli Pizza Recipe
- 1/2 cup marinara sauce
- 1½ cups shredded cheese**
- 1/4 lb pepperoni slices
- 1/8 lb salami
- 1/8 lb ham
- 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.
- 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.