This recipe for homemade stromboli pizza is easy, and the results are the most delicious snack you’ll ever make. Thin dough is rolled up, resulting in the perfect layers, full of meat, cheese, and tomato marinara sauce. The golden brown crust makes this an entree worth remembering. 

This is the perfect recipe for an italian-inspired dinner. This stromboli pizza holds a perfect spot on the table with a side caesar salad

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

The handmade dough is rolled out and layered with marinara sauce, salty pepperoni, and cheese in this easy homemade stromboli recipe. This flavor combination is a classic, and when rolled up and baked, it makes the most perfect stromboli.

Is a stromboli the same as a calzone? 

Although the flavors are similar to a calzone, the main difference is how it is rolled up. A stromboli is rolled up like a burrito, while a calzone is folded like a taco. The inside is full of cheesy marinara sauce and Italian meat.

Why You’ll Love This Stromboli Pizza Recipe

  • Easy appetizer. This recipe is so simple to follow you’ll have stromboli in no time. 
  • Crowd pleaser. A delicious meat and cheese roll will impress even the pickiest eater. 
  • Customizable. This stromboli can be packed with various meats and even vegetables.

Ingredients for Stromboli Pizza:

The ingredients for this stromboli are so simple:

  • Dough – this easy dough recipe is simple and easy.
  • Marinara sauce – tomato sauce adds the iconic pizza flavor to the stromboli. You can also use pizza sauce.
  • Cheese – mozzarella cheese melts perfectly, but you can also use parmesan cheese or provolone.
  • Meats – a combination of italian cold cuts.
  • Egg wash – a mixture of egg and italian seasoning gives the crust a golden finish and fantastic flavor. 

See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and quantities.

Pro Tip for the Best Marinara Sauce:

Use a store-bought marinara sauce for an easy stromboli. However, you can level this recipe by making a homemade marinara using our spaghetti and meatballs recipe!

How to Make Stromboli Pizza:

In only a few steps, you can enjoy this delicious stromboli pizza: 

A sheet pan with rolled out dough.

1 – Using our homemade breadstick recipe, prepare the dough. Roll the dough into a 12” x 17” rectangle with a rolling pin. Place the dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Stromboli dough with the pizza sauce spread out.

2 – Spread an even layer of marinara sauce on the dough, leaving about an inch border.

The Stromboli with the cheese and Italian meats.

3 – Spread an even layer of meat on the dough, layering pepperoni, ham, and salami.

The Stromboli dough with the sauce, meat, and cheese.

4 – Sprinkle the top with cheese. 

The Stromboli being rolled up.

5 – Begin to roll up the stromboli. Fold the dough over and tightly pinch the edges together to seal them.

The Stromboli being prepped for baking and slit at the top.

6 – Using a sharp knife, create diagonal slits at the top. Brush the top with an egg wash and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let the stromboli cool a little before cutting into slices. Dip into marinara sauce and enjoy!

Cheese it Up:

Add a variety of cheeses for the most iconic cheese pull! Mozzarella melts beautifully and pairs well with Monterey Jack and mild cheddar cheese for flavor! 

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

Stromboli Variations:

We like to keep our recipes simple to make them easy and approachable, but you can level up your stromboli:

  • Amp the flavor by adding red bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, spinach, olives, and red onions.
  • Add fresh thyme and basil to the marinara sauce. You can also sprinkle the top of the stromboli sliced with fresh parsley.

How to Serve Stromboli Pizza

The perfect appetizer: This stromboli makes the best starter! When hosting a party, this stromboli makes an impressive appetizer alongside ham and cheese sliders and jalapeno poppers.

A meal: This stromboli can be served as a main course alongside a light side salad! 

Recipe FAQs

Can you use pizza dough?

You can use store-bought dough or homemade pizza dough for this recipe. 

Can instant yeast be used instead of active dry yeast? 

Yes, you can use instant yeast in place of active yeast. 

Can this stromboli be made in advance?

You can bake these stromboli in advance, but assembling the stromboli and waiting to bake isn’t recommended. 

Store & Reheat 

  • Storage. Store stromboli leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Wrap in plastic wrap or keep in an airtight container.
  • Reheat. Cover the stromboli with foil and bake it in the oven at 350°F until reheated.
  • Freeze. Store baked stromboli in the freezer by adding it to a freezer-safe bag. Store for up to 3 months. Reheat: cover with foil and bake in the oven at 350°F until reheated.

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Homemade Stromboli Pizza Recipe

Author: Valentina
4.84 from 6 votes
This homemade stromboli pizza is a fun snack that takes the flavors you know and love but turns them into something you may not have tried before!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Rise Tome: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 10 servings


stromboli dough –

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour measured then sifted
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp melted unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar

filling –

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

egg wash –


  • In a large bowl, add the sifted flour and create a well in the center.
  • In a separate bowl, add warm water, butter, and salt. Pour the mixture into the well. Sprinkle the yeast and sugar on the water and gently stir, activating the yeast. This should take about five minutes.
  • Mix the dough until well incorporated, cover, and let rise for an hour.
  • Flour a surface and roll the dough into a 12” x 17” rectangle. Place the dough on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  • Spread the marinara sauce on the dough, leaving an inch around the edges.
  • Spread the meat evenly in layers and top with cheese.
  • Roll up the dough and tightly pinch the edges so nothing comes out while baking.
  • Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake the stromboli for 20-25 minutes or once the top is golden brown.
  • Wait until slightly cooled before cutting into slices. Dip into marinara sauce and enjoy!


  • Use a variety of meats and cheeses to make this stromboli delicious. 
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
  • Reheat the stromboli in the oven by covering it with foil and heating it at 350°F until warmed up. 


266kcal Calories22g Carbs13g Protein14g Fat6g Saturated Fat53mg Cholesterol806mg Sodium178mg Potassium2g Fiber2g Sugar225IU Vitamin A1mg Vitamin C99mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Stromboli Pizza Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 806mg35%
Potassium 178mg5%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)