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sliced sausage and pepper stromboli on a parchment paper lined baking sheet with a bowl of sauce to the side
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Easy Stromboli Recipe

If you've ever wondered how to make stromboli like they do at your favorite old-school pizza parlor, this Easy Stromboli Recipe is for you!  It's like a rolled up pizza filled with your favorite toppings and plenty of gooey cheese, then baked so that the crust is on the outside.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 687kcal
Author: Amy Nash

Ingredients

Pizza Dough

  • 1 cup warm water
  • ¾ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ¼ to ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil

Filling

  • ¾ pound ground beef browned
  • 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese divided
  • ½ cup marinara or pizza sauce divided
  • 1 egg beaten

Instructions

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook attachment, combine the warm water, sugar, and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes.  
  • After the yeast has proofed for 5 minutes and is foamy, add the salt and 1 cup of flour and mix well. Continue to add the remaining flour, kneading until smooth for about 5 minutes.
  • Use the olive oil to lightly grease a clean bowl and transfer the dough to the bowl, giving it a quick turn to coat in the oil. Cover with plastic wrap and let rest for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F for at least 20 minutes. While the oven preheats, roll the dough into a large, thin rectangle. Top with the ground beef, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese, leaving a 2-inch border around the sides.
  • Brush the border with the egg wash, then fold the short ends over the edges of the filling and roll the stromboli into a cylinder shaped log.
  • Transfer the stromboli to an overturned baking sheet lined with parchment paper with the seam side down. Brush the top with remaining egg wash (if desired) and cut diagonal gashes across the top with a sharp knife. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes until browned on top and cooked through.
  • Let rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with marinara sauce or ranch dressing on the side.

Notes

As written, the recipe makes 1 stromboli that is enough for 4 people as a meal or 8 people as an appetizer.  But the recipe easily doubles to make 2 stromboli at a time. 
For the sweet pepper and salami stromboli, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a pan and saute ½ sliced onion and about 1 ½ cups of sliced sweet peppers until soft.  Use to fill the stromboli along with sliced salami and 1 ½ cups of mozzarella cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 687kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 134mg | Sodium: 1083mg | Potassium: 458mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 476IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 250mg | Iron: 6mg