Quick and Easy Stromboli

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Quick and Easy Stromboli gets loaded with Italian salami, pepperoni, pizza sauce and cheese. This is so quick, easy and delicious you will want to make it again and again!

Stromboli is something easy to make and feeds a crowd. If you love Stromboli as much as I do, try this Easy Ham and Swiss Stromboli and BBQ Chicken Stromboli.

Stromboli facing the camera with a slice cut out of it. The photo shows the ham, cheese and vegetable wrapped in the baked pizza dough

Homemade Stromboli Recipe

Do you ever make something and wonder why you haven’t made it before? This my friends is “that recipe”. Holy cow. We have been missing out!!

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make. It comes together in about 10 minutes and only takes 15 minutes to bake! You can always customize the ingredients to your families tastes. But the italian salami, pepperoni and cheese combo was delicious!

I seriously can’t even believe that I haven’t made this until now! To save on time you use a refrigerated pizza crust and it comes together in less than 10 minutes.

Since things have been so busy around here lately you better believe that this recipe will be happening on a weekly basis! You guys are going to love it too! You won’t be able to get enough of it!

What is Stromboli?

Stromboli is a type of turnover filled with various Italian cheeses and cold cuts or vegetables. The dough used is either Italian bread dough or pizza dough. Bread dough, cheese (typically mozzarella), meat or vegetables are the main ingredients.

Stromboli’s are usually thought of more with Pizza. You could say it’s a different take on a Calzone. While a Calzone is Stuffed inside of pizza dough, Stromboli’s ingredients are rolled in it. This Stromboli is a bit different. As you can see it’s not your classic pizza ingredients. In my opinion these contents give this meal more opportunity to be on the table at any time.

Stromboli Ingredients:

  • Refrigerated Pizza Dough: Pillsbury Thin Crust is what I used
  • Pizza Sauce: Choose the best one for your family
  • Italian Salami: Always one of my favorites
  • Pepperoni: Thinly sliced is best
  • Mozzarella Cheese: Sliced cheese melts evenly
  • Egg: Whisk together and spread over top the outside of the pizza dough.
  • Italian Seasoning: Sprinkled on the outside for best
  • Parsley: Freshly chopped for garnish.

How to Make the Best Stromboli:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough out and stretch it out on a piece of parchment paper. Spread the pizza sauce leaving about 2 inches from the edge. Top with italian salami, then the cheese, and end with pepperoni.
  2. Roll up the dough up like a cinnamon roll and pinch the edges to seal and fold where the seam is. Lay the stromboli seam side down. Brush with the egg and cut small slats in the top. Top with ¼ cup cheese, italian seasoning and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve with warm pizza sauce.

Stromboli baked on a parchment paper on a baking sheet.

The Recipe Critic Pro Tip:

If your Stromboli burns before the inside is baked,  your oven may run hot! Be sure to bake stromboli in the lower half of the oven for best results.

Variations when making Stromboli:

  • Vegetables: Mushrooms, bell peppers, onions and black olives are great texture fillers.
  • Meat: Pepperoni, bacon, Canadian bacon or sausage are fun variations of meat.
  • Cheese: Mozzarella, fontina, gouda, asiago, provolone or gruyere are perfect for melting.
  • Dough: Fresh or frozen dough will work great for this Stromboli recipe.

Stromboli cut into slices showing the layers of Italian meat, cheese and baked pizza dough.

More Easy Pizza Dinners:

Stromboli sliced into sections on a plate with marinara sauce on the side.

Quick and Easy Stromboli

4.91 from 10 votes
This Stromboli gets loaded with italian salami, pepperoni, pizza sauce and cheese! This is so quick, easy and delicious you will want to make it again and again!!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tube Pillsbury thin crust refrigerated pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 12 slices italian salami
  • 16 slices pepperoni
  • 1 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh chopped parsley optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll the dough out and stretch it out on a piece of parchment paper. Spread the pizza sauce leaving about 2 inches from the edge. Top with Italian salami, then the cheese, and end with pepperoni.
  • Roll up the dough up like a cinnamon roll and pinch the edges to seal and fold where the seam is. Lay the stromboli seam side down. Brush with the egg and cut small slats in the top. Top with ¼ cup cheese, Italian seasoning and sprinkle with fresh parsley.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve with warm pizza sauce.

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Notes

Updated on February 17, 2020
Originally Posted on May 19, 2016

Nutrition

Serves: 6

Calories346kcal (17%)Carbohydrates33g (11%)Protein17g (34%)Fat16g (25%)Saturated Fat7g (35%)Cholesterol66mg (22%)Sodium1236mg (52%)Potassium186mg (5%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar5g (6%)Vitamin A398IU (8%)Vitamin C3mg (4%)Calcium129mg (13%)Iron3mg (17%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian, Italian American
Keyword How to make Stromboli, Stromboli, Stromboli recipes
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Stromboli slice being dipped in the marinara sauce.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I made this for dinner tonight. Had to sub out the Classic pizza dough b/c my store was out of thin crust, so cooked at 425 for about 18 minutes. Added some mushrooms & onions to the other ingredients you suggested. SO GOOD. Thanks for the idea!!

  2. I’ve done veggie , cheese steak, chicken wing…the possibilities are endless, just use your imagination it’s fun and easy to make and the whole family enjoys it

  3. Doing this now. The only thing I would recommend is not useing parchment paper when you are rolling out the dough. My dough stuck to the paper when I tried to roll it and it tore open. Better to use flour on a large cutting board when making.

    1. Are you sure you cut your slits all the way through the top layer of dough? Also a preheated pizza stone or baking sheet helps. I pop my stone in the oven while the oven preheats and before I put my stromboli on it I make sure my slits go all the way through the top layer of dough. Also if I’m using instant dough I unroll it and let it come to room temp while the oven preheats. Same with my meats, cheeses, veggies (jarred peppers in strainer to drain juice), and sauce so nothing cold or wet (other than sauce) is going in my stromboli or oven.

    2. Hi Sam, yes, I’m having an issue with the inside of my dough not cooking, also. Trying to remedy it, but not being successful. Anyone have any tips on how to avoid this in the future?

      1. 5 stars
        This was beyond delicious! I usually have trouble with anything stuffed, but I put some flour on a piece of foil and it rolled up pretty well. A little of the cheese leaked out, but I used a lot, so it really didn’t matter. I will definitely be making this again!

  4. 5 stars
    Wow, that was easy! It came out gorgeous, haven’t cut into it yet, it’s going to a Super Bowl Party, but the aroma is amazing! I can’t wait to have a piece! Thanks

  5. 5 stars
    Video conflicts with the instructions. Video has salami then pepperoni then cheese but instructions read “Top with Italian salami, then the cheese, and end with pepperoni.
    I love this blog.

  6. Mine turned out great. I did good it for 26 minutes and the dough was perfect. Thank you for the recipe.

  7. Can I make and freeze for a later date, unbaked of course. Looks delicious cant wait to make and try it out.

    1. Hey Vicki!

      Yes, you should be able to freeze it and make it bake it later. I can’t wait to hear back from you on how it tastes! Thanks for following along with me!

  8. 5 stars
    I’ve made this several times and its so easy and super delish! Depending on ingredients I have on hand I suppose I’ve done several filling variations. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    This is a fantastic and easy recipe. Very versatile. Thank you!

    I make my own pizza dough though, which is easy enough and I know the ingredients that are in it.

    The whole family loves it!!

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