Learn how to make this hearty Italian dish called stromboli. It’s similar to a calzone without ricotta cheese or sauce inside. Perfect for a party.
When my husband was a teenager he worked in a pizza shop. We met in college, and after we had been dating for a while, I went to visit him in his hometown.
It was on this trip that I first tasted Stromboli. A big fan of Italian food, I had already tasted many kinds of pizza, calzones, subs, and hoagies (hot subs), but I had never tasted stromboli.
Hearty Italian Stromboli
If you haven’t had stromboli, it’s sort of like a calzone, or a panini. However, in the stromboli, there is no ricotta cheese or sauce, and a stromboli is not pressed like a panini sandwich but baked like a pizza.
Many years later, he still makes it for family and friend gatherings, especially in the winter for parties like the super bowl.
- Traditional – Italian meats and cheese such as capicola, salami, pepperoni, mozzarella and provolone
- Vegetable – Sauteed onions, peppers, and mushrooms with provolone and mozzarella
- American (kids like this) – Virginia baked ham and white American cheese.
We like Italian meats and cheeses, but you can change it up and adapt it to your liking.
Give it a try. I think you’ll love it too.
Other Pizza Dough Recipes:
- Pizza dough - we bought frozen pizza dough at the grocery store
- Mix of Italian meat - ham, Genoa salami, and sweet Italian sausage
- Cheeses - provolone and mozzarella
- Spices - oregano, garlic powder, onion powder
- Defrost the dough per the instructions on the bag.
- Roll into a ball and place in a bowl with a little oil on the bottom to keep it from sticking.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let rise for 1.5 hours
- Remove from the bowl and lightly flour the dough and surface.
- Roll out into a oval/rectangle shape approx. 14 inch.
- Layer meats and cheese down the middle. Our order was ham, provolone, sausage, mozzarella and salami.
- Fold one side of the dough over the middle crimping the top and bottom edges.
- Repeat with the other side.
- Slice openings along the top to vent.
- Brush top with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with oregano, garlic and onion powder.
- Bake at 400 degrees on a pizza stone for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is bubbling.
- If you do not have a pizza stone bake on a cookie sheet at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes watching for bubbling cheese and a golden brown crust.
- Let cool and serve in slices.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 167Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 407mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 13g
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