How to Make Stromboli

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  • This homemade stromboli recipe is filled with cheesy layers of pizza goodness! Easy, quick and sure to be a family favorite!

    Stromboli often makes an appearance in our pizza night rotation. Some other yummy favorites are french bread pizzas, pizza pinwheels, BBQ chicken pizza, garlic white pizza and spinach pesto pizza.

    stromboli cut into slices

    Homemade stromboli

    We have a pizza night about once a week at our house. And while we love to make a traditional homemade pizza, it’s also fun to make other yummy variations like this easy stromboli recipe.

    This homemade stromboli is filled with layers of pizza goodness and is so delicious! Plus it comes together super quickly, especially if you are using a store bought dough.

    My kids love to help make it and especially like adding in different toppings. The salami, pepperoni and ham are in a traditional stromboli, but feel free to use just pepperoni if desired. We love to serve this stromboli with a chopped salad and a side of fruit.

    pizza dough rolled out into rectangle with marinara on top

    Stromboli vs. calzone

    You may be wondering what the difference is between a stromboli and a calzone. Stromboli is similar to a calzone, but rolled out into a rectangle and rolled up like a jelly roll (burrito). Stromboli is also sliced to create multiple servings, where a calzone is usually just one serving.

    Brushing egg onto the stromboli dough edge

    How to fold a stromboli

    Step 1: Roll out the dough

    Roll dough out into a large rectangle (about 10×14″). Spread the pizza sauce on top, leaving a 2-inch border around the perimeter.

    Step 2: Add toppings 

    Sprinkle shredded mozzarella evenly over the top. Then add the sliced salami, ham and pepperoni. Add in any other veggies or toppings if desired.

    Step 3: Fold the stromboli 

    Brush the edges of the dough with the egg. Then roll up the dough like a jelly roll. Pinch the edges together and tuck under. Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash.

    Step 4: Sprinkle dough with cheese and garlic 

    Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and then evenly sprinkle the garlic powder over top. Gently cut slats into the top every 2 inches.

    Step 5: Bake stromboli in oven 

    Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing.

    Stromboli on a baking sheet

    Stromboli variations

    The salami, pepperoni and ham are in a traditional stromboli, but feel free to use just pepperoni if desired. Or you can mix up the toppings and add any meat or veggies you’d like.

    Here are some other yummy variations:

    • Canadian bacon and pineapple
    • BBQ chicken with red onion and cilantro
    • Alfredo sauce base with chicken, tomatoes and spinach
    • Ham and swiss
    • Pesto sauce with mozzarella and chicken
    • Buffalo sauce with mozzarella and chicken

    stromboli sliced open on baking sheet

    More Italian favorites:

    Stromboli Recipe

    Course: Main Dish
    Cuisine: Italian
    Keyword: homemade stromboli, how to make stromboli, stromboli, stromboli recipe
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 20 minutes
    Total Time: 30 minutes
    Servings: 6
    Calories: 406
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    This homemade stromboli recipe is filled with cheesy layers of pizza goodness! Easy, quick and sure to be a family favorite!

    Ingredients

    • 1 batch pizza dough , homemade or store-bought
    • 1/2 cup pizza sauce , more for dipping
    • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 8 slices salami
    • 5-6 slices deli honey ham
    • 12-16 slices pepperoni
    • 1 large egg , beaten
    • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or salt

    Optional add in's: sliced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms, sliced onions, fresh basil

      Instructions

      • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
      • Roll the dough out into a large rectangle (about 10x14"). Spread the pizza sauce on top, leaving a 2-inch border around the perimeter.
      • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese evenly over the top. Then add the sliced salami, ham and pepperoni. Add in any other vegetables if desired.
      • Brush the edges of the dough with the egg. Then roll up the dough like a jelly roll. Pinch the edges together and tuck under. Brush the top of the dough with the egg wash. Sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese and then evenly sprinkle the garlic powder over top. Gently cut slats into the top every 2 inches.
      • Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Slice to make sure the middle is cooked. Pop in the oven another 5 minutes if it needs. Cover the top with foil if it browns too fast.

      Notes

      • Here's my favorite pizza dough (I just make half for this recipe). 
      • Here's my favorite pizza sauce.
      • I also love the pizza dough from Trader Joe's. You can also use a can of refrigerated pizza dough. I prefer the Pillsbury brand. 

      Nutrition

      Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 1450mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 3mg
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