Stromboli – that warm, meat and cheese Italian turnover, gently dipped into homemade sauce is one beautiful slice of comfort food.  Everyone in our family loves, and I mean LOVES, Stromboli.
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I am always drawn to recipes that can be changed up so that my family and friends can enjoy something they really like which makes this one a winner.  My traditional recipe combines Italian sausage, cheese and pepperoni but there are multiple ways of changing this up.

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Just pick out all your favorite meats, cheeses, and a few extras.
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 then roll out the dough and pop it in the oven.
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Make a little sauce, then in less than an hour, you’ve got a wonderful meal to share with your family.
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By the way…you can make a couple of different versions, keep cool in the fridge till time to bake then serve for game day or casual entertaining!
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Sausage & Pepperoni Stromboli

Sausage & pepperoni is delicious combination of meat and cheese everyone loves.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 ball or roll of pizza dough (homemade is great but I used store-bought)
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 package sliced pepperoni
  • 2 cups pizza sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  • Cook Italian sausage in a medium skillet until browned. Drain on paper towels and crumble into small pieces.
  • Heat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Place parchment paper on a baking pan and lightly flour. Roll dough out to form a large rectangle.
  • Brush a thin layer of pizza sauce on dough. Layer on crumbled sausage then mozzarella cheese.
  • Place pepperoni slices on top of cheese then sprinkle with 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
  • Gently roll in short sides of dough to form a seal around filling.
  • Starting on long side of dough, carefully roll into one third of Stromboli. Using parchment, roll dough again until reaching opposite end. Pinch together and place seam side down.
  • Mix egg with 1 tablespoon of water. Brush egg mixture over Stromboli and sprinkle with remaining 1/4 Parmesan cheese.
  • Place in oven and IMMEDIATELY TURN OVEN DOWN to 350 degrees.
  • Bake for approximately 18 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Test center of turnover. If dough is not completely cooked, slice Stromboli in half and bake for additional 5-8 minutes.
  • Serve with warm pizza sauce

 

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