Appetizers, Snacks, & Small Bites, Main Courses, Weeknight Cooking

Homemade Stromboli

Homemade stromboli cut into slices on a platter with marinara sauce in a ramekin.
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This stromboli recipe is great for a weeknight dinner, especially if you make the dough ahead of time. Typically stromboli includes pepperoni, salami, and ham, but this is also a great way to use up sandwich meat and cheese at the end of the week. You can also customize the herbs and spices you use in this. I used oregano and basil, but you don’t necessarily need to use both. It’s also totally fine to omit one of the meats. You can substitute more of one of the others, or just leave it out. I recommend going to the deli counter if you need to buy the fillings, especially if you’re trying to save money. You can get just the amount you need without having to buy a whole pack, especially if you know you won’t be using the ingredients for other recipes.

Homemade Stromboli

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: homemade stromboli, stromboli
Servings: 4 servings
Cost: $12

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • 1 batch all-purpose dough
  • Cornmeal or flour (for dusting work surface)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3 slices provolone cheese
  • 3 slices deli ham (or chop up leftover ham)
  • 8 slices deli pepperoni (the big sandwich-sized slices)
  • 5 slices salami
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella sliced (or ¾ cup shredded mozzarella)
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 egg
  • Marinara sauce for dipping
Optional Toppings
  • grated parmesan
  • dried basil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • Dust work surface with cornmeal or flour.
  • Hold the dough and begin to hand knead to spread it out before placing onto the work surface.
  • Roll out the dough, making sure you'll have enough room to fold dough over the fillings.
  • Drizzle the dough with olive oil, and spread evenly using a pastry brush or the back of a spoon.
  • Tear provolone slices in half and line them up along the center of the dough.
    Provolone cheese lined up along the center of stromboli dough
  • Sprinkle the garlic powder, onion powder, and oregano on top of the provolone cheese.
  • Add ham, pepperoni, and mozzarella.
  • Add salami on top of the mozzarella. (It's important to have at least one layer of meat on top of the cheese to prevent too much moisture from getting directly onto the crust.)
  • Fold the long sides of the dough over to the center to cover the toppings. Fold the short sides over and press slightly to close.
  • Flip the stromboli to be seam side down and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Cut slits in the top for venting the steam. (Tip: Cut the slits where you want to slice the stromboli when it's done.)
  • Make an egg wash by whisking together one egg with 1 tbsp water. (Alternatively, you can use just olive oil.)
  • Brush the egg wash mixture onto the stromboli.
  • Sprinkle any optional toppings (grated parmesan cheese, basil, oregano, garlic, etc.) along the center of the stromboli (I used grated parmesan and dried basil).
  • Cook for about 40 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Slice and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.
Homemade stromboli on a platter, cut into slices, with marinara sauce in a ramekin

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