Friday, March 26, 2010

Easy Stromboli

As some of you know, I pack my family's lunches for work and school.  I try to pack them things that will keep them eating because they tend to get bored quickly and easily.   I used a big shortcut for these stromboli...frozen pre-made bread dough.  Hey, I made these at 6:30 this morning...dont judge me!!!  You really can't tell the difference in this recipe because the bread is not the stand out ingredient.  So if you can save yourself some time, why not?

Easy Stromboli:

*This makes 4 almost foot long stromboli
2 loaves of pre-made frozen white bread dough (I used Rhodes brand)
Filling of choice

  • Defrost the bread dough overnight in the refrigerator
  • In the morning or day  of:
  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • Dust the work surface with flour
  • Roll out the dough into a rectangle, divide the dough in half crosswise
  • Roll each piece of dough into a larger rectangle, approx 1/4 inch thick and 11x14 inches wide, with the wide side facing you
  • Cover the dough with the sauce or mayonaise and mustard, sprinkle the cheese and add the filling
  • Roll from the wide side, from bottom to the top and seal the edges and the sides by pinching them with your fingers
  • Lay them seam side down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat liner
  • Let them sit for about 20 minutes (this is not absolutely necessary, they will not rise anymore, just get kind of puffy.) and then cut slits on top to let air escape..The seam cutting part is very necessary!
  • Bake until the crust is golden brown (about 20-30 minutes), rotating occasionally for even cooking. 
  • Let it cool on a baking rack for at least 5 minutes before slicing.
Below are the fillings that I used this morning, but as with most of my recipes, you can use your favorite ingredients and personalize this.

Pepperoni filling:
Shredded mozzarella cheese
Marinara or pizza sauce
Mini pepperoni

Deli filling:
Swiss chees
2 slices of deli ham
2 slices of deli turkey
Dijon mustard

Mediterranean (not pictured, but I am eating it as I am writing):
Marinara sauce
Feta cheese
Kalamata Olives
The dough
Rolling up with pepperoni filling
Deli filling
Ready to bake
Deli stromboli


  1. I need to try this out...looks delicious!!!!!

  2. Wow!!! nice..gonna try this soon..thanks for your recipe. ^^


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