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I worked long and hard on this Classic Italian Stromboli to get it “just” right. I’m happy to report that this one pleased our family perfectly. Tender, sweet crust. Creamy herb and garlic sauce. Cheese. Pepperoni. Canadian Bacon. More Cheese. So Yummy!

Baked StromboliOur family loves pizza, whether it’s thin and crispy, pan, artisan, or even dessert. When we tried stromboli from our local gas station’s Simple Simon’s Pizza, I knew I had to try making my own. This recipe probably took me 3 or 4 attempts, but we love the final result. Never be afraid to try something new!

Serving Oozy Cheesy Homemade StromboliWhen testing this recipe, some of things I worked on were the creamy white sauce. I wanted it to be tangy with lots of herbs. For the meats, I started with just pepperoni, but thought it needed more. Our youngest daughter thinks it ought to have browned sausage, but I wanted the preparation for this stromboli to be relatively simple, so stuck with processed meats. I also tried using shredded cheese. The sliced cheese offered a more gooey finish to the stromboli when sliced, which was the result I desired.

 

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Ingredients for Classic Italian Stromboli

(See the full recipe at the bottom of this post.)

For the Dough

  • all-purpose flour
  • instant yeast
  • granulated sugar
  • kosher salt
  • warm water
  • extra-virgin olive oil

Cream Sauce

  • real mayonnaise
  • Creamy Italian Dressing
  • minced garlic (I used the kind in the jar for this recipe)
  • Italian seasoning

Filling Ingredients

  • onion, minced
  • green pepper, finely chopped
  • black olives, sliced
  • Canadian bacon or ham
  • pepperoni
  • provolone cheese, sliced
  • Swiss cheese, sliced
  • Mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • large egg
  • Parmesan cheese
  • dried parsley

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for Sauce and ToppingsPreheat oven to 400°F. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Make the Dough

Ingredients for Making the Stromboli DoughYou’ll want to begin by making the dough. This is easy if you use a mixer with a kneading hook. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, granulated sugar, and kosher salt. Add in the warm water and olive oil. Mix well.

Knead by machine or by hand on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.

 

Prepare the Ingredients

While the dough is rising, prepare the ingredients. Using a Chef’s knife and cutting board, mince the sweet onion. Dice the bell pepper. Slice the black olives.

Slice the Provolone, Swiss, and Mozzarella cheese.

Grate the Parmesan cheese.

Mix Together the White Sauce IngredientsPrepare the white sauce by mixing together the mayonnaise, creamy Italian dressing, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl.

 

Assemble the Stromboli

Roll the Dough into a Rectangle. When you’re ready to assemble the stromboli, punch down the risen dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Lightly roll into a 12″ x 15″ rectangle.

I had a helper with me when I prepared the stromboli. Children love to get in there and help with baking and cooking projects. This recipe is perfect for little hands, especially when it comes to assembling the toppings! 

Spread Sauce down the Middle of the Dough followed by the VegetablesSpread the creamy sauce mixture down center of dough, about 4″ wide. Sprinkle with prepared sweet onion, bell peppers, and black olives.

Next Layer Meats and CheesesLayer over that the Canadian bacon and pepperoni. Then top with sliced of cheese.

Gently fold sides of dough up and over to lap, with one side overlapping the other. Pinch seams together and fold ends of dough to seal.

Pinch Ends of Dough Together and Turn Onto Parchment PaperPlace a sheet of parchment paper beside the Stromboli and carefully turn it over so the seam is on the bottom and the Stromboli is centered on the parchment paper.

Use Kitchen Sheers to Slice Holes in TopUsing kitchen shears or a knife, slice the top a few times to make breathing holes. Brush the top with egg and sprinkle with Parmesan and dried parsley.

Homemade Stromboli Warm from the OvenBake 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Let stand at least 10 minutes before slicing.

Slice Stromboli and Serve Individually on PlatesI hope you will enjoy Classic Italian Stromboli as much as we do! This recipe will serve 4-6 people.

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Classic Italian Stromboli

Here's a recipe I've worked long and hard on to get "just" right. I'm happy to report that this one pleased our family perfectly.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Rising/Resting Time: 50 minutes
Serving Size 6

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Ingredients 

Dough:

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Creamy Italian Dressing
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

Fillings

  • 1/2 cup onion (minced)
  • 1/2 cup green pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup black olives (sliced)
  • 6 oz. Canadian bacon or ham
  • 6 oz. pepperoni
  • 4 oz. provolone cheese (sliced)
  • 4 oz. Swiss cheese (sliced)
  • 4 oz. Mozzarella cheese (sliced)
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Make the Dough

  • You’ll want to begin by making the dough. This is easy if you use a mixer with a kneading hook. In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, instant yeast, granulated sugar, and kosher salt. Add in the warm water and olive oil. Mix well.
  • Knead by machine or by hand on a floured surface for 5-7 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic. Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover and allow to rise for 30-40 minutes.

Prepare the Ingredients

  • While the dough is rising, prepare the ingredients. Using a Chef’s knife and cutting board, mince the sweet onion. Dice the bell pepper. Slice the black olives.
  • Slice the Provolone, Swiss, and Mozzarella cheese.
    Grate the Parmesan cheese.
  • Prepare the white sauce by mixing together the mayonnaise, creamy Italian dressing, minced garlic, and Italian seasoning in a small bowl.

Assemble the Stromboli

  • When you’re ready to assemble the stromboli, punch down the risen dough and place on a lightly floured surface. Lightly roll into a 12″ x 15″ rectangle.
  • Spread the creamy sauce mixture down center of dough, about 4″ wide. Sprinkle with prepared sweet onion, bell peppers, and black olives.
  • Layer Canadian bacon and pepperoni, and then top with cheese slices.
  • Gently fold sides of dough up and over to lap one side over the other. Pinch seams together and fold ends of dough to seal.
  • Laying a piece of parchment paper next to the Stromboli, carefully turn over so seam is on the bottom, and now setting directly on the parchment paper.
  • Using a knife or kitchen scissors, slice breathing holes on the top. Brush with egg and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing. Serves 4-6.

Notes

Wine Recommendation: Parducci True Grit Reserve Petite Sirah 

Nutrition

Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 1699mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 461mg | Iron: 4mg

 

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