Mmmm, stromboli. So simple, yet so delicious. How could you not like cheese, pepperoni and pizza dough all rolled together?!
I was introduced to this delicious food by my step-dad Dale, whose family has a long-standing tradition of baking up a few loaves of stromboli whenever a big snowstorm hits. In my eyes, it’s one of the only good things about snow days!
This yummy treat can be sliced and served as appetizers, or you can serve it as the main event. Think of it as a new twist on pizza night! Here is how to make perfect stromboli, as taught to me by Dale!
Dale’s Famous Stromboli
Yield: 1 loaf
What You’ll Need
- 1 lb of pre-made pizza dough (you can buy this in the deli section of most grocery stores)
- 1/3 lb of mozzarella, sliced thin (note: I used a combo of sliced mozzarella and roughly cut pieces…you can use whatever form you like, but slices are easier to work with!)
- 1/3 lb of pepporonoi, sliced thin
- Flour (for rolling the dough)
What You’ll Do
- Remove pizza dough from the fridge for about 30 minutes, or until the dough is at room temperature. Meanwhile, prepare your counter for dough rolling by generously flouring the surface, and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Once the dough has reached room temperature, use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a rectangular shape on the floured surface.
- Place the sliced pepperoni in a layer across the dough, leaving about a 1/2 inch border of dough.
- Repeat with sliced mozzarella.
- Carefully begin to roll the dough into a cylindrical shape, as you would roll a jelly roll. Pull the last edge up and fold the ends up, pressing gently to seal. Use a little bit of water if your dough won’t stick.
- Place the loaf into an edged baking pan lined with aluminum foil, as some grease will leak out of the loaf. Cut a few slits into the top of the loaf for ventilation.
- Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes, or until the dough reaches a golden brown color.
Everyone’s reaction post-stromboli:
So yummy!!! Try Dale’s stromboli recipe the next time you get a pizza craving!