Easy Stromboli Dough Recipe (2024)

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Stromboli are baked Italian rolled sandwiches filled with sauce, cheese, and Italian deli meats. Make this easy stromboli dough recipe and personalize it with your own Stromboli flavours!

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Italian Inspiration

Today while making a quick trip up toThe Italian StoreI got inspired by their large selection of deli goods. I chose some sliced provolone and bresaola to bring home for the kids sandwiches.

However, when I got home I decided to kick it up a notch and make them some bresaola stromboli with pesto and provolone.

A Super Easy Stromboli Dough Recipe

I don’t know what’s going on but I’ve been on a bit of a baking kick lately. Yesterday I made cheese garlic buns and today I got the old Kitchen Aid out to make some the stromboli dough.

It’s basically the same dough you would use to make pizza but you roll it out into a large rectangle, spread whatever sauce you want on top and add your deli meats and cheeses.

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Then you roll it up like you would cinnamon buns but instead of cutting it you just bake it whole. Yeah. That’s all it takes. If you want to get more creative you can make individual ones to mimic those awful frozen chemical cesspools teenagers call pizza pockets.

Just make sure you are careful to seal the dough otherwise your ingredients will leak out during baking.

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Use your imagination. I bet there are tons of toppings you could put in these yummy baked sandwiches. I’m going to make pesto, provolone, and hot Genoa salami strombolis to bring to our friends superbowl party on Sunday. I can’t wait!

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Yield: 4 servings

Pesto Provolone and Bresaola Stromboli

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Use this basic pizza dough recipe and your favourite fillings to create a tasty Italian style baked Stromboli sandwich. Note you'll need an extra hour to proof the dough.

Prep Time25 minutes

Cook Time25 minutes

Additional Time1 hour

Total Time1 hour 50 minutes


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 packet of yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp yeast)
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp salt


    1. Place 1/2 cup of the hot water in mixing bowl. Sprinkle with yeast; stir until undissolved.
    2. After about 5 minutes check and see if you have bubbles...that means your yeast is active.
    3. Add remaining water, salt, oil and 2 cups all-purpose flour; fit dough hook on mixer and stir well. Stir in enough remaining flour to make soft dough.
    4. Knead about 7 minutes on low setting.
    5. Place in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
    6. Cover; let rise in warm place until doubled, about 30 to 60 minutes.
    7. Punch dough down.
    8. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Shape, top and bake as desired.

    For stromboli:

    1. Roll the dough out into a large rectangle. Top with your favourite sauce, cheese and Italian deli meats.
    2. Roll the dough up around the ingredients, cinnamon bun style. Tuck the ends under and seal edges well.
    3. Bake at 375 F for 25 minutes.


* Use a selection of spreads, cheeses, and Italian deli meats to fill the stromboli including: pesto, provolone, bresaola, capicollo, roasted red peppers, veggie spread, mozzarella, etc.

** Nutritional data includes information for pizza dough only.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 350Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 441mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 9g

Nutritional calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. For special diets or medical issues please use your preferred calculator.

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Easy Stromboli Dough Recipe (2024)


What is stromboli dough made from? ›

  1. 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all purpose flour.
  2. 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast.
  3. OR Fleischmann's® RapidRise® Instant Yeast.
  4. 1-1/2 teaspoons sugar.
  5. 1-1/2 teaspoons salt.
  6. 1 cup very warm water (120° to 130°F)*
  7. 3 tablespoons Mazola® (Canadian)
  8. Favorite fillings.

What is a traditional stromboli? ›

A stromboli is an Italian-American dish that features a rectangle of pizza dough or yeasted bread dough that's topped with mozzarella (sometimes Parmesan or other cheeses) and add-ons such as cured meats and veggies, and sometimes tomato sauce too.

What is the difference between a calzone and a stromboli? ›

A stromboli is larger and longer than a calzone and is baked as one piece and then cut into slices for serving a crowd. Calzones also start with pizza dough, but instead of forming a large rectangle, a small or medium ball is rolled or stretched out into a round.

Does a stromboli have ricotta cheese? ›

Calzones use ricotta cheese, and stromboli does not. Stromboli is made with mozzarella cheese (preferably low-moisture) to keep moisture at a minimum.

Is stromboli made from pizza dough? ›

You can make 1 stromboli with 1 pound of store-bought or homemade pizza dough. Even though store-bought dough is convenient, I encourage you to try this homemade dough. It requires just 6 basic ingredients and about 60-90 minutes of rise time.

Do stromboli have sauce inside? ›

Sauce is usually baked into stromboli, while it is served alongside calzones.

What is a Sicilian stromboli? ›

Stromboli is a type of baked turnover filled with various Italian cheeses (typically mozzarella) and usually Italian cold cuts (typically meats such as salami, capocollo and bresaola) or vegetables, served hot.

What is the origin of the stromboli recipe? ›

ORIGINS. The story of the stromboli goes back to 1950s Philadelphia, where a restaurant owner by the name of Nazzareno Romano is known to have started selling a rolled up pizza dough filled with ham, cheese, and peppers.

Is stromboli actually Italian? ›

Despite its distinctly Italian flavours of mozzarella, ham, tomatoes, and its close resemblance to the calzone from Naples, stromboli is actually an American creation that comes from Philadelphia. Find out how to make this classic Italian-American fusion dish and discover the story of its beginnings.

Which is healthier calzone or stromboli? ›

A calzone is healthier because it has less cheese. While a stromboli contains cheese and pepperoni, a calzone has leaner meat and whole-wheat dough. The whole-wheat dough is lower in calories and contains more fiber. You should also avoid processed meats.

What do you eat with stromboli? ›

What to Serve with Stromboli. Stromboli is a bit heavy with all that meat and cheese, so make sure to lighten up your plate with a simple side salad, or if you're feeling ambitious, go all out with an Antipasto Salad. You can even use some of the ingredients in the Antipasto inside of your stromboli!

What does a stromboli have in it? ›

STROMBOLI - pizza dough folded over in half filled with mozzarella, sausage, pepperoni, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. Sauce is served on the side. CALZONE - small personal size pizza dough folded over in have filled with ricotta, ham, capicolla and sauce.

What cheese is closest to ricotta? ›

Cottage cheese: As far as ricotta substitutes go, light and mild cottage cheese is your best bet. In fact, some people prefer to use cottage cheese because it has a similar flavor and fewer calories.

Is ricotta basically cottage cheese? ›

They may look alike but cottage cheese and ricotta have their differences. The biggest difference is that technically, ricotta isn't a cheese at all, even though we call it one.

Is pizza dough the same as calzone dough? ›

Both are prepared with flour, water, salt, and yeast; that's the solution. In contrast, the eggs and olive oil used in most calzone dough give it a deeper flavor and a softer texture. Eggs and oil are not common ingredients in pizza dough, contributing to its crispiness and durability.

What's the difference between pizza dough and pita dough? ›

For many people, a flatbread is made with unleavened dough and a pizza has yeast and is a leavened dough. But what about pita bread? This is clearly called a flatbread, but also uses yeast. So, yeast is not the determining factor.

What is calzone dough made of? ›

Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky.

What's the difference between pita bread and pizza dough? ›

The main difference between pizza dough and baked flatbread (pita) lies in the ingredients and preparation method. Pizza dough typically contains yeast, flour, water, salt, and sometimes olive oil, while pita dough often includes similar ingredients but may have the addition of yogurt or milk.

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