Homemade Stromboli

Homemade Stromboli
1 can pizza dough, unrolled
3 tablespoons garlic butter
4 slices pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup pepperoni slices
1/2 cup salami slices
1/2 cup ham slices
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
Prepare the Dough: Spread garlic butter evenly over the unrolled pizza dough on a floured surface.
Layer the Fillings: Place the pepper jack cheese, pepperoni, salami, ham, and shredded mozzarella on the dough. Leave space around the edges.
Season the Stromboli: Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
Roll the Stromboli: Roll tightly from the long edge, sealing the ends.
Prepare for Baking: Place seam side down on a parchment-lined sheet. Brush with egg wash.
Bake: Make slits on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden.
Cool and Serve: Let cool slightly before slicing.

Here are some common questions about Homemade Stromboli along with their answers:

1. Can I use homemade pizza dough instead of canned dough?

  • Yes, you can use homemade pizza dough if you prefer. Simply roll out the dough into a rectangle shape and proceed with the recipe as directed.

2. Can I customize the fillings in the Stromboli?

  • Absolutely! Feel free to customize the fillings according to your preferences. You can add or substitute ingredients such as different types of cheese, vegetables, cooked sausage, or even spinach.

3. Can I make this Stromboli ahead of time and bake it later?

  • Yes, you can assemble the Stromboli ahead of time and refrigerate it before baking. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. When ready to bake, remove it from the refrigerator, let it come to room temperature for about 15-20 minutes, then bake as directed.

4. Can I freeze leftovers of this Stromboli?

  • Yes, you can freeze leftover slices of the Homemade Stromboli for future meals. Allow the Stromboli to cool completely, then wrap individual slices or the entire Stromboli tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place in a freezer-safe bag or container and freeze for up to 2-3 months. To reheat, thaw overnight in the refrigerator and bake in the oven until heated through.

5. Can I omit the meat and make a vegetarian Stromboli?

  • Yes, you can omit the meat and make a vegetarian version of the Stromboli. Simply increase the amount of cheese and add your favorite vegetables such as bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, or spinach.

6. Can I use different seasonings on top of the Stromboli?

  • Yes, you can customize the seasonings on top of the Stromboli to your taste. Feel free to experiment with different herbs and spices such as oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, or even sesame seeds for added flavor.

7. Can I use an alternative to the egg wash?

  • Yes, you can brush the Stromboli with melted butter or olive oil instead of using an egg wash for a golden brown finish.

8. What dipping sauce pairs well with Stromboli?

  • Marinara sauce or pizza sauce are classic dipping options for Stromboli. You can also serve it with ranch dressing, garlic aioli, or balsamic glaze for added flavor.