This stromboli recipe is very easy to make, and any combination of ingredients can be substituted, based on your preference. The pepperoni & cheese stromboli is usually the crowd favorite. I like to make this before people arrive because the aroma in the house is wonderful when they walk through the door. This recipe is best when served warm from the oven, with a side of marinara sauce.
INGREDIENTS - PEPPERONI & CHEESE STROMBOLI:
Pizza Dough (See recipe)
3 Cups Pepperoni Slices
3 Cups Mozzarella, Shredded
3 Tbsp. Dried Oregano
½ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Grated
1 Egg, Beaten
Salt or Sesame Seeds (Optional)
Divide the pizza dough into two pieces. On a well floured surface, roll out each piece of dough and top generously with pepperoni slices, shredded mozzarella, oregano, and parmesan cheese. Fold the long sides of the dough to the middle (so each side overlaps and creates a seam), and fold the ends in to cover the filling. Place on a greased baking sheet (seam side down). Cut several slits in the dough to create steam vents. Brush with egg wash. You can salt and/or put sesame seeds on top of loaf. Bake until golden brown in a 350 degree oven for approx. 20 minutes.
Other filling mixtures can be used. Sliced ham and shredded cheddar cheese is a delicious combination. Cooked and crumbled sausage with shredded provolone is also very good. Be careful to avoid fillings with excess moisture (like onions and peppers) because they will soften the exterior of the stromboli when cooked.