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How to Make Stromboli...great tutorial for this delicious pizza-inspired appetizer!

Easy Stromboli Recipe

Do you know how to make Stromboli? With this step-by-step Stromboli recipe, you'll be an expert on making this pizza-inspired appetizer!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword how to make stromboli, stromboli, stromboli recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 490kcal
Author Lauren Brennan


  • 1/2 lb. pizza dough I used my fail-proof recipe
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 9 slices salami
  • 7 slices deli honey ham
  • 1 egg beaten
  • dried parsley optional
  • parmesan cheese optional
  • extra pizza sauce for dipping, optional


  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line large rimmed cookie sheet with parchment or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread pizza dough out on baking sheet to be approximately 10x16. Spread pizza sauce over 2/3's of the dough lengthwise, leaving a 3x16 rectangle of plain dough along one of the edges. Top sauce with half the grated cheese, salami and ham. Top with remaining cheese.
  • Brush the plain strip of dough with the egg. Fold in the sides about an inch and brush them with egg. Roll up like a jelly roll lengthwise starting along the long edge of dough topped with all the fillings and ending with the plain strip of dough on the bottom of the roll.
  • Brush the entire stromboli with egg and gently cut slats in the top of the dough every 1-2 inches. Sprinkle parsley and cheese over top and bake in the lower third of the oven for 8-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
  • Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes and slice into pieces. Serve with more pizza sauce.


If your stromboli burns before the inside is baked,  your oven may run hot! Be sure to bake stromboli in the lower half of the oven for best results.


Calories: 490kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 120mg | Sodium: 1888mg | Potassium: 365mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 475IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 2.9mg