Simple Stromboli


A specialty of Philadelphia, stromboli is a calzone-like sandwich baked in its own bread. Although fillings may vary, the turkey, ham, mozzarella, and sweet peppers in this one are a good place to start. Another time, fill the Stromboli with just about anything you happen to have on hand.

Simple Stromboli
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
50 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal

  • 1 13.8 ounce package refrigerated pizza dough

  • 4 ounce thinly sliced cooked ham

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces)

  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach or torn fresh spinach leaves

  • 4 ounce thinly sliced cooked turkey

  • cup chopped red and/or yellow sweet pepper

  • ¼ cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly brush a baking sheet with oil; sprinkle with cornmeal. Set aside.

  2. Unroll pizza dough onto a lightly floured surface. Carefully stretch or roll dough into a 13x10-inch rectangle. Arrange ham slices on dough to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese. Layer spinach and turkey on cheese. Top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese, the sweet pepper, and olives. Starting from a long side, roll up dough. Pinch seam and ends to seal.

  3. Place loaf, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Brush with egg. Using a sharp knife, cut slits in top for steam to escape. Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool.

  4. Slice loaf into serving-size portions. Wrap each portion in foil and place in a freezer bag. Seal, label, and freeze for up to 1 month.

  5. To serve, thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the foil-wrapped portions on a baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

422 Calories
18g Fat
43g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 422
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 1335mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 23.6mg 118%
Calcium 242.3mg 19%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 301mg 6%
Folate, total 84.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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