Stromboli! It's a recent discovery of mine. A discovery in the best sense of the word. It's like a JJ's italian night club rolled up in a hard to spill dough blanket. Best description ever?
Fact: this is delicious.
- some italian meat. I used genoa salami and pepperoni, but feel free to use fancier stuff if you feel like it.
- provolone cheese
- parmesan cheese
- italian seasoning, garlic powder, and red pepper flakes
- a can of pillsbury italian bread (you can use pizza dough too!)
- some flour to roll it out
- sauteed peppers? carmelized onions? italian sausage? possibilities are endless.
Alrighty! First things first, scatter some flour on your counter. This thing is going to get sticky. I put a piece of parchment paper down because I live with 2 boys and you never know what's going to be on the counter. Better safe than sorry.
Now, roll out your dough so it's roughly in a rectangle shape. Pinch together any holes or thin spots - you don't want delicious filling flying all over your oven, trust me.
Now... layering! Throw down one of your meats first... in my case the genoa salami. Try to leave a 1" border of dough around the filling, it'll be easier to pinch together at the end if you do that.
Alrighty, now you'll want to sprinkle on some Italian seasoning, and the red pepper flakes. Amount is up to you. I went pretty heavy on the Italian seasoning, next time I'll probably cut this down by at least a third.
Now I put a layer of the cheese down. I broke the provolone in half so it would be easier to roll up.
Add on some scattered pepperoni...
Sprinkle some grated parmesan on there...
Alright, now we're getting serious. Rolling time. Start at one of the long edges and start to roll up the dough, pinching the edges at the end together as you go. This will seal in the goodness during the baking process. When you're done, it should look like a long log.
Kinda ugly looking ain't it?
Pinch the seam shut, and place it seam side down on a baking sheet.
Oook. Now I melted some butter and brushed it across the top to get a nice brown and crusty edge in the oven. Sprinkle some more parmesan on top, along with some garlic powder and more Italian seasoning if you're feeling rebellious.
Looking better looking better...
Throw your dough log in a 350 degree oven, for about 25-30 minutes. Really all you need to cook is the bread so check your packaging for exact measurements.
It'll come out lookin' something like this:
Haha what a horrendous picture.
Slice up the stromboli, should make about 8 or so 1.5" thick pieces. Check it out!
So good. Serve it with your favorite marinara or pasta sauce and you're good to go! It's just as good cold, too.
Clearly, I hated mine.