Easy Stromboli (easy dinner idea!)

This easy Stromboli recipe is a 30 minute meal that the family will go crazy for! Just a few simple ingredients, prep ahead and freezer friendly!

stromboli recipe with pizza sauce

I shared this recipe first on Spend With Pennies.

It’s been a while since The Recipe Rebel has seen a 30 minute meal that is as easy and loveable as this Stromboli!

Anything that is pizza-flavored, in any form, is a hit here with the whole family.

What can I say? We are just bread, meat and cheese kind of people ?

But this stromboli, with its golden crust and hot, melty, gooey filling that is incredible fresh from the oven but also pretty awesome cooled to room temperature and packed in school lunches or a picnic basket?

Tops a lot of other dinner options around here.

What is stromboli?

Stromboli is essentially one big pizza roll.

You will start with refrigerated pizza dough (we have to give ourselves a break every now and then, but if you want to make your pizza dough from scratch, check out my Quick and Easy Pizza Dough recipe here), fill it with our favorite pizza toppings, roll it up and bake!

It is really impossible to do wrong, as long as you don’t go too crazy with the fillings so they are bursting all over the place.

stromboli sliced overhead

How to make Stromboli:

  1. Get your pizza dough — whether you’re using store bought or homemade — and roll it into a large rectangle.
  2. Fill it up — but not too full, and leave a space around the edge so we can pinch it together to keep all that goodness inside!
  3. Brush with an egg wash to seal everything in and create that gorgeous golden crust that can almost convince your friends you made it all from scratch ?
  4. Let it cool for a few minutes (otherwise your sauce and cheese will all run out!), then slice and serve and watch it magically disappear.

Variations on this Stromboli recipe:

  • Swap out the meat: try ham with pineapple, or barbecue chicken!
  • Swap out the cheese: try some Monterey Jack with Jalapeno or Garlic Herb variety!
  • Add veggies: Finely chopped peppers, broccoli, mushrooms, onions — anything you would put on pizza goes!
  • Make your own homemade pizza dough.

You know I’m not a stickler for rules — if you want to add more ham and no salami, or skip the pepperoni, or use a different kind of cheese (or extra cheese!), or different seasonings in your egg wash — I’m not going to judge.

This is an easy recipe to get a little experimental with, so feel free! Just stick to the few rules I’ve laid out above regarding how to make stromboli and you’ll be set ?

plate of sliced stromboli with pizza sauce

How to freeze Stromboli:

Stromboli is perfect for making ahead!

You can prepare fully, then cover with plastic wrap on the baking sheet and refrigerate up to 12 hours before baking.

Or you can prepare, bake, cool, wrap tightly and freeze. To serve, thaw for 5-6 hours at room temperature, then heat at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes until heated through.

plate of sliced stromboli with pizza sauce

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Easy Stromboli Recipe

This easy Stromboli recipe is a 30 minute meal that the family will go crazy for! Just a few simple ingredients, prep ahead and freezer friendly!

Course Main Course

Cuisine Italian

Keyword stromboli recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Servings 12 slices

Calories 176kcal

Author Ashley Fehr


  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough enough for 1 pizza
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup sliced salami
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni slices
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Roll pizza dough out on a lightly floured surface into a roughly 12″ x 16″ rectangle (it doesn’t have to be exact!).

  • Spread marinara sauce over pizza dough, but leave one inch all the way around and 2-3″ at the long side furthest from you.

  • Top with 1 cup of the shredded cheese, then ham, salami and pepperoni. Finish with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Roll up as tightly as possible, doing your best not to push out the toppings as you do so. Stop just before you reach the end.

  • Whisk together egg, water, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Brush over pizza dough where the edges will meet, then pinch together.

  • Place on prepared baking sheet with the seal down and brush with egg wash.

  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and slightly puffed. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

Nutrition (this is an estimate)

Nutrition Facts

Easy Stromboli Recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 176 Calories from Fat 72

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8g 12%

Saturated Fat 3g 15%

Cholesterol 35mg 12%

Sodium 615mg 26%

Potassium 69mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%

Sugars 2g

Protein 9g 18%

Vitamin A 2.9%

Vitamin C 0.6%

Calcium 7.6%

Iron 7.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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