Saturday, Jul 21, 2018

Pizza Stromboli

In our home, we love pizza! I grew up having homemade pizza every Saturday night.   As you know, pizza freezes extremely well and because of that, we have pizza one or two times a week. Sometimes it is fun to put a twist on the pizza recipe. A stromboli is basically a pizza rolled up. It tastes just as wonderful, but new textures and flavors are added. This recipe is also great for an easy lunch to take to work or an after school snack.

Pizza Stromboli

Yield: 2 Pizza  Stromboli

2 loaves (2 pounds) frozen bread or pizza dough, thawed

3 egg yolks (reserve egg whites)

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

3 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon oregano

16 ounces sliced pepperoni

4-5 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Pizza toppings (optional):  two 4-ounce cans of mushrooms, diced green pepper, olives, bacon bits, browned Italian sausage, pineapple tidbits

On a greased counter top, roll out dough into two large 10 x 15-inch rectangles. Pick up dough by folding it over your forearm, then place dough on two separate foil-lined cookie sheets.

In a bowl, combine egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, oil, and dried oregano. Brush this mixture in a thin layer over both of the dough rectangles. Sprinkle with pepperoni, cheese, mushrooms, pepper, olives etc. Roll each rectangle up, jelly-roll style, then pinch the dough together at the ends to seal.  They should look like two large hot dogs

Turn the roll(s) so that the seam side is down. With a knife, make slits every 2 inches along the top of the dough. Brush top with egg whites, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Wrap one loaf with plastic wrap, label it (“350ºF for 35 minutes”), and freeze it. Bake the other loaf at 350ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Warm pizza sauce and serve with the sliced loaf.

To serve: Bake at 350ºF for 35 minutes and serve warm with pizza sauce. (Sauce can be frozen and placed next to the pizza loaf. )

Pizza Sauce

Yield: 1 cup

1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce

1 Tablespoon oregano

1 teaspoon minced garlic.

Mix the oregano and garlic into the tomato sauce and serve warm.


  1. I want to make this but I am confused about how one frozen loaf of bread dough makes 2 pizza loaves. do you cut the dough in half? are the rest of the ingredients for 2 loaves or just one?

    1. Hi Krista. I’m so glad you emailed! I wish I had a full time editor because sometimes I look at these recipes so often, I overlook things. I’m so glad you caught that mistake. This favorite recipe of mine originally made 1 Stromboli, but I decided to convert it two a 2 Stromboli recipe and forgot to change the dough amount. It has been corrected, and I added my favorite pizza sauce recipe. Thank you for saving the day.

  2. So, you say to use frozen dough but can you just use your own bread dough recipe?

    1. Yes, Jodie. Great question. You can use your own bread dough recipe. If you are making it specifically for pizza dough or stromboli, I would add a tablespoon of dried oregano and 2 teaspoons of garlic salt to flavor the dough.

  3. This looks delicious! How many people would a single stromboli serve? I’m thinking of making this amount into 3 or 4 smaller stromboli (suitable for 2 adults and a preschooler) instead of just 2 big ones… just wanted to get your take on it.

    1. Depending on the serving size (my husband could probably eat an entire stromboli himself) one stromboli usually serves 4 people. 2 adults and 1 or 2 preschoolers.

      1. Thanks! I am serving 4 adults and 2 kids this weekend so I think I’ll just bake them both, and use the leftovers (if there are any) for weekday lunches 🙂

      2. Well we had it for dinner and it was delicious! However, slicing it up for 4 adults left everyone with more than they could finish (we served it with a salad), so I would dare say it could go up to 6 adults. Ours had more toppings and did look larger, maybe my homemade dough batch was more than 2 lbs. In any case, delicious recipe! I look forward to making it again (from the one that’s still frozen in the freezer)

  4. Hi Jenny,

    Your recipe says 2 loaves bread or pizza dough (2 lbs). Do you mean 2 lbs each loaf for a total of 4 lbs? Or 1 lb each load for a total of 2 lbs?


    1. 1 lb each loaf, 2 lbs total. Sorry about the confusion, but you can make them as big or small as you would like. Thank you for stopping by! Please ask more questions if they come up.

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