Barbecued Stromboli

READY IN: 1hr 15mins
Recipe by WI Cheesehead

Got this from another mom. You can make this with or without the barbecue sauce. I also make it without the pepperoni sometimes. It's a nice change to the regular stromboli. Make a pizza sauce or garlice butter dip to go with it. Time does not include making bread dough or thawing frozen dough.

Top Review by anme7039

I made this today for the make it healthier game. What I did to make this more healthy was use a whole wheat bread dough, skip the butter and use cooking spray to help the powders stick to the dough. I used low cal BBQ sauce with 10 calories, 1 gram of carbs, and no fat per serving in each 2 tbs serving. I used turkey pepperoni by hormels with 17 slices being 80 calories, no carbs, and 4 grams of fat. I also used part-skim mozzarella to even more bring down the calories on this tasty meal. With all of that said and done this was still a great calzone!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. You can use homemade bread dough or frozen bread dough that's been thawed. Roll out bread dough to make a rectangle: roughly 18-20" x 10-12" - dough should be thin.
  2. Melt butter and spread on dough.
  3. Sprinkle garlic and onion powder, Italian seasoning and Parmesan cheese over entire surface in the given order.
  4. Either spread the BBQ sauce over the entire dough or spread it down the middle, whatever your preference.
  5. Lay the pepperoni the width (long side) of the dough in 2-3 rows.
  6. Place shredded Mozzarella cheese on top of those layers (be careful not to do it too thick or it will 'run out' while baking).
  7. Roll up like you would for cinnamon rolls, sealing edges.
  8. Place seam side down on a cookie sheet lined w/parchment paper.
  9. Let dough rise 45 minutes before baking.
  10. Cut small slits in the top to vent.
  11. You may also brush top with butter and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if so desired.
  12. Bake at 350°F for 25 minutes. Time depends on your oven. If taken out too soon, it will be doughy in the middle-outside should be a dark (not burned) golden brown color.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a