Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
I created this recipe for my sweet husband. His favorite thing to order from a local pizzeria is their family sized stromboli. This is our version. This recipe makes two large strombolis and could feasibly serve four people, or one hungry husband for two days. You could make the pizza dough, but I buy it pre-made for convencience sake.
- 2 (13 7/8 ounce) cansrefrigerated pizza crusts
- 8 ounces of sliced pepperoni, divided
- 16 ounces bulk hot sausage, cooked and drained (recommend Jimmy Dean)
- 3 1⁄2 cups mozzarella cheese, and provolone shredded cheese mix divided
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, divided
- garlic powder
- red pepper flakes
- Italian herb seasoning, blend
- pizza seasoning (optional)
- olive oil, for brushing
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Sprinkle a little flour on your work surface.
- Roll pizza dough into a 10x14 inch rectangle. Be careful not to roll too thin.
- Cover the rectangle with layers of the toppings - pepperoni, sausage, cheese blend, parmesan cheese, italian herb seasoning to taste, pizza seasoning to taste, garlic powder to taste, red pepper flakes to taste. Be sure to leave a 1 inch border around all the sides.
- Starting at the end closest to you, roll the stromboli into a log (my husband says the pizza place does it like a jelly roll).
- Seal the dough by pinching firmly with fingertips on sides and ends.
- Cover baking sheet with foil, brushed lightly with olive oil.
- Place stromboli on prepared baking sheet. Make sure seam of stromboli is on the bottom.
- Use a pastry brush to apply olive oil to top of strombolis.
- Place on center rack of oven and bake for 20 minutes.
- Carefully remove from oven and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Slice with serrated knife.
Made into 2 loaves and DH ate an entire one. His clothes are holding on for dear life. If he inhales, his buttons will pop and I fear a mass casualty. Made for PAC Fall 2011.