When we need party food that won’t break the bank, this Stromboli recipe is a go-to crowd pleaser. It’s basically a rolled-up pizza without the sauce, and can be filled with anything you’d put on a pizza. It’s perfect for your Super Bowl party or any time you’re feeding a big group. I won’t represent this version as “authentically Italian,” but it’s authentically yummy, and would make a great addition to any party menu.
- 1 loaf frozen white bread dough (like Rhodes, or the Giant Eagle brand works fine too)
- 1 1/2-2 cups cheese (mozzarella or a mix of your favorites)
- Pizza toppings of your choice: pepperoni, cooked sausage, olives, mushrooms, peppers, bacon, ham, onions, or whatever else sounds good
- Garlic powder
- Parmesan cheese
- Pizza sauce or pasta sauce for dipping
Completely thaw frozen bread dough and allow to come to room temperature and rise a little (this will make it much easier to work with). Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray, and stretch the bread dough to cover the pan. Top with cheese and other pizza toppings, just as you would for a pizza (but without the sauce). Sprinkle with a little garlic, oregano, and parmesan cheese.
Starting on the long side, roll the dough, tucking in the ends as you go. Place it on a cookie sheet with the seam on the bottom. With a knife, make a few slits on the top to let steam out. Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes–the more toppings you have, the longer it may need to bake.
Let it cool for a few minutes before cutting into slices. Serve with sauce on the side for dipping.
*Note: This recipe is for one roll, but you can fit two on a cookie sheet once they’re rolled up. One will usually feed 4-6 people, depending how hungry they are and how much other food there is.
Use your leftover pepperoni in this YUMMY Pepperoni Cheeseball!