Italian Stromboli

Over ten years ago, when I still lived in Pennsylvania, a friend of mine would make an awesome Stromboli for football games, poker nights, etc. It was such a crowd pleaser that when I moved to North Carolina, I started making it for events as well!

I make it for fantasy football drafts, football Sundays and sometimes just on random Tuesdays because Anthony and the girls love it! Let’s get to it!

I buy this dough in the freezer section.

It comes with three loaves so you can put the extra in the freezer for next time! I take it out the night before, spray cook spray in a large bowl, add the frozen dough and cover it with plastic wrap. If you are making it earlier the next day, just leave it out on the counter so the dough with rise overnight. If you are making it for dinner the next day, then put it in the fridge overnight and then put it out on the counter to rise early the next morning.

You can also buy already thawed and ready pizza dough of course!

The most frustrating part for me is rolling the dough out. Flour the surface you are rolling on generously, throw some flour on the dough as well and roll your little heart out! You just have to be okay with it not being perfect!

There is no real order to layering your Stromboli. I do it differently every time, but this is what I did this time! I started with ham and provolone cheese.

Then I added my garlic powder, Italian seasoning, Italian dressing and diced white onion. If my kids weren’t eating this, I would add red pepper flakes as well. That pretty much goes for every recipe other than sweets that I will share!

Then comes salami.

Add some mozzarella cheese, shredded or sliced.

And some pepperoni.

Then fold it up very carefully. I usually roll it twice and then fold the open side in until it’s closed.

Spray your cookie sheet with cook spray and then either brush the top with olive oil or egg wash and finish it with some Italian seasoning.

Bake on 350 for 25-35, until golden brown.

Serve with pizza sauce and dig in!

**I don’t usually measure my ingredients, but in the recipe below I will give you an estimate of how much of each ingredient I use. If you want it super cheesy, add more cheese. If you don’t like ham but really like pepperoni, take out the ham and add more pepperoni…you get it!

Italian Stromboli

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes


  • 1 pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/4 lb ham
  • 1/4 lb pepperoni
  • 1/4 lb hard salami
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 8-10 slices provolone
  • 1 tbsp Italian dressing
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup diced onions
  • 1 tsp olive oil

pizza sauce for dipping


  1. Roll out dough using the flour

  2. Layer ham, pepperoni, salami, mozzarella, provolone, Italian dressing, garlic powder, Italian seasoning and diced onions

  3. Fold Stromboli and transfer to cookie sheet with cook spray

  4. Brush on olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning

  5. Bake on 350 for 25-35 until golden brown

  6. Enjoy with pizza sauce for dipping


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