February 25, 2015

Easy Peasy Stromboli

This past weekend, much like the rest of the Midwest, we were snowed in.



But we made the most of it. We had lots of family time, went sledding in our back yard, played on the swing set {in the snow}, Jimmy and I got to finally watch SNL40, and most of all I made lots of yummy food.  My waistline wasn't happy but my husband was.

I posted this delicious chili mac on my FB page Sunday and it was really good and made plenty for Jimmy to take for lunch all week.  I call that a win.  But the star of the weekend was my first time ever making stromboli.

In my family when it's your birthday you get to pick what you want for dinner and someone, mom, aunt, grandma, will make it for our family birthday dinner.  Normally I pick stromboli.  I make no secret of my love for pizza but stromboli classes it up a bit, right?  Ha! But I'd never actually made one myself.  I guess I thought it would be too complicated and too time consuming.

Enter Pinterest.

I found this recipe and thought, "store bought pizza dough?  I can do this!".

And boy oh boy, was it a hit!  I think Jimmy and I fought over the last piece and I won because it's my birthday week and I love pizza the most.  The latter he cannot argue with, ever.  I can eat more pizza than him any day.  So I always get the last piece.

  • a can of refrigerated pizza dough
  • 8-10 slices ham
  • 8-10 slices salami
  • 8-10 slices pepperoni
  • 4-6 slices provolone cheese
  • 4-6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 8-10 basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • marinara sauce to dip in
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  2. Roll out a pizza dough to form a thin rectangular crust, about 11"x13", and place the crust on a baking pan lined with a parchment paper.
  3. Layer slices of ham, salami, and pepperoni as a single row in the center of crust. Layer cheeses over meats and place basil leaves on top.
  4. Using a knife or a pair of scissor, cut either sides of crust next to the meat & cheese filling to make several 1" wide strips. Fold-in the each end part of the crust toward the filling. Using one strip at a time criss-cross each strip to cover the filling.
  5. Drizzle olive oil over the crust and sprinkle oregano.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust turns golden brown.
  7. Cool down a little and slice
  8. Serve hot with warm marinara sauce to dip in.

1 comment:

  1. TIm would love this. I am going to have to give it a try. YUM!!!! There would literally be a knock down drag out for the last piece in our house... our maybe I would end up cutting it in half (and I would take the bigger piece).