Homemade Stromboli

by Erin

Homemade stromboli is easier than you think. Make this beauty stuffed with salami, ham, and cheese to change up your next pizza night or serve it as an appetizer!

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Pizza and other pizza-like-creations are one of my favorite things to eat. However, as you may have noticed I have yet to post any calzones or strombolis because I’ve never been very good with rolled up pizza dough concoctions. They always turn into a big mess (still delicious just not photogenic) and I never understood why.

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But then I saw that Lauren’s posted a great “how to” on making stromboli and I decided to try it out. Her step-by-step photos really help! And I have to say it turned out to be the most beautiful stromboli that’s ever been in my kitchen (brushing the edges with egg was key to seal the edges). Behold!

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I barely had enough patience to let it cool down before cutting it up so that I could dive into this marvelous creation. To distract myself I made sure I had plenty of pizza sauce to dip into, but I think next time I want to dip it into a ricotta bake topped with sauce. Next I need to retry making calzones, and will definitely be brushing the edges of that with egg too. It seems to seal it up perfectly, in ways that simple pressing/folding cannot.

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Looking for more stromboli recipes? Try my other version including breakfast, buffalo chicken, chipotle turkey club, and spinach artichoke.

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Yield: 4 Servings Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 1/2 lb pizza dough (I used half of this recipe)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce, plus more for dipping
  • 1-1/2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese
  • 6 thin slices hard salami
  • 4 thin slices deli honey ham
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Dried parsley & Parmesan cheese (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line large rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Spread pizza dough out on baking sheet to be approximately 10×16. Spread pizza sauce over 2/3′s of the dough lengthwise, leaving a 3×16 rectangle of plain dough along one of the edges. Top sauce with half the grated cheese, salami and ham. Top with remaining cheese.
  3. Brush the plain strip of dough with the egg. Fold in the other sides about an inch and brush them with egg. Roll up like a jelly roll* lengthwise starting along the long edge of dough topped with all the fillings and ending with the plain strip of dough on the bottom of the roll.
  4. Brush the entire stromboli with egg and gently cut slats in the top of the dough every 1-2 inches. Sprinkle parsley and cheese over top and bake 8-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes and slice into pieces. Serve with more pizza sauce.


*This is where using parchment paper is really handy because you can pick it up to help roll the dough.

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Post updated 12/7/19, the pictures above and below are the originals.

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Jim D February 5, 2022 - 11:35 am

Hello, Erin. I am looking at a page I printed out in Oct. 2013 of this recipe. We have made it many times. Just excellent. Your description includes a note that you used some instructions from Laura to make it. Just wanted you to know that the old recipes are still cranking for you. Don’t know why I never did before, but I just signed up for your email.

Erin February 5, 2022 - 1:53 pm

Aw thanks Jim! This is also a favorite of mine that I go back to often. So glad it’s still hanging in there at your house too!

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Eddie B. June 26, 2019 - 7:58 pm

You definitely have to try it this way. Don’t forget to sprinkle some oregano inside before you bake it! I think you were using pizza dough, right? Suggest going to a local, NOT A CHAIN PIZZA SHOP, and see if they will sell you some of their pizza dough! A lot less work and no stress! Also left over dough you can freeze for later!

spiffycookie June 27, 2019 - 7:48 am

I always make my own pizza dough, but could be fun to see if I could buy some locally. I have frozen dough in the past too, so that’s a good tip.

Eddie B. June 26, 2019 - 6:39 pm

Salami and honey ham? That’s it? That does not constitute even a subpar Stromboli! Besides the mozzarella cheese you need some prosciutto, cappicola, and some provolone to make it right! Now THATS A STROMBOLI!

spiffycookie June 26, 2019 - 7:43 pm

Eddie, that does sound excellent! But when I posted this recipe in 2012 I was in graduate school and did not have a lot of money so I made do with what I could. Clearly I need to revisit with your suggestions!

HiLisette March 28, 2014 - 7:19 pm

I made this tonight for my son’s birthday. It was a big hit! He wants to use his allowance next month to buy the ingredients for himself to snack on =))

spiffycookie March 28, 2014 - 8:00 pm

Haha love it! Thanks for sharing your experience.

michjbthemh September 20, 2013 - 10:43 am

Thank you for the breakfast version. I will be trying it soon! I made this last night with the ingredients I mentioned and it was a huge hit with my family. It was delicious and the crust was perfect! Thank you for the recipe, I think this is now going to be a regular in my home!!

michjbthemh September 19, 2013 - 11:20 am

I am going to make this tonight but I do not have the ham and salami so I have decided to do it with Chicken, onions, mushrooms and a creamy white sauce! I know this is totally different but the other ingredients will be the same! I am sure the family is going to love it! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I will make it the way it is presented as soon as I have all the ingredients!

spiffycookie September 19, 2013 - 11:23 am

Love that you are making it with different ingredients. I have actually made a breakfast version too. Enjoy!

michjbthemh September 19, 2013 - 2:49 pm

Thank you and I will let you know how it turns out. I think I will try the breakfast version too! What did you use in yours?

spiffycookie September 19, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Eggs, bell pepper, breakfast sausage and cheese. Here’s the link to my breakfast version: https://www.thespiffycookie.com/2013/06/10/breakfast-stromboli/

Harleygurl72 August 31, 2013 - 9:35 pm

I made two versions of this for dinner tonight. The first was traditional and the second was Hawaiian Style. I used refrigerated pizza dough, because I was in a hurry. For the Hawaiian Style I used dough, pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, ham, pineapple and topped with cheese then rolled. You can see a picture of my Hawaiian Style Stromboli at http://pinterest.com/pin/193514115212106740/

Meagan Wied January 30, 2012 - 12:59 pm

Holy Cow!!!! That stromboli looks delicious!!!!

Kara January 26, 2012 - 9:50 am

That looks sooo good. I need to try that soon!

Audra@The-Baker-Chick January 26, 2012 - 7:51 am

I want this for breakfast! Is that weird? It sounds so crisp and delicious on the outside with such an amazing filling. Great post!!

spiffycookie January 26, 2012 - 7:52 am

Is it weird that I almost always crave cookies first thing in the morning? lol

Carolyn January 26, 2012 - 5:55 am

I LOVE stromboli. Can’t really eat it anymore, but yours looks amazing!

spiffycookie January 26, 2012 - 7:44 am

Is there no way to make it so that you can?

Living The Sweet Life January 25, 2012 - 10:21 pm

It looks GORGEOUS!! I love how toasted the top looks … what a great dinner idea :)

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 25, 2012 - 9:43 pm

Oh Erin, this looks so delish! Perfect appetizer for a party! I want to make this, and make this now!!

amanda @ fake ginger January 25, 2012 - 8:18 pm

My husband and I were just talking about stromboli! I wasn’t sure if it had sauce in it or not but now I see that it does. And it looks fantastic!

Shannon January 25, 2012 - 7:06 pm

I would have NEVER thought to make a homemade stromboli, but yours looks perfect and it doesn’t seem too hard!

Emily @ Life on Food January 25, 2012 - 4:06 pm

You are right; it does look amazing. I need to have that little tutorial too. Mine are always a hot mess.

Cathy @ Savory Notes January 25, 2012 - 2:25 pm

So beautiful! I’d have a hard time sharing that with anyone.

spiffycookie January 25, 2012 - 2:41 pm

I was actually a little upset when I had to share some of the leftovers.

Choc Chip Uru January 25, 2012 - 1:50 pm

I have never even heard of a ‘Stromboli’ but you certainly have convinced me to try one – a delicious recipe on a wonderful post :D

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Leanne @ The Skinny Architect January 25, 2012 - 1:45 pm

This might be the most beautiful stromboli I’ve ever seen! I think I’ll be trying this soon! :-)

Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 25, 2012 - 12:37 pm

Yum! You got me craving this now! :)

Tracey January 25, 2012 - 12:08 pm

That is definitely one gorgeous stromboli! I’m not sure I’ve ever made one myself, but might need to remedy that soon :)

Jen January 25, 2012 - 11:53 am

This is most definitely the prettiest stromboli I’ve ever laid eyes on. I’m sure it’s the egg-wash, which I’ve never seen done with a stromboli. Great blog!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet January 25, 2012 - 11:39 am

Oh I so want that right now!

Paula @ Spoons 'n' Spades January 25, 2012 - 11:01 am

This looks so delicious, especially the photo of the slices. Yum!

Lauren January 25, 2012 - 10:46 am

Glad it turned out so well! :)

Laura January 25, 2012 - 10:33 am

Salami and ham? I think I’m in love. This looks soooo good!

Nicole, RD January 25, 2012 - 9:56 am

BEAUTIFUL is right! It’s stunning! This is some perfect game day food and husband would absolutely LOVE this.

Chip January 25, 2012 - 9:01 am

Oooooooh… Pretty….

Mel January 25, 2012 - 8:57 am

Mmm… I love pizza in any form. This is quite the beautiful creation!

Lori @ RecipeGirl January 25, 2012 - 8:48 am

Great idea for Super Bowl!


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