Breakfast Stromboli

by Erin

Every now and then one of my friends will come to me for help finding a certain item online for cheaper than they saw in stores. I have a certain talent with Google searches apparently. The other day Kita asked me to find her a pair of pants. All she had was the picture, no designer, no store, just a picture of black pants that zip off to become capris (this is why when you pin something on Pinterest you should make sure the source exists). I told her I would do my best despite having little hope but after only a few minutes on Google, not only did I find pants that looks like the picture I found the exact pair for sale. Same exact picture – go me! Is superior key word Google searching a skill I should add to my CV? It does help me locate relevant research papers quite efficiently.

But anywho, that is not an invitation for everyone to start sending me all your online shopping needs. Instead I am going to distract you with food. Oh look over here I made you breakfast! Ever since posting the recipe for stromboli, it’s been pretty popular so I decided it was time for another version – breakfast stromboli! This recipe uses the same techniques for rolling up and sealing the dough, but with a different filling. I used breakfast sausage, eggs, cheese and a little bit of chopped pepper, but it’s easy to modify based on what you like most mixed in with your eggs in the morning. Or at night if you are like me and enjoy breakfast for dinner.

Breakfast Stromboli

Two years ago: Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Cookies


Serves 4


1/2 lb pizza dough (I used Lauren’s recipe)

1/4 lb. breakfast sausage

2 eggs, plus one more beaten for an egg wash

2 Tbsp milk

Pinch salt and pepper

1 mini sweet bell pepper, seeded and diced (or half of a medium regular bell pepper)

1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup shredded pepperjack cheese

Dried parsley (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Line large rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, brown your sausage. Once cooked all the way through, transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm. Keep oil rendered from sausage in pan.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together two eggs, milk, and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  4. Back to the skillet with the oil, reduce the heat to medium-low and pour the eggs in. Lightly scramble until cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  5. Spread pizza dough out on baking sheet to be approximately 10×16 inches. Leave a 3×16 rectangle of plain dough along one of the edges and on the rest, sprinkle with half of the cheese, followed by the sausage, eggs, red bell pepper, and the remaining cheese on top.
  6. Brush the plain strip of dough with the egg. Fold in the outer 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.
  7. Brush the entire stromboli with egg and gently cut slats in the top of the dough every 1-2 inches. Sprinkle parsley over top and bake 8-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes and slice into pieces.

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

Source: Adapted from Bev Cooks and Stromboli.


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Pamela January 27, 2020 - 1:49 pm

I modified this recipe.
Doubled the crust.
Used a full pound of hot pork sausage
4 eggs
1 cup ricotta
1 -2 tbsp chopped parsley
1/2 tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper
1/4 lb sandwich pepperoni
Mix the ricotta, parsley, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Smear this down the middle of the dough. Leave space to fold over the the meats, cheese and eggs. Bake for 15 minutes or until crust is baked through.

spiffycookie January 27, 2020 - 4:20 pm

I love this modification. I will have to try it! Thanks for reporting back.

kita March 11, 2014 - 8:12 am

Hahaha, Im glad you re-shared this! I’m just now seeing it. Imagine my surprise – I was like hey that’s me when I was reading :D

Anywhooo I love the looks of this breakfast stromboli! Sounds freakin awesome.

spiffycookie March 11, 2014 - 8:14 am

Haha nice! Don’t worry that definitely has happened to me before.

CP January 17, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Thank you for this recipe!!! I make Stromboli all the time with different fillings but only for dinner. I can’t believe I never thought of making one for breakfast!!! Awesome brunch idea!!!

Evelyn J July 25, 2013 - 9:58 am

I just made this breakfast stromboli – WOW! It is absolutely delicious. I used frozen bread dough that I defrosted overnight, with maple flavored turkey breakfast sausage, and omitted the peppers, and it was great! Thanks!

alex June 13, 2013 - 11:44 pm

yum! I have always wanted to make stromboli! thanks for the inspiration! love your online shopping talent!

Ann @ PersnicketyBiscuit June 12, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Mmm… looks wonderful – I want to try this with biscuit dough!

spiffycookie June 12, 2013 - 3:59 pm

I bet it would work well.

Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen June 11, 2013 - 8:16 am

whoa there! Genius! Why have I never made a breakfast stromboli?! Omggggggggggg

spiffycookie June 11, 2013 - 8:52 am

Do itttt!!

Michele June 11, 2013 - 6:57 am

Wowee! That sounds good! Going to have to try that!

Joanne June 11, 2013 - 6:18 am

I would DEFINITELY put that on a future job application! I feel like that’s a skill any scientist needs to have (and one that I need to get better at!). Breakfast for dinner always sounds good to me…and in stromboli form – even better!

Katie @ Dip It In Chocolate June 10, 2013 - 8:05 pm

That looks so good!

Cristina June 10, 2013 - 7:47 pm

Love this breakfast stromboli – what a great idea!! Perfect for brunches or for during the week on the go bfast. :)

Mr. & Mrs. P June 10, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Well hello there Mr. Stromboli!!! This looks delicious!!!!!!

Heather @ Snookie's Cakes June 10, 2013 - 9:12 am

Definatly saving this recipe! Looks delicious!

Heather @ Snookie's Cakes June 10, 2013 - 9:13 am

Crud. Definitely!

Tracey June 10, 2013 - 8:19 am

You have no idea how badly I want this breakfast stromboli. It’s like everything I love about breakfast rolled into one. I promise I won’t ask for any Google searches if you come over and bring some of this :)


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