Quick & Easy Stromboli

When I was single, I loved finding recipes that were not only quick and easy but also resulted in left overs. I tended to make one main dish on Sunday and ate the leftovers until they ran out. Then, I might make a small dish or two until Sunday arrived again.

One dish I discovered during my single years was a quick and easy stromboli. It took me less than 30 minutes to make and left me with another meal the next night. What could be better than that?

Quick & Easy StromboliNow that I’m married with two girls (and one girl on the way), I still make the stromboli, but not nearly as often. It’s a nice variation on pizza night that we all enjoy. And, most importantly with little ones, it is still quick and easy to make.

After I preheat the oven to 425°, I start by unrolling refrigerated pizza dough on a greased (with cooking spray) cookie sheet. I sprinkle 2 cups mozzarella cheese over all the dough.

Next, I add the toppings we want to use. In this case, I love pepperoni and mushrooms. So, I add a lot of pepperoni slices and one drained can of mushrooms (fresh work too, but I was going for quick). Then I sprinkled 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning over the pizza.

Quick & Easy Stromboli
Ready to roll!

I rolled the dough like a jelly roll. I pressed the ends to seal them and sealed any other seams. Using a sharp knife, I slashed the dough on top a few places to allow it to vent. Finally, I brushed on 1/4 cup (or less) olive oil and sprinkled on 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder on top.

Quick & Easy Stromboli
So, when I asked my husband to get me a sharp knife, he got me a serated knife. I hope this demonstrates why you should not use a serated knife. 😉

I baked the stromboli for 10 minutes, just until it was golden brown, and let it cool for at least 2 minutes. The stromboli was served with a side of warmed pizza sauce for dipping (something my 2-year-old) loves to do. 

Quick & Easy Stromboli
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
12 min
Total Time
22 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 refrigerated pizza dough
  2. 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
  3. 1 package sliced pepperoni
  4. 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
  5. 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  6. 1/4 C olive oil
  7. 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  8. Pizza Sauce (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Unroll pizza dough on a greased cookie sheet.
  3. Sprinkle cheese over the entire surface of the dough.
  4. Add pepperoni and mushrooms. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top.
  5. Roll up the dough a bit like a jelly roll. Seal the ends and any edges.
  6. Make 4 slices in the dough with a sharp knife.
  7. Brush on olive oil then sprinkle with garlic powder.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool for 2 minutes.
  9. Slice and serve.
Notes
  1. You can serve this with pizza sauce used as a dipping sauce.
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About Denise

Hi! I'm Denise, a 40+ year old SAHM trying to navigate the world of motherhood. I blog about parenting, food, and have been featured a few times on BlogHer. I enjoys solving mysteries (Okay..reading mysteries or watching them on TV), cooking, and drinking way too much caffeine than I should. Basically, anything I needs to do to survive the toddler years.

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