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?
Now 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.
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.
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.
- 1 refrigerated pizza dough
- 2 C shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 package sliced pepperoni
- 1 can sliced mushrooms, drained
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Pizza Sauce (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
- Unroll pizza dough on a greased cookie sheet.
- Sprinkle cheese over the entire surface of the dough.
- Add pepperoni and mushrooms. Sprinkle Italian seasoning on top.
- Roll up the dough a bit like a jelly roll. Seal the ends and any edges.
- Make 4 slices in the dough with a sharp knife.
- Brush on olive oil then sprinkle with garlic powder.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool for 2 minutes.
- Slice and serve.
- You can serve this with pizza sauce used as a dipping sauce.