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Slices of stromboli filled with melting cheese and cold cuts
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How to Make Stromboli

An easy, step by step guide on how two make Italian stromboli from scratch!
Course Entree
Cuisine Italian American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 943.57kcal
Author Florentina


  • 1 batch Italian Pizza Dough
  • 2 lb cheese mozzarella, fontina, provolone, swiss or pepper jack
  • 2 c arrabiata sauce thick, homemade
  • 1/2 c fresh basil leaves for garnish
  • 1.5 lb cold cuts: pepperoni, ham, Italian salami etc


  • Make the Italian pizza dough according with these instructions.
  • Preheat your oven to 500”F with a pizza stone inside.
  • Sprinkle some flour on your kitchen counter and place one of the dough balls on top. Sprinkle with some more flour and using the palm of your hands press the dough down until flat. Shape it into a square.
  • Layer the dough with the pepperoni, salami, ham slices, or your favorite cold cuts slightly overlapping each other. Leave about 1/2 inch border. 
  • Sprinkle with the cheese on top and gently fold the dough into a log. Tuck the ends underneath and transfer to a pizza peel or cardboard sprinkled with some flour or semolina.
  • Use a sharp knife and make one inch slits on the top of your log for the steam to escape.
  • Gently transfer the stromboli to the preheated pizza stone and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown on top to your liking.
  • Remove from the oven and allow it to cool off for a few minutes for the cheese to set before slicing it.
  • Garnish with fresh basil and serve with the arrabbiata sauce on the side for dipping.


Calories: 943.57kcal