Roll up all your favorite pizza ingredients into refrigerated pizza dough and make this Stromboli recipe!

Ready in 30 minutes, Stromboli is a deliciously cheesy, Italian hand-held recipe that’s as much fun to make as it is to eat!

Serve with marinara for dipping, perfect for dinner or for game day!

sliced Stromboli Recipe with garnish and dips

Easy Cheesy Stromboli

Stromboli is almost like a rolled-up pizza that’s baked and sliced. It’s similar to a calzone which is usually folded in half with the edges crimped before it’s baked (a calzone often contains ricotta cheese).

  • It’s a fun twist on pizza – roll it up, bake, and slice.
  • You can customize it with your favorite pizza toppings and it’s a great way to use up leftovers.
  • Stromboli is easy to make and bake, it’s a great option for a quick dinner.
  • Stromboli is great for feeding a crowd and is perfect for game day or movie night.
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Ingredients in Stromboli

Crust – Use a store-bought crust or make your own pizza dough for a delicious stromboli.

Sauce – Use your favorite marinara sauce or make it from scratch. You can also use pizza sauce.

Toppings – Classic pizza toppings like pepperoni, salami, ham, and mozzarella cheese work great in stromboli. You can also add other cheeses like cheddar or parmesan.

Vegetables – Add your favorite pizza veggies like mushrooms, onions, bell peppers, black olives, or jalapenos. Sauté them first to make sure they’re not too moist.

How to Make Stromboli

  1. Roll out the pizza dough.
  2. Spread it with marinara and add toppings and cheese. (For best results, let the pizza dough come to room temperature before using.)
  3. Roll the stromboli into a log, brush with egg wash, and bake (per recipe below) until the top is golden brown.
  4. Slice and serve! Buon appetito!
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Keep leftover stromboli in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat portions in the microwave. Freeze leftover stromboli by wrapping the slices in plastic wrap and then putting them in a zippered bag. They’ll be thawed and ready to eat or reheat by lunchtime!

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Stromboli Recipe

This easy Stromboli recipe starts with refrigerated pizza dough and is loaded with all the classic pizza toppings! Salami, pepperoni, ham, and lots of cheese are the key ingredients in this easy stromboli recipe!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Rest Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 slices


  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough enough for 1 pizza
  • 1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • cup marinara sauce
  • 4 oz sliced ham
  • 4 oz salami slices
  • 4 oz pepperoni slices
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Roll out the pizza dough on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle (approximately 12" x 16").
  • Spread the marinara sauce over the pizza dough, leaving a 1-inch border all the way around and a 3-inch border at the long side furthest from you.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the shredded cheese over the marinara sauce, then add the ham, salami, and pepperoni. Finish with remaining ½ cup cheese.
  • Roll up the pizza dough tightly, being careful not to push out the toppings. Stop just before reaching the end.
  • In a small bowl, whisk the egg, water, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Brush the mixture over the pizza dough where the edges will meet, then pinch them together.
  • Place the stromboli, seam side down, on the prepared baking sheet with the seal facing down and brush with the egg wash.
  • Bake for 24-28 minutes until golden brown and slightly puffed. Let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.


Change the toppings to your favorite pizza toppings. Be sure to cook any vegetables.
Stromboli can be brushed with melted butter or garlic butter in place of oil.
4.96 from 41 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 203 | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 553mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Pizza
Cuisine American, Italian

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  1. Would like to know if I can make this ahead of time? About 4-5 hours. Would it need to sit at room temperature before baking? Looking forward to trying this. We enjoy all your recipes so much.

    1. Hi Cathy, that should be just fine. I would remove it from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature while the oven is preheating.

  2. Quick question… you say that we can use pizza dough instead of the pre-packaged crust. How much dough, in ounces, should I use?

  3. Hi Holly,
    I recently found you website and am very impressed! When considering a recipe, I read all of the post and look at all of the pictures. I think that this recipe is wonderful, but I would appreciate it if you could clarify a couple of things. It says that you like to keep the filling simple, and in the list of ingredients includes Parmesan, but that is not listed in the ingredients. How much do you use if you do? Also, the picture of the ingredients looks like you use two different types of salami. If so, would you please let me know what types you use. I have never made stromboli and like to follow the recipe, as written, the first time I make it. Thanks!

    1. Sorry for the confusion! Parmesan is an optional addition but I love to add it if I have it. ¼ cup of shredded parmesan is about perfect. Enjoy the recipe and let us know how it goes.

  4. My family loved this meal. I have 3 teen daughters who do not eat large portions, and the entire stromboli was demolished. For a family of 5 that eats smaller portions than most, I plan to make 2 servings next time and they can take in school lunch the next day :) Also, don’t skip the egg wash with seasonings. It makes a nice crusty flavor!4 stars

  5. Simple, delicious and quick. I loved this recipe.

    FYI: A calzone usually has marinara and ricotta inside in addition to any toppings. A stromboli is usually just cheese and toppings.5 stars

  6. This is so good!!! Just tried it for lunch today. It was easy to make with basic ingredients (most of which I already had on hand), and it got a thumbs-up from the entire family, including two very picky teenage boys. The flavors blended together to make a very delicious stromboli. Looked pretty impressive too, like I had spent a lot of time on it :-). Thank you for this wonderful recipe. We’ll be making this often. I would highly recommend!5 stars

  7. This was my first time with the additional herbs and season. It was a bit too intense maybe.

    But I really want to comment on your remark about calzone vs stromboli. I have to disagree with the difference – and could be a geographic difference.

    Calzones IMO are not proper w/o some ricotta. Like, ricotta and mozzarella cheese as a start and other fillings optional.

    On the other hand I don’t expect any ricotta in a Stromboli.

    Otherwise all was delicious with your version of stromboli.

    I’ll add, while I’m typically a purist with ingredients, I’ve found the Kraft mozz cream cheese blend shredded mozz to really work nice when stromboli is concerned.

    Thanks!4 stars

      1. Another major difference between stromboli and calzones, according to the Italian lady that taught me to make these 40 years ago and Bon Appetit, is that calzones do not have any pizza sauce inside the pastry. It is served on the side for dipping. That is how I have kept them straight, stromboli sauce and tube shaped, calzones semi circle no sauce.5 stars