Stromboli comes to Wyoming

7 Oct


Stromboli originated near Philadelphia in 1950 and has become a popular food, offered at many restaurants and pizzerias on the east coast. I moved to Wyoming a few years ago and noticed that no one knew what a stromboli was so I made one for friends and family and it has become a favorite.
The original


Pizza franchises have created variations

Some Italian style franchises have added stromboli type foods to their menus. Here are some in Wyoming:

Papa Murphy’s Stuffed Pizza is a sort of stromboli with more pizza toppings on top and Pizza Hut’s P’Zone is a calzone which is a single serving stromboli.


Making the real deal

Warning: creating this stromboli will cause your friends and family to demand it again and again.
The Dough
I use packets of dough that just requires hot water and oil but any Italian or pizza dough can be used. Make enough for a large pizza and roll it out pizza style.

The Elements
Any pizza or Italian toppings and flavors can be added, but here are the basics that I use:

  • Pepperoni
  • Ham
  • Italian sausage (brown before adding)
  • Italian cheeses: Lots of Mozzarella and Parmesan
  • Onions
  • Black Olives
  • Sweet Peppers (secret ingredient, found usually around pickles and olives at the store)

Prep

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Roll out dough with flour until the size of a large pizza
  3. Place on a baking or pizza pan
  4. Layer the elements: meat then cheese then toppings on one half of the dough
  5. Fold over the other half of dough and pitch and roll the ends to seal
  6. Place in the oven for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on thickness of dough and amount of ingredients), check the underside of the stromboli and when it is golden brown it is ready
  7. Let sit for a few minutes to cool then cut and serve with marinara sauce

More ideas
Stromboli can be filled with a wide array of ingredients:

  • More cheeses: ricotta, provolone, cheddar
  • Veggies and cheese for a healthier style

Any pizza topping:

  • Green Peppers
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Jalapeno Peppers
  • Pineapple
  • Banana Peppers
  • Bacon
  • Beef
  • Chicken

A garlic butter spread can be added to the hot dough after baking:

  • Half a stick of butter and ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

More Stromboli recipes:
Food Network
All Recipes
Taste of Home

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