Easy Ham and Cheese Stromboli

Look for the ingredients for this stromboli recipe at your grocery store's deli counter and salad bar.

Peppadew peppers can also often be purchased in jars, sometimes under the name "sweet piquante peppers." Substitute roasted red peppers if you can't find peppadews.

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)
  • All-purpose flour, for sprinkling
  • 16 thin-cut slices Genoa salami (1/3 pound)
  • 8 thick-cut slices capicola ham (1/3 pound)
  • 16 slices provolone (1/4 pound)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup peppadews, or roasted red peppers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon drained capers
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan, for sprinkling

Method

1 Heat the oven to 400°F. Place an oven rack in the lower third of the oven.

2 Roll out the dough: Lay a 16-inch sheet of parchment paper on the counter and dust it with flour. Roll the dough on the floured parchment paper to a 14-by-11-inch rectangle.

How to make Stromboli - rolling out Stromboli dough How to make homemade stromboli

3 Add the filling: Layer the salami on the dough to within 1/2-inch of the edges, and overlap the slices so that no dough shows beneath the salami. Add provolone, followed by the ham, mozzarella, and then the peppadews. Finally, sprinkle with capers.

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4 Roll up the dough: Brush the edges of the dough with egg. Using the parchment to help you, lift up one long end and start rolling. Continue rolling until the seam on the log is on the bottom. Pinch the ends so they don't open and tuck the dough under the roll.

Easy Meat and Cheese-Stuffed Homemade Stromboli

5 Transfer to the baking sheet: Using the parchment paper as a sling, transfer the log on the paper to the baking sheet. Brush all over with egg and sprinkle with Parmesan. Use a paring knife to cut diagonal slits at 1-inch intervals all along the top.

Easy Meat and Cheese-Stuffed Stromboli

6 Bake the stromboli: Bake the stromboli for 15 minutes. Turn the oven down to 375°F and continue baking for 25 minutes, or until the log is golden and the cheese is oozing at the slits.

7 Cool and serve: Cool on the pan for about 10 minutes. Cut into slices along the slits. Serve immediately while hot; stromboli is also delicious at room temperature.

Baked Meat and Cheese Stuffed Homemade Stromboli sliced open

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Comments

  • Kim

    No pizza sauce?

  • Karen

    Has anyone ever tried prepping the whole thing (through step 4), then refrigerating it and baking the next day?

  • Sandy S

    This Stromboli recipe is easy to follow and comes together quickly! And, it looks so pretty when done! I used store bought Sicilian Gravy for a dipping sauce and loved it. As much as I enjoyed the recipe just as it is, I rarely eat meat and will be trying a vegie version soon with the same cheeses and perhaps sliced pan fried mushrooms, spinach/chard and the peppers and capers. Will certainly finish with the egg wash and parm!

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  • Tracy Gulick

    Don t forget. sauce, for dipping, this great stromboli in. !!

  • Sassafras

    This has become a go-to meal for my family. Great cold weather meal and so many filling options to explore. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  • Nancy

    I made this exactly as written and it was great! Now I’ll use the other half of the dough to customise the fillings. Can’t wait! A definite keeper recipe!

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  • Nancy Wills

    Just made this for our office potluck and it was a real hit. Had a bowl of my homemade marinara on the side. Everyone loved it.

  • Melody Carlson

    Loved this recipe!! Followed it exactly, will make this again (and again). Thank you so much for tasty, easy to follow recipes!

  • Beth

    Love this recipe. Living in Italy and need a new twist and inspiration! Thank you for posting this! Beth

  • Maria

    Thank you! Just the perfect easy recipe to make for an office potluck when Thanksgiving “rolls” around. :)

  • Sissy

    So delish! My Mom has Made these for us for years! So good and you can really customize with any ingredients! We love Ham, Cheese and Broccoli, Or Pizza fillings!

  • 2pots2cook

    We are so into stromboli, both my son and me and this is a nice twist to what we do. Will try definitely. Thank you for sharing !