Sausage and Pepperoni Stromboli is a fun dinner to make for your family or to serve for parties. Let me show how easy it is to make this delicious recipe.
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One of my family’s favorite meals is Sausage and Pepperoni Stromboli or as my family likes to call it, Sausage Roll. This is an easy meal for your family on busy weeknights. While it’s also a great dish to serve for barbecues, parties or to bring to church for potluck meals.
The best way to describe a stromboli is as a pizza made with your favorite toppings only rolled up into a log shape, baked and sliced.
Sausage and Pepperoni Stromboli Roll
This recipe for sausage and pepperoni stromboli is easily adapted to your family’s favorite pizza toppings. My mother likes to make it with just the browned sausage,green peppers and mozzarella cheese.
However, my husband loves his with onions, peppers, pepperoni and mozzarella cheese. Sometimes I like to add a layer of ricotta cheese on top of the pizza dough and then add the browned sausage.
Another way to make one is to add your favorite lunch meats, such as ham, salami, provolone cheese. I think you get the idea of all the different ways you can make this recipe, just don’t forget to serve marinara sauce along side for dipping!
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- 1 pound Italian sausage links; sweet and hot
- Onion, 1/4 cup chopped
- Sweet Red Pepper, 1/4 cup chopped
- Green Pepper, 1/4 cup chopped
- Pepperoni Slices
- Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Grated Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 clove garlic; finely chopped
- Italian seasoning’ about 1 teaspoon
- 1 Loaf of Frozen Pizza Dough; defrosted
- Egg wash; 1 egg mixed with 1 tablespoon water
How to Make Sausage and Pepperoni Strombolli
Begin by removing the sausage from the casings. In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat, breaking it up using the back of a fork. Add the onions, peppers and garlic and cook until the sausage is no longer pink and cooked through. Then add the Italian seasoning.
You can also choose to add your family’s favorite seasonings.
Remove the mixture from heat and allow to cool while you prepare the pizza dough. If you add this mixture immediately to the top of the pizza dough, it will be a huge mess when you try to roll it up. Trust me, I know.
How to Roll out the Pizza Dough
On a lightly floured cutting board or your kitchen counter, roll out the pizza dough to about a 9X11 rectangle. You don’t want it bigger than your baking tray.
Spread the slightly cooled sausage and onion mixture over the top of the pizza dough to within 1/2 inch of the edges.
Add the pepperoni slices on top of the sausage mixture.
How to Roll up a Stromboli
Add the mozzarella cheese. And then beginning at one end, start to roll up like a jelly roll. Pinch the ends on each side closed and tuck them under. You do not want the ends of the sausage and pepperoni stromboli to open up while baking because the cheese would ooze out.
How to Bake Sausage and Pepperoni Strombolli
Place the stromboli on a cookie sheet that’s been lined with parchment baking sheets. Allow it to rise for about 30 – 60 minute. Brush with the egg wash and bake in a 400 degree oven until golden brown; about 20 – 30 minutes.
Slice and serve alongside a small bowl of heated marinara sauce.
Here are a few more Delicious Recipes you might Enjoy:
- Bread Sticks – made from homemade pizza dough or refrigerated pizza dough.
- Homemade Tomato Sauce and Meatballs – this is the homemade marinara sauce I use for dipping the stromboli in.
- Garlic Butter – make your own homemade garlic bread using this butter recipe.
- Cheesy Baked Tortellini
You can shape the sausage roll into a crescent shape if you want to or you can place the sausage roll into a bundt pan that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 621mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g
You can shape the sausage roll into a crescent shape if you want to or you can place the sausage roll into a bundt pan that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
The nutrition information is calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee its accuracy. If this data is important to you, please verify with your trusted nutrition calculator.