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Italian Stromboli ~ From Dough To Dinner

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Italian Stromboli ~ A Make Ahead Meal

For as long as I’ve know Nick, I’ve been searching for a good pizza dough recipe and just haven’t found one that I loved.  Until now!

Trying recipe after recipe was getting pretty exhausting and I was ready to just give up and (enter gasp here) buy store bought!!  

Then I found Mama’s Best Pizza Dough and I was saved from that shameful idea!

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Besides being absolutely delicious, it makes a ton!  Like four huge pizzas or two hug pizzas and two loaves of bread.

It’s also extremely versatile!  I could come up with so many different ways to use this dough.

Today I decided was a stromboli kind of day!  16 stromboli’s to be exact!  Perfect to make ahead for quick meals or lunches.

You can put just about anything in them, but I decided to make them Italian hoagie style!

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 Makin’ The Dough

I stuck to the original recipe, for the most part.  I found that it needed a bit more flour than they called for, but that could just be from humidity.

 

What do you need?

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6-8 cups flour (This is what I changed. 7 cups wasn’t quite enough.)

How we do it!

  • Add your warm water to a mixing bowl (I used my KitchenAid Mixer).
  • Add the yeast, stir in and allow to sit for about 5 minutes.  There will be bubbles on the surface.
  • With your whisk attachment (or a whisk!) mix in the sugar, salt and 2-3 cups of flour.
  • Once it starts to look like a batter, switch to your dough hook, or a wooden spoon, and gradually begin to add the remaining flour.
  • Knead the dough, adding the flour, until you have a sticky dough, but not sticky enough to stick to your finger. (About 6-7 minutes.)
  • Remove the dough hook and allow it to rest for ten minutes.

 Let’s Make Stromboli!

What do you need?

  • That pretty ball of dough!
  • deli ham
  • salami
  • pepperoni
  • shredded mozzarella
  • red onion
  • banana peppers
  • oregano

 

Let’s make ’em!

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Quarter the dough, over and over, until you have 16 pieces.  They will be about the size of your fist.
  • Roll them out thin.  About an 8-10 inch long rectangle.
  • Load it with your stuff!
  • Now you need to wrap it up like a burrito (an Italian burrito, sounds amazing!) and place it on a baking sheet.  I like stone, like this.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!
Stromboli cut in half showing the fillings on a wooden cutting board

Italian Stromboli ~ From Dough To Dinner

Ingredients

Dough

  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. yeast
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6-8 cups flour (This is what I changed. 7 cups wasn't quite enough.)

Filling

  • deli ham
  • salami
  • pepperoni
  • shredded mozzarella
  • red onion
  • banana peppers
  • oregano

Instructions

  1. Add your warm water to a mixing bowl (I used my KitchenAid Mixer).
  2. Add the yeast, stir in and allow to sit for about 5 minutes. There will be bubbles on the surface.
  3. With your whisk attachment (or a whisk!) mix in the sugar, salt and 2-3 cups of flour.
  4. Once it starts to look like a batter, switch to your dough hook, or a wooden spoon, and gradually begin to add the remaining flour.
  5. Knead the dough, adding the flour, until you have a sticky dough, but not sticky enough to stick to your finger. (About 6-7 minutes.)
  6. Remove the dough hook and allow it to rest for ten minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  8. Quarter the dough, over and over, until you have 16 pieces. They will be about the size of your fist.
  9. Roll them out thin. About an 8-10 inch long rectangle.
  10.  Load it with your stuff!
  11. Now you need to wrap it up like a burrito (an Italian burrito, sounds amazing!) and place it on a baking sheet. I like stone, like this.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes and enjoy!

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We’ve also done these with pepperoni pizza fillings.  What do you like in your stromboli?

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