Stromboli – Baked Italian Sandwich

Posted by on January 21, 2016 in Main Dishes, Recipes | 28 comments

Stromboli – a baked Italian Sandwich, is a favorite at our house. It is so easy to make that even kids can do this recipe! The frozen bread dough makes it simple and ready to do when you get home from work. Just follow the directions on the frozen bread dough package to thaw and use for this sandwich.

Stromboli- baked Italian sandwich


Vary the ingredients to what you like. If you like onions, but another person doesn’t want them, just do 1/2 the sandwich with them and 1/2 without. Mark with a toothpick. 

I’ve used this for an informal party and had my guests make their own.  Each couple makes their sandwich to suit their tastes.  (You need double ovens to bake four sandwiches, however.) At the end of the evening, send home the left-overs with them.


Stromboli – Baked Italian Sandwich
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4-6 servings
Easy Italian sandwich using frozen bread dough, various meats, and cheese. Baked and served with warmed spaghetti sauce.
  • 2 loaves of frozen bread dough
  • 2 egg yolks (save whites)
  • 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. parsley flakes
  • 1 lb mozzarella cheese – shredded
  • Various meats, cheese, tomatoes, veggies, olives, etc.
  • (see suggested amounts below for two loaves)
  1. Make a paste of egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, pepper, oil, and parsley flakes. Spread down half down the center of dough on each baking sheet. (This is like a pesto.)
  2. Layer ingredients of your choice. Approximate amounts for the two loaves are: ham (approx. 1/2 lb sliced), turkey (1/2 lb.), salami (1/4 lb.), green or red peppers, onion, tomato, olives ( black or green)
  3. Cover with mozzarella cheese or cheese of your choice. Add all ingredients to the middle 1/3 of the dough.
  4. Fold both sides over to the center. Moisten the edges with water and press to seal. Be sure to seal it well!
  5. Make air-vents by making cuts along the top sides.
  6. Brush on slightly beaten egg whites over the entire top.
  7. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


This is the first step of the Stromboli.

Stromboli - Italian Baked Sandwich

Kids love to do this, too!

Stromboli - Italian Baked Sandwich


Spread the pesto down the middle of the dough….. and follow the next steps.

Stromboli - Italian Baked Sandwich

Stromboli - Italian Baked Sandwich

I did this with grandchildren and the kids made the entire Stromboli by themselves. I sealed it up for them as that’s the hardest part. Because they put what they wanted in it, they loved it!

Stromboli - Italian Baked Sandwich

After baking for 30 minutes, slice, and serve with hot spaghetti sauce for dipping! 

This is also a great idea for those football game days! 

Stromboli - Italian Baked Sandwich

I’ll bet this becomes a family favorite!



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  1. Adorable grandkids and the stromboli looks amazing! Pinning!

    • Thanks on both counts!

  2. Looks like you had some very special helpers that would make that Stomboli delicious! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Those are extremely precious helpers!!!

  3. I love stromboli, but never think to make it myself, especially with my son. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K Kids Linky Party this week. I hope you will join us again next week.

    • I think your son would enjoy doing this! Try it!

  4. Phyllis, I love anything that gives kids independence in the kitchen. Excellent! Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou. Mimi xxx

    • They really have fun doing this!

  5. Wow, what a great looking stromboli – it is LOADED with deliciousness and look at those adorable faces!! 🙂 and thanks for sharing this on Throwback Thursday! I’ll be pinning, too, so be sure to follow us there!


    • I’ll do that!

  6. We love Stromboli! This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at Table It!

    • Thank you, but be sure to try it! You’ll love it!

  7. my son loves stromboli so this will be fun to make with him for sure. He will want it slam full of cheese and pepperoni. I had one once with apples, cinnamon and sugar, have you tried that?

    • No, that sounds good. I have to try something like that!

  8. This looks yummy! I’ll bet the little girl for whom I babysit would enjoy making one.

    • I’ll bet she would! Try it!

  9. That looks delicious! I need to make one for dinner soon!

    • You’ll love it! Yes, do it soon!

  10. Thank you for linking up at the Let’s Get Real Weekly Link Party.
    Be sure and join us next Thursday and link up your favorites!

  11. I haven’t had a Stromboli since I starting making bread. I’m going to have to add it to my menu for my next grocery shopping day. Phyllis, thank you for sharing with Thankful Thursdays. (I schedule out the tweets from the links that are shared, if you are on Twitter, you can send me your profile link so I can add it; if not, that’s okay too.)

    • You could make it with your homemade dough, too, I think! Good luck and enjoy!

  12. Looks simple but yummy. Have you ever tried it with fresh bread dough? I would think it would work great.

    Thanks for sharing on the Our Simple Homestead Blog Hop!

    • I’m sure it would. The convenience of frozen is too easy.

  13. That sounds like one heck of a good sandwich! Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home.


  14. Great idea! And pesto! Yum. 😊

    • We love it! Love the left-overs, too!

  15. Thank you for featuring my Stromboli Sandwich! It’s a “super” sandwich!


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