Easy Stromboli Recipe (Meat Lover’s Stromboli!)

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lover’s Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli

This Easy Stromboli Recipe is the perfect family dinner for a busy night.

This Easy Stromboli Recipe is loved by our entire family, which is such a relief on busy days. When the question “What’s for Dinner?” rears its ugly head…I usually am at a loss for something that will satisfy everyone equally. Even as a full-time food blogger, making the entire family fat and happy can be easier said than done.

This Meat Lover’s Stromboli never fails to satisfy us all, from my picky husband to my cheese loving 1 year old. It’s SO easy to prepare and absolutely fool-proof. You can stuff it with all sorts of ingredients, the sky is the limit. This recipe is one we go back to again and again and I can’t wait for you to try it!

If you love pizza, you’ll be obsessed with this Easy Stromboli Recipe. We have loaded ours with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, cheese, and the best pizza sauce. Delicious doesn’t even begin to describe this Stromboli!

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lovers Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lovers Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

Making a Homemade Stromboli can be intimidating, but we have made it easy. You can not mess up this recipe!

If you’re like me, cooking came first and baking comes second. I put pizza, calzones, and strombolis up there with baking because a perfect pizza dough is a MUST when planning your recipe. I’ll be the first to admit that in the past I would have ordered delivery before attempting to cook a stromboli at home, because of the dough. I’m just scared a homemade dough won’t turn out perfect every time.

WELL LUCKY FOR US WE NO LONGER HAVE TO WORRY! DeLallo’s NEW Pizza Dough Kit is my recent obsession and I simply can’t get enough. I’m not exaggerating when saying I’ll never use another dough again. It requires minimal effort (YAY) and is as simple as adding water and kneading for about 3 minutes. You cannot, and will not, mess up this amazing pizza dough.

When baked it comes up crispy and golden on the outside and fluffy/chewy on the inside. YOU GUYS…it is DIVINE. Life changing even. The taste is such a different from refrigerated dough…please promise me you’ll try it. It takes this Stromboli Recipe from good to STRAIGHT UP AMAZING.

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lovers Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lovers Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

Tips for making this Easy Stromboli Recipe:

Making a Homemade Stromboli can be SO easy…it’s all about finding your perfect ingredients and baking to perfection. Be sure to roll our your dough onto a floured surface and make a rectangle. I like my stromboli dough approximately 1/2 inch thick. Gimme ALL the carbs…am I right? I didn’t fully roll the stromboli, because that is harder than it looks, but I brought up each side (length-wise) and layered one side over the other and then pinched closed.

I recommend brushing the top of your stromboli with some garlic butter and sprinkling with Italian herbs and parmesan cheese. It’s the added bit of flavor that really makes a difference. I love the flavor combo of the sausage, bacon, and pepperoni…the more meats the better! You’re going to love this stromboli recipe.

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lovers Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lovers Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

What is the difference between a calzone and stromboli?

A calzone is typically simply folded over, with the ingredients inside. They also typically have the sauce served on the outside instead of the inside. Stromboli’s are a rolled pizza, with the sauce inside. I prefer Strombolis because I like a good and saucy pizza. I’ve used DeLallo’s Pizza Sauce in this recipe and I give it two HUGE thumbs up!

How do you reheat a Stromboli?

You can keep this fully cooked stromboli in the fridge for a week or you can freeze it for up to 6 months. When ready to reheat, preheat your oven to 350F and cook for 30-40 minutes until crisped and fully warmed through. Never microwave…that’s a cardinal sin! :)

What are some good sides to serve with this Meat Lover’s Stromboli Recipe?

When we cook this Meat Lover’s Stromboli recipe at home, I love to serve it with appetizers and side dishes similar to what we would order from our favorite local Pizza joint. Pat always requests baked wings and I always want Mozzarella Sticks. This is one of our favorite dinners to make for game day!

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lovers Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

This Meat Lover’s Stromboli Recipe is a favorite for our family and I hope you make it again and again, just like us. Load it up with your family’s favorite toppings and enjoy…you can’t go wrong!

Watch the video or see the recipe card for details on How to Make this Easy Stromboli Recipe. Enjoy!

Easy Stromboli Recipe - Meat Lover's Stromboli

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 596 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin

This EASY Stromboli Recipe is one of our go-to weeknight meals the entire family LOVES. Meat Lover's Stromboli is stuffed with juicy sausage, pepperoni, and bacon and loaded with cheese. The crust bakes up crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside for the ultimate and perfect Stromboli! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 package DeLallo Pizza Dough Kit prepared according to package instructions
  • 1/2 cup DeLallo Pizza Sauce divided
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese shredded, divided
  • 1 package Sausage cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 24 slices pepperoni divided
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  1. Prepare DeLallo Pizza Dough according to package instructions. Let rise in fridge for 45 minutes. 

  2. When ready to begin, preheat oven to 450F. Remove dough from fridge and roll into two rectangles, about 1/2 inch thick, or a well floured surface. Transfer to two oiled baking sheets (or one large baking sheet).

  3. Spread 1/4 cup Pizza Sauce onto each rectangle, leaving about an inch of dough on each side left untouched. 

  4. Sprinkle each dough with 1 cup shredded mozzarella. 

  5. Top each pizza with 1/2 the cooked sausage, pepperoni, and bacon. Finish by topping each with 1 more cup cheese.

  6. Bring up one side of the dough, and then bring up the other, overlapping the two to create a "roll". Pinch to close securely. 

  7. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter and garlic salt. Brush each stromboli with the melted butter mixture and sprinkle with half the grated parmesan cheese.

  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden and crispy. 

  9. Remove from the oven and serve with more pizza sauce for serving. 

  10. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

NOTE: This recipe makes 2 LARGE Strombolis, each serving 2-4 people. Alternately, you can make 4 smaller Strombolis with the same amount of ingredients. 

Nutrition Facts
Easy Stromboli Recipe - Meat Lover's Stromboli
Amount Per Serving
Calories 596 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 2071mg 86%
Potassium 153mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 49g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 1.3%
Calcium 32.5%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

Beth
My husband is the like stromboli king - it was his favorite thing to eat at the dining hall in college, haha. I bet yours is much better!
Jessica Harlow
I love stromboli and this looks delicious. Having the marinara sauce on the side for dipping is a must! I'll be trying this recipe soon!
Erin
Oh my gosh this looks AMAZING! definitely pinning it to give it a try.
Becky Hardin
Thank you so much Vidya!
Nancy @ HungryEnoughToEatSix
This sounds so good and I like that it looks pretty easy to make. My son's been begging for fr Italian food, so this is perfect!
Lori
I just made the stromboli and it was delicious! I added fresh spinach to the sausage and also layered it between the cheese. This is a keeper! Thanks so much for the inspiration.
    Becky Hardin
    Comments like this TOTALLY make my day. I'm so happy to hear that you loved it! And also so happy you stopped by and said hi. I love your addition of the spinach...I'm going to make it that way next time!! Thanks Lori :)
Vannara
Oh my god Madam... You make me hungry right now... I love Pepperoni Stromboli.. It's really delicious...
Ashley John
Good Ingredients. Your pics are really nice. Can't wait! I must ask my wife to make one this weekend! Thanks for sharing.
Karen
It looks delicious. I will try it soon. Thank for share this recipe!
Kevin Gullit
Hey Becky. I am not a big sausage lover but still this looks so appetizing. Thank you for the recipe ...I will just do pepperoni ...chop up some onions to mix up with the inside filling. Have you tried using onions?
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