Stromboli is always on the menu in our house. It is like a wrapped up pizza with a pesto sauce type base. Cheesy, fun to dip in pizza sauce, comfort food. Oregano, garlic, cheese…..the aroma is AMAZING! And the best thing, is everyone in my family loves it. It’s a party food, easy dinner food, snack….basically, it’s perfect for every occasion. You can fill it with whatever you want, and it will quickly become very prominent in your monthly menu rotation.
*1 frozen bread dough thawed and allowed to rise (or 1 pizza dough)
*2 T olive oil
*1 T parmesan cheese
*1 t oregano
*1/2 t garlic powder
*1 t dried parsley (I also have used basil or Italian Seasoning if I don’t have parsley on hand)
*2 egg yolks (save the whites)
*Other fillings: ham, salami, peppers, other cheeses, mushrooms, sausage, etc.
*Roll the raised loaf of dough into a rectangle. (Ok, mine doesn’t exactly look like a rectangle, but oh well).
*Mix oil, parmesan cheese, oregano, garlic powder, parsley, and egg yolks.
*Spread on rolled out dough. Layer pepperoni, cheese, etc.
*Roll up like a jelly roll, making sure to tuck the ends under.
*Mix a little water with the egg whites and brush on top to moisten-this will prevent the bread from becoming hard.
*Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
It’s an easy meal to eat in the family room, or on the way out the door to whatever activity we have that evening. I set the bread loaves out in the morning before heading to work, and by the time dinner making time comes around, all I have to do is whip up the sauce and add the toppings. Wrap it up, and dinner is served in about 30 minutes. I have made three or four of these at a time and freeze them for later meals. It’s best to bake it before you freeze it, though, so you can just reheat it. I reheat it, thawed, at 350 for about 25 minutes, wrapped in foil.
What is your fun, go to meal for dinner?