This month I have talked a great deal about homemade pizza. Understandably it is easier to just call your favorite pizzeria but remember by making your own it cost less, has far less fat, everyone can have their own version and it can be a great way to interact with your family in the kitchen!
The recipe I have for Stromboli is really easy and it uses pizza dough. You might call it a pizza rolled up in a sandwich. I like to take Stromboli to tailgating parties or anytime we have to go to a potluck. You can create about any version of this sandwich that you like on a pizza! Enjoy. For comments/questions please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
1 pizza dough ball
1/3 cup marina sauce/pizza sauce
1/2 cup shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
17 slices turkey pepperoni
6 slices Canadian bacon
pre cooked sliced portabella mushrooms
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
red pepper flakes
Butter Flavored Pam Spray
Pat out or roll out the pizza dough to a 12 “long oval shape on a lightly floured area. Sprinkle some spices onto the dough if you choose for a bit more zest. With a spoon, carefully spread a thin layer of sauce over the dough but leave a 2 inch edge (easier to seal). Next sprinkle on the two cheeses. Lay our meats over the cheese, again be sure to leave the 2 in edge. If you choose to have mushrooms layer those thinly too. You can sprinkle some more spices like pepper flakes over the toppings now. Starting on the edge closest to you, start to roll the edge in, tuck and roll like a jelly roll. Careful not to pierce your fingers through the dough. When rolled into a 12” log seal the edges by pinching them as well as tucking and pinching the ends. On a pizza stone or a baking sheet sprayed with Pam, lay the Stromboli seam side down. Gently flatten out the Stromboli just a bit. With a sharp knife make 3 slits on the top of dough. Spray top with Pam. Bake in 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or golden brown. Time will vary with ovens.