I love my mom, but she’ll even admit – she’s not the best cook. We ate a lot of barbeque chicken and spaghetti-o’s growing up. Even though she might not be too creative when it comes to dinner, that girl can make a mean strombolli. My mom always made it for her Christmas parties at work, and her co-workers just went nuts over it. One time she thought she would make something different, and everyone was so upset that she didn’t make strombolli. And really, with cheese and meats rolled into pizza crust…whats not to love?
I made this strombolli for our Christmas party, and then my husband insisted that I make it again for New Year’s day. It is super easy to make ahead of time, and kept in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake it. I prefer to serve it warm so the cheese is gooey, but it still tastes great at room temperature.
Yields: 8-10 servings
1 batch of pizza dough (homemade or store bought)
1/2 pound salami
1/2 pound sliced ham
1/2 pound sandwich size pepperoni
1/2 pound provolone cheese, sliced
Roasted orange and yellow bell peppers*
*I use a jar of mixed bell peppers in oil, which can be found in the Italian food section. Alternatively, you can roast your own bell peppers.
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F.
Roll out the pizza dough onto a floured surface, and stretch it into a large rectangle. Layer the dough with the salami, ham, pepperoni and cheese. Top the fillings with the roasted peppers.
Start with the long end of the rectangle, tightly roll the dough, then pinch the dough closed. Place the roll, seam side down, onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle the top of the dough lightly with the paprika. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and allow the dough to raise for 30 minutes.
Place in the oven and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the dough is browned. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, and then slice into 1 inch segments. Serve with pizza sauce.
Source: Stick a Fork in It original.