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A Stromboli is a calzone-like sandwich stuffed with meat, cheese and other fillings enclosed in chewy pizza dough. Without drippy sauce inside, Stromboli are easy to eat. If you’re feeding a crowd or small children, slice them on a slight diagonal into 2.5-cm slices for two-bite nibbles.


1 lb premade pizza dough
1/4–1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
12 slices Black Forest or honey ham (about 120 g)
12 slices thinly sliced Provolone or mozzarella cheese (about 150 g)
1–2 roasted red peppers, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten


1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Divide the dough into 6 pieces and roll each into a 20-cm circle on a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle each piece with Parmesan cheese, layer with ham and cheese, and top with red peppers, leaving an inch uncovered around the edge.

3. Roll the dough up halfway, fold the ends over and continue to roll until the filling is enclosed, pinching any open ends to seal. Place the rolls seam-side down on a parchment lined baking sheet and brush with beaten egg. Cut a few small vents in the top of each roll to let the steam out.

4. Bake for 25–30 minutes, until golden. Let cool before serving.

Makes 6 stromboli.


316 calories, 6.8 g fat (3.6 g saturated fat, 2.4 g monounsaturated fat, 0.7 g polyunsaturated fat), 17.4 g protein, 43.8 g carbohydrates, 40 mg cholesterol, 2.1 g fibre

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