This Easy Pepperoni Stromboli recipe is a family favorite. Crave-worthy bread dough wrapped around layers of cheese and pepperoni!
I’ve been making this easy pepperoni stromboli recipe for almost 10 years and my family would still eat it weekly if I made it for them that often! My husband and daughters love it with pepperoni and my son prefers plain cheese stromboli.
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Where is the Easy Pepperoni Stromboli recipe? In this post, I will share step-by-step instructions with photos for how to make the stromboli, as well as answering FAQs about the recipe and sharing a short video showing the recipe in motion. But you can go directly to the recipes by scrolling down to the bottom of the post.
How To Make Easy Pepperoni Stromboli:
Step One: Start With The Dough
Let the bread thaw and rise. I used frozen bread dough because it is so easy but you can make a homemade dough using the recipe of pizza dough from my blog.
You only need ONE LOAF for this recipe but I always make two for my family as you can see in the photo above. Spread the loaf of dough into a greased jelly roll pan or a sheet pan.
Step Two: Make The Filling
In a small bowl place a whole egg, an egg yolk, and olive oil. Separate the egg white into a separate bowl and save for later.
Then, add the grated parmesan, powdered ranch dressing mix, Italian seasoning, garlic salt, and black pepper. Mix together using a metal whisk until combined.
Step Three: Spread The Filling
Pour the egg mixture on the dough towards the center. Spread, using a rubber spatula making sure to leave some space around the edge of the dough where it will be folded.
Sprinkle with shredded cheese, place slices of pepper jack cheese and cover with pepperoni.
Step Four: Fold The Stromboli
There are a couple of ways to fold the stromboli. The first one is by folding up the ends and then the sides of the dough. Pinch the seams together and flip the entire loaf over so that the seam rests on the bottom.
The second way is to cut small slits along the length of the dough. Pull dough segments from opposite sides of the dough to the center and twist/pinch to hold them together.
Brush the top of the stromboli loaf with the beaten egg white you set aside and sprinkle with grated parmesan. Go ahead and sprinkle with additional Italian seasoning if you want.
Step Five: Bake, Then Enjoy
Bake at 350°F for 35-40 minutes, until golden on top and cooked through. The smell of this easy pepperoni stromboli, when it is baking, is amazing!
Once I bought it to my friend’s house all ready to bake. She lived in a townhouse at the time and one of the women from a couple of doors down smelled it baking and just had to have the recipe!
And when you cut into the stromboli you can see the delicious layers inside. This Easy Pepperoni Stromboli recipe very versatile and is sure to become a popular request. Add your family’s favorite seasonings and toppings to make it your own.
Stromboli Recipe FAQs
1. Can I use different meat for my stromboli?
Yes, you can always try different meat like chicken, turkey, ham, sausage etc.
2. What could I use as a dipping sauce for my stromboli? Our family likes to dip stromboli into pizza sauce and alfredo sauce. You could also try ranch dressing or a cheese sauce.
3. What is the difference between calzone and stromboli? Calzones are folded into a half-circle shape and meant for only one person. On the other hand, Stromboli is folded into a long rectangular shape and meant to be shared.
4. Can I make this ahead of time? Yes, you can. For best results prep stromboli ahead of time. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Bake stromboli before serving.
You can also fully cook the stromboli, store it in the fridge and reheat before serving. Keep in mind that reheating the stromboli may alter the texture.
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All I can say is wow! Thank for the recipe. 🙂
Renee Bernfield says
Just curious…do you have any stromboli recipes using alfredo?
What a great idea, Renee! I don’t have one, but it sounds delicious.
Jan S says
I just use the jarred alfredo sauce (the roasted garlic one is amazing) in place of any pizza sauce for our pizzas and calzones. It would be stellar in this too. I like the alfredo with chicken & artichoke.
This looks AMAZING! All of your recipes do. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks so much Jerilyn! I just made this for dinner on Monday and it was sooo good!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life says
I haven’t had stromboli in such a very long time! This just might need to happen here the next time we make home made pizza!!!
You definitely should!
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat says
I can’t believe you got so much snow…that’s terrible! I love pizza! This sounds soooo good!!
I know! Thanks for the sympathy Holly! The kids are home with a snow day today and they are predicting more snow tonight!
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
Great idea! My husband loves stromboli 🙂 Sorry you are still getting snow. We finally got warm weather here but it skyrockets to 90!
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
I love stromboli! SO good! Pizza is my addiction. Snow = bummer!
Gloria @ Simply Gloria says
I actually went to the store this morning to purchase pepperoni…not really knowing what to make with it. But since I already have everything for this, I’m going to make it this afternoon for my high school son and his friends that come over (every day) for lunch! It’s really making me hungry this morning! (I better get on it then!) thank you for sharing!
Michelle Paige says
This looks so incredible and tasty! Your pictures make me drool!
Thanks Michelle! I am delighted to tell you that I have leftovers that I can eat for lunch! 😉
I love pizza recipes!! This one looks great- awesome photos, too, by the way!
Carrie @ My Favorite Finds says
Awesome! Yours looks great. My mom gave me her stromboli recipe-very similar to this when we got married. It’s my husband’s absolute favorite meal! We have it once a week or so-it’s so easy!
Thanks Carrie! I adapted the recipe from one that I got from my aunt and I have no idea where she got it from. We will have it quite often too and then I forget about it and really miss it!
Anne @ Domesblissity says
Yummo Tonia. That looks great. I think my boy would love that.
Thanks Anne! The great thing is that you can put whatever you want inside! You could use it with your mystery ingredients. 🙂