August 31, 2014

Peppers and Pepperoni Stromboli

On the Menu Today~
Peppers and Pepperoni Stromboli~

This delicious Stromboli is made with:
Peppers, fresh mushrooms, garlic, roasted red peppers,
black olives, pepperoni and a whole lot of cheese!
It turned out fantastic.

It got me thinking,
why haven't I made Stromboli more often?
It's a great way to use up left-overs,
it's easy to make and
it doesn't really matter what ingredients you use....
because let's face it...
anything enclosed in bread dough is going to taste good.

A Stromboli is:
A calzone-like enclosed sandwich,
made with cheese, usually mozzarella,
pepperoni or sliced meat,
spaghetti or pizza sauce,
onions, mini peppers and/or mushrooms,
all wrapped up in a pizza or bread dough.
It's then baked until everything is nice and melted.
There are so many variations that the possibilities are endless.

Peppers and Pepperoni Stromboli

  • 1 loaf frozen whole wheat bread dough, thawed
  • 1 cup (or more) spaghetti or pizza sauce of your choice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 mini sweet peppers, sliced
  • 1 (4 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup jarred roasted red peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, onion powder, basil, parsley, oregano, salt and pepper
  • 1 (3 oz) package sliced pepperoni
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 6 ounces sliced provolone cheese
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
Cooking Directions
  1. Place bread dough in a large greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add sweet peppers, mushrooms, garlic, roasted red peppers, black olives and all of the seasonings. Stir constantly until veggies tender. Remove from heat. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 375ยบ
  4. Punch dough down. Roll loaf into a 15 x 12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread spaghetti or pizza sauce over dough to within 1/2 inch from the edge. Layer pepper mixture, pepperoni, Havarti cheese and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  5. Fold ends inward towards middle, about an inch in, fold one long side in towards middle, fold remaining long side in towards middle, pinching ends together. Place seam side down on greased baking sheet. Lightly brush beaten egg over top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and dried herbs.
  6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.
8 servings

Sandwich Italian, Peppers, PepperoniBread, Mushroom, Olive, Tomato, Pepper, Cheese

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