This is the easiest homemade stromboli pizza recipe. It’s stuffed with sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, and onion. All of the ingredients are rolled into puff pastry which is baked to flaky, golden perfection. This pizza roll is addicting and will feed your entire family.
If you love pizza as much as we do then you’re going to love this variation of the meal. It will remind you of being in an Italian restaurant without all of the work. If you have pizza one night, consider using your left over ingredients to make this delicious stromboli pizza.
What Makes This Homemade Stromboli So Easy?
Stromboli pizza, the old-fashioned way, uses homemade dough and marinara sauce. This can be a long process as the dough rises. In this recipe, we use puff pastry. We love the way the puff pastry bakes in the oven until it’s golden brown and flaky. It’s also extremely easy to make the pizza roll. It also takes very little to no time for the pastry to thaw. In fact, if you take out your puff pastry, preheat your oven, and cook your sausage, your pastry will be thawed by then.
We also love using a store bought marinara or pizza sauce because it’s so convenient and it tastes great too. We leave this up to you on using your favorite brand. If you don’t have this on hand, you can always jazz up a simple 8oz can of tomato sauce, but more on that later.
The Ingredients That Make Stromboli Pizza So Good!
The main ingredients in this Stromboli pizza recipe are the simplest and most common ones. These include sausage, pepperoni, and green peppers. You can’t have pizza without cheese. In this recipe we used shredded mozzarella cheese but we love to add fresh parmesan cheese over top for some added sharp flavor. If you’re a cheese lover, add more than 1 cup. Extra cheese adds extra flavor.
When it comes to added veggies, the possibilities are endless. We love using the freshest ingredients to this Stromboli pizza because it lightens up the meal a bit. We commonly use red onions, fresh garlic, black olives, banana peppers, and fresh basil. Don’t worry about sautéing the onions first because they will cook within the stromboli.
What to Serve with Stromboli Pizza
When it comes to serving the Stromboli pizza for dinner, we love accompanying this with salad with caesar dressing, roasted broccoli, or even garlic bread if you don’t mind the added carbs.
Aside from the more traditional sides, you could even pair it with a tasty vegetable soup if it’s colder where you live. Soup and savory pastries pair so well together on a cozy evening. I suggest you give this a try if you haven’t already.
Making a Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce for the Pizza Stromboli
So let’s say you don’t have any pizza sauce on hand, you can make one with four ingredients. Yep, you read that right. That’s all you need. If you have the following ingredients on hand you’ll be in good shape, no need to go out and buy something you can easily make at home.
- 8 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
All you need to do is combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and let sit while you prep the rest of the ingredients. Letting the sauce sit is crucial for building flavor. If you don’t have italian seasoning you can use oregano instead. You can also substitute fresh garlic in place of garlic powder if you want.
The Variations for Stromboli Pizza are Endless
Stromboli pizza is just one type of Stromboli you can make. There are so many variations you can make. Let your imagination run wild.
Margarita Stromboli Pizza
- Pizza sauce
- Fresh tomato
- Fresh basil
- Fresh sliced mozzarella
White Stromboli Pizza
- Alfredo sauce
- Fresh garlic
- Grilled chicken breast
- Fresh mushrooms
- Mozarella and parmesan cheese
Barbecue Bacon Ranch Stromboli Pizza
- Barbecue sauce
- Ranch dressing
- Chicken breast
- Red onion
- Mozarella cheese
Stromboli pizza is one of our favorite meals to make. There are so many ways you can make it. It’s way easier than you think and it will have your house smelling so good in no time.
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The Easiest Stromboli Pizza
- 1 sheet of puff pastry dough thawed
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1/2 cup green peppers chopped
- 1/2 cup onion chopped
- 1 cup cooked sausage
- 1/2 cup pepperoni slices
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Roll the thawed puff pastry onto a floured surface. Spread pizza sauce over the entire pastry leaving two inches from the edge. Top the sauce with green peppers, onion, sausage, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.
- Roll the puff pastry like a cinnamon roll toward the empty edge. Lay the stromboli seam side down on a greased baking dish. Spread the olive oil over the entire puff pastry.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Once done let sit for 10 minutes before slicing the stromboli into even slices. Serve warm with extra pizza sauce.
Making The Quick & Easy Pizza Sauce
- Combine 8oz can of tomato sauce with 1 teaspoon italian seasoning, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon onion powder and salt to taste. Let sit for a few hours before using to bring out maximum flavor.