$6.62 recipe / $0.66 per slice
by Beth - Budget Bytes
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What’s better than pizza? Pizza in a different shape! 😆 Okay, so stromboli isn’t exactly like pizza, but it’s definitely in the pizza family. It’s like a sauce-less pizza rolled up into a delicious sliceable roll… and I have to admit, the roll makes it really fun to eat. You can eat it plain (like I do) or dip each slice into sauce. It’s a great party appetizer or something to snack on for movie night!

Overhead view of slices of stromboli next to a bowl of pizza sauce.

What’s In Stromboli

Traditionally, stromboli would be filled with a variety of cheese, cured meat like salami, and maybe some vegetables, but really it’s up to you! I say go for whatever toppings you like to add to your pizza. Just try to avoid anything super watery, like fresh tomatoes.

I used pepperoni, sautéed mushrooms, provolone, and mozzarella in my stromboli, but here are some other great ingredients to add to stromboli:

  • Olives
  • Banana peppers
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Onions

Keep it in Budget

To keep the cost of your stromboli in check, try making your own pizza dough and homemade pizza sauce for dipping! If you don’t have time to make your own dough, a store-bought pizza dough will also work.

Keep a close eye on the price of your filling ingredients, making sure to use a light hand with higher-priced items like meat and cheese. A little bit often goes a long way with those higher-priced items!

What to Serve with Stromboli

Stromboli is a bit heavy with all that meat and cheese, so make sure to lighten up your plate with a simple side salad, or if you’re feeling ambitious, go all out with an Antipasto Salad. You can even use some of the ingredients in the Antipasto inside of your stromboli!

A hand taking one slice of stromboli from the roll.
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4.79 from 23 votes
Stromboli is a fun way to change up pizza night. Fill, roll, bake, then slice your pizza for the perfect finger food or appetizer!
Overhead view of slices of stromboli around a bowl of pizza sauce.
Servings 10 slices
Prep 35 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 1 hour


  • 8 oz. mushrooms, sliced ($1.69)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced ($0.16)
  • 1 Tbsp butter ($0.11)
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper ($0.05)
  • 1 large pizza dough* ($0.62)
  • 6 slices provolone ($1.50)
  • 2 oz. pepperoni slices ($1.00)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella ($1.00)

Seasoned Oil Topping (optional)

  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil ($0.24)
  • 1.5 Tbsp grated Parmesan ($0.17)
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning ($0.05)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.03)


  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Slice the mushrooms and mince the garlic.
  • Add the mushrooms, butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a skillet. Sauté the mushrooms over medium heat until they begin to release their water. Add the minced garlic and continue to sauté until all of the liquid in the skillet has evaporated. Remove the skillet from the heat.
  • Roll the pizza dough out to a 10×14 inch rectangle. Top the pizza dough with the sliced provolone, sautéed mushrooms, pepperoni, and mozzarella, leaving about an inch of space around three of the edges and 2-3 inches on one long side.
  • Roll the dough up starting on one long side rolling toward the opposite long side. After rolling, keep the seam side down and tuck the ends under to keep the sides closed. Transfer the rolled stromboli to a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the olive oil, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Pour the mixture over the stromboli, then spread it to cover the surface. Use a sharp knife to cut slits in the top of the stromboli about an inch apart.
  • Bake the stromboli for about 25 minutes, or until well browned and the cheese is bubbling through the slits.
  • Let the stromboli cool slightly before slicing and serving!

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*You can use homemade pizza dough or store bought.


Serving: 1sliceCalories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 10gFat: 13gSodium: 553mgFiber: 1g
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Side view of stromboli slices on a cutting board.

How to Make Stromboli – Step By Step Photos

Sliced mushrooms in a skillet with butter.

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Slice 8 oz. mushrooms, then add them to a skillet with 1 Tbsp butter and a pinch of salt and pepper.

Sautéed mushrooms in the skillet.

Sauté the mushrooms over medium heat until they begin to release their water. Add the minced garlic and continue to sauté until all of the liquid in the skillet has evaporated from the skillet.

Pizza dough rolled out into a rectangle.

Roll one large pizza dough out into a rectangle about 10×14 inches.

Provolone and mushrooms on pizza dough.

Top the dough with sliced provolone (I used six slices) and the sautéed mushrooms. You’ll want to leave about one inch around three of the sides, and slightly more room on one of the long sides. That will be the last side to roll so you’ll need some extra empty space to keep it closed.

Pepperoni and mozzarella on pizza dough.

Add any remaining toppings. I added about 2oz. pepperoni and one cup shredded mozzarella, again, staying about one inch away from the edges.

Stromboli being rolled up.

Begin to roll the stromboli, starting on one of the long edges and rolling toward the edge that had extra empty space. Make sure the seam is facing down when you finish rolling. Tuck both ends of the roll under to keep the ends closed.

Seasoned oil mixture in a bowl.

Make the seasoned oil for topping the stromboli by stirring together 1.5 Tbsp olive oil, 1.5 Tbsp grated Parmesan, ½ tsp Italian seasoning, and ¼ tsp garlic powder.

Stromboli on a baking sheet seasoned and sliced.

Place the rolled stromboli on a parchment-lined baking sheet with the seam sides down. Pour the seasoned oil over top then spread it over the surface of the stromboli. Use a sharp knife to slice some slits in the top of the stromboli, about an inch apart. This is where you’ll cut it into slices after baking.

Baked stromboli on the baking sheet.

Bake the stromboli in the preheated 400ºF oven for about 25 minutes or until it’s well browned on the surface and cheese is bubbling through the slits.

Sliced stromboli on a wooden cutting board, viewed from above.

Let the stromboli cool until it can be easily handled, then slice and serve!

A slice of stromboli being dipped into a bowl of pizza sauce.
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  1. I’m looking forward to making this. Do you have any tips on how to make it into a freezer meal?

    1. I haven’t tried it, but if I did I would probably freeze just after rolling and before slicing. Then when ready to make it, I’d let it thaw overnight in the fridge, slice, then bake. :)

  2. I made this today. I have attempted to make Stromboli several times. It never turned out. Wouldn’t seal, dough not cooked through….THIS was excellent and it tasted great! Its a keeper recipe!

  3. I don’t know why, but I’ve always been afraid of making homemade dough from scratch. But when I saw this recipe and how simple it was to make the dough, I figured I’d give it a try. The dough is pretty much fool proof! I have made this recipe several times (it’s become a staple in our house) and everyone loves it, including my pick eater young kids. Might be one of my favorite recipes from Budget Bytes!

  4. Tried the Recipe and used a dough from Whole Foods. It took a very long time to bake. How many grams or pounds/ounces is a *large* pizza dough? This will help me next time scale it properly so it aligns more with the time and temp for baking.

    1. Hi, Wyatt! Sorry for the trouble. You will need a store-bought pizza crust that’s 12-14 oz. (When rolled out to the size Beth recommends in this recipe, it should be an even thickness somewhere between 1/8-1/4″ thick.) This recipe was developed using the crust we made from scratch, and it likely bakes at a different rate or temperature than the one you used! And since all store-bought crusts will vary slightly in terms of size, ingredients, and suggested baking time–next time, I would consult the package to determine what time and temperature is best! ~Marion :)

  5. This was fantastic. I was a little intimidated to try it, but it turned out so good and my whole family enjoyed it.

  6. Muy bien explicada la receta facil de entender y muy util las fotos. Aplausos

  7. This was incredible. Made it exactly as directed. Going in the rotation for sure!