Saturday, June 6, 2009


What's the difference between a stromboli and a calzone?

Give up?

I did too -- then I looked it up. Apparently, the only real difference is how you fold the bread. A calzone is rolled into a circle and folded in half.... A stromboli is folded over and ends up looking like a loaf of bread.

So, we made stromboli. It was easy, and delicious.

Crust Recipe - From Amy at The Finer Things in Life

1 T yeast
1 C really warm water (but not too hot that it kills the yeast -- that is, not boiling!)
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 T olive oil
1.5 C whole wheat flour
1 C white flour

Stromboli Filling

1/4 C pizza sauce (we use tomato paste)
1/2 lb. ground turkey (or beef) seasoned with onion
1/4 tsp. Italian seasonings
1/4 C mozzarella cheese, shredded
Bell peppers and onions, sliced

Prepare the crust by mixing warm water, sugar and yeast in a small bowl. Allow yeast mix to sit while you mix the dry ingredients together. Then add oil and salt to the yeast mixture and stir.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones, and stir to combine. Knead the dough (about 5 minutes) on a lightly floured surface until firm.

Cover and set dough aside for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the veggies. Setting the dough aside for a few minutes helps make the dough easy to roll out into a pizza.

While dough is sitting, brown ground turkey (or beef) with minced onion; drain. Set aside. (I used turkey that we previously ground to cut down prep time -- I just re-heated it before adding it to the stromboli).

Then, cut the dough in half, and roll two 12-inch long rectangles (about 8 inches wide) from the dough. Spread the center of the dough with 1/2 pizza sauce leaving about 1 inch free of sauce on the sides.

Top with half the meat, cheese, peppers and Italian seasonings.

Fold the edges up over the fillings.

Repeat for the second stromboli.

Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 400 for 12-15 minutes, until slightly browned. Allow to cool just a bit before serving.


  1. Looks delicious - and I love your rolling out dough mat!

  2. Your photos are wonderful and the stromboli sounds yum-o. Can't wait to try it!

  3. That stomboli looks amazing! I've never made one but I looks easy enough for me to try :)

  4. I tried this a week ago and man was it awesome! im making it again tonight. thanks for sharing--you wouldnt believe how many new recipes ive tried from you and they are all delicious!
    thanks sooo much!


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