It’s stromboli time! A stromboli is a type of dough turnover filled with various cheeses and meats. Sometimes a stromboli and a calzone are mistaken for each other. A stromboli is similar to a calzone, but it is more of a sandwich than a pizza and it traditionally contains no ricotta. Also, a calzone is often shaped in a half-moon, while a stromboli resembles more of a log or tubular shape.
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)
1 pound 10 oz. tomato sauce, divided
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
1 pound fresh or thawed frozen bread dough
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Season chicken with salt and pepper.
- In a 12 inch skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat and brown chicken.
- Remove chicken from skillet and let cool,; pull into large shreds.
- In medium bowl, combine chicken, mozzarella cheese, ½ cup tomato sauce, Parmesan cheese and parsley; set aside.
- On greased jelly roll pan, press dough to from 21 x 10 inch rectangle.
- Arrange chicken mixture down center of the dough.
- Cover filling bringing one long side into center, then overlap with the other long side; pinch seam to seal.
- Fold in ends and pinch to seal.
- Arrange on pan, seam side down.
- Gently press in sides to from 12×4 inch loaf.
- Bake 35 minutes or until dough is cooked and golden.
- Cut Stromboli into slices.
- Heat remaining pasta sauce and serve with Stromboli.
Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:
- A full pound of bread dough was far too much dough for this recipe. I would recommend using ½ to ¾ of a pound, because the full pound made this Stromboli far too doughy for my preference.
- Before baking, brush the top of the dough with olive oil and sprinkle with grated cheese and parsley. This will add flavor and color to the finished product.
Yield: 6 servings
Adapted From: “The Appetizer Bible,” Publications International, Ltd., 2006 and http://www.wikipedia.com