Friday, March 25, 2011

Stromboli Pizza

It's a cross between a stromboli and a pizza....and it's so very good.  The first version of this I made with deli meat in the stromboli...which turned the dish into an instant salt fest....tasty, but wow that was a ton of salt.  I decided to go for a more salt conscious second version.  I used some sliced, marinated chicken breast and it worked out beautifully.

I made small individual servings in this version since I was feeding just the hubby and myself....I turned my spare dough into pizza crust rounds for the freezer for future quick meals.  The first stromboli pizza I made as just two large servings since I was feeding a gathering of folks.  Gotta love a dish that adapts easily to your needs.  ;)

You can use pretty much any toppings you like...roasted peppers, sausage, spinach...whatever your taste buds cry out for.  The smaller serving size will let you tailor to specific tastes a whole lot easier.


Stromboli Pizza

Pizza Crust
Marinara Sauce
Marinated Chicken  (make a double batch)
Turkey Pepperoni
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Sliced Mozzarella Cheese (1 1/2 slices for each pocket works great)

Divide your pizza crust dough into 8 portions.  Press a  portion of dough out into a small, thin rectangle.  Place sliced chicken breast on one side of the dough.  Top with cheese slices.  Fold the other half of the dough over top forming a pocket and pinch closed.  Gently transfer your pocket to your greased baking sheet.  Repeat the process with the remaining portions of dough.

Let pockets rise in a warm place for 30 to 45 minutes.  The oven is a wonderful spot for this when you put a steaming mug/pan of water inside.

Bake at 375 for 15 to 20 minutes or until pockets are lightly browned.

Top pockets with marinara, a layer of shredded mozzarella, and turkey pepperoni.  Pop baking sheets back in the oven for another 10 to 12 minutes, until cheese is melted and pepperoni is a little crisp.  Nosh!


A couple more pics...
A bit of an interior view...though it is tough to see with all the cheese and sauce....I might be drooling a little now.  Any form of pizza hits my favorite food list.  ;)

I was tempted to call this dish strombolza...but that just made me giggle too much.


Flexible cutting mats are the perfect bread making surfaces.  I press my dough out with my hands, but a rolling pin works great too.  Shredded mozzarella can be used instead of sliced in this section, but the slices just keep things neater.

The pockets can be formed right on the baking sheet, but space can be a little tight.  When making two large servings instead of the smaller ones, definitely form them right on the baking sheet as they would be a disaster waiting to happen trying to move them around.

29 comments:

  1. Im so hungry now! with a bottle of beer this would be a great snack :))

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  2. I am such a stromboli fanatic. Yum!!

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  3. You made this stromboli awesomeee..love how gooey it is and cheesy..yumm!!

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  4. I've never had stromboli...this looks fantastic! Theresa

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  5. I'm craving for this even if it is just breakfast time. Got to make some pizza dough over the weekend

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  6. I hadn't heard of a Stromboli before, except for the volcano so was imagining an expolding pizza! I just love the interiour. Looks amazing!

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  7. I like the idea of a cross version!

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  8. Love this recipe! My husband and I both would go absolutely nuts for this Italian favorite. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Ok, now I'm starving!! This is FANTASTIC!

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  10. This looks amazing! Wish I could bite into that cheesy goodness right now.

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  11. My kids would just love this! Looks great :)

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  12. Can't go wrong with a healthy appetite and this amazing stromboli to eat! wow!

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  13. Oh my word, that picture with the cheese and sauce and toppings oozing out of the center is amazing! I am now hungry again! YUM. My husband would love this!!

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  14. Love Stromboli even though it's an automatic stick to the hips and thighs meal. Love your recipe also.

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  15. Mmmm...you can't go wrong here! I love pizza and stromboli...delicious cheesy goodness!! :)

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  16. oh my! that looks soooo good! I think this would be a hit in my house! gotta give it a shot! :) thanks for sharing...

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  17. Looks perfect and yummy! Thanks for the idea dear...

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  18. That is awesome!

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  19. This looks like such a nice meal. It really is hard to go wrong with all that cheesy goodness.
    I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  20. This looks like a fantastic meal any time of day :o) Looks great!

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  21. I agree, any form of pizza is perfect in my book!! I like mixing the pizza and stromboli look, it looks like cheese heaven:-)
    Take care,
    Terra

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  22. Yeah, these ingredients are going on to my shopping list for tomorrow. This looks amazingly good for a Sunday night meal at my home.

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  23. Omg! I love pizza of any kind and this looks so cheesy and perfct :)

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  24. This looks so fantastic. my family would love this.

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  25. This looks fantastic! I really wish I had this right now! Just looking at it is making me so hungry!

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  26. beautiful! It's late night for me and this is making me hungry .. that's why you shouldn't blog hop at night!!

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  27. We've been expirimenting with strombilis in our house recently. I thought I did a good thing by adding chicken and taking away deli meat - and mr. I<3chicken complained... I can't win. This looks great though! There's always next time. ;)

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  28. What an incredible idea. I think strombolza is a great name. :)

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