I created a new Stromboli recipe today since I decided this one was too complicated. I used my homemade pizza dough and took that recipe times four. Then I divided the dough into four pieces and rolled them out and put organic roast beef, chopped peppers and onions, and shredded cheese.
(There are many more ideas here for fillings. Stromboli is so versatile–which is one reason I love it!)
I rolled this up and pinched the ends under and baked two of them at 400 degrees for 15 minutes and froze them and then froze the other two unbaked. We'll see which way works better. It looks delicious and I'm anxious to try them!
I am also wondering how you liked these frozen unbaked? I know this recipe is older and you may not remember what you did!
I’m also wondering how the frozen stromboli fared 🙂
How did the stromboli freeze? And thawing – I read above to thaw all day and then bake. Does that work well? I am planning in doing some freezer cooking and want to make a few Stromboli. Thanks! 🙂
Michelle Cox says
I just made this recipe and I’m so excited. I’ve never, ever made my own pizza crust before, so now I’ve two new, inexpensive meals that I learned from you — stromboli and home-made pizza! Thanks!
These look great, thanks! I was going to make pizza tomorrow night but I think I’ll make these instead. My 18 m.o. DS has discovered the joy of dipping sauce so I know he’ll love this with some marinara on the side.
And thanks to the commentors who told us how they freeze these.
I’ve never heard of the food, only the puppeteer 😉 Sounds like an oversized hot pocket – fun!
For the twists: When when you freeze unbakes, do you let them thaw before baking them or do you put them straight from freezer to oven?
Money Saving Mom here: I’d recommend thawing them first.
Joy @Frugal Menu Mamas says
I have made several stromboli in the past and frozen them unbaked. I wrapped them in heavy duty foil (with a little flour to avoid the dough sticking to the foil). Then I thaw them all day, unwrap, plop on a stone or cookie sheet and bake! EASY!
Claire at Saving Money Plan says
Is the roast beef thoroughly cooked before making? Or not?
I did shredded mozarella, pepperoni, and I took fresh broccoli, ran it through the cuisinsart and put that in too! It was super delicoius, thanks for the recipe! We had one for dinner and one in the freezer!
I freeze unbaked stromboli often. I needs to thaw about 7 hours or so. I take it out in the morning and put it on a cookie sheet on the counter. It works really great!
Please update us when you can about whether freezing it unbaked works.
Do you use any sauce in there?
I use your pizza recipe all the time. I am doing MFW-K with my 4yo boy. The other day when I made pizza, I took the extra dough after I had trimmed the crust to fit the pan, rolled it into “snakes”, and formed our current letters and numbers with it. My ds and 2yo dd loved it and it was a fun way to reinforce what he’s learning.
Did you saute the onions and peppers first?
When I saw Stromboli on your menu, I couldn’t wait to see how you were going to do it. I love the experiment and can’t wait to see how it turns out — don’t forget to let us know 🙂