Spring is here, and so are the extra curricular activities for my kids. We have just finished volleyball, soccer is ending soon, and softball and T-ball are beginning. Not only does that mean I’m doing a lot of running around, it also means that dinner time is usually something that can be done quick, fast and in a hurry! With someone having practice almost every night of the week, I’ve been trying to make things with little prep time AND something they all will eat. Which is almost an impossible task. However, things involving bread and cheese are usually winners. Enter the Quick and Easy Stromboli!
Next time I’ll add a little more filling, but my kids aren’t big on meat or veggies, so my options were limited. You can always add more cheese. Mo’cheese is mo’betta 🙂
Excuse the next few pics. They were taken in my gloomy kitchen with my cell phone. This was one of those ‘come on and let’s go’ nights!
All you need is some pizza dough. I used this recipe
because I actually thought far enough in advance that I could make it in my bread machine on the dough cycle. Since that doesn’t happen often, a store bought pizza dough is fine. And if you use a prepared dough, this meal can be made in under 30 minutes! Spread it out in a rectangle and fill it with your favorite things – or do what I did and clean out the fridge…I had partial bags of different cheeses, some turkey pepperoni, and Canadian bacon. You could also add peppers, onions, sausage, etc. Make sure you leave about an inch or so border.
Starting with the long side, roll up your dough, like making cinnamon rolls
. (Which, by the way, can also be made using pizza dough!)
Brush the top with butter or olive oil. Add some Italian seasoning if desired.
Bake, slice, eat, run out the door! At least that’s the way it works here.
Quick and Easy Stromboli
or store bought pizza dough
Meat, cheese, veggies of choice
1 T. melted butter or olive oil
sprinkle of Italian Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
- Roll out pizza dough into a rectangle shape onto a lightly floured surface. Roll it fairly thin, because it will rise while baking. Mine was a little thick.
- Place toppings evenly over the dough, leaving a one inch border around edges.
- Roll dough, starting at long edge, pressing the seam together at the end.
- Place rolled Stromboli, seam side down, on a baking sheet or hot pizza stone. (I used a pizza stone)
- Brush dough with melted butter or olive oil, and sprinkle on seasonings.
- Bake 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and the dough is cooked through.
- Let rest for 5 minutes, then slice.
- Dip in marinara or pizza sauce if desired.
Served with a side salad and some fruit, you have a fast and easy meal covering all the food groups!
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