What I Made: Stromboli with Salami, Cheese, and Banana Peppers

I LOVE what this CSA has done for my diet. I’m definitely eating healthier than ever and incorporating way more whole foods into my diet.  But I’ll be real: sometimes I just want to eat something that feels like junk for dinner. Enter the stromboli – a great way to fulfill your pizza cravings but without all the guilt, grease, and additives of frozen or delivery.

Sure, this recipe is light on the veggies with its salami, cheese, and banana peppers, but it would be great to add peppers and onions or even shredded kale to the fillings to bulk up this meal. This recipe includes homemade dough, but if you’re in a time crunch feel free to substitute pre-made pizza dough instead. After the dough is stretched into a rectangle, it’s layered with filling ingredients of your choice, rolled up, and baked until golden brown.

Stromboli

Stromboli with Salami, Cheese, and Banana Peppers, via Budget Bytes

INGREDIENTS:

Dough:
1 teaspoon active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup warm water
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups all-purpose flour

Filling:
1/2 pound genoa salami
1/4 pound provolone
Pickled banana peppers

Topping:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

DIRECTIONS:

1. Stir yeast, sugar, and water until sugar is dissolved.
2. Let sit 5 minutes or until foamy, then stir in salt and olive oil.
3. Pour into large bowl with 1 cup flour until moistened.
4. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time, until the mixture is no longer able to be stirred by spoon.
5. Turn dough out onto floured surface, working in most of remaining flour a bit at a time until dough is no longer sticky.
6. Place in a greased bowl and place in a warm place to rise until doubled in size, about 60-90 minutes.
7. Stretch dough out onto large rectangular baking sheet.
8. Place toppings on dough, and roll from shorter end, folding the ends under.
9. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
10. Bake at 400 F for about 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

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