food my kids will eat…meat & cheese stromboli

Posted by on Feb 24, 2011 in food | 0 comments

Several years ago, I attended a recipe exchange, and I received a recipe for stromboli from one of the girls who attended. It isn’t something that I make every week, but there are a couple things I like about it. First, I can adjust the fillings and spices between the kid and adult versions of the recipe. Second, and more importantly, my kids will eat it!


  • 1 or 2 tubes refrigerated pizza dough
  • Pepperoni
  • Deli Ham
  • Genoa Salami
  • Provolone or Mozzarella Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning blend
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Garlic Powder
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Break open tube of dough and remove from container. Roll dough out onto a work surface and stretch into a large rectangle. Cut the rectangle crosswise into four equal parts. I use a round pizza slicer.

Cover each piece of dough with whatever combination of ingredients you desire. The recipe calls for 1 1/2 slices cheese, 6 slices of pepperoni, 1 1/2 slices of ham and 2 slices of salami. I substitute extra pepperoni for salami for the adult version, and use just cheese for the kids.

Roll each piece on an angle from corner to corner making a long roll that is thicker in the middle and thinner at each end. Sometimes my “rolls” look more like lumps of dough, but it all tastes good after they come out of the oven.

Mix a little Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes and garlic powder in a small cup. Brush rolls with oil, sprinkle and pat seasoning into the dough. For the kids, I use only Parmesan cheese.

Bake until golden, 12 to 14 minutes. Serve with warm pizza dipping sauce.

...before baking


...plain for the kids...spicy for the grownups...

...and she's ready to eat!

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