Today is the first game of the Wild Card Series as we count down the games to the Super Bowl. Did your team make it into the playoffs? Great! Reason to celebrate with an awesome Stromboli while you enjoy the game. What’s that you say? Out of the play-offs? So sorry. Let’s lick our wounds with an awesome Stromboli as we dream of next year’s season. Oh, you don’t follow football – that’s okay, too. You don’t have to be a football fan to appreciate an awesome Stromboli. Just for the record, Hubby’s beloved Packers didn’t make it to the playoffs this year.
Salami and Ham Stromboli
1/2 lb. pizza dough
1/2 cup pizza sauce
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
9 slices salami
7 slices deli honey ham
1 egg, beaten
dried parsley & Parmesan cheese, optional
extra pizza sauce for dipping, optional
Heat your oven to 500 degrees. (I know, scary isn’t it?)
Line large rimmed cookie sheet with parchment or spray lightly with non-stick cooking spray. Spread pizza dough out on baking sheet to be approximately 10×16.
Spread pizza sauce over 2/3’s of the dough lengthwise, leaving a 3×16 rectangle of plain dough along one of the edges.
Top sauce with half the grated cheese, salami and ham. Top with remaining cheese.
Brush the plain strip of dough with the egg. Fold in the sides about an inch and brush them with egg. Roll up like a jelly roll lengthwise starting along the long edge of dough topped with all the fillings and ending with the plain strip of dough on the bottom of the roll.
Brush the entire Stromboli with egg and gently cut slats in the top of the dough every 1-2 inches.
Sprinkle parsley and cheese over top and bake 8-10 minutes or until bubbly and golden. Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes and slice into pieces. Serve with more pizza sauce.