Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Stromboli

I love stromboli… Especially in cold weather! I’m not sure what it is about cold weather that makes me hungry for stromboli, but ever since we had a taste of snow over the weekend, I have been wanting to make stromboli.

A lot of the time when I make stromboli, I will layer ham, pepperoni, and salami with cheese, but this time I decided to use some fresh chicken sausage that I got at the store.  I absolutely love that our local grocery store carries fresh chicken sausage now that is all natural with no preservatives or general sausage junk.  And… It’s delicious!  I’m sure most of you city folks can get those types of ingredients all the time, but out here in the middle of nowhere, it’s unusual to get things like that, so I get excited.

Naturally, since I was using some Italian sausage, I added some sauteed bell pepper and onion (that is just one of those flavor combos that I love). Topped off with some mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, it was a seriously tasty combination!

Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Stromboli

  • 1 batch whole wheat pizza dough
  • 1 pound Italian chicken sausage links
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 large sweet onion (or 1 small), sliced
  • 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, freshly grated
  • Additional extra virgin olive oil to drizzle over top
  • Italian seasoning (about 1 teaspoon)
  • Marinara sauce

Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Lightly grease a baking sheet and set aside.

In a grill pan over medium heat, brown the sausage links until cooked through.  Meanwhile, heat the extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the sliced bell pepper and onion and saute until the veggies are tender.

Stretch out the pizza dough over the baking sheet forming a large rectangle.  Arrange the peppers and onions lengthwise down the center of the dough rectangle.  Slice the sausage links crosswise into small 1/4 inch slices and arrange on top of the peppers and onions.  Sprinkle with the two cheeses.

To form the stromboli, fold the two long sides of the pizza dough up over the filling and pinch with your fingers to crimp at the top.  Roll up the ends and pinch together to seal off the ends.  Drizzle some olive oil over the top and use a pastry brush to evenly coat the stromboli.  Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning.

Bake for about 30 – 35 minutes.  Let rest for 5 – 10 minutes prior to slicing.  Serve slices topped with warm marinara sauce.

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26 Responses to Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Stromboli
  1. megan
    December 9, 2009 | 11:15 am

    I love stromboli!! Somehow, though I always eat way too much of it. this one looks professional!

  2. Jessica @ How Sweet It IS
    December 9, 2009 | 11:23 am

    I have had no idea how to make stromboli and I really want to try this. I am wondering if I will have time tonight to do it once I get home?! If so, I’ll link you back!!

  3. Jessie
    December 9, 2009 | 11:36 am

    This looks really tasty! I tried making something like this last week but he dough fell apart on me! lol I used a whole wheat dough recipe but it did not hold up as well. I need to use your dough recipe.

  4. Sophie
    December 9, 2009 | 12:53 pm

    I so love this!! The filling sounds so lovely & it looks about perfect!!

    MMMMMMM,…lovely enjoyed with a good glass of red Italian wine,…MMMMM,…!!

  5. jenn
    December 9, 2009 | 1:40 pm

    Fantastic stomboli. It’s almost time for lunch here and I wish I was having this instead of a plain sandwich.

  6. maria
    December 9, 2009 | 7:47 pm

    Great meal for any night of the week!

  7. Nutmeg Nanny
    December 9, 2009 | 8:02 pm

    This looks like a perfect dinner! I’m actually a really big fan of chicken sausage so I know this would be right up my alley :)

  8. The Teacher Cooks
    December 9, 2009 | 8:07 pm

    Just found your site. I love it. I am a food’s teacher and use blogs as a teaching tool. Yours looks perfect!

  9. [...] seeing a stromboli recipe on My Kitchen Addiction this morning, I had an undying urge to make one. I had no clue how I would make it, or if I would [...]

  10. Reeni
    December 9, 2009 | 9:33 pm

    I could snuggle up with this stromboli! It looks positively delicious! So comforting. Love the filling.

  11. Mags
    December 9, 2009 | 10:13 pm

    My sister-in-law brings stromboli every Christmas and it’s the only time of year I ever eat it. Finally a recipe so I can try this myself…. and whole wheat to boot!

  12. kamran siddiqi
    December 9, 2009 | 11:26 pm

    This stromboli looks absolutely delish! Great post, Jen! :)

  13. ThatsSoYummy
    December 10, 2009 | 6:07 am

    Yes it does look mighty good, wish I could just grab a piece off my screen… :-) Yummy

    -Natasha

  14. Lori @ RecipeGirl
    December 10, 2009 | 10:06 am

    I need to make this for dinner. My family would absolutely LOVE it!

  15. MrsLavendula
    December 11, 2009 | 8:21 am

    that looks abolutely delicious!!!

  16. Teanna
    December 11, 2009 | 9:59 am

    Mmm stromboli is something I don’t have nearly enough! Or ever, actually! But I’m craving it right now!

  17. Tracy
    December 11, 2009 | 10:12 am

    Oh, I LOVE stromboli. Yours looks great! I’ve never tried it with sausage before and now I have to! :-)

  18. Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
    December 11, 2009 | 10:17 am

    Yum! Delicious looking stromboli!

  19. Bob
    December 11, 2009 | 4:10 pm

    Oh yeah, that’s the stuff. I love anything wrapped in pizza dough.

  20. Tracey
    December 12, 2009 | 10:52 pm

    That looks marvelous! We have homemade pizza all the time but I rarely think to make stromboli. I’ll have to stick it on the menu for one night this week!

  21. The Purple Foodie
    December 13, 2009 | 2:51 pm

    This looks so delicious!

  22. The Food Hunter
    December 14, 2009 | 8:27 pm

    I love stromboli. this one looks great.

  23. Mindy
    December 15, 2009 | 4:14 pm

    I love stromboli too, but always forget about it as an option for a great weeknight dinner. Now I’m drooling for it…

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  25. Natalie (The City Sisters)
    March 11, 2010 | 4:37 pm

    I love stromboli and can NEVER find it in Texas. Duh, maybe I should just make yours! It looks delicious!

  26. Jessica Rasmussen
    February 16, 2012 | 7:07 pm

    Loved this! I made it w shredded zucchini and mushrooms w garlic too and it turned out great! This is going to become a weekly thing filled w whatever leftovers I have thanks!

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