Hearty Sausage Stromboli Recipe
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Hearty Sausage Stromboli Recipe

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This hearty and comforting stromboli will get rave reviews from the whole gang. With a deliciously-seasoned filling and tender Italian bread, what's not to love? Debbie Brunssen - Randolph, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1/4 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1 loaf (1 pound) Italian bread
  • 6 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 411 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 1016mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook the sausage, beef, onion, mushrooms and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the water, tomato paste, Parmesan cheese, salt, oregano, garlic and rosemary. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  2. Meanwhile, cut top third off loaf of bread; carefully hollow out bottom, leaving a 1/2-in. shell (discard removed bread or save for another use).
  3. Line bottom half with three mozzarella cheese slices; top with sausage mixture and remaining cheese. Replace bread top. Wrap sandwich loaf in foil.
  4. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Sausage Stromboli in Simple & Delicious November/December 2008, p18

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lmmanda User ID: 1101093 227047
Reviewed May. 27, 2015

"I thought this was pretty good, but felt it was lacking "something". Next time I think I would use maybe pizza sauce rather than tomato paste. The only thing I did differently was not use mushrooms since my husband doesn't care for them."

sljharris User ID: 1755827 208764
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2009

"This stuff is awesome!!! It's now a family favorite, and a couple of my friends families too!"

bonrod User ID: 889141 149644
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2009

"Very delicious recipe. I chop up the onion, green pepper and mushrooms very small so my son will eat them. As long as he doesn't know they are there, he loves it, too."

rgreer2 User ID: 925845 169037
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2008

"Instead of buying a loaf of of Italian bread, I baked a loaf from Pillsbury...and my holiday Party guests LOVED this easy and tasty recipe!"

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