Meat 'n' Cheese Stromboli Recipe
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Meat 'n' Cheese Stromboli Recipe

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This tasty Italian-style sandwich can be served warm or at room temperature, and it heats up nicely in the microwave. Friends request it when I’m asked to bring something for a party or gathering. —Sue Shea, Defiance, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 medium onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 medium green pepper, sliced into rings
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 loaves (16 ounces each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced hard salami
  • 1/2 pound thinly sliced deli ham
  • 8 ounces sliced part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 pound sliced mild cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 294 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 49mg cholesterol, 827mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 meat.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until crisp-tender; set aside.
  2. On two greased baking sheets, roll each loaf of dough into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Arrange the salami, ham and cheeses lengthwise over half of each rectangle to within 1/2 in. of edges. Top with onion mixture; sprinkle with the Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal.
  3. Brush with egg and sprinkle with poppy seeds. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes before slicing. Yield: 2 loaves (8 servings each).
Originally published as Meat 'n' Cheese Stromboli in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p37

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rbow04 110004
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2012

"My family love this recipe. I sometimes add mushrooms. and black olives."

famlee8 158358
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2011

"LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! So easy to make. I 've made it for a lot of potlucks and it's always devoured and the recipe requested."

cricket59 110003
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2011

"I have made this many times. It is so good, it makes great leftovers also. I always get great reviews when I make it for our football parties."

Bonnette23 109998
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"We love this, and it freezes well too!"

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