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Meat ‘n’ Cheese Stromboli

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
    2 loaves (8 servings each)


  • 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 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds


  • In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until crisp-tender; set aside.
  • On two greased baking sheets, roll each loaf of dough into a 15x12-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.
  • 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.
Nutrition 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.
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  • ms11145
    Feb 1, 2017

    Since my family doesn't like salami, I subbed deli smoked turkey. I generally make 3 of these so I can freeze 2 of them. Family loves these. This is our Sunday night meal once a month . I will invite people over at many of these. My favorite cheeses are provolone and Gouda as both melt well.

  • Cook38
    Oct 24, 2016

    A long-time favorite! This is my family's go-to Stromboli recipe. Friends love it too!

  • rbow04
    Sep 16, 2012

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

  • famlee8
    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
    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
    Jul 22, 2010

    We love this, and it freezes well too!