Ever since childhood, I have loved a good Stromboli sandwich. I remember my mom making them frequently and each time tasted a little different. That is the beauty of this basic recipe, you can make it however you want, based on the ingredients you have on hand.
I like to make Stromboli the day I go to the grocery store or just one day after. Many times I will buy a fresh loaf of French bread (for about $1) if there is a good price. I will cut it in half, pull out some of the insides, stuff with this Stromboli mixture, layer some mozzarella cheese on top, and cover with the top half of the French loaf. Then throw it in the oven!
Another way we like to eat Stromboli is a stuffing inside pizza dough. You can do this as a calzone or a braid. They are pretty comparable in their level of ease. We have boughten pizza dough from a can before and it was perfect! We have also made our own from scratch which was also perfect! Obviously, from a can is easier but you do whatever works best for you and your family! All you need to do is roll out the dough, put your meat mixture inside, top with a nice layer of cheese, enclose with dough, and bake. It couldn't be any easier!
Why I LOVE Stromboli sandwiches
Remember, there are so many options for what you can put in your Stromboli! Here are some of our favorites:
Can I freeze Stromboli sandwiches?
Yes, definitely! You can freeze just the meat mixture and pull it out for a quick meal. Just thaw for a few hours, heat on the stove or in the microwave, give it a good stir, throw it on some bread, sprinkle with cheese, and toss it in the oven and bam! It should be ready to go!
I would not recommend freezing the meat mixture WITH the bread as it will get soggy. You could freeze it as a calzone or braid though.
Down below I have the "recipe" I use to make Stromboli. Remember, I don't normally follow a recipe, so this is a sketch of the basics, I just add a little of this and a little of that. I have the basics listed in the recipe but each time I make Stromboli it tastes just a little bit different. Make this your own!