Broccoli & Cheese Stromboli


by Jul 21st, 2010 // Dinner, Easy Cheats, Recipes

Broccoli & Cheese Stromboli

When my friends Angie and Josh were over the other day, they told me that their kid loves stromboli. I hadn’t even thought about stromboli since high school! I tucked it away in the back of my head and then tonight I remember when I was starring at some left over pizza dough in the fridge.  If you have left over pizza dough or the pre-made kind in your fridge, this is a great kid friendly alternative to pizza. Even though it’s got a lot of the same basic ingredients, I find it’s fun to mix things up a bit. It’s what kids cooking is all about.

Not only did my kid like eating it, but he totally dug making it. What could be more fun than rolling up all the ingredients into a nice big log? As you can see, the robot was very involved in preparing this meal. He was with us every step of the way but didn’t get a chance to taste it because my kid cleaned his plate. Next time we’ll have to have Angie and Josh’s daughter, Molly, taste test it for us. Now for the recipe…

Broccoli & Cheese Stromboli

Prep Time: 12 mins  Cooking Time: 20 to 25 mins

1 package pre-made pizza dough (we used whole wheat)
2 cups broccoli florets (blanched and chopped)
1 cup good marinara sauce
2 tablespoons ricotta cheese
1 teaspoon oregano
1 1/2 cups part skim mozzarella
Grated Parmesan for sprinkling
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl mix together ricotta, sauce and oregano. Roll out pizza dough on a floured surface into a rectangle. Spread sauce mixture evenly on dough leaving room on the sides for crimping. Top with broccoli and mozzarella. Sprinkle the top with some Parmesan. Starting at one end roll the dough up and crimp the edges to seal. Transfer to a greased cookie sheet. Crack egg into a small bowl, add water to egg and whisk to form egg wash. Brush the top of the dough with egg wash and poke a few holes to let steam out. Cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until crust is well cooked and golden brown. Be sure to let it cook until it’s good and crusty – otherwise the inside will be too doughy. Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing. Serve with extra marinara for dipping. Makes approximately 8 slices.

Broccoli & Cheese Stromboli

Broccoli & Cheese Stromboli.

21 Comments on “Broccoli & Cheese Stromboli”

  1. 1.) debbie
    July 22nd, 2010

    Yum! This looks fab, and I've got some pizza dough sitting around already…

  2. 2.) Dulcie
    July 22nd, 2010

    That looks like a fun way to serve up broccoli! And that first pic is making me salivate.

  3. 3.) Jacinda
    July 23rd, 2010

    I REALLY REALLY REALLY want to eat this right now.

  4. 4.) Mariko
    July 25th, 2010

    This looks so good and I have tons of broccoli. And I have a kid who LOVES to eat dough.

  5. 5.) apparentlyjack
    July 27th, 2010

    i plan on making this with spinach instead of broccoli…only because i'm allergic. otherwise it looks delicious! i almost wish i WASNT allergic!

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  7. 7.) Allyson
    November 15th, 2010

    I made this tonight. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  8. 8.) whitney m
    November 15th, 2010

    I made this but added chicken—equally delicious, thanks!

  9. 9.) Allie
    November 15th, 2010

    looks really good! love the new blog layout & logo!

  10. 10.) Bridgit
    November 16th, 2010

    This looks delicious! I've always wanted to make a stromboli, but have yet to attempt it. I will definitely be trying this one. Love the new look of your website!

  11. 11.) Tami
    November 18th, 2010

    We made this tonight! My broccoli hating son loved it! and so did everyone else:)

  12. 12.) MamaK
    November 21st, 2010

    Thanks to your Swell Suppers series we are trying this tonight! My kid is excited about this "inside out pizza" I have been telling him about.

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  14. 14.) Wendi
    April 10th, 2011

    you don't need to do the egg wash step if you're using pre-made pizza dough (like Pillsbury). and for those of you who don't normally make dough or don't want to buy the premade, you can usually buy it from your local pizzeria for a couple bucks. the amt they give you will usually do 4-5 med sized stromboli's. great recipe suggestions!

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  18. 18.) Auth
    February 8th, 2012

    It looks dugtlhifel and we will try it out for sure, just tell us Europeans what is broccoli rabe ????thank youJenny

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