TikTok-Inspired Stromboli

Stromboli is a delicious and versatile Italian-American dish that’s perfect for any meal or occasion. Inspired by a TikTok video, this recipe combines the convenience of pre-made pizza dough with the flavors of your favorite deli meats and cheeses. The addition of diced peppers and a buttery garlic herb topping takes this Stromboli to the next level. Here’s how you can recreate this mouthwatering dish from memory.


  • 1 tube of pizza dough (available at ALDI for $1.39)
  • Sliced cheese (your choice, such as mozzarella or provolone)
  • Sliced ham
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Sliced salami
  • 1/2 cup pasta sauce
  • 1/2 cup diced peppers (optional, leftover from another meal)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • Garlic (minced or garlic powder, to taste)
  • Parsley (fresh or dried, to taste)
  • Italian seasoning (to taste)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Butter Mix: In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add garlic, parsley, and Italian seasoning to the melted butter. Stir well and set aside.
  3. Prepare the Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  4. Spread the Dough: Open the tube of pizza dough and spread it out on the prepared baking sheet, shaping it into a large rectangle.
  5. Layer the Ingredients: Down the center of the dough, layer the sliced cheese, ham, pepperoni, salami, pasta sauce, and diced peppers (if using). Be sure to leave some space around the edges for folding.
  6. Fold the Dough: Fold the sides of the dough over the filling, then tuck in the ends to seal the Stromboli.
  7. Brush with Butter Mix: Brush the top and sides of the Stromboli with the garlic butter mixture.
  8. Bake: Place the Stromboli in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the dough is golden brown and cooked through.
  9. Rest and Slice: Let the Stromboli rest for 10 minutes after baking to allow the filling to set. Then, slice and serve.

10 Reasons Why You’ll Love This Stromboli

  1. Quick and Easy: Uses pre-made pizza dough for a hassle-free preparation.
  2. Customizable: Adjust the fillings to your taste or use up leftovers.
  3. Flavorful: Packed with savory meats, cheese, and a hint of pasta sauce.
  4. Versatile: Perfect for lunch, dinner, or a party appetizer.
  5. Budget-Friendly: Uses affordable ingredients like ALDI pizza dough.
  6. Kid-Friendly: A hit with both kids and adults alike.
  7. Comfort Food: Warm, gooey, and satisfying.
  8. Great for Leftovers: Tastes just as good the next day.
  9. Fun to Make: A hands-on recipe that’s enjoyable to prepare.
  10. Delicious Aromas: Fills your kitchen with the mouthwatering smell of garlic and herbs.

Tips for Making the Best Stromboli

  • Don’t Overfill: Avoid overloading the dough with too many ingredients to prevent it from bursting.
  • Seal Well: Ensure the dough is well-sealed to keep the fillings inside.
  • Use Fresh Ingredients: Fresh garlic, parsley, and high-quality deli meats enhance the flavor.
  • Adjust Seasonings: Feel free to add more or less garlic, parsley, and Italian seasoning according to your preference.
  • Experiment with Fillings: Try adding other ingredients like mushrooms, onions, or olives.
  • Serve with Dipping Sauce: Serve with extra pasta sauce or ranch dressing for dipping.

How to Store Stromboli

  • Refrigerate: Store leftover Stromboli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat: Reheat slices in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes, or until warmed through. Alternatively, microwave on medium power for 1-2 minutes.
  • Freeze: To freeze, wrap individual slices in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe bag or container. Freeze for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

Enjoy your homemade Stromboli, a delightful blend of flavors and textures that will surely become a favorite in your household. Happy cooking!

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