This dish is so authentically Philly that there is really no doubt about it. Stromboli is a dish that’s quite similar to a calzone. The dish was named after an island in Sicily, so many people think it has Italian origins. You’re not entirely wrong if you think that, but the original recipe was developed in Philadelphia.
Add to that classic Philly cheesesteak and you’ve got yourself a meal that’s uniquely Philly. If you’re from Philadelphia yourself, you can probably appreciate this recipe even more!
How to make Philly Cheesesteak Stromboli?
Preheat the oven to 425 F degrees.
Heat up a large skillet on the stove on medium heat.
Add the beef to the skillet and cook until brown and crumbly.
Add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper to the skillet and stir. Saute until soft.
Add Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to the skillet and stir until combined.
Grease your baking sheet with cooking spray.
Unroll the dough on the baking sheet and press it in.
Sprinkle some cheese over the dough.
Put your beef mixture on top of the cheese.
Sprinkle more cheese on top.
Drizzle 1/4 cup of the dressing on top.
Roll the dough to one side and pinch the sides to seal them.
Place the dough into the baking sheet and make some cuts.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Take out of the oven and chill for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.
Where is Stromboli from?
A Stromboli is a dish that is often considered a part of Italian cuisine. In fact, a Stromboli is very similar to a calzone. The name Stromboli came from the movie “Stromboli”. That movie was named after an island in Sicily. The dish was actually conceived in Philadelphia by Nazzareno Romano.
Is Philly Cheesesteak Stromboli high in calories?
Unfortunately for all of us who are trying to watch our figure, yes, it is. One serving has an average of a little bit over 1,000 calories. Don’t let that stop you from living your life though! A little Stromboli once in a while is good for the soul.
Can you make a Stromboli with other fillings?
Of course! According to the original recipe, a Stromboli needs to have meat in it. Any meat is fine; salami, mortadella, prosciutto… Feel free to tweak the recipe to your liking. If you are not a big fan of meat or Philly cheesesteak in particular, find an alternative.
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 pound ground beef
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 (8 ounces) pkg shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 (8 ounces) bottle Parmesan-peppercorn dressing, divided
- 1 (13.8 ounces) can refrigerated pizza dough
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
Prepare the oven and preheat to 218 degrees C or 425 degrees F.
Place a large skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.
Add the beef, then cook until crumbly and brown.
Add the garlic, onion, and bell pepper. Sauté until aromatic and soft. Discard any excess grease.
Add the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
Apply cooking spray to a rimmed baking sheet, then add the dough in it and unroll. Gently press it into the baking sheet.
Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese over the dough, then spread the beef mixture over the cheese.
Sprinkle more cheese on top of the beef mixture, then drizzle ¼ cup of dressing.
Roll the dough towards the other side, then pinch the sides to seal them.
Place it into the prepared baking sheet, then create shallow cuts, 1-inch apart.
Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes at room temperature.
Slice into even pieces.
Serve with the dressing. Enjoy!
Amount Per Serving Calories from Fat 398 Calories 994 % Daily Value* 68% Total Fat 44g grams 90% Saturated Fat 18g grams Trans Fat 0.6g grams Polyunsaturated Fat 6.7g grams Monounsaturated Fat 16g grams 83% Cholesterol 250mg milligrams 56% Sodium 1339mg milligrams 25% Potassium 858mg milligrams 30% Total Carbohydrates 89g grams 19% Dietary Fiber 4.7g grams Sugars 7.7g grams Protein 58g