Stromboli Sandwich with Ham

Kathie Carr


I went to Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1967. The dorm cafeteria was not open on Sunday evenings and we had to fend for ourselves. That's when I discovered an Italian pizza and sandwich shop across the street that had Stromboli sandwiches. That shop is long gone.

I have been looking for a similar sandwich in Italian restaurants ever since then and I finally had to admit the search was in vain because what I remember was unique and not authentic Italian.

Here is my version based on others I have tried, not close to the one I searched for, but I still think its very good.

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10 Min
20 Min


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2-4 Tbsp
pizza sauce, depending on how saucy you like this
1 tsp
minced garlic
1 tsp
oregano, dried
1/4 tsp
sea salt
1/2 tsp
freshly grated black pepper
1 can(s)
refrigerated pizza crust
1/4 lb
very thinly sliced deli ham (can use salami, pepperoni, or a combination of meats)
2 c
shredded mozzerella cheese
2 Tbsp
melted butter
4 Tbsp
parmesan cheese, divided

How to Make Stromboli Sandwich with Ham


  • 1Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Stir together pizza sauce, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

    Using your hands stretch pizza crust out to a rectangle approximate 9 by 13 inches. Lay on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 2Spread pizza sauce on crust. Place ham and cheese on next, spreading evenly. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese on top of all.

    Roll up tightly from a short side. Pinch seam to seal. Place seam side down on an ungreased baking sheet. Brush top of loaf with butter. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  • 3Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Cut with a serrated knife.

    You can add mushrooms or green peppers, whatever you like on pizza. If you add more that 1/4 cup ingredients you may need to bakea bit longer.

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