STROMBOLI – super easy and delicious addition to the snack menu

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Hi there,

In 1966, the year of the first Super Bowl, I was a senior in high school. The only football I was remotely interested in was Bishop Egan’s powerhouse football team. To tell the truth, I was more interested in the football players than the game itself. I still remember those beautiful autumn evenings and the thrill of being in the stands screaming my lungs out when our team took the field.

Fast forward 56 years and football for me has become an opportunity to have my friends over and enjoy some really good snack food and libations. The last two years has seen the absence of the Super Bowl Party due to the tenacity of that nasty Covid bug. I am hoping that this year all of us will be able to go back to watching the game together.

With this hope in mind, I created this super easy Stromboli. Although Super Bowl parties are not known for healthy food, I tried to make this a little bit heart friendly by using Fratelli Beretta products which are low in sodium with no nitrates added to their produce. I also used Rao’s Marinara Sauce which is low in fat.

“Cooking and shopping for good bring rhythm and meaning to our lives.” Alice Waters


  • 1 roll of Pillsbury thin crust pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup of Rao’s Marinara Sauce
  • 4 ounces of thinly sliced Beretta soppressata, Milano salami & coppa
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
  • Herb seasoned olive oil for spreading over the top


  • Spread the dough into a rectangular shape
  • Lightly spread the dough with the marinara sauce leaving a 1/2 inch border all around
  • Top the sauce with the thinly sliced antipasto and then the cheese
  • Roll into a jelly roll
  • Lightly spread the seasoned olive oil on top
  • Cut shallow slices into the top of the stromboli
  • Bake for approximately 13 minutes at 400 degrees

I hope you enjoy this easy recipe. I did a test run with the grandkids and their wasn’t a crumb left. So it has the Laganella family stamp of approval.


42 responses to “STROMBOLI – super easy and delicious addition to the snack menu”

  1. Bern…love this recipe and, especially, how easy it is to make. I always use uncured products. i will add this to the wings for Super Bowl. Thanks:)

  2. the Painted Apron – Life is all about creativity for me, as long as I'm creating something I am happy! I hope I will inspire your daily life and give you ideas for your own wonderful creations!
    the Painted Apron says:

    Sounds like heaven and perfect for any gathering! Have fun watching the game!

  3. 💜 Ummm, isn’t that soccer on the TV 🤔 ? Nonetheless looks mighty tasty


  4. Chef Mimi – As a self-taught home cook, with many years in the culinary profession, I am passionate about all things food-related. Especially eating!
    Chef Mimi says:

    Yeah, the super bowl has become only about the food for me as well. These things are right up my alley!

  5. Dorothy's New Vintage Kitchen – I'm a writer, cook, gardener, photographer, poet, quilter, and accomplished daydreamer. I'm also a wife, mother, grandmother, sister. cousin, aunt, and friend, no particular order on any given day. I've been a writer all my life, newspaper reporter and columnist, radio news writer, and magazine contributor, and poet and short-story writer as the spirit moves. Now, I turn my attention to my cookbook, the blog, and a cooking column "Memorable Meals," which runs in our county newspaper. Besides my family, I love dogs, cats, good coffee, chocolate, and my never-dwindling pile of books I intend to read. Our family ran a small Vermont Inn for 18 years, with our focus on local, organic ingredients. I cook from scratch, and try not to use anything that has ingredients I cannot pronounce! After many years of daily serving up local delicacies, cooking classes, and catering, we are now only open for special events, and the odd cooking class. We also host musicians and artists, having helped produce a musical festival and other musical events for nearly 20 years. Many incredible artists have found a place at our table. Wonderful experiences, we will treasure always. My family and friends are my practice subjects. With a family that includes nut, peanut, tree fruit, and vegetable allergies, gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, vegetarians, vegans, heart conscious, and a couple of picky eaters, there has to be a few quick tricks in the book to keep everyone fed and happy! Personally, I do not eat red meat or most full-fat dairy (usually) for health reasons, making the occasional exception at Thanksgiving and Christmas or our anniversary if the duck is locally raised. I do eat fish and seafood, so I try to come up with alternatives and substitutions when available. I serve local organic eggs and cheeses to my family who can tolerate dairy (My husband recently had a heart attack, and I need to watch my own cholesterol so I am careful, but have been known to let a little piece of really good cheese accidentally fall on my plate!). I believe strongly that eating in a way that is good for our planet is also good for our bodies, and I try to educated myself about our food sources! I cook by the seasons and draw on inspiration from the strong and talented women in my family who came before me, as well as the youth in the family who look at the world with fresh eyes. Food links us all, whether sharing a meal, cooking it together, or writing about it for others to enjoy. I love taking an old recipe and giving it a modern spin, especially if I can make it a littler healthier and use foods that are kinder to the Earth and to our bodies. I believe strongly in sustainable, delicious eating of whole foods, and the wonderful flavors we have at our fingertips! And finally, I love conversing with all the talented cooks and chefs out there who dot the globe! It's a wonderful, world full of culinary pen pals, and I cherish them all! XXXOOO Dorothy
    Dorothy’s New Vintage Kitchen says:

    This looks really good! I love that you used the Rao’s sauce, it’s really tastes like homemade!

    • It really is my friend in need for dinner. I would love to go to dinner at Rao’s but apparently they don’t even accept reservations. Take good care Dorothy.

  6. this looks tasty. my sister makes something similar but you cut it up into slices and bake together so you end up with ‘snails’. can’t remember what it’s called …

  7. Time Traveler of Life – Where my Motor Home is! – Biography Creating worlds, characters, and wielding power like a madwoman, making my characters happy, sad, angry, and some of them with no redeeming qualities. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I sometimes laugh out loud when I am writing a scene, and I have been known to cry when one of my favorites has to die. I am a left-handed Gemini, what do you expect? Reading bedtime stories to my two children until they fell asleep or until they just told me to go away, was fun. Making up wild stories for my grandchild, and creating Halloween costumes from Cowboys to a Dragon, was another favorite thing to do. I missed that so much when they were grown, that I started writing. My yearly newsletters frequently were drafted third-person by my Love Birds, Miranda our motorhome, and by Sir Fit the White Knight, our faithful Honda. Throughout the years, some of my creative talents centered around writing letters of complaint expressing my displeasure with services or products. One crucial, at least to my Son, was a note to our local school bus driver petitioning her to allow him back on the bus. He was kicked off for making an obscene gesture at his buddy. I reminded her that it was not directed at her, and that “obscenity can be in the eye of the beholder,” kids use that gesture as a greeting. He rode the bus until he graduated. I loved driving my English teacher crazy. Leaving a “continued next week” at the end of my five handwritten pages required each week. He was one of many people that suggested I “do something about my writing.” I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks at the top of my class. After 30 years, in the trenches as a Real Estate Professional, I have found that truth is stranger than fiction. My books are filled with characters I met in that profession. Their names were changed to protect the guilty. Others were from people we met traveling around the country in Miranda, our Motorhome. I am married nearly 60 years to the love of my life, Shirl, and partner-produced two exceptionally talented children, and one grandchild who is our pride and joy.
    Time Traveler of Life says:

    This is genius! I might bastardize this a little by using most of the things I would put on pizza. Will try it out on my family and let you know how it turns out and what their reaction to a different kind of pizza!

  8. Yum! It isn’t hard to believe this one passed the “grandkids test!” The flavors sound delicious, and it looks like a fun way to enjoy pizza flavors in compact, less messy bites. We also miss having Super Bowl get togethers, and I do hope we can resume those fun gatherings someday! It has long been one of Les’s favorite food “holidays.” 🙂

  9. Retirement Reflections – Vancouver Island, BC – Prior to retirement, I lived and worked in Beijing China for fourteen years (Middle School Principal/Deputy Director at The Western Academy of Beijing). Leaving international life behind, my husband and I retired to Vancouver Island in June 2015. To document both this transition and our new adventures, ‘Retirement Reflections’ was born. I hope that you enjoy reading these reflections, and will be willing to share your own.
    Retirement Reflections says:

    Yum! This sounds absolutely deliious. I don’t think that I have ever had Stromboli before. I will now be changing that!

  10. Kally – Singapore and Malaysia – I am a proud owner and writer of and I want tp help people to better themselves in their career. After all, we spend at least 40 hours a week at our job.
    Kally says:

    Looks yummy!

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