Here is a quick and easy way to impress your family at dinner time. Start by using any deli meats and cheeses you like. The dough can be fresh, frozen or a can from the refrigerated section of your store. I make my own marinara sauce, and have added it below, but feel free to purchase your favorite brand. For this Stromboli recipe I only make half of the marinara sauce. Enjoy!
You can make individual sizes or one large Stromboli. Flatten each piece you chose to make and fill with the above ingredients by alternating meats and cheeses. Fold dough over and seal edges. Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for approximately 20-25 minutes. Serve with you favorite marinara sauce.
1/4 C. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 bay leaves
8-10 fresh basil leaves
2(28-oz) cans crushed tomatoes
Pinch or two of sugar
Pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Coat a saute pan with olive oil and place over medium heat. When the oil gets hazy, add the onion, garlic, and bay leaves; cook and stir for 5 minutes until fragrant and soft. Carefully add the tomatoes and the hand torn basil leaves. Cook and stir until the liquid is cooked down and the sauce is thick, about 15 minutes. Season with sugar, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.