Monday, December 27, 2010

Sausage and Spinach Stromboli

A long time ago, I posted a recipe for basic stromboli that can be adapted to fit any tastes. But I like this combination so much that I wanted to bring it to your attention! Strombolis make great party food - they can be sliced thinly as appetizers or served as a main course.

Start by sauteing the spinach with some garlic. I used frozen flat leaf, but fresh would be great too.

Add the sliced mushrooms

and saute until the mushrooms have released some of their liquid. Spread out your dough - I used pizza dough but bread dough works well too. Note my funny shape - I am not good at "pulling" dough! Sprinkle the cooked sausage on the dough.

Top with the spinach and mushroom mixture.

Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese,

then close up the dough. You can do this a number of ways - rolling, or just bringing the sides up and over. It depends on your dough shape! ha!

Brush the dough with just a bit of olive oil, then sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

Bake for about 20-30 minutes until the dough is golden and the fillings are hot (you can tell cause they will start to "leak" out as you can see here.)

Slice and serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

Get more party inspiration at Tempt my Tummy Tuesday, Tasty Tuesday and Tuesday at the Table.

Sausage and Spinach Stromboli

1/2 pound bulk Italian sausage, cooked
1 tsp. olive oil
8 oz. flat leaf spinach (fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp. minced garlic
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 pound bread dough or pizza crust
1/2 tsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
marinara sauce for dipping

Saute the spinach and garlic in olive oil until wilted. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring frequently, until mushrooms start to lose some of their liquid. Meantime, roll or pull the dough into a rectangular shape and place on a greased cookie sheet. Spread the sausage over the dough, then top with the spinach mixture. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the spinach. Bring the sides of the dough up to fully cover the toppings. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes and then slice. Serve with marinara for dipping. Serves 4 for main course.


  1. wow!! That's got all our favorite ingredients in one place -- thanks for the delicious recipe.

  2. This looks like something we would love. I'll give it a try.

  3. We had this for dinner tonight and it was amazing. I used my own pizza dough recipe.


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