Copycat Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli




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Introduction

Indulge in the tasty comfort of a Copycat Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli, a delicious Italian-inspired dish that will satisfy your cravings for cheesy, pepperoni-filled goodness. This recipe offers a homemade version of the popular Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli, allowing you to enjoy the flavors of your favorite mall treat in the comfort of your own home.

Why Make This Recipe

Making this Copycat Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli at home allows you to customize the ingredients to suit your taste preferences and dietary needs. It’s a fun and satisfying project for those who love to bake and cook, and it’s a great way to enjoy a hot and cheesy meal with family and friends.

How to Make Copycat Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli

Ingredients:

  • For Pizza Dough:
    • 2 cups plus 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour, extra for rolling
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 3/4 teaspoon active dry yeast
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • For Assembly:
    • 1 lb. pizza dough
    • 1/3 cup finely grated parmigiano cheese
    • 4 cups whole milk mozzarella, grated
    • 6 oz thinly sliced pepperoni
    • 1 egg yolk, beaten
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • Olive oil, for drizzling
    • 1 (15.5oz) jar marinara sauce (Raos), warmed for serving

Directions:

  1. Mix the pizza dough ingredients in a stand mixer until a sticky dough forms. Let it proof for 1 hour, then stretch and fold before proofing for another hour.
  2. Roll out the dough into a rectangle on a floured surface. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with parmesan, add mozzarella and pepperoni, then roll into a cylinder.
  3. Brush with egg wash, top with sesame seeds, and bake at 450°F for 18-20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven, brush with olive oil, and let cool before slicing and serving with warm marinara sauce.

How to Serve Copycat Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli

Serve the warm and cheesy stromboli sliced into portions, with a side of warm marinara sauce for dipping. This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner or as a crowd-pleasing appetizer for parties.

How to Store Copycat Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli

Store any leftover stromboli in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.

Tips to Make Copycat Sbarro Pepperoni Stromboli

  • Ensure the dough is well-proofed for a light and fluffy stromboli.
  • Use high-quality ingredients for the best flavor.
  • Customize the filling with your favorite toppings like vegetables or different types of cheese.

Variation

For a vegetarian version, replace the pepperoni with grilled vegetables like bell peppers, onions, and zucchini. You can also experiment with different cheeses for a unique flavor profile.

FAQs

  1. Can I make the dough in advance? Yes, you can prepare the dough ahead of time and refrigerate it until ready to use.
  2. Can I freeze the unbaked stromboli? Yes, you can assemble the stromboli and freeze it before baking. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking.
  3. What can I serve with the stromboli besides marinara sauce? You can serve it with pesto, garlic butter, or a balsamic glaze for dipping.

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