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Sunday dinner: Sausage stromboli with mushrooms and peppers

Patricia Conte has a background in marketing communications and works as an independent writer. In 2010, she was given the opportunity to combine her love of writing and food when she started as a contributing writer for the Food channel...

A perfect dinner package!

Ready for a treat that’s a little like pizza? Your family will love the flavors folded up in this stromboli!

 Sunday dinner: Sausage stromboli with mushrooms and peppers

Set aside your plans for pizza and bake up a sausage stromboli with mushrooms and peppers for a Sunday dinner! This recipe is super simple thanks to prepared pizza dough and pasta sauce. Using Italian-style sausage adds to the flavor of this folded (or sometimes rolled) treat that's a cross between a pizza and a sandwich. This stromboli could also be served as an appetizer.

Sausage stromboli with mushrooms and peppers recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeds and membrane removed, then diced
  • 4 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound Italian-style sausage
  • 1 (13.5 ounce) container prepared pizza dough
  • 2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 ounces prepared pasta sauce, plus extra for serving
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon flour, for dusting your work surface

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F (or according to the pizza dough package directions). Lightly spray a baking sheet with the nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Dust a flat work surface with the flour.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. When hot, add the red bell pepper and cook, stirring, for about a minute. Add the mushrooms, salt and black pepper. Continue to cook, stirring, for just another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining olive oil to the saute pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add the sausage. Break it up with the back of a wooden spoon and cook until it is browned and cooked through. Remove the sausage from the heat and drain off any excess oil.
  4. Remove the dough from its container and lay it flat on your floured work surface. Stretch it out to form a rectangular shape.
  5. Spoon the prepared pasta sauce evenly over the dough, leaving a 2-inch border from the edges of the dough.
  6. Sprinkle half the mozzarella over the sauce, then layer with the sausage, and mushroom and pepper mixture. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese.
  7. One at a time, fold the long sides of the rectangle to the middle. One side will flap over the other. Crimp the short edges together. Carefully transfer the stromboli to the baking sheet.
  8. Use a very sharp knife to cut 3-4, 1-inch slits on the top of the dough. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until the dough turns golden.
  9. Remove from the oven and allow the stromboli to cool for about 5 minutes.
  10. Slice and serve with extra sauce.

Get Sunday dinner packaged up!

More Sunday dinner recipes

Grilled chicken with Dijon mustard marinade
Pork Milanese
Skillet chicken fajitas

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