Stromboli AKA The Big Game Sandwich

My family is looking forward to watching the Super Bowl this weekend.  While I do love football, I have to admit that my favorite part of the Super Bowl is not football or the commercials but the FOOD!  Once we know what teams are going to be playing, we start on our menu.  The one thing that is on our Super Bowl Menu EVERY.SINGLE.YEAR is this Stromboli or as we call it The Big Game Sandwich.

The hardest part of making this sandwich is waiting for the frozen bread dough to thaw!  A lot of times I will put it in the refrigerator the night before I want to use it.  After that you simply are going to roll out the dough, lay down the meat and cheese and roll it up!  It really is that easy.

I like to do the assembly in a particular order because if the cheese lays against the bread dough, I don’t care for the texture.  I like to put the ham down first, then the cheese, salami and finally the pepperoni.  That’s just my personal preference though.

Once you’ve got the sandwich rolled up nice and tight, transfer it to a large rimmed baking sheet.  There will be a little grease from the pepperoni and salami that leaks out so that’s why you will want sides on your baking sheet.  After the Stromboli comes out of the oven, let it cool a few minutes before you slice it.

While we usually have this is an appetizer, it would make a great sandwich for lunch or add a bowl of soup to it for dinner.  However you serve it, I think you will love it.  It’s always a crowd pleaser!

Happy Super Bowl!

Stromboli AKA The Big Game Sandwich

A delicious combination of meat and cheese wrapped up in bread dough.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 1 loaf frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 6 oz deli ham
  • 12 slices hard salami
  • 12 slices sandwich pepperoni
  • 8 slices provolone cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. On a large, clean surface dusted with flour, roll out bread dough to an approximate 18 x 12 rectangle.

  3. Layer ham, cheese, pepperoni and salami to cover almost all of the bread surface.

  4. Roll dough up from the long side. Pinch ends and bottom together to close all gaps in the dough. Transfer to a large baking sheet.

  5. Bake aproximately 20 minutes, until dough is golden brown on the outside. Let cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.


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