Vegetarian Stromboli  or say Stuffed Bread Loaf, made with whole wheat flour, is a healthy savory delight that is stuffed with vegetables. It can be easily made ahead and served thereafter.


Vegetable Stuffed bread

Stromboli has become a regular in my house. Everybody loves it. And the best part is that it comes as a handy snack whenever anybody wants it as it easily lasts for 3 to 4 days.

Last year, I read the word ‘Stromboli ‘ for the first time in a magazine. Had no clue what it was. Really thought that it must be some very difficult and ticklish dish. Then after some digging came to know about it and gave it a try. It was a big hit. Since then I have made it umpteen times not only for my family but also for gifting. The response has been awesome always.

However, if you have a sweet tooth, then do try these sweet loaves of bread made with orange marmalade and Nutella: ORANGE BABKA BREAD or CHOCOLATE BRAIDED BREAD


What is Stromboli?

But what is Stromboli? Stromboli is a bread filled with cheese and vegetables. It was invented by Italian-Americans in the United States in Philadelphia.

In simple words, Stromboli is nothing but Rolled Pizza. But I think it is somewhere between bread and pizza. You can call it stuffed bread or rolled Pizza. 


How to Make

Being a vegetarian, I make vegetarian Stromboli only. I started making stromboli with all-purpose flour. Then after some time, shifted to a little healthy version by mixing whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour in 50: 50 ratio. But now, I make it 100% with wheat flour.

You can choose to make the dough as per your liking. Everything remains the same except for the quantity of liquid. Whole wheat absorbs much more water than all-purpose flour. So, reduce the liquid intake if making otherwise.

The recipe for the dough is exactly the same which I use for making pizza. So, if you have tried my WHOLE WHEAT PIZZA then its, even more, easier for you.

It has everything that a pizza has. It is made with the pizza dough only. The dough is spread like a chapati, then spread the mix of veggies and cheese. Thereafter, it is rolled and baked. Simple, isn’t it?

Then it is cut into slices like that of bread. And you can keep these slices for few days in the refrigerator. So, a handy snack.


 Filling Ideas

Stromboli is a rolled bread with stuffing inside. Now, you can use anything as the filling, Use whatever you love to but ensure that the filling doesn’t have too much of liquid otherwise, it will not only make the rolling part difficult but also, it will get soggy and the liquid will ooze out while baking. So, keep the filling on a drier side.

Sharing with you some vegetarian ideas which you can use as a filling:


If you are short of veggies and still want to have it then need not worry. Try these GARLIC ROLLS


Why Make Stromboli?

So, what do you say? Liked the idea?


Can I Make Ahead The Stromboli Dough?

If this question is popping in your head then I will share my experience with you which will give you the answer.

This time, while I was kneading the dough, I got a call from dear hubby that we had to go out somewhere urgently. What to do?  So, I kneaded the dough, kept it in an airtight container and straight away kept it in the refrigerator. Next day, almost after 24 hours, took it out, was well risen by then. Deflated it and proceeded as usual. And the strombolis came perfect.

So, yes, you can make the dough the previous day. Not only the dough, but even filling can be made ahead of time. And then on the day of baking, you are left with the simple task of assembling and baking. Oh! one more! Any guesses? So, that is to collect the compliments which are bound to follow from whosoever eats it :)-


How To Fold Stromboli?

It is easy to make but rolling part requires little practice. But I promise you, if you follow the steps and the tips given, you will be able to make wonderful stromboli. In case, it tears while rolling or sealing, feel free to cover it with some pizza dough, like a patchwork.

The recipe seems to be very lengthy. But actually is simple. I suggest you read it first carefully. Understand it and then start making your delectable Stromboli.


Stromboli Vs Calzone

Calzone is a much popular word as compared to Stromboli and you all are already fond of it, courtesy, various Pizza joints. And now, you must be thinking that arent these two, Stromboli and calzone same? 

Well, to some extent yes, in the sense that both are made with pizza dough and are filled with sauce and veggies.

But still, they are different. The difference lies in their shapes.

Calzone is folded whereas Stromboli is rolled. Thus, for making, Calzone, the dough is first rolled in a square shape, the filling is laid and then it is just folded once and it gets a semi-circular shape. Whereas for Stromboli, the dough is rolled in a rectangular shape, fillings are spread and then it is rolled and baked whole only.


Detailed Recipe 

(With this much dough, you can easily make 3 Stromboli. But, I usually make two Stromboli and  one GARLIC BREAD)

A. For The Dough

Making stromboli dough


Making Stromboli dough


Making Stromboli dough


Stromboli dough


B. For The Filling

vegetables filling


C. Assembly

making Stromboli


 Stromboli recipe


Making stuffed bread


Making stuffed bread


Making stuffed bread


Making stuffed bread

Making stuffed bread

Making stuffed bread


baking Stromboli


baking Stromboli


Vegetarian Stromboli

vegetarian Stromboli


Vegetarian stromboli


Vegetable stuffed bread


(If you are wondering where is the third portion of the dough, so I kept it back in the refrigerator and made garlic bread the next day.)


New To Bread Baking?

If you are new to bread making or have some inhibitions in using yeast, then my suggestion is that you first go through the basics by reading ALL ABOUT YEAST and BASICS OF BREAD MAKING.

However, if you are friendly with yeast then forget the above posts and dive straight into the recipe below.

And still, if you are not comfortable in using yeast then try these easy PIZZA MUFFINS. These muffins are made without yeast and the best thing is that very little cheese is used in this. A perfect healthy option to have in the breakfast. Try it!




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Basics of Bread Baking 

 Garlic Bread


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14 Responses

  1. 5 stars
    Samira Mam,
    I made this today and it was so easy for a beginner like me. The steps were very clear and your detailed write up helped me shape our dinner into a fantastic meal.

    I used Crushed paneer and peas for stuffing. As you said, it’s a complete meal if I add veggies to the stuffing.

    My kids and my hubby loved it. Fact that it’s tasty as well as healthy ticks all the boxes for me as a mother.

    Thank you for such a wonderful recipe.

    Ramya Guhan

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