Sunday, June 14, 2009

Easy Stromboli

I've been looking for some new recipes to shake up our usual rotation. This stromboli recipe is great, and flexible with ingredients. Use your favorite pizza crust recipe or the kind you buy in the tube in the refrigerated section.

We used chicken, broccoli, and onion as our filler the first time. We're looking forward to trying a sausage, green pepper, onion combination next. The original recipe calls for turkey or chicken and spinach, but you can use whatever meat and veggies you like or have on hand. Only limited by our imagination!

Easy Stromboli

2 cups shredded or cubed chicken or turkey
1 pkg frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well drained

your favorite pizza crust recipe or 1 pkg (11 oz.) refrigerated thin crust pizza crust
1 cup pasta sauce, divided
1 cup shredded cheese (we used a mozzarella/cheddar combination)
2 tsp low-fat milk
2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese

1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Roll your crust out into approximately a 14″x12″ rectangle on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Spoon half the sauce down the center, lengthwise, leaving 3″ on either side. Layer spinach, turkey, and cheese over sauce. Cut 12 strips on both sides of crust. Fold strips over filling, so they overlap. Brush with milk and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. (You don't need to cut the strips, but it makes it look pretty.)

3. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve with more sauce for dipping.