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Easy Stromboli-$0.26/serving!

We love pizza in my house and so I usually include homemade pizza at least once in my two-week menu plan. Occasionally I will shake it up a bit and do Stromboli in stead. I use the same pizza crust recipe-which is so easy!

I had a little trouble figuring out the cost per serving for this recipe. So I figured out the approximate cost for my ham, pepperoni, flour and cheese. One bag of flour costs me about $1.50, there are about 20 cups of flour in a bag so that's how I figured out my flour cost. This could change what kind of flour you use, what you use in your filling and where you buy your ingredients. But I doubt it would vary too much! The cost of the other ingredients were based on how much I actually used. Of course this will cost more up front if you don't have those ingredients on hand, but you only need a little of each.

Flour $0.10
Pizza sauce $0.06
Pepperoni $0.40
Ham $0.40
Mozzarella Cheese $0.33
Total $1.29/5 servings=about $0.26/serving!

Stromboli is so easy to make that I hope you will give it a try! Don't be intimidated if you have never made pizza dough. You don't have to do much at all with this recipe.

Easy Stromboli

1 (1/4 oz) package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 cup warm water
2 3/4-3 cups all purpose flour
2 T olive oil
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
thin sliced ham
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 egg white
1 tsp water
garlic salt
pizza sauce for dipping

Dissolve yeast in warm water until bubbly. Add rest of dough ingredients. Mix with a spoon until fully combined. Cover with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes.

Place on parchment paper sprayed with cooking spray. Roll out into a large rectangle. Layer with pepperoni, ham and cheese.Lift the parchment paper on each long side and peel back the dough, meeting both sides together and pinching to close. Close up the dough on the ends. Carefully flip the whole stromboli over so that seams are facing down.

Mix 1 egg white with 1 tsp water and brush egg white on top of dough. Sprinkle top with garlic salt to taste. (This is an optional step. The egg wash helps the top brown better and the garlic salt just adds flavor. I have made stromboli before and not done this step.)

Place in a preheated oven at 425 degrees and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Let me know how you would change it up! I have made it with salami in the filling too and that is delicious!

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  1. >26 centS a meal? That is super frugal! You know that I have never made stromboli but you make it look so easy and inexpensive that I am going to make some this weekend! Thanks for sharing! #HomeMattersParty

    1. Thanks! Well, it's per serving. Maybe about $1.30 for the whole meal, not counting sides.


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