Southwest Breakfast Stromboli

Who wants breakfast?


And I’m not talking about a speck of granola, a whisper of a raisin, and the memory of a half dollop of Greek yogurt. I’m talking BREAAAAAKAAAAAFAAAASTTTTTTAAAA.

(although i’d like to point out that there is nothing wrong with granola, fruit and yogurt. i love granola, fruit and yogurt! i eat it all the time. i ate some last night as a matter of fact. so please don’t be mad at me. okay bye.)

But this kind of breakfast? Oh, baby baby bosom buddy amigos chum pums.

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This is the kind of breakfast that makes me want to run for mayor of my mouth. And once I’m elected (because I WILL be elected), I hand out never ending breakfast strombolis to all who voted for me. And for those who didn’t, wellllllll all I have to say is you better watch your BACK.

(p.s. I wish so bad that I made sense sometimes.)


Basically what’s happening here is a conglomeration of transglobal flavor attacks. We’ve got the Southwest flair with the seasoned scrambled eggs, freshly diced red pepper and punchy cilantro. We’ve got the Italian spirit with the fluffy, stretchy fresh pizza dough. We’ve got the down home comfort charm with spicy country sausage and extra-sharp cheddar cheese. All rolled up into a million little pockets of frickin’ glory.

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I want to die right now.


I’m going to ask you again  . . .


Who wants breakfast?

Southwest Breakfast Stromboli:

What it took for 8 stromboli: Or is it strombolis: Or strombolii:

* 1/2 pound breakfast sausage
* 1 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
* 4 eggs, plus one more for an egg wash
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1 tsp cumin
* 1 tsp chili powder
* 1 small pinch salt and pepper
* 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
* 1 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
* 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
* 2 (1 pound) balls of pizza dough, divided into 8 small balls

Preheat oven to 450.

In a large skillet, brown your sausage. Once cooked all the way through, transfer to a bowl and cover to keep warm.

In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cumin, chili powder, a pinch of salt and pepper.

Back in the skillet, add the oil. You won’t need to if your sausage rendered enough fat. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour the eggs in. Lightly scramble until cooked through, about 8 minutes.

On a large floured work surface, roll out each pizza ball until you get an 8-inch circle. Sprinkle with a little bit of cheese, followed by about 1/4 cup each of the sausage, eggs, red bell pepper, a few cilantro leaves and a little more cheese on top. Roll up the dough around the filling until you get a little roll stromboli thingy! Place on a lightly greased baking sheet, and continue until all 8 are complete.

Brush the tops of the strombolis with the egg wash, then take a paring knife and lightly score the tops, to create little vent slits. Then start a band called The Vent Slits.

Slide into the oven for about 30 minutes, or until the dough is cooked through and golden brown.

Serve with salsa, guacamole, anything!



* Aaaand the winner of all the cool Anthro, Le Creuset and butter stuff goes toooo: Commenter #377 Emily, who said:

Holy comments! First a question: did you do the signature Celine chest thwack during your serenade? That’s always my fave. Nothing else quite illustrates the Heart actually Going On. Now, a response: when we lived in the Midwest, nothing kept me warm when the hubs was chore-ing like Better Off Dead. Classic Cusack, unrequited love, a heavy-on-the-80′s-instrumental-riffs soundtrack, and skiing. And it always resets my need to say obnoxious things using the word Frawnch. As in, “Now that the driveway is shoveled, can we get some Frawnch fries?”
Oh, and I also follow you on all the sosh media stuff.

Congrats, Emily! Check yo’ email, yo. Better Off Dead might be the best movie ever ever ever. And yes, I chest thwacked so much it left a bruise.

* one last thing! you might notice a few site changes. we’re workin’ on a mini face lift, so please ignore any paint streaks or construction dust. thankya!


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48 Responses to Southwest Breakfast Stromboli

  1. Cookbook Queen March 4, 2013 at 8:48 am #
    For the record, I am currently eating fruit, yogurt and granola (not greek yogurt it just me or does that stuff make your mouth so dry??), but I'd RATHER be eating this. YUMMMMMMM
  2. Cassie | Bake Your Day March 4, 2013 at 8:54 am #
    I would loooove one of these right now. I much prefer savory breakfast to sweet. Love these flavors!
  3. Karly March 4, 2013 at 9:14 am #
    So, can I vote for you to be mayor of my mouth? Or is that too weird?
  4. Meg @ In the Kitchen & On the Run March 4, 2013 at 9:35 am #
    Drool. Totally beats my protein shake.
  5. Little Kitchie March 4, 2013 at 9:44 am #
    Oh my dear Lord. I want THAT for breakfast!
  6. Aimee @ Simple Bites March 4, 2013 at 9:45 am #
    I've already had breakfast and coffee, but your beautiful stromboli are hard to pass up!
  7. Heather Christo March 4, 2013 at 9:52 am #
    I love this. I would give just about anything to have come down to a batch of these this morning!!
  8. katie March 4, 2013 at 10:07 am #
    Oh Bev... I could see this being my husbands new favorite breakfast item! Must make stat!
  9. Katy March 4, 2013 at 10:27 am #
    Hi I'm new to the blog. These look delicious as do several of the other recipes I just tabbed through. Do you have a link to your pizza dough recipe? I quick search brought up several yummy looking dishes but I could never find the source for the pizza dough. Please! Thanks!
    • Bev Weidner March 4, 2013 at 10:49 am #
      Just wrote ya back on Facebook! But I see you saw that, so we're good. Thanks!
  10. Kim @ Soliloquy Of Food & Such March 4, 2013 at 10:58 am #
    Great for first and second breakfasts!
  11. Heather March 4, 2013 at 10:59 am #
    I want this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!
  12. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) March 4, 2013 at 11:14 am #
    Ummm...this sounds like the best breakfast ever!! You are welcome to come over whenever you want and bring me these :) Just kidding, but seriously, you are so damn creative.
  13. Sharla March 4, 2013 at 11:21 am #
    Major of my mouth?! Bahaha - love it!!! And oh my this looks amazing for breakfast, lunch and dinner!!
    • Bev Weidner March 4, 2013 at 11:23 am #
      omg I meant MAYOR. Just updated it. Lordy meeeeee. (thank you!)
  14. Wenderly March 4, 2013 at 12:08 pm #
    I DO! I DO! I'll take a dozen. (My fat pants thank you.)
  15. Abbe March 4, 2013 at 12:11 pm #
    These really do look completely scrumptious, and for breakfast?!? Perfick :)
  16. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 4, 2013 at 1:41 pm #
    Breakfast stromboli? How is it that this has not occurred to me before. Awesomeness.
  17. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl March 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm #
    I can't get past "whisper of a raisin." I heart you so bad.
  18. a farmer in the dell March 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm #
    I'm heading over for breakfast right now! I'll bring the bloody marys!
  19. Ruthy @ omeletta March 4, 2013 at 4:09 pm #
    WHUT!? Breakfast stromboli, you are officially the genius of mornings.
  20. Julia | March 4, 2013 at 4:56 pm #
    I am with you on breakfast: I prefer something substantial, yogurt is not going to cut it for me. This breakfast looks like my type of breakfast!
  21. Carrie @ Kiss My Whisk March 4, 2013 at 5:31 pm #
    Now this is my type of breakfast! Give me some of that stromboli!
  22. Kevin (Closet Cooking) March 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm #
    A breakfast stromboli is a great idea!
  23. Katie March 4, 2013 at 9:43 pm #
    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, PUHLEEZE.
  24. Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. March 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm #
    Um, WHAT?!
  25. Tieghan March 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm #
    These look awesome! I want to make them now!
  26. Deborah March 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm #
    This is my kind of breakfast!
  27. Anne @The Cooking Campaign March 5, 2013 at 12:47 am #
    I eat yogurt and a banana every morning for breakfast, but I'd much rather eat this!
  28. Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry March 5, 2013 at 12:59 am #
    I want breakfast! These stromboli's would fill me up til dinner time which is perfect on busy week days like today.
  29. Heather C. March 5, 2013 at 8:27 am #
    This recipe looks sooooooo good, something my husband would love too! Do you think these would freeze well, and if so, should they be cooked then frozen or frozen then cooked? Please and thank you!
    • Bev Weidner March 5, 2013 at 11:58 am #
      I was thinking about freezing them while I was making them, and what I think I'd do is put them together, wrap them in foil, and then freeze! THEN thaw and bake once you're ready! I hope that helps!
  30. Caroline @ chocolate & carrots March 6, 2013 at 5:50 am #
    Totally wishing I had one of these for breakfast...every morning!
  31. Diana March 6, 2013 at 9:42 am #
    Who are you and where have you been all my life? These look absolutely drool-worthy and amazing.
  32. Katriel March 6, 2013 at 10:09 am #
    uhm. yes please. conglomerate on over here!
  33. Kate March 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm #
    These look amazing, have you ever frozen them? These would be a quick weekday breakfast!
    • Bev Weidner March 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm #
      I haven't, but I bet they'd be great frozen after being put together, then thawed and baked!
  34. Val October 2, 2013 at 9:39 pm #
    Hi Bev, This looks wonderful! Do you think you could make these a day in advance? Have you ever tried to reheat these? As if there would be any leftover!!!
    • Bev Weidner October 3, 2013 at 6:25 am #
      Hi, Val! I want to say I think it would be okay to make them ahead, but I never have! I only reheated one once it was baked, and of course I microwaved it and it was on the gummy side, so I wouldn't recommend that. But yeah, try it and let me know!
      • Val October 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm #
        Thanks, Bev. I may reheat them in the oven to be on the safe side. Will let you know if I try making them the day ahead!
  35. Lauren July 19, 2015 at 5:56 pm #
    Did you make or buy the pizza dough?? Because i'm DYING to make this but i cant find the right dough!
    • Bev Weidner July 19, 2015 at 7:40 pm #
      For this I just used premade pizza dough! (Trader Joe's to be exact.) Let me know how you like it!
  36. Sally December 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm #
    Have you tried to freeze these?
    • Bev Weidner December 29, 2015 at 7:42 am #
      I've not! But I'm sure they'd freeze well. Let me know how you like them!


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