Whole Wheat Stromboli with Peppers and Chicken Sausages

More clean eating! Sort of.

Whole Wheat Stromboli with Chicken Sausages and Peppers

I’m gonna go ahead and call fresh mozzarella clean food. Since it’s fresh. So fresh and so clean, clean. We’re going with it.

One more recipe before we head to Fedville, AR today for the long holiday weekend! For the record, I don’t actually talk like that. I don’t really have a southern accent. Some people say I sound like a news reporter, actually. Well, one lady did at a garage sale in Gloucester, MA  in June of 2007. I’d found a super cute red square vintage bag with a long strap and no price tag on it. “How much is this,” I asked. Lady freaaaaaaked.


I said it again.

She gave me the purse for free.

What was I saying?

Oh yeah! Clean eating.

Whole Wheat Stromboli with Chicken Sausages and Peppers  Whole Wheat Stromboli with Chicken Sausages and Peppers

I’m also calling it clean eating because the dough is whole wheat. Eh? You like? No? Oh.

I’m also calling it clean eating because it’s stuffed with nothing but a good a green pepper, some fantastic pesto chicken sausages (but you can use aaaaaany ole flavor you dig), and some of my favorite local pizza sauce. And the fresh cheese.

There’s no stopping us.

Whole Wheat Stromboli with Chicken Sausages and Peppers

One thing I completely spaced on was making the little steam slits on the top of the stromboli. I forgot because the babies were watching old school Sesame Street and you know those yuuuup yuuuup yup yup yupyupyup uh huh uh huh uh huh yuuuup yuuuup dudes with the weird mouths? They violently forced me into a trance, causing all stromboli steam slit duties to fall out the window. I was basically held captive! It was scary.

You could make a few of these for later this weekend if you wanted. Or one night next week when things settle back to normalcy. Or tomorrow for your party. Or right now for right now.

Food so clean you’ll never need to shower! That’s my new motto.

. . . Wait.

Whole Wheat Stromboli with Chicken Sausages and Peppers

Get super clean! Sort of.

Whole Wheat Stromboli with Peppers and Chicken Sausages:

What it took for 2 strombolis:

* 1 pound whole wheat pizza dough (mine was Trader Joe’s), cut in half
* 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
* 4 links chicken sausages (any flavor you dig!) I will say, mine were cooked through, so I chopped them, rather than remove the casings. If you buy regular uncooked Italian sausage, I’d recommend removing the casings first and crumbling the sausage in the pan
* 1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced
* 1 ball (5 oz) fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced or torn
* 1 cup favorite pizza sauce
* 1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 400.

In a large pan, brown the sausage and green pepper in the oil, until heated through, with a little color.

Roll the pizza dough out on a floured work surface. Spoon half the sauce over the dough, followed by the browned sausage, peppers and half the mozzarella cheese.

Start at one end and roll the dough up, being careful not to let the innards spill out. Definitely use the word innards more often. Repeat with the remaining stromboli.

Place both on a baking sheet, seam side down. One thing I forgot was to cut slices in the top, creating a vent for steam. You should do that. It’s pretty.

Also! Brush the stromboli with the egg wash. This will make the crust good and pretty and browned.

Bake the stromboli for about 25 minutes, until the dough is cooked through and golden brown on top.

Slice and servvvveeeee.

Whole Wheat Stromboli with Chicken Sausages and Peppers

Have a fabuloso weekend! Don’t get near the fireworks.



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21 Responses to Whole Wheat Stromboli with Peppers and Chicken Sausages

  1. Julie July 3, 2014 at 7:24 am #
    Yummity yum yum yum! I have everything in my house for this except the pizza dough, which is going on my weekend shopping list.
  2. Kari@Loaves n Dishes July 3, 2014 at 7:33 am #
    Yuuuuum! I adore any and all things pizza like; clean or not! P.S. the little yup yup aliens are gonna be stuck in my head all the day. Have a great weekend!
  3. kelly @ livelovepasta July 3, 2014 at 8:35 am #
    this looks like clean eating to me!!!
  4. Bri | Bites of Bri July 3, 2014 at 9:23 am #
    I've never made stromboli, but these look great and since they're so clean, I'm in!
  5. Melissa @ Treats With a Twist July 3, 2014 at 9:49 am #
    I'm headed to Fay for the weekend too!!
    • Bev Weidner July 3, 2014 at 10:11 am #
      If you see me at the Farmer's Market on Saturday morning, come say hi!
  6. Baby June July 3, 2014 at 9:56 am #
    That looks great! Love how it's whole wheat too! :)
  7. Jacki @ Two Forks One Love July 3, 2014 at 10:36 am #
    Sounds delicious and I'm always looking for ways to use chicken sausage!
  8. Emily @ Life on Food July 3, 2014 at 11:31 am #
    I had no idea what to eat for lunch. Now all I want is a few slices of this stromboli. I am out on a mission.
  9. Jodee Weiland July 3, 2014 at 11:57 am #
    This recipe looks so delicious! I love stromboli, so the ingredients here are perfect for me...thanks for sharing!
  10. Rachel Cooks July 3, 2014 at 1:28 pm #
  11. Meredith July 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm #
    I want this now! So delicious!
  12. Millie l Add A Little July 4, 2014 at 2:01 am #
    Yum! this looks like such a perfect dish to share! http://youtube.com/addalittlefood
  13. Tracy | PeanutButter and Onion July 4, 2014 at 6:21 am #
    Looks great.. as always!
  14. Ace Viray July 6, 2014 at 11:20 pm #
    Nice good job..I want also share my Philippines Food Recipes blog. http://philippinesfoodrecipes.wordpress.com this blog helps you how to prepare best filipino foods in easy way with no hassle. If you have suggestion or if want to know the recipe of specific filipino foods you want to prepare just let me know i will post it. I'm glad to help you. thank you.
  15. Carol at Wild Goose Tea July 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm #
    Cute story about the accent and the purse. Ha! You can come to my house anytime and use up food. You have some fab ideas. I would go out of my way to eat this!
  16. Cookin' Cowgirl July 8, 2014 at 3:15 pm #
    Mother of pearl, this looks too good to eat, not! I want it all. Gimmie!
  17. Jess July 8, 2014 at 3:29 pm #
    This looks awesome and I am definitely making it...quick question though: Do you actually roll the dough over itself several times like a cinnamon bun (obviously not as tight) or do you simply fold the dough in half and crimp the edges?
    • Bev Weidner July 8, 2014 at 4:08 pm #
      Roll the dough over a few times! (unlike a calzone) You got it, just like a cinnamon bun. Let me know how you like it!
      • Jess July 15, 2014 at 8:28 am #
        Thank you! Made this yesterday and it was a huge hit. I am super terrible at rolling the dough with the toppings on so it was a stromboli/calzone hybrid (strombozone? calboli?) but delicious nonetheless!!


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