Feb 20, 2021



Time: 45 minutes
Dishes: small pot, medium bowl, baking sheet

Hello, hello Dear Readers!

I watched a popular video on how to roll Stromboli, and I am here to report to you to not make the same mistake I did - when you fill your dough, add the cheese to the bottom and then the Soy Curls. This will make folding the ends up and over the filling and crimping the seam easier. Then you can flip the dough to place the seam on the bottom of the baking pan to make sure it does not open during baking.

However you fold or fill it, when you bake this dish, make sure the cheese portion is on the top not on the bottom to allow the cheese to melt into the filling and prevent the crust from becoming soggy.

While I did prepare it the hard way, it was definitely well-received in the household. In fact, I only got a small piece to taste before they were snapped up.

I used my homemade pizza dough, which is easy and fast, and I used Soy Curls (as prepared HERE on Making Mondays). You could use Gardein or seitan or even cold cuts, if you like. It will still be delicious!

I used fresh spinach, which I just pan-cooked. No seasoning, nothing; I just cooked it to wilt it. If you use frozen spinach, make sure to squeeze it well, else your Stromboli will be too wet. No soggy Stromboli, please.

I added fennel seeds to add sausage flavor, so if you have it, please add it. All in all, very tasty meal that took less than 45 minutes to get to the table. 

If you need inspiration for your weekly menu, check out ours HERE.


Speedy Cooking Tips:

  • Gather your ingredients.
  • Cook or microwave the spinach while you roll the dough.
  • Press the spinach of excess liquid, if needed. 
  • ADD THE CHEESE TO THE BOTTOM of the dough to make folding easier.
  • Flip the filled and sealed dough onto the baking sheet, making sure the cheese is at the top.
  • Make the sauce while you bake the Stromboli. 

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Makes 4 servings 


2 cups chopped, prepared Soy Curls (as prepared HERE)

5 ounces spinach (cooked, if fresh; thawed and squeezed, if frozen) 

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons dried oregano, divided

2 teaspoons dried basil, divided

1/2 teaspoon chili flakes

1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

1 pound pizza dough (homemade or store-bought)

5 garlic cloves, minced, divided

10 slices vegan cheese

1/4 cup vegan parmesan (optional) 

1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce

1 teaspoon onion granules

Preheat oven to 400F.

1. Protein: Mix the soy curls, oil, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon basil, chili flakes and fennel seeds together. Set aside. 

2. Stromboli: Divide the dough into two. Roll each half into an 8X12 rectangle. Sprinkle each dough half with 2 minced garlic, add half the parmesan, if using, half the slices of cheese and half the reserved Protein, leaving a 2-inch border without any toppings. Fold the dough around the filling, pinch the seam closed and place seam-side down on a baking sheet. Tuck each end under. Brush with oil, add salt. Pierce all over with a fork to allow steam to escape. Bake until golden, 17 to 25 minutes.

3. Sauce: Mix the tomato sauce, onion, 1 teaspoon oregano, 1 teaspoon basil, and garlic in a small pot. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer. Partly cover and cook until flavors meld, about 5 minutes. Add pinch sugar if too tart. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the sauce with the Stromboli


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    1. Thank you, Susan! I hope you are feeling better! As long as you are improving, it doesn't matter by how much - it is the trajectory that matters. Hugs to you!!


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