Traditional stromboli recipes are stuffed with tons of mozzarella cheese and Italian cured meats. In this healthy stromboli recipe we fill whole-wheat pizza dough with plenty of spinach and a judicious amount of salami: the results are still delicious. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce on the side for dipping.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2012


Recipe Summary

45 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Position a rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Combine tomato paste and garlic in a small bowl. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface into a rectangle approximately 14 by 10 inches. Spread the tomato paste mixture over the dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edges. Place a layer of salami on the tomato paste; top with cheese and spinach. Starting at a long side, roll the dough into a cylinder. Pinch both ends shut to contain the filling. Using two spatulas, carefully transfer the stromboli to the prepared baking sheet, placing it seam-side down. Brush oil over the stromboli.

  • Bake until the crust is beginning to brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing into 5 portions.


Easy cleanup: Recipes that require cooking spray can leave behind a sticky residue that can be hard to clean. To save time and keep your baking sheet looking fresh, line it with a layer of foil before you apply the cooking spray.

Nutrition Facts

327 calories; protein 15.2g 30% DV; carbohydrates 43.1g 14% DV; dietary fiber 3.3g 13% DV; sugars 6.2g; fat 13g 20% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 19% DV; cholesterol 22.5mg 8% DV; vitamin a iu 1752.8IU 35% DV; vitamin c 11.2mg 19% DV; folate 29.7mcg 7% DV; calcium 203.7mg 20% DV; iron 1.7mg 9% DV; magnesium 30.7mg 11% DV; potassium 457mg 13% DV; sodium 786.3mg 32% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV; added sugar 1g.

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  • 5 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
Easy and Delicious Used veggie pepperoni instead of salami. My kid didn't even care about the spinach he loved it. Makes great leftovers. Pros: Fast great taste kids love it. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Messy but Good When I went to roll up my pizza dough the salami slid around on the sauce and made a mess and I could only fold the dough in half instead of making a spiral. I believe this is totally my own fault because I used regular pizza sauce instead of tomato paste. Sauce is a lot runnier than paste so I'm guessing that was the main problem. I also added canned mushrooms to my filling which contributed to the runny mess. Once I got the ingredients sealed up in the dough the stromboli baked nicely but was a runny mess when I tried to cut it into pieces. I will try making this again because the flavor was great. Pros: great taste Cons: messy runny filling Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Added a tsp of Italian seasoning and 1tsp salt to the paste. Very good! Read More