Salami & Spinach Stromboli

Salami & Spinach Stromboli

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.

From EatingWell: September/October 2012
Yield: 5 servings
Active Time: 20
Total Time: 45


  1. 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  2. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 pound prepared pizza dough, preferably whole-wheat
  4. 2 ounces thinly sliced salami (about 10 slices)
  5. 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  6. 2 cups chopped baby spinach
  7. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Position a rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 425°F. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake until the crust is beginning to brown, 18 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before slicing into 5 portions.


Nutrition Per Serving: 327 calories; 13 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono); 23 mg cholesterol; 43 g carbohydrates; 15 g protein; 3 g fiber; 786 mg sodium; 457 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (35% daily value), Calcium (20% dv), Vitamin C (19% dv).

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 1 high-fat meat, 1 fat