Ham and Cheese Crescent “Roll” Stromboli for #SundaySupper

My husband has been after me to make Stromboli at home for a long time, so when I joined the weekly #SundaySupper Movement  recently and saw that the first theme I would be able to participate in was “Stuff, Roll, and Wrap” I knew immediately it was time to finally make one. I just couldn’t bring myself to make homemade dough for it, I tend to make a mess with flour, and really didn’t feel like cleaning it all up, so I just used refrigerated crescent rolls as the dough instead.

The purpose of #SundaySupper is bringing family back around the table. Right now we almost always have dinner together, but as our daughter gets older and starts participating in different activities, I know it will probably get harder to do. I do consider it important to have meals together, have a chance to talk, reconnect, and just spend time together, and that’s why I decided to join this movement I had already heard so much about!

I went with a simple ham and cheese stromboli instead of a regular Italian one hoping my daughter would eat it. She did not. It appears we are at a VERY picky time period, she just didn’t buy the idea it was like a grilled ham and cheese. Not that she would eat that, either, I was just grasping at straws.

I started out by bringing the crescent roll dough to room temperature, about an hour. Then I rolled the dough up into a ball and pressed it out with my fingers greased with just a few drops of olive oil, until it was about a 10 inch rectangle. Then I brushed a thin layer of marinara sauce over the dough, and then a layer of deli ham,

Ham Layer

and then a layer of sliced mozzarella cheese,

Mozz Cheese Layer


followed by just a little Parmesan cheese.

Parm Layer

Then I carefully folded over the dough a quarter of the way, then completely over the rest of the filling, and pressed the ends of the dough together.

Unbaked Stromboli


After it was folded, I brush the top with a little egg white, and then sprinkled Italian seasoning lightly over the top, then baked it at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

Whole Stromboli


Let it cool for a few minutes before slicing, and served it with a side of marinara sauce for dipping.

Ham and Cheese Stromboli


Doesn’t it look GOOD?! Read below for the printable instructions, and then be sure to check out what everyone else made for today. Trust me, there are all kinds of delicious food here!

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Ham and Cheese Crescent "Roll" Stromboli for #SundaySupper
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Easy Stromboli made with crescent roll dough, perfect for #SundaySupper or anytime!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Italian American
Serves: 4
  • 12 ounce refrigerated crescent dough
  • ¼ cup marinara sauce, plus extra for dipping
  • 8 slices deli ham (like a cooked ham)
  • 6 slices mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • a few drops olive oil
  • sprinkle of garlic powder
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1 egg white
  • sprinkle Italian seasoning
  1. Bring crescent dough to room temperature, 1 hour or longer (the warmer the dough is, the easier it is to work with).
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. On a large baking sheet press out the dough into about a 10-inch rectangle using your fingers lightly coated with olive oil. Brush the pressed out dough with a thin layer of marinara sauce, then layer on the ham and cheeses to about ½ inch from the edges. Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.
  4. Starting from a long end, fold the dough carefully a quarter of the way over then fold over the entire filling, pressing the dough ends together (you may have to stuff some of the filling back under). Brush lightly with egg white and sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until hot and golden brown. Let it rest a few minutes before slicing. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.


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  1. says

    Ermagaaaawd Bernadette, I’ll eat whatever your daughter didn’t eat! This is my dream meal. I love meat ‘n cheese stuffed into carbs! And one should always have short-cut ready made dough so that this could be whipped up at short notice. I’m going to go buy some right now!

    • Bernadette says

      Glad you like it! I’m even more glad to find out I’m not the only one who doesn’t like to make dough!

  2. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) says

    Strombolis, calzones, and pizza pockets! I’m get a lesson in Italian wraps for this Sunday Supper!

    The “picky” eater…such a power struggle! My son is very finicky too! Your stromboli looks and sounds awesome! I would eat that whole thing!

    • Bernadette says

      Sorry I missed your comment. Yes, I was a picky eater myself, and she is taking after me. Thanks for the compliment on my Stromboli!


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