"Homemade" Stromboli that's so easy you are going to be pissed that you didn't think of it first.

It is altogether possible that I stole this recipe from Rachel Ray.  I can't really remember because I drink so much I have so many delicious recipes.  Whatever.  Even if it was hers, it's not like she really NEEDS it, right?

Pepperoni, or browned sausage, or mushrooms, or onions, or green peppers, or whatever you like on your pizza
A tube of pizza dough
Shredded Italian cheese
A jar of prepared spaghetti sauce.  I buy Ragu, because it's cheap.
Parmesan cheese, you know, in a can.
Crushed red pepper flakes
Garlic powder
Sesame seeds
Italian seasoning blend
Olive oil

Preheat your oven to 400.

Sprinkle a couple teaspoons of cornmeal onto a large flat surface.  My kitchen counter works well for this, but if you want to use the hood of your car, I'm not going to care.  Really.

Open your tube of dough and spread it out evenly on the cornmeal.

Top the dough with your favorite pizza toppings, then sprinkle about a cup of the shredded cheese over the top of that.

Now, here comes the fun part.  

Starting on the longer side, slowly roll the dough over the fillings and cheese, and keep going, until you get it all rolled up into a big tube sort of snake looking deal.  Pinch the edges of the dough at the seam together, and then lay in seam side down onto a flat cookie sheet or baking dish.

Drizzle the whole thing with olive oil.

Mix Parmesan (2 tablespoons), red pepper flakes (a shake or two, depending on how spicy you like it), garlic powder (1/2 a teaspoon) , sesame seeds (a tablespoon) and italian seasoning (a teaspoon), then sprinkle the mixture over the olive-oil covered dough.  press it into the dough on top, just a little bit.  

Bake for 15 minutes.

After taking it out of the oven, let it sit for a couple minutes, then slice and serve with sauce on the side.



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