Monday, February 21, 2011

Stromboli Sandwiches

Usually I'm not a big fan of Rachel Ray, many of her recipes have long lists of ingredients which I usually don't have. I also find her use of the phrases "Yum-O" and "EVOO" and cutesy recipe names (ahem... sammies...) a bit annoying. My sister, however, is a big fan. And, I must admit, this recipe was awesome. I had everything I needed on hand, it came together in 25 minutes (including the 15 minutes baking time), and it impressed my guests. So in this case, way to go Rachel Ray!

Stromboli Sandwiches
One 16-ounce loaf semolina bread
Spinach or other mixed greens (I used a 50/50 mix)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound chicken sausage or tofu crumbles
3 cloves garlic, chopped
Freshly grated nutmeg (optional)
2 cups shredded provolone cheese
1 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese (3 generous handfuls)
8 thin slices mozzarella cheese
Preheat the oven to 375°.
Cut off the top quarter of the bread lengthwise and scoop out the bottom piece.
In a medium skillet, heat oil t over medium heat. Add the sausage and cook, crumbling with a spoon, until browned. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg, if using.
Sprinkle bread shell with provolone cheese, add a layer of greens, then sausage mixture.
Finally, top with the parmigiano, mozzarella and bread lid.
Wrap the sandwich in foil and bake until the cheese is melted, 15 minutes.
Cut into thick slices to serve.
One more thing, I would love to know what kind of recipes you all want to see. If you could take a sec and vote in the poll in my side bar, I would be supremely grateful!
Thanks, can't wait to hear what you all think!

Happy Eating!


  1. Liz, that stromboli looks really great. I feel the same way about RR but sometimes her recipes are really good!

  2. I suddenly like your dinner way better than mine! Yum!

  3. Oh, my! This looks super easy and delish! :)

  4. Mmm looks delicious and not too hard to make! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I can't stand Rachel Ray either. Her raspy voice using cutesy words. Ick. But occasionally there is a recipe that is awesome! And I did learn to cook in high school by watching 30 minute meals. This stromboli sandwich looks like a winner.

  6. I enjoy Rachel Ray just because she gets you excited to cook! This looks delicious. I think black forest ham, swiss cheese and spinach would be a great combo. Fun idea.

  7. Haha - I don't mind EVOO so much but all the other ones drive me crazy too! But this sounds delicious and looks like a great recipe for a party. I love how pretty it looks too! Thanks for linking up.

  8. I just spent way too much on your blog - your recipes look delish! Following you now - stop by if you have time!


  9. yum! this sounds delicious liz! let's have a lunch date and make these sometime. i'm w/ you on rachel ray. i have the cookbook and she always wants to use 80 bajillion ingredients, but glad to hear these were a winner.

  10. Liz, I'm right there with ya when it comes to Rachel Ray. I just don't buy her shtick and the phrases kill me. I have to admit though, this recipe sounds fantastic, and with your seal of approval, I know it's a keeper. Thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..". Jenn