This is the best stromboli recipe you’ll ever find, and it’s easy

New Jersey and pizza go together like peanut butter and jelly.

It’s just a fact.

Whether you’re grabbing a larger-than-life slice on the boardwalk or grabbing a bite at Rizzo’s in Ocean Township or Naples at Toms River, pizza is a way of life.

I’m curious though, did you come across Stromboli.

In my opinion, this is a better way to eat pizza; there’s a little more flavor, you get a solid mix of crust, sauce, cheese and topping in every bite, and it’s so customizable.

Where is the best place in Ocean or Monmouth counties to get a Stromboli?

At first I thought somewhere like Federici’s, Denino’s, or Gianni’s Colts Neck would be a good place, but they all offered Calzone’s as opposed to Stromboli’s.

Credit: Google Maps

Credit: Google Maps

Capone’s in Toms River has good Stromboli, as does Little Mia’s in Seaside Heights.

But I was surprised to find that Stromboli isn’t as big of a menu item as I thought.

Now, you might be thinking that a Stromboli and a Calzone are pretty much the same thing, so that’s okay, right?


What is the difference between a Stromboli and a calzone?

The simple answer is cheese.

The calzones incorporate Ricotta cheese and the Stromboli do not.

Photo by Alexander Maasch on Unsplash

Photo by Alexander Maasch on Unsplash

As someone who is not a fan of Ricotta (forgive me please), I will be ten times out of ten on Team Stromboli.

So where can you find the best Stromboli in all of New Jersey?

Would you believe me if I told you in your own kitchen?

Stromboli are a delicious, simple and fun meal to make that the whole family will enjoy.

I invented my own recipe for Stromboli (we’ll use the word recipe loosely by the way) a few years ago.

Rachel and I were in the mood for a Stromboli, but every place around us either had insane wait times or had no Stromboli.

I’m impatient and wanted a Stromboli sooner rather than later, so I went to the grocery store and didn’t look back.

Try my recipe and let me know how yours came out!

My recipe for the absolute best Stromboli in New Jersey

Here is my recipe for the best Stromboli you can get. You will need pizza/tomato sauce, cheese (grated or sliced), dough and toppings. In total, it should take about 45 minutes from start to finish.