Cheesy Turkey Sausage Stromboli

If I ask my husband what special meal he wants for his birthday or for Father’s Day…he usually grins and says, “Can you make me a Stromboli?”

It is SO YUMMY…it’s no wonder he always requests it! 


Cheesy Turkey Sausage StromboliYum

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 T. honey
1 t. sea salt
1 package yeast
3/4 cups warm water
1/4 cup warm milk
1 T. melted butter
1 pound turkey sausage
2 cups white cheddar cheese, shredded
2 eggs
1 t. basil
grated Parmesan cheese

Combine flour, salt and yeast. Add water, milk, honey and butter. Knead until smooth and elastic. Place in a bowl, cover and let rise until doubled, about one hour.

Meanwhile, in a skillet cook sausage. Stir shredded cheese, one egg and basil into the sausage. Set aside.

Punch dough down and roll into a 15 x 10 inch rectangle. Spoon sausage mixture down one side of the rectangle to within one inch of the edges. Fold dough over filling and pinch to seal. Place on a cookie sheet. Cut four diagonal slits on top of the stromboli. Beat remaining egg and brush it over the stromboli. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. 

Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Slice and serve warm.


This is definitely a family favorite! Hope you try it and enjoy it!

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  1. says

    I make almost exactly the same recipe, except mine calls for mozzerella instead of cheddar. My family, especially my husband, loves it.
    I love your site, by the way. And you’ve got some terrific recipes. I tried the pretzels the other day. Mine didn’t come out “looking” as much like pretzels because the holes disappeared, but they were delicious. I actually made half of them with cinnamon sugar on top instead of salt and they were great. Thanks!


  2. Amy says

    Mmmmmm… that sounds really good. Is that some kind of spread or dip in the picture that you serve with it?


  3. says

    Hi Laura,

    I love your site, it is really helpful and neat! I think you know more about computers than I do…haha. Good to see you a few weeks ago at SQ. That recipe looks yummy…I will definitely be trying some of your recipes when the summer is over and life returns to semi-normal!!


  4. says

    ohhhhhhhh be still my heart! this sounds wonderful! what is that white creamy stuff in the bowl? sour cream? some other lovely topping? do tell! (pretty please)


  5. Karen says

    This looks great! Did you bake it in a stone pan–like Pampered Chef stoneware by
    chance? Glad you are feeling much better.


  6. Helen says

    Just linked to this one today, but it looks delicious. I am going to work it into my menu for the week!


  7. Megan says

    That looks absolutely amazing. I will definitely be making some kind of stromboli this weekend….just hafta figure out what I want to put inside.


  8. Kelly says

    I think this will make it on to the next menu plan, but I think I will add either some chopped baby spinach or some homemade pesto and some carmalized onions into it as well. I think my husband will love this!


  9. Bonnie says

    This looks great! I want to add it to my next freezer cooking day. Have you frozen this before? Also, do you serve this with some type of sauce?


    Laura Reply:

    I never have frozen it but I don’t know why it wouldn’t freeze well. I don’t serve it with any kind of sauce because we like it plain, but I think a marinara sauce would be good!


  10. Kim says

    I served it with sauce – it was perfect! I also made a small one alongside the big one for my husband to take to work for lunch…it’s in the freezer now – I baked it already, then let it cool about 20 minutes – then froze it. I can let you know how it turned out! I did it just like the recipe – but I think next time I might add some veggies – red bell peppers, onions, maybe even spinach and chopped carrots?


    Carrie McGarry Reply:

    Would like to know how this turned out after freezing as well


  11. Rebekah says

    This is the best recipe!! We like it with turkey sausage and also our deer sausage!!! It freezes very well!!!


  12. Blair says

    Ok, my 1st go at this, I’m not so sure… :-( my dough was never “smooth and elastic”… Now its 30 minutes into the 1st “cover and let rise” phase, and its not really doin much! I’m scared, lol. This is not a good day to try something new, I just realized, because my husband is wanting to take the kids to the high school football playoffs, and this won’t be done until like, time to GO. Lol, I guess we’ll be taking it with us, but I hope it turns out yummy(ish), because if it doesn’t I will have to try to make it again tomoro, and again and again until I get it right!! It sounds really good with italian sausage, mushrooms, purple onions, and olives!!! Thanks for one of my 1st pregnancy cravings!!


    blair Reply:

    yeah im just getting back to writing this, but it was not like i expected it to be. I havent gotten around to trying again though. It was very tasty and i think that the problem was with the flour i used. i cant wait to be able to try this again!


  13. says

    Yum, yum, yum! This one is so tasty, my kids didn’t even ask for ketchup…they asked for seconds!

    Thanks for keeping recipes and instructions simple, Laura. I am more willing to try them and am so thrilled when they turn out.


  14. Michelle says

    Can I make this in the morning, let it rise and leave it several hours before baking it in the refrigerator? I like to complete my meals in the morning as afternoons are crazy when the kids get home with activities and homework. Thanks.


    Laura Reply:

    Yes, I’ve done this before and it works great!


  15. Bethany says

    Ohhhhhh yeahhhhhh! Just made this & just ate it!! It was delicious and made me sort of feel like a professional because the stromboli looked so pretty- but in reality it was very easy to make!! I used mozzarella since I couldn’t find white cheddar at the store. That being said I think it would be yummy to have some marinara sauce to dip the stromboli in!

    I almost made the Turkey Sausage seasoning pack gifts in a jar for my family this past Christmas but decided on something else. I totally forgot about the recipe until today! I mixed up the homemade turkey sausage and WOW! Soooooo gooooood!! Looking forward to making it again into patties & eating for breakfast! I like pork sausage patties but sometimes the taste is too strong for me. Thank youuuu!


  16. says

    I never knew what stromboli was until trying this recipe and we love it here! I’ve been making if for about a year now. So helpful to find something that all 7 of us get happy about eating! I usually put warmed marinara sauce out for dipping. It is also easy to take along for lunches. I packed it for my husband and his pianist at school longingly asked what he was eating, she said it had been a long time since she had eaten stromboli.

    Thanks for another great, simple and special recipe! Now I am heading to the kitchen to get out my ingredients and start browning the meat! Blessings to you, Laura.


  17. Jenni says

    Do you think leaving out the honey would make a huge difference in the taste? Is there something else that might work in its place (besides sugar). We have been mashing up our food for my 10 month old. Just have 2 more months before we can give him honey, and I want to play it safe. Thanks!


    Laura Reply:

    Sugar would work just fine, which is what you’ll need to substitute because sugar (or honey) work with the yeast in this recipe so that the yeast will make the dough rise. Hope your family enjoys this recipe!


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