Satisfy your pizza craving the healthy way with this Skinny Stromboil Recipe!
It was only a matter of time before I called a recipe “skinny.” I’m not really proud of jumping on that bandwagon, but the word skinny is a perfect way to describe this calorie-slashed version of pizza. Well, at least I hope these strombolis will lead to skinniness. I’m not usually one to use cute words, and you know who else isn’t? My husband. When we were engaged, he wouldn’t call me his fiancé because he thought it sounded silly. Part of why I was in such a hurry to get married (I was only 19 when he proposed!) is that I wanted a better status than just “girlfriend.” That sounded so small time, especially since we were living together, so I wanted to move up to “wife” ASAP.
Let’s just move past the skinny and talk about the stromboli. Do you love pizza and calzone like I do? Chewy crust, gooey cheese, and piles of toppings (or just more cheese if that’s how you roll) all add up to an incredibly satisfying meal. There’s only one problem: All that chewiness and gooeyness can also add up to a not-so-healthy dinner. The good news is that I’m pretty happy as long as I have tomato sauce and cheese, so I set out to make a healthy recipe that would satisfy my pizza craving.
This stromboli recipe definitely fits the bill! This roll of pizza heaven looks like a lot of food, but each stromboli has under 500 calories (which can vary depending on your choice of filling). If you ask me, the worst part about eating healthier is skimpy portions, so having a seemingly decadent portion of food that won’t break the calorie bank is perfect for me. Don’t worry. All this talk about calories and skinniness doesn’t make this any less of a family-friendly dinner. Most kids love pizza, and you can customize the filling to please everyone. I chose bell peppers, mushroom, and some leftover chicken I had on hand, but the possibilities are endless! Make a custom stromboli for everyone (or let them build their own), and this dinner is a real crowd pleaser!
Skinny Stromboli Recipe
Satisfy your pizza craving the healthy way with this easy pizza roll!
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- 4 sheets whole grain lavash
- 2 c. pizza sauce
- 2 c. mozzarella cheese I used 2% milk cheese
- your favorite pizza toppings (shown here with mushroom, bell peppers, and chicken)
- 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread about ½ c. pizza sauce on each sheet of lavash. Leave about an inch margin on the two long sides and one short side.
Evenly spread your desired toppings over the sauce, and then sprinkle ½ c. cheese over each stromboli.
Starting with the the short end covered with sauce/toppings all the way to the edge, roll your stromboli into a tube. Carefully transfer it seam side down to a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat or aluminum foil. (You may need two baking sheets for four stromboli.)
Drizzle about 1 tsp. over the top of each stromboli, and rub it in to evenly cover the lavash. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes, until brown on the outside and cheese is melted.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 15
Want more healthy ways to get your pizza fix? Try these!
What is lavash?
Hi, Ashlee! Lavash is a thin sheet of bread that you can use for wrap sandwiches. You could also use large flour tortillas if you can’t find lavash where you are. Thanks so much for your question!
This sounds delicious…wondering if I could make them and freeze them for a quick meal anytime..?? What do you think?
Hi, Diane! That’s a really great idea! I can’t say for sure about freezing them, but I think it would work. If you try it, please let us know how it turns out. Thanks for stopping by :)
Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector) says
This looks great! I’ve been pinning a bunch of healthier recipes for after the baby is born. Right now, I’m just indulging while I can…at least until my doctor fusses at me:)
I’ve been indulging too much lately, and I don’t have an excuse! I’m on the lookout for healthier recipes too. Glad you liked this one, Jaren :)
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Andi, I am laughing so hard right now… I was the same way! I thought it was so tacky I was called a “girlfriend”. But, the worse part is that as an adult, boyfriends (or as I would call them, significant other) they would refer to me in front of strangers as their wive… I didn’t like them THAT much! lol
Loving this pizza creation so much… I pinned it … AND stumbled it! :)
OK, that is super weird that your boyfriends called you their wife! That must be awkward if you saw those people later after you broke up. Do you have to explain that you didn’t get a divorce?! Thank you so much for sharing my recipe. You are such a sweetheart!
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
They were mainly strangers… thank goodness. But, it was just WEIRD. (But then again, some BF are strange!) Hope you’re having a great evening!
Since I started dating my husband just before I turned sixteen, I don’t have experience with weird boyfriends! Sounds like I didn’t miss out on anything ;)
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Oh, trust me… you did not miss out! lol :)
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
I love calling recipes “skinny”!! I love that you got engaged so young – I did too! I’ve never made stromboli before but I have a feeling my boys would love this! Pinned! Thanks Andi!
You love the word skinny because you are a cute person, not a bitter old lady like me ;) Thank you, Jen! xo
Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic says
I love pizza, and would definitely appreciate a skinny version! This sounds soooo good!
Thanks, Bianca! I’m working on losing a few pounds, so there might be more recipes like this coming your way :) Hope you are having a good week!