Stromboli – Chicago Style

Looking for a quick, simple, and tasty dinner for tonight?  Look no further!  This is a family favorite that I remember eating when I was growing up.  We called this Stromboli, but it’s not the same you see in Italian restaurants.  This is an open-faced stromboli and it won’t disappoint.  What I love about this meal is that you can add or subtract items that each individual may or may not like because they will be getting their own individual portion.  



  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 1 sm. onion, diced
  • 1 med. green pepper, diced
  • 1 (8oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 (14oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • mozzarella cheese
  • French bread, cut lengthwise


  1. Cook sausage until browned and remove from pan. Cook onion, green pepper, mushrooms and diced tomatoes. Once cooked, add sausage back into pan along with tomato sauce. Cut french bread lengthwise. Once sausage combination is completely heated through, spoon onto french bread. Cover with cheese and bake at 375* for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.
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Since I was feeding 6 of us, I used 1 1/2 loaves of french bread.  Two of my children don’t like mushrooms, so I just omitted it from their portion.  


This is so tasty and so quick to put together.  This is a great comfort food.  I loved eating this as a child and loved the aroma of the kitchen as the vegetables were cooking.  It’s great to be able to share a recipe that I grew up eating with my family.  I hope that they will remember eating this and share it with their families someday.  Remember how I shared this recipe here. In that post, I talked about how important it is to share recipes from your childhood and to have a cookbook that can be passed along to your children.

 I think it’s so important for our children to know about our childhood and what we were like and what we did for fun, what are favorite meals were and so on.  I hope this inspires you to make a meal from your childhood and share it with friends and families.  


  1. Jen

    June 19, 2017 at 11:16 am

    My mouth is watering!!! I think we’ll make these instead of homemade pizza this Friday!

    1. Shay

      June 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      This is so yummy! I could eat it often. Thanks!

  2. Maria

    June 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Delicious! My husband would adore this. Will have to make it for one of our at home date nights!

    1. Shay

      June 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      It is definitely very tasty. Thanks!

  3. Andrea

    June 19, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    I think reading right before having to go home and make dinner wasn’t such a bright idea because now I want this for dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!! This looks so delicious! Definitely making this sometime this week 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    1. Shay

      June 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks! It is a yummy dinner.

  4. Megan

    June 19, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    This looks incredible! My husband loves stromboli and so do I so it’s a win-win. Can’t wait to try this.

    1. Shay

      June 20, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Thanks! It is really good!

  5. Latasha Peterson

    June 20, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Oh my glee! This meal looks amazing and delicious! I would totally try it out for my family!

    1. Shay

      June 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Thanks! It is nice to feed my family because you can make it work for each member.

  6. Melissa

    June 20, 2017 at 9:52 am

    Yummy, this looks delish, I love how customizable it is too it would be a winner in our home!

    1. Shay

      June 20, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Thanks! I love how simple and tasty it is!

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