Breakfast Stromboli

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Make your family and friends smile with this Breakfast Stromboli, a blend of fluffy scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, and cheese baked inside braided bread. Tailgate season’s favorite!

Searching for the ultimate tailgating breakfast that’s as hearty as it is delicious? Our Breakfast Stromboli is the answer to your game-day morning munchies. The recipe makes two strombolis and is perfectly portable for sharing. And if you’re from the Midwest, you know nothing pairs better with this than classic ranch dressing.

breakfast stromboli sliced on a baking sheet with a cup of ranch dressing

Thanks to the Ohio Poultry Association for sponsoring this post and allowing us to share this breakfast recipe. Ohio is ranked No. 2 in the nation for egg farming, producing more than 10 billion eggs a year and one of the largest turkey farming states in the country.

About this Breakfast Stromboli Recipe:

  • Flavor: Choose a turkey sausage you like because that sausage will have a predominant flavor in this stromboli. The eggs and cheese temper that spicy sausage.
  • Texture: Add cream cheese to the scrambled eggs to make them soft and creamy. The bread bakes up soft and fluffy, and the outside is almost like a pretzel texture. Chewy and delicious!
  • Method: Plan time for the bread dough to thaw and rise. The great thing is you can do this overnight in the fridge. After the bread dough is risen, you’ll need about 20 minutes prep time and 25-30 minutes bake time.

Ingredient Spotlight

ingredients for breakfast stromboli on a table
  • Frozen Bread Dough: The secret to a hassle-free base. Make your own bread dough if you’d like (I recommend our Italian bread recipe.), but frozen bread dough bakes up perfectly and you’ll still end up with that home-baked flavor.
  • Eggs. One large egg contains 6 grams of high-quality protein for only 70 calories, plus they provide essential vitamins and minerals. That means one serving of this stromboli is a strong start to the protein you need for the day.
  • Turkey Sausage: Turkey is naturally low in fat and contains lean protein. It also provides immune-boosting nutrients like iron, zinc and potassium.
  • Cheddar Cheese: The cheese melts on the bottom and top of the filling, helping hold each slice together.
  • Cream Cheese: This is our secret ingredient that adds flavor and creaminess to the scrambled eggs.

How to Make Breakfast Stromboli

plan ahead to give the dough time to rise

Check the instructions on the bread dough packaging that you buy, but in general, you’ll need 5-7 hours at room temperature or 12-14 hours in the fridge overnight.

Timing: I put the bread dough in the fridge in the early evening, then pull it out as soon as I get up in the morning. It helps the rise of the dough to be at room temperature for an hour or two before rolling.

Scramble the eggs.

  • In a glass bowl, whisk the eggs well. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs. 
  • Use a spatula to move the egg mixture around as it cooks. Continue to do this until the eggs are almost all set.
  • Add in the cream cheese. Continue to move the eggs around to mix in the cream cheese, until it is mixed in and the eggs are fully cooked, then remove the eggs from the heat.

Brown the turkey sausage.

While the eggs are cooking, brown the turkey sausage in a skillet over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Drain off any fat. 

turkey sausage browned in a skillet

Assemble the stromboli.

  • Roll one loaf of bread dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 10×14” rectangle.
  • Sprinkle with ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese down the center lengthwise.  Spoon half of the scrambled eggs over the cheese.
  • Top with half of the turkey sausage. Sprinkle an additional ½ cup cheddar cheese on top.
  • Then repeat with the second loaf of bread dough.
  • With kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter, make cuts down the long sides of the dough (both sides) about 1 ½” thick and about 3 inches long.
  • Starting at one end, fold one piece of dough across the filing, then fold the first piece of dough on the other side over.
  • Continue in this manner, criss-crossing from one side to the other, until the entire stromboli is covered. Tuck in the ends slightly to seal.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the top of the dough lightly with the egg wash.

Bake the stromboli.

Bake at 400ºF for 25-30 minutes. If the stromboli is getting too browned on top, cover loosely with foil.

two breakfast stromboli with a braided top on a baking sheet

See how that egg wash makes the top of the stromboli so golden brown and shiny?

Serving Suggestions

Serve this breakfast stromboli with a dipping sauce. I prefer ranch, but you may also love one of these:

  • Marinara Sauce: A tangy marinara can contrast nicely with the creamy, cheesy filling of the stromboli.
  • Salsa: For those who prefer a kick, a mild or spicy salsa can enhance the turkey and cheese combo.
  • Hollandaise: A rich and creamy option that pairs wonderfully with the egg-based filling.
  • Guacamole: A creamy, refreshing contrast to the warm, savory stromboli.

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3 slices of breakfast stromboli with eggs and sausage
3 slices of breakfast stromboli with eggs and sausage

Breakfast Stromboli

5 from 5 votes
Make your family and friends smile with this Breakfast Stromboli, a blend of fluffy scrambled eggs, turkey sausage, and cheese baked inside braided bread. Tailgate season's favorite!
Servings 10
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 28 minutes
Dough Rise Time 6 hours

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Ingredients
 

  • 2 pounds frozen bread dough
  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon salted butter
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 pound turkey sausage
  • 2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

Egg wash:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions
 

  • Plan ahead to prepare the dough. Set out the frozen bread dough to rise according to the package instructions. (Set at room temperature in a loaf pan. Then cover with plastic wrap. Allow it to thaw and rise for 5-6 hours.)
  • Scramble the eggs. In a glass bowl, whisk the eggs well. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the eggs. Use a spatula to move the egg mixture around as it cooks. Continue to do this until the eggs are almost all set.
  • Add in the cream cheese. Continue to move the eggs around to mix in the cream cheese, until it is mixed in and the eggs are fully cooked. Remove the eggs from the heat.
  • Brown the sausage. While the eggs are cooking, brown the turkey sausage in a skillet over medium heat until it is no longer pink. Drain off any fat.
  • Roll one loaf of bread dough out on a lightly floured surface to a 10×14” rectangle.
  • Assemble the stromboli. Sprinkle with ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese down the center lengthwise. Spoon half of the scrambled eggs over the cheese. Top with half of the turkey sausage. Sprinkle an additional ½ cup cheddar cheese on top.
  • Repeat with the second loaf of bread dough.
  • Close the stromboli. With kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter, make cuts down the long sides of the dough (both sides) about 1 ½” thick and about 3 inches long. Starting at one end, fold one piece of dough across the filing, then fold the first piece of dough on the other side over. Continue in this manner, criss-crossing from one side to the other, until the entire stromboli is covered. Tuck in the ends slightly to seal. Then repeat with the second stromboli.
  • Egg wash. Place the stromboli on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water. Brush the top of the dough lightly with the egg wash.
  • Bake the stromboli. Bake at 400ºF for 25-30 minutes. If the stromboli is getting too browned on top, cover loosely with foil. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then each stromboli into 10 slices to serve.

Notes

  • Serve with ranch dressing if desired.
  • Refer to the article above for more tips and tricks.
The calories shown are based on the recipe making 20 slices, with 1 serving being 2 slices of stromboli. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information. The information in the nutrition box are calculated through a program and there is room for error. If you need an accurate count, I recommend running the ingredients through your favorite nutrition calculator.**

Nutrition

Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 270mg | Sodium: 948mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 669IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 2mg
Course Brunch
Cuisine American
Calories 502
Keyword breakfast recipe, breakfast recipe with eggs, stromboli, tailgate recipe
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Tiffany
5 months ago

Is there any way you can post a link to your homeade French bread? I searched the site, but can’t find it