Vegan Stromboli

In Recipes, Sandwiches, Wraps, and Burgers by Lori Hill2 Comments

This vegan stromboli was inspired by a white 3 x 5 recipe card that dates back to my high school home economics class. I remember really loving stromboli back in those days, but haven’t tried the recipe in decades, mostly because I haven’t eaten meat since 2003 and went vegan in 2014. So I decided to veganify the recipe that originally called for American and mozzarella cheese, salami, and ham and replace it with lots of veggies and some other vegan favorites. 

I am not a fan of most vegan cheeses, but I have found that Chao vegan cheese slices, when baked, does’t have the normal vegan cheese taste. When baking, I sometimes dice it into small pieces, like shreds, to aid in the melting process. Since this bakes at 500 degrees Fahrenheit though, it melted quite easily. The original recipe called for salami and ham, so I replaced that with Upton’s Naturals Italian Seitan. I’m addicted to it! For the marinara sauce, I felt like making my own from scratch with fresh tomatoes and sort of achieved that. I discovered The Vegan Chef’s recipe for Easy Marina Sauce which actually uses canned tomatoes, but the rest was from scratch! My husband John declared it the best sauce ever and I agree!  

You can serve this as a meal and split it between 2 to 4 people, or slice it into 8 thin slices and serve it at a party as an appetizer. 

Vegan Stromboli
Serves 8
This vegan stromboli contains lots of veggies, my favorite faux cheese and Italian-style seitan. Serve it as an appetizer at a party or make it a main meal!
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
640 calories
61 g
66 g
33 g
24 g
15 g
299 g
978 g
3 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 640
Calories from Fat 292
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g
Saturated Fat 15g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 66mg
Sodium 978mg
Total Carbohydrates 61g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 1/2 cups warm water
  2. 1/4 cup olive oil
  3. 1 package dry yeast
  4. 1/2 tsp salt
  5. 4 - 5 cups flour
  1. 1 to 2 TBS olive oil
  2. 18 slices of Chao cheese
  3. 1/2 cup Upton's Itallian seitan, warmed in a skillet
  4. 1/2 cup sliced crimini mushrooms
  5. 1/2 cup diced tomato
  6. 1/4 cup diced onion
  7. 1/4 cup diced red pepper
  8. 1/4 cup diced green pepper
  9. 1/4 cup diced kalamata olives
  10. Sea salt to taste
  11. Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  12. Oregano to taste
Marinara Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup diced onion
  2. 1 TBS olive oil
  3. 1 TBS minced garlic
  4. 1 tsp dried basil
  5. 1 tsp dried oregano
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  8. 1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  1. Stir water, oil, yeast, and salt till blended
  2. Add 2 cups flour and keep adding until dough is workable
  3. Knead dough and divide into 3 balls
  4. Place balls in a bowl and refrigerate at least 1 hour
  5. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll out until thin, about 12 to 18 inches
  1. Brush olive oil on the dough and then add cheese, seitan, mushrooms, tomato, onion, red and green pepper, and olives.
  2. Add salt, pepper, and oregano to taste.
  3. Fold sides over and pinch ends together to seal
  4. Brush top with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with oregano
  5. Bake at 500 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 to 30 minutes or until the top is slightly brown
Marinara Sauce
  1. In a medium saucepan, saute the onion in the olive oil for 3 minutes to soften
  2. Add the garlic and saute an additional 1-2 minutes while stirring constantly, or until fragrant but not browned
  3. Add the dried herbs, salt, and pepper, and saute an additional 30 seconds
  4. Add the crushed tomatoes, stir well to combine, reduce the heat to low, and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes to blend the flavors
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Lori Hill

Lori Hill founded Sister Eden in order to inspire people to make sustainable choices in their everyday lives. Before that, she produced special events for 16 years and educated her colleagues about how to make their events more sustainable. In addition to being an online media personality and producer of videos, Lori is a speaker, writer, activist, wife, mom, and plant eater just trying to do the right thing and make a difference in the world. You can often find her walking her rescue dog Dolly while picking up trash in her Takoma Park neighborhood where Sister Eden has adopted a spot.
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      Francia –
      wonderful! Let me know how it goes and if you made — or would like to make — any tweaks! … and now I’M craving stromboli!

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