Entertaining is easy when you can make this air fryer stromboli filled with ham cheese, spinach and peppers as an appetizer or just for snacks on game day.
I’m sure I’m not alone in this, but my favorite recipes are those that I can change up the ingredients based on what I have in my pantry or fridge.
A little imagination and sometimes hints from the peanut gallery is all you need to put together an easy and delicious air fryer stromboli as an appetizer.
Flexible is stromboli’s middle name. Talk about changing up ingredients, you can use whatever foods you know your family will enjoy the best. AND, it’s so easy you can whip up more than one if there is a division of likes and dislikes. Not everyone may like peppers, or there’s a vegetarian on the guest list.
This air fryer stromboli ham, cheese, spinach and pepper appetizer recipe is easy peasy for the air fryer or baked in the oven. You can use a refrigerator roll pizza dough which takes no preparation and cooks perfectly in the air fryer.
The prep for this takes maybe 10 minutes to place your ingredients on the dough and 15-20 minutes to cook in the air fryer (time will depend on the type of air fryer) and your work is done.
There is no secret to making stromboli, start by adding cheese as the first layer then continue using all your ingredients and make last layer cheese. This helps to hold everything together, roll up the dough, brush with egg wash and cook!
Here’s my easy recipe for the air fryer stromboli recipe or oven baked to get you started. Both are very easy to prepare and a delicious game day snack, appetizers or movie night.
Air Fryer Stromboli Ham Cheese Spinach Appetizer
Quick and Easy Stromboli Appetizer or Game Day Snack, any time and any occasion.
Author: Wine Lady
- 1 Pkg Refrigerator Pizza Dough
- 12 slices deli ham
- 12 slices of mozzarella or use shredded mozzarella
- 12 slices of provolone
- 1/4 cup sliced roasted peppers (optional)
- 1/4 cup fresh spinach leaves
- 1/2 tsp. oregano and/or basil (use more or less according to taste)
- dash of pepper
- 1 egg beaten
AIR FRYER INSTRUCTIONS:
#1. Roll out the dough into a rectangle. It should be fairly thin, approximately just under 1/4 inch thick.
#2. Layer out each item leaving a 3/4 inch border. Start with the cheese, continue with the remaining items and end with a layer of cheese.
#3. Roll up as tight as possible, and tuck in the ends.
#4. Brush top with egg wash, cut 2 or 3 slits in the top of the dough to allow steam to escape.
#5. Carefully pick up the stromboli and place into the air fryer. Bake @ 360 Degrees for 12- 15 minutes. (Time is approximate. Check your air fryer for details.)
#6. When browned, carefully remove from the air fryer using a large spatula to lift it out.
Let it cool about 8 minutes, then slice and serve.
OVEN BAKED INSTRUCTIONS:
Prepare the stromboli the same from # 1 thru # 4 Above.
#5. Carefully pick up the stromboli and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet.
#6. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes or until nicely browned and the dough is cooked on the bottom. Use a spatula to lift the stromboli to see if the bottom of crust is browned.
This is a very flexible recipe. You can use any deli items and/or veggies you wish. The cooking time may vary based on the moisture content in the items you choose. The more moisture baking time may take a few minutes more.
When you use everyone’s favorite ingredients, this stromboli will become a fan favorite. Making just one stromboli may not be enough. I always make at least two strombolis and if there are leftovers the kids enjoy them as after school snacks.
You might also enjoy these appetizers or game day snacks you can make in the air fryer OR oven:
If you are hosting a party or game day gathering make this stromboli at least a day in advance. Just cook, chill on the counter until it’s room temperature then wrap in foil and keep it in the fridge. When you are ready to serve, simply place the foil wrapped stromboli in a 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes. You can open the foil halfway through the re-heating process.