Do you have any experience making stromboli? Definitely, you’ll be an expert at preparing this inspired dish after following this scrumptious Stromboli recipe!
This authentic Mexican Stromboli will impress everyone. The shredded cheese, sour cream, ground turkey, crispy bread, and taco seasoning will add fascinating features to your table. Try it now and impress your visitors.
When I first tried this recipe, I couldn’t imagine how Mexican and Italian could go together. This open-faced Mexican Stromboli will be one of your family favorites after you try it. This recipe is super easy and packed with flavor.
What Would life be Without this Mexican Stromboli?
What is Stromboli?
Stromboli is an Italian Swiss roll filled with cheese (typically mozzarella) and cold cuts (typically Italian meats such as salami, capocollo, and bresaola) or vegetables. Usually, the dough is either pizza dough or Italian bread dough.
The dish was invented by Italian-Americans in suburban Philadelphia in the United States. Stromboli is the name of a volcanic island off the coast of Sicily, which is named for a 1950 film.
An Easier Version: Italian and Mexican Combo
Similar to traditional stromboli, these open-faced Mexican stromboli are made with bread, mozzarella, and ground turkey. Additionally, similar to typical Stromboli, the sauce is served separately for dipping rather than being included in the dish.
However, the biggest difference is that Stromboli are rolled up, while these are made on toast. This allows for a crusty surface and smaller, bite-sized bites.
What Stromboli included?
You can fill Stromboli with pretty much anything. Start with pizza dough, bread dough, or even toast, then stuff it with cheese, pizza sauce, and cold-cut meat.
Another choice is to mix it up and do different variations like chicken, salami, pepperoni, Philly cheese steak, and so many others. A homemade Stromboli will blow anyone away.
For those who think it’s complicated, I brought you this super easy recipe, and the results are nothing short of amazing! With crunchy toast, ground turkey, sour cream, and plenty of cheese, this Stromboli is sure to satisfy.
Reasons to Love this Recipe
This easy Stromboli recipe can satisfy your Stromboli cravings in 35 minutes! You can also customize it with various fillings that you prefer. Another reason to fall in love with it is that it is simple enough for a weekday meal, yet delicious enough to be the “must have” appetizer for game day or any gathering.
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Tips For a Delicious Open Faced Mexican Stromboli
You can make your own dough or use prepared pizza dough if you don’t like toast.
For extra heat, you can add some jalapeños on top. Jalapeños go very well with cheese.
Don’t want to use ground turkey? I’ve got you covered. Substitute black beans for turkey and dip in avocado sauce.
Bonus Tip: This meal is great with Salsa or you can even add pepperoni on top to give it a twist.
Frequently Asked Questions
Stromboli can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance of baking and kept tightly wrapped in the fridge until they are baked. Before baking, let the Stromboli cool at room temperature while your oven heats.
Definitely! This recipe can be doubled, tripled, and even quadrupled! You can also cut the recipe in half if you want to make a smaller batch.
You can substitute ground beef for chicken, salami, pepperoni, Philly cheese steak and so many other choices.
If you are serving Stromboli as a meal, you can serve it with a big green salad and fruit on the side.
Calzones are basically folded-up pizzas stuffed with your favorite toppings and then baked. Each slice of a calzone contains layers of the crust and toppings you choose.
Open Faced Mexican Stromboli Recipe Ingredients
It is a recipe for loaded ground turkey stuffed with Texas toast, and topped with cheese. It’s so delicious that it’s meant to be savored and shared.
Ground Turkey: I used Butterball ground turkey. Feel free to use any ground turkey you like.
Sour cream: I used Kraft sour cream. It delivers a delicious taste that gives a kick to the recipe.
Texas Toast: Texas toast is made of thick, white bread that is butter-slathered on both sides and grilled rather than toasted to a golden brown finish. Texas toast has more moisture and softness than regular-sized slices of bread because of the additional thickness.
Sharp Shredded Cheese: I used Kraft. Feel free to use any shredded cheese of your choice. Shredded Mozzarella will also work in this recipe.
Taco Seasoning: I used Mild McCormick taco seasoning
How to Make Open Faced Mexican Stromboli
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the Irresistible Open faced Mexican Stromboli. Let’s start!
First, brown ground turkey or beef meat in a large skillet on medium heat. Drain fat from meat.
Next, stir in seasoning mix and water.
Add sour cream.
Now, reduce heat and allow meat to simmer.
Then, bake Texas Toast according to instructions on the box half way done.
Pull toast out the oven and turn each piece over.
After that, top each piece of toast with ground turkey or beef and top it off with shredded cheese.
Finally, put the pan back in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until cheese melts. Enjoy
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Irresistible Open Faced Mexican Stromboli
- 1 pound turkey or beef I used Butterball Turkey
- ¼ cup sour cream
- 1 box Texas Toast 8 count
- 8 ounces bag sharp shredded cheese I used Kraft
- 1 package Mild McCormick Taco Seasoning
- ¾ cup water
- Brown ground turkey or beef meat in a large skillet on medium heat. Drain fat from meat.
- Stir in seasoning mix and water
- Add sour cream then reduce heat and allow meat to simmer
- Bake Texas Toast according to instructions on the box half way done. Then, pull toast outside the oven and turn each piece over.
- Top each piece of toast with ground turkey or beef and top it off with shredded cheese.
- Put the pan back in the oven for 3-5 minutes or until cheese melts.
- You can make your own dough or use prepared pizza dough if you don’t like toast.
- For extra heat, you can add some jalapeños on top. Jalapeños go very well with cheese.
- Don’t want to use ground turkey? I’ve got you covered. Substitute black beans for turkey and dip in avocado sauce.
- Bonus Tip: This meal is great with Salsa or you can even add pepperoni on top to give it a twist.
I’m shocked at the combo too, but if you say it’s a winner, I’ll believe it!
Yes, Marta I was too but it is good!
So creative! I bet it was good!
Thank you!! It is good!
Such an interesting recipe! I also enjoy ground turkey.
Thank you Adri!!
I love using ground turkey in place of beef and think it works well in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!
I love ground turkey too Jazz!! Thank you!!
So convenient and creative. Nice job!
Thank you girly!!
This certainly looks like a winning dish. I love the fusion of two cuisines!
Thank you Mila!!
This looks yummy! Will try next week!
Thank you Janika!! I hope you enjoy it!!
Stephanie @ PlainChicken
O-M-YUM! This sounds delicious. Tacos and garlic texas toast – heaven!
It is really good Stephanie!! Thank you!!
Can you make one for me and send me one?