Triple Crown Breakfast Stromboli Recipe

Homemade Breakfast Stromboli for Meat Lovers

Last updated on August 4th, 2021 at 10:43 pm

This Breakfast Stromboli Recipe is perfect for those who love a warm and hearty breakfast for tailgating or anytime! This meal is a meat lover’s dream.

Breakfast Stromboli features sausage, bacon, and ham, along with egg and cheese, all spiral wrapped in a delicious, thin Italian crust. Hungry yet?

My most requested tailgate food item, this Stromboli delights tailgate crowds all season long.

By the way, if you love tailgate breakfasts, be sure to check out our Ultimate Tailgate Breakfast Sandwiches recipe.

Triple Crown Breakfast Stromboli

Triple Crown Breakfast Stromboli Recipe

*Early morning staple for serious tailgaters*
Heaps of sausage, bacon, and ham smothered in cheese with a substantial amount of egg to make it breakfast worthy… Breakfast Boli is the stuff tailgating dreams are made of! My triple crown breakfast Stromboli recipe is my claim to fame in D Lot among our Philly Phaithful. I am happy to share it with you – as long as you promise you’ll be rooting for the Birds when you eat it!
Our Stromboli adventures began long ago before we had kids and way, way before we went to Eagles games. So versatile, Stromboli proved to be the perfect party food for our limo bus wine tours and beer tours. We had so many favorite flavors—pepperoni and mozzarella, Italian, meat lovers, any number of cheese (three cheese, five cheese…), and even turkey, bacon and cheddar.
Despite all of these delicious varieties, absolutely nothing beats the taste of a breakfast Stromboli bursting with meats, cheese and egg wrapped up in the perfect crust. Best of all, this is delicious tailgate food that travels well. Here you go!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 8 people
Calories 960 kcal


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Stromboli Dough Recipe

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 packet active dry yeast
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ¾ cups warm water

Stromboli Fillings

  • 8-10 eggs
  • 1 package bacon bits
  • 1-2 pounds pork sausage
  • ½ pound diced ham or sliced deli ham
  • 1-2 pounds cheese of choice we usually use provolone or mozzarella
  • pinch parsley


Making the Stromboli Dough

  • In your mixer, add 1/4 cup of water, packet of yeast, and sugar.
    Allow to rise for 5 - 10 minutes, until bubbly.
  • Add the rest of the water and the olive oil.
  • Mix in the salt. Then add the flour and garlic salt.
  • Mix well.
  • Knead the dough for 2 - 5 minutes. Allow to rest and rise until doubled - about 30 minutes.

Preparing the Stromboli Fillings

  • Fry or bake the eggs for your breakfast Stromboli.
    TIP: I used to fry 5 eggs at a time in a frying pan, but lately I've been greasing the bottom of a Pyrex and baking a big rectangle of 8-10 eggs.
  • Fry up the sausage in crumbles. Set aside.
    Frying Sausage for Meat Lovers Breakfast Stromboli
  • Decide if you will use bacon bits or strips of bacon. If you need to cook the bacon, you can put it on a pan at 375 degrees for 8 - 10 minutes or until desired doneness.

Rolling out and Assembling the Stromboli

  • Punch the dough. Pull some dough, knead it a little and roll it out. Make the dough so it is thin but not so thin that it breaks anywhere. You should have a big rectangle that is about 15 or 16 inches wide by about 12 to 13 inches the other way.
  • Layer the inside of your Stromboli with delicious breakfast favorites.
    I usually lay the fried or baked eggs down first.
    If you don't have enough to cover the whole rectangle, don't worry. It is more important to ensure eggs go all the way across rather than up and down.
    Triple Crown Breakfast Stromboli Recipe
  • Next, add slices of provolone or your desired cheese.
  • Then, lay down your strips of bacon or ham deli slices. If you've opted for diced ham and bacon bits, easier yet - sprinkle everything over the whole rectangle! Be sure to add in the sausage crumbles.
  • Sprinkle a little mozzarella at the end as well.

Rolling up & Venting the Stromboli

  • Once all your fillings are spread out, start rolling the Stromboli down from top to bottom. It will make a long coil.
    Rolling Stromboli from Top to Bottom
  • Tuck the ends underneath. Use a little dab of water to secure the ends if needed.
    Tuck in the Ends of the Stromboli
  • Use a steak knife to cut diagonal slits about an inch wide all the way across the Stromboli.
    Vent the Stromboli
  • Lightly oil the dough and place the Stromboli on a baking sheet.

Baking the Stromboli

  • Bake the Stromboli at 375 degrees for 25 minutes at first. Check for golden brown coloring. Continue cooking until the 30 minute mark unless you believe it to be done sooner.
    When I get to about 30 minutes, I will cut the Stromboli in half to check the center for doneness. If it looks like it needs more time, get it back in the oven immediately so it can continue to cook.
    Once done, remove from the oven and place it on a cooling rack. Slice from the slit marks, serve and enjoy!
    Breakfast Stromboli


TIP: If you are taking this to a tailgate, you can wrap the whole loaf in foil before cutting it and reheat it in the morning.
Homemade Breakfast Stromboli for Meat Lovers
Keyword breakfast stromboli, stromboli recipe

Freezer Meal Tip: You can slice Stromboli and place it in a gallon zip-seal bag for easy reheating on demand!

Make Ahead Stromboli Tip: Make the breakfast Stromboli at home the day or night before your tailgate. Wrap it in foil and cut slices to grill back to temperature on your tailgate grill.

What to Serve with Breakfast Stromboli

  • Hash Browns or Home Fries are delicious with breakfast Stromboli!
  • Meat Lover’s Hash Browns would also be amazing.
  • Fresh fruit can offer sweetness and balance to the salty and hearty Stromboli.
  • Hot Sauce can kick things up a notch.
  • Coffee Stoudt and other breakfast flavored beers can be a lovely complement to this morning tailgate dish.

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