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These Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Strombolis are the perfect fun family dinner or game day go-to. Pizza dough rolled up with ranch, extra saucy buffalo chicken, three kinds of cheese, and homemade “pizza seasoning” sprinkled on top. As soon as these strombolis come out of the oven, serve them up with more buffalo sauce and ranch. Then just slice, eat, and ENJOY. Trust me, every last bite of these mini strombolis are delicious and so much fun! Everyone is sure to love them.

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It’s that time of year. School is back in session, football is what everyone is talking about (at least around here), and fall will be here before we know it. I know we’re not there just quite yet, but I’m getting prepared for the season with these buffalo chicken strombolis. Yes, strombolis, because I made these mini and personal sized.

Stromboli seems to be one of those items that many people only order at their favorite pizza spot. But just like a classic pizza, these strombolis are really easy to make at home!

So that’s what we’re doing today.

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The idea

Really the idea just came from the fact that football season is just around the corner. Sunday nights will be spent with the game on in the background during family gatherings. My dad and brothers all had their fantasy draft this week, and they are set!

Since my family is obsessed with anything buffalo chicken, I loved the idea of creating a buffalo chicken stromboli. In reality, it’s the same thing as a pizza…but just a bit more fun. And anything stuffed with cheese is always delicious!

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Start with the dough

Start with the dough. I like to use my homemade pizza dough recipe from the HBH Super Simple cookbook. It’s the easiest to make and truly delicious. If you can think a few hours ahead of time, I’d recommend making your own dough. If not, store-bought pizza dough works great too (Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s both have great options)!

Once you have the dough situation sorted out, the rest is easy and comes together quickly.

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Onto assembly

The chicken is a simple mix of buffalo sauce, cilantro, fresh chives, and jalapeños. I like to toss in some crumbled blue cheese too. I just love buffalo chicken and blue cheese together.

Once the chicken is tossed, divide the dough into four pieces and roll each piece out. Now layer with ranch, buffalo chicken, and lots of cheese. Tuck in the dough and wrap and roll, just as if you were making cinnamon rolls.

It’s so simple and easy to do!

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And finally, bake

Now that the strombolis are formed, brush each with a beaten egg and then sprinkle the tops with my homemade “pizza seasoning”. This is a delicious blend of parmesan, sesame seeds, and Italian seasoning.

The seasoning might seem like just another thing you have to add, but trust me, it’s so good. Don’t skip it.

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Bake these up and you’ll soon be enjoying amazing strombolis right at home. The outside has a perfectly seasoned crust, while the inside is cheesy and spicy. Another plus, your kitchen will smell incredible.

These aren’t fancy at all, but that’s what makes this recipe SO GOOD. These doughy pockets of pleasure are the cheesy strombolis we all crave most from our favorite pizza spots…just made at home. Bonus, they’re going to be pretty darn perfect for all the upcoming fall game days.

Are you excited? I’m not quite ready just yet for fall…but I am excited!

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Looking for more game day recipes? Here are a few to try:

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Fried Buffalo Goat Cheese Balls

Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls with Cilantro Lime Ranch

Folded Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

Lastly, if you make these Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Strombolis, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Strombolis

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 405 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (homemade sauce in notes)
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro or parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup ranch dressing (homemade sauce in notes)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese (optional)
  • 1 cup shredded whole milk mozzarella
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan or asiago cheese
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    2.In a bowl, combine the chicken, buffalo sauce, cilantro, chives, and jalapeño.
    3. Divide the pizza dough into 4 balls. On a floured surface, roll the dough into about an 8-inch circle/oval. Spread each piece of dough with ranch, then add buffalo chicken on top in an even layer. Top with equal amounts of mozzarella and cheddar. Drizzle with additional buffalo sauce, if desired. Tuck in two sides of the dough, then roll up into a log (like a cinnamon roll), pinch to seal. Place seam side down on the prepared baking sheet.
    4. In a bowl, combine the parmesan, sesame seeds, and Italian seasoning. Brush the tops of the stromboli with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with the parmesan. Take a sharp knife and cut 2 small slits in the top of the dough.
    5. Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375° and bake another 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve with additional buffalo sauce and/or ranch. ENJOY! 

Notes

Buffalo Sauce: In a glass jar or measuring cup, mix 1/2 cup hot sauce, 1/2 cup olive oil or melted butter, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, and a 1/2 teaspoon each of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
 
Ranch: In a glass jar or measuring cup, mix 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, 2 tablespoons buttermilk, 2 tablespoons fresh chopped chives, 1 teaspoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon dried dill, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/2 teaspoon onion powder, and a pinch each of kosher salt and black pepper.

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  1. I made this for my family tonight- 3 older kids. They all loved it. I made one exactly as the recipe and I substituted BBQ chicken (minus the blue cheese) for the second. They both were amazing. We will be making this again soon! Kids have leftovers packed for lunch too! Thanks Tieghan

  2. 5 stars
    This was the perfect football food to make. Followed the directions exactly and it was delicious, cheesy, and just a little bit spicy.

    We didn’t see in the instructions where to put the blue cheese so we just threw it in before we rolled the Stromboli up and that worked great.

    These would be perfect to being to a party.

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Happy Monday! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for giving it a try! The blue cheese can also be added in step 3. xTieghan

  3. I made these twice last week! The first time the original recipe, and the second time I stuffed them with supreme pizza toppings. My family absolutely went crazy over them both times!! Even my kids who are picky eaters. We will definitely keep this in our regular rotation.

  4. 5 stars
    I had to use a pound and a half of pizza dough. The first couple I made were stretched too thin. Maybe because it was store bought? They still turned out delicious though!

    1. Hey Cheri,
      Happy Friday!! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a bunch for giving it a go:) Could be the store bought dough yes. xTieghan

    1. Hey Cynthia,
      Fantastic! Love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed, thanks bunch for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    These were delicious! Added some pepperoncinis to the mixture for a crunch.

    My only minor nit about these was the instructions for rolling them up. It took me a few different tries before I figured out how to properly roll them. Maybe a quick video??? We will definitely make these again! So good.

    1. Hey Callie,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe and sharing your feedback. I’m glad it was enjoyed! It’s rolled similar to a burrito. xTieghan

  6. 5 stars
    I made these last night and they were AWESOME! I have a question. Do you think these could be made and then frozen before baking? Would you thaw first or bake frozen (adding time). It would be a perfect make ahead meal .

    1. Hey Barbara,
      Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! I think these would be totally fine to freeze and bake from frozen. xxTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    Another five star recipe from you!! We made these on Saturday and they were beyond amazing!! We used some leftover chicken from the night before, and purchased some pre-made dough, which made these so simple to make. 10/10 for this one!!

    1. Hey Mindy,
      Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a go! Have a wonderful week:) xTieghan

      1. 5 stars
        Made this for dinner tonight and it was SO good! I shredded rotisserie chicken which worked perfectly. Also loved the blue cheese sprinkled throughout. It made 4 large Stromboli’s which should last my husband and I a few nights!

        1. Hey Michelle,
          Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear that it was enjoyed!! xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Made these for dinner this weekend, was a huge hit! Hubby is already asking for them again! Where can I find your homemade dough? I made my own and it was good, but would like to try yours!

    Thank you! 😀

    1. Hey Sarah,
      Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a go! The dough recipe is in the HBH Super Simple cookbook. Have a wonderful week:) xTieghan

  9. Forgot the blue cheese inside. But I think it was a great mistake.
    Adding the blue cheese and some extra sauce was so good!!

    1. Hey Diane,
      Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a go! Have a wonderful week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Kerry,
      Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a go! Have a wonderful week:) xTieghan

  10. If my son has an egg allergy, should I just omit the egg wash entirely or is there a good substitute to get the parm & sesame seeds to stick? Thanks!

    1. Hey Elizabeth,
      You could use butter in place of the egg. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    You should make these….they are really good! Omitted the jalapeños as the Buffalo sauce was hot enough for us. Also, I made blue cheese as a dip, instead of the ranch, only because it’s what we prefer with Buffalo chicken.

    1. Hey there,
      Awesome! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you giving it a go! Have a wonderful week:) xTieghan

    1. Hey Jean,
      Anyway you like, you could use rotisserie chicken for one less cooking step or even roast it in the oven. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  12. 4 stars
    Fun recipe to make and turned out yummy! The instructions never said when to add the blue cheese but I assumed it went into the roll-up with other cheeses.

    1. Hey Sara,
      Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  13. 5 stars
    Fantastic!!! I used Publix pizza dough and everything bagel seasoning because I was out of plain sesame seeds. Everything else exactly. It was a hit with the whole family. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing delicious recipes.

    1. Hey Denise,
      Awesome! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  14. Can you demo how to tuck and roll the dough? The picture of the finished product doesn’t look like how my mind pictures doing the printed instructions. Thanks!

    1. Hey Angie,
      You are going to tuck in the two short ends like a burrito and then roll long ways. I hope this makes sense! xTieghan

    1. Hey Amber,
      I would recommend using a pizza dough for this recipe. Please let me know if you give it a try! Enjoy! xTieghan

    1. Hey Laurie,
      Happy Friday!! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xTieghan

  15. Do you think these would freeze well prepared but uncooked? If so, what would you suggest for cooking instructions if frozen?

    1. Hey Katie,
      Yes, that would work just fine, you will probably need to bake for 45-60 minutes from frozen. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  16. Wow this looks delicious, a perfect pre fall recipe! I’m a wimp when it comes to hot sauce though, any suggestions on what I could use to make it milder? Thanks! 🙂

    1. Hey Chris,
      I would omit the smoked paprika or use your favorite mild store bought buffalo sauce. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  17. Dear Tieghan,

    Thanks a lot for this amazing recipe!

    What kind of hot sauce should I use for the Buffalo Sauce recipe?

    1. Hey there,
      I like Frank’s but whatever your fave hot sauce is will work! I hope you enjoy this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan