I love fixing this as it’s so easy! Great lunch, dinner, appetizer, or snack!

Recipe: Pizza Monkey Bread

Pizza Monkey Bread is a playful twist on two beloved comfort foods – the classic Italian pizza and the soft, pull-apart delights of monkey bread. This innovative dish marries the cheesy, tomato-ey goodness of pizza with the fun, shareable format of monkey bread, making it an instant hit at parties, family gatherings, or casual get-togethers. Crafted by using refrigerated canned biscuits and pepperoni slices, this version simplifies the preparation process without sacrificing flavor. Although its origins are not deeply ingrained in history, Pizza Monkey Bread has quickly captured the hearts of comfort food enthusiasts looking for a whimsical and savory treat.

Serving Pizza Monkey Bread is as delightful as eating it. This dish stands out on its own but can make a complete meal when paired with sides. Consider offering a fresh garden salad dressed in a light vinaigrette to cut through the richness, or present a selection of dipping sauces like marinara, garlic butter, or ranch for extra indulgence. It’s a versatile recipe that can adapt to various tastes, making it an excellent choice for both children and adults alike.

Ingredients:

  • – 2 cans of refrigerated biscuits
  • – 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • – 1 cup pepperoni slices, quartered
  • – 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • – 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • – 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • – 1 cup marinara sauce, for dipping
  • – 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • – Cooking spray

Instructions:

  • 1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Generously coat a bundt pan with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
  • 2. Open the cans of refrigerated biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine the quartered biscuit pieces, shredded mozzarella cheese, quartered pepperoni slices, grated Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder. Toss the mixture until the biscuit pieces are well-coated with the cheese and seasonings.
  • 4. At this point, gradually pour the melted butter over the biscuit mixture, gently mixing with your hands or a spoon to ensure even distribution.
  • 5. Once everything is combined, transfer the biscuit mixture into the prepared bundt pan, arranging it evenly.
  • 6. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the center is cooked through. To avoid over-browning, you can cover the pan with aluminum foil if necessary during the last few minutes of baking.
  • 7. Carefully remove the bundt pan from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Then, invert the monkey bread onto a serving plate.
  • 8. Heat the marinara sauce in a microwave-safe bowl or a small pot on the stove until warm, then serve it alongside the monkey bread for dipping.

Grab a pull and savor the cheesy, pepperoni-packed flavors with each bite of Pizza Monkey Bread. Enjoy the fun of pulling apart this delectable treat and don’t forget to dip for an experience reminiscent of the classic slice!