This easy Pizza Monkey Bread is stuffed with pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and garlic – all baked in a Bundt pan. If you love pizza, you’ll love this pull-apart pizza made with refrigerated biscuits.
Pizza Monkey Bread
Tired of ordinary pepperoni pizza? Never, right? Well, this Pizza Monkey Bread is a fun take on everyone’s favourite!
This recipe is just because change is good, and we can have a lot of fun with pizza. With this recipe an all-time favourite can be easily transformed into an appetizer or for taking to a potluck.
Easy Monkey Bread is just that – super simple to make. It’s pizza bread made with pre-made cans of refrigerator biscuits, so there’s no need to make homemade pizza dough (though you could if you want). I find the cans of biscuits in the refrigerated section of pretty much every grocery store.
The biscuit dough fluffs up so nice, making the perfect dough covered in meat, spices and cheese. Really, a perfect appetizer that has become a classic favorite.
Best of all, you can totally make this recipe your own and add in other vegetables and even pineapple! Since classic pepperoni pizza is loved by all in our home, I kept it simple.
This time, that is.
How to make Pizza Monkey Bread
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this easy monkey bread recipe:
- refrigerated biscuits
- slices of pepperoni
- mozzarella cheese
- parmesan cheese
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- black pepper
- marinara sauce for dipping
To make this Pizza Monkey Bread recipe, you simply add all ingredients except the marinara sauce into a large bowl, mix, and bake in a greased bundt pan (use cooking spray). When the tops of the biscuit pieces start to brown, cover pan with aluminum foil and continue cooking.
Check the inside dough bits every 5 minutes, to see if they are cooked. When covered, the baking time should only take an additional 10-15 minutes.
When done, remove from oven and loosen the edges from the sides of the bowl. Place any plate on top of the pan and invert to remove. Do this again with the serving platter or plate that you want to serve it on, so that the nice side is up.
Pull apart somewhat and place a bowl of the warmed marinara sauce in the middle.
Monkey Bread Recipes Tips:
While this is a recipe for pepperoni pizza monkey bread using pepperoni slices, you could easily add another meat like ham, or favorite pizza toppings of your choosing.
You don’t want too many additional toppings though, to take away from the pull-apart bread. Those that love deep dish pizza will want to keep the toppings simple.
I have a list of spices that I add to this recipe, yet keep in mind that you can also use Italian seasoning in place or in addition.
As well, feel free to use pizza sauce instead of marinara to dip the monkey bread pieces. I like to serve with the warm dipping sauce in the middle.
pizza monkey bread without bundt pan: Technically you could make monkey bread in an ordinary baking dish or casserole dish. Yet I love using a bundt pan for this, because the centre is ideal for the bowl of dipping sauce. A small bowl of warmed sauce fits perfectly in the middle once taken out of the bundt pan.
Monkey Bread Leftovers: For best results, this is a recipe that is best when fresh out of the oven. Yet you can also enjoy this the next day, for leftovers. Just make sure to place it in an airtight container or cover well with plastic wrap, so that it doesn’t dry out. Then re-warm in the oven.
It’s now a perfect one-plate great appetizer for the next big game, super bowl sunday, or simply as a snack on any day of the week. So many people are a pizza fan so this easy recipe goes over so well, it’s a crowd pleaser.
Classic monkey bread is fun, delicious, and so very versatile when it comes to changing up to suit tastes. It’s a great addition to my easy recipes collection.
Enjoy this yummy pull-apart bread!
If you’re looking for another alternative, try these pizza rolls that I have named our Pizza Buns recipe! These are ideal for lunchmor as an easy dinner too.
For another best appetizer recipe, try these Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs. Or, simple check out all the amazing recipes in our appetizer list. I recommend you start with a classic – Jalapeno Poppers with oven and air fryer instructions.
- 2 cans refrigerated biscuits, each section quartered
- 1 cup pepperoni slices, rounds cut in half
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp pepper
- marinara sauce for dipping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and grease a bundt pan
- Place all ingredients in a bowl except for the marinara sauce. Mix gently but well.
- Pour into the pan and bake for 20 minutes, or until tops start to brown
- Cover pan with foil and continue cooking, checking inside dough bits every 5 minutes, to see if they are cooked. Baking covered should only take an additional 10-15 minutes
- Remove from oven and loosen edges. Place any plate on top of the pan and invert to remove. Do this again with the plate you want to serve on, so that the nice side is up.
- Pull apart somewhat and place a bowl of the warmed marinara sauce in the middle. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 6 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 898Saturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 2151mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 2gSugar: 5gProtein: 23g