Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe {Video} - Tammilee Tips (2024)

Pizza Monkey Bread has your favorite pizza toppings in every bite! The recipe is so easy to make! It's a great appetizer or entree, depending on when you want to serve it.

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Pizza Monkey Bread

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Do you ever make a recipe and instantly start thinking about all the other ways you could make the recipe?

When I made the CrockPot Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread, my brain whirled with ideas.

What other types of monkey bread could I make? Could I switch from sweet to savory monkey bread?

My brain was on a roll while I was intensely craving pizza. Enter Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread. LOL!

A craving turned into reality. We have been staying home as much as possible, so I knew I wanted to make a recipe with ingredients in the fridge and the pantry. This version of pizza monkey bread is basic with pepperoni.

Future versions will be more adventurous to see if they work. Maybe a ham and pineapple pizza monkey bread. I know! I know!

Pineapple is supposedly not supposed to be on pizza, but we like it.

No matter what ingredients you add, this pizza pull-apart bread is delicious! The combination of pepperoni and mozzarella cheese is always a good idea.

Add marina sauce for dipping and have an epic dinner or shareable snack.

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Ingredients

Here is a quick overview of the simple ingredients needed to make epic Pizza Monkey Bread! The printable recipe card at the bottom of the post includes specific measurements and step-by-step instructions.

  • Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
  • Pepperoni
  • Olive Oil
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Garlic Powder or Minced Garlic

Optional Garnishes: Oregano, Fresh Basil, Parsley, Fresh Herbs

Additional Toppings: Feel free to add your favorite pizza toppings! Mushrooms, black olives, and cooked sausage, or spinach would all be fantastic add-ins. Whole or sliced black olives work; cut them in half if you use whole black olives.

Refrigerator Biscuits - We used homestyle biscuits for our monkey bread but you could also use flakey layers. If you like a buttery crust you can easily use butter-flavored refrigerator biscuits.

Black Olives - Sliced Black Olives would work great if you have them. We only had whole black olives in the pantry so I cut them in half.

Pepperoni - I quartered the pepperoni so it would be in smaller pieces and spread more evenly throughout the biscuits. If you don't have time or don't want to cut the pepperoni you can easily just use whole circles. You can also use mini-pepperoni if you have it or can find it in the store. Turkey Pepperoni or veggie pepperoni would also work for this recipe.

Parmesan Cheese - I used shaved parmesan cheese because that is what I had in the refrigerator. You can also use grated parmesan if you have that available.

This is one of those recipes where you can adapt it to what you have available in the pantry/refrigerator and also to what you like on your pizza.

Optional Garnish - Fresh Parsley, a bowl of ranch dressing, or other sauces.

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Equipment Needed

Non-Stick Cooking Spray: Greasing your pan will help ensure your pepperoni pizza monkey bread easily pops out of the pan.

Bundt Pan: I like the traditional look of monkey bread that comes with making it in a Bundt pan. If you don't have a Bundt pan, you can make this recipe in a 13x9 casserole dish. The cooking time will be shorter if you use the baking dish, so check it after 25-30 minutes.

Large Mixing Bowl: Use a bowl large enough to handle all ingredients. Even using a large bowl, I had to catch a few biscuits and pieces of pepperoni that flew out of the bowl. I also put a large cutting board under the bowl to scoop up any bits that flew out.

Wooden Spoons: I like to use two wooden spoons to mix the ingredients. You could use your hands if you ensure the ingredients do not mush together.

Knife/Cutting Board: You’ll need a knife and cutting board to cut the biscuits into quarters.

Measuring Tools: Teaspoons, Tablespoons, Cups

Serving Platter: I like to use a large enough circle serving plate so guests can easily reach the pizza bread and dip it in marinara sauce. Make sure you can hold it comfortably so you can invert the pizza monkey bread onto it.

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How to Make Pizza Monkey Bread

I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.

  1. Preheat oven
  2. Cut refrigerator biscuits
  3. Add refrigerator biscuits, pepperoni, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a large bowl and toss.
  4. Add mixture to a Bundt pan pre-sprayed with non-stick spray.
  5. Bake
  6. Serve with a bowl of Spaghetti/Tomato Sauce for dipping.

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Preparation and Storage

Make Ahead: Preparing anything with premade biscuit dough too far in advance may affect how it bakes and rises, so it’s best to prepare your Pizza Monkey Bread dough close to when you plan to bake it.

Storage: Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy them within three days.

Freezing/How to Freeze: Freeze leftovers in an airtight, freezer-safe container or bag and enjoy them within three months.

How to Reheat: You can reheat leftover servings using the microwave, air fryer, or oven, depending on how many portions you need to prepare.

Recipe Variations

Substitutions:

This recipe adapts to what you have in the pantry or refrigerator and what you like on your pizza.

We used homestyle biscuits for our monkey bread, but you could also use flakey layers. You can easily use butter-flavored refrigerator biscuits if you like a buttery crust.

I quartered the pepperoni so it would be in smaller pieces and spread more evenly throughout the biscuits. If you don't have time or don't want to cut the pepperoni, you can easily just use whole circles. You can also use mini-pepperoni if you have it or can find it in the store. Turkey pepperoni or veggie pepperoni would also work for this recipe.

I used shaved Parmesan cheese because that is what I had in the refrigerator. You can also use grated parmesan if you have that available.

Vegetarian Option: Replace the pepperoni with a meatless alternative to make this recipe vegetarian.

Vegan Option: In addition to the guidance for vegetarians, vegans should swap the refrigerator biscuits, mozzarella, and Parmesan with plant-based substitutes.

Gluten-Free: Make gluten-free Pizza Monkey Bread using gluten-free refrigerator biscuits.

Smaller Serving Size: The written recipe makes eight servings, enough to fit a Bundt pan. Halve it for a smaller portion or divide it across mini Bundt pans for individual Pizza Monkey Bread. We also have Pepperoni Pizza Toast as an alternative that works if you’re not cooking for a large group.

Make It Spicy: Add red pepper flakes to this recipe if you want more spice.

Larger Group/More Servings: Use the slider in the recipe card to get the correct ingredient amounts for scaling the recipe up.

Sugar-Free: The written recipe contains 7 grams of sugar per serving. The final nutritional content depends on your ingredients, so check each label and make substitutions if this is a dietary concern.

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Tips for the Best Pizza Monkey Bread

  • Don’t forget to preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • You want to spray the Bundt pan with non-stick spray. This step will help make serving the pizza monkey bread so much easier.
  • Pizza dough will work for this recipe but may not puff up like the biscuit pieces.
  • Feel free to double the Italian seasoning and garlic to add more flavor. Onion powder also works great.
  • I like to top the biscuit mix with pepperoni slices and cheese so you can see the pepperoni when serving your monkey bread.
  • If your monkey bread turns from golden brown to too dark, you can cover the Bundt pan with aluminum foil for the remaining baking time.
  • We love using Marinara Sauce for dipping. You can also use spaghetti sauce or pizza sauce. We have even used a bowl of ranch dressing as a dip for this Pizza Monkey Bread.
  • Serve with a side salad for a great dinner.
  • Printable recipe card instructions are below.
  • Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin C, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.

What to Serve with Pizza Monkey Bread

This Pizza Monkey Bread is an Italian-inspired appetizer that would be a yummy addition to a family comfort food night! Here are some dishes we love pairing with pizza.

Salads: Caprese Pasta Salad, BLT Pasta Salad, 7 Layer Salad, Sauerkraut Salad, Big Mac Salad, Greek Cucumber Salad, Watermelon Salad, Kale and Apple Potato Salad

Appetizers: Crock Pot Spicy Mango Jerk Wings, Slow Cooker Honey Sriracha Wings, Crock Pot Jamaican Jerk Wings, Air Fryer Jalapeño Poppers, Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Drinks: Malibu and co*ke, Beer Margaritas, Gin and Sprite co*cktail, co*ke Slushie, Vodka and Sprite co*cktail, Rum and Sprite co*cktail, Tequila and Sprite co*cktail

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When to Serve

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night Snack
  • Game Day Party
  • Kids parties

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Pizza Monkey Bread

Pizza Monkey Bread is a great Italian Appetizer or entree. The slow cooker makes this recipe so easy to make.

4.03 from 43 votes

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Prep Time: 20 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour

Servings: 8

Calories: 636kcal

Author: Tammilee Tips

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Cut refrigerator biscuits into ¼ pieces

  • Add refrigerator biscuits, pepperoni, mozzarella, pamersan cheese, Italian Seasoning, and Garlic Powder in a large bowl and toss together.

  • Add mixture to a bundt pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. If the biscuits start to turn brown you can cover the pan wtih aluminum foil.

  • Serve with a bowl of Spaghetti/Tomato Sauce for dipping

Kitchen Tools

  • Large Mixing Bowl

  • Bundt Pan

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Pizza Monkey Bread

Amount Per Serving

Calories 636Calories from Fat 315

% Daily Value*

Fat 35g54%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Trans Fat 1g

Cholesterol 46mg15%

Sodium 1999mg87%

Potassium 547mg16%

Carbohydrates 61g20%

Fiber 3g13%

Sugar 7g8%

Protein 21g42%

Vitamin A 517IU10%

Vitamin C 5mg6%

Calcium 295mg30%

Iron 5mg28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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