Pizza Monkey Bread

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Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s one of America’s favorite foods, and for good reason. There are so many different ways to make it, and everyone has their own favorite toppings. But what if you could take all of those delicious flavors and put them into one dish? Monkey bread is a great way to do just that. It’s easy to make, and everyone will love it! Plus, it’s the perfect dish for a family dinner or game night. So get ready to enjoy some of the best pizza you’ve ever had – all in one bite!

Are you ready for Pizza Monkey Bread? It will change your life. Imagine a mini pull apart pizza with herbs and cheese and a warm pizza dipping sauce. Jackpot!!

Pizza Monkey Bread from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

I’ve made this Pizza Monkey Bread from scratch or with pre-made biscuit dough.

And both are absolutely insane. It’s dough and cheese and herbs and you can do it either way you please! If you’re making the dough from scratch, you’ll need a few extra minutes of prep time and resting time. But once the dough is ready, all that’s left to do is dunk it in butter, cheese, herbs and garlic.

Once they are prepped, stick these suckers in mini bundt pans and into the oven they go! A little while later you will have piping hot Pizza Monkey Bread ready to dip into red sauce. Hallelujah!

Pizza Monkey Bread from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

You need this recipe in your life. Soft, chewy bites of pizza crust that you can tear off and dip into pizza sauce – it doesn’t get much better than that. And the best part is that it’s so easy to make! So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and give this dish a try. You won’t be disappointed, we promise.

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Pizza Monkey Bread from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Pizza Monkey Bread

5 from 4 votes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

For the Pizza Dough

  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • OR 1 LB OF PIZZA DOUGH IF YOU WANT TO SKIP DOUGH

For the Sauce and Herbs

  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 2/3 cup Parmesan or Pecorino Cheese grated
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
  • 5 scallions chopped
  • 10 basil leaves chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup marinara or pizza sauce

Instructions
 

  • In a medium bowl, combine the bread flour, all purpose flour and salt. Set aside.
  • Combine the active yeast and water in a mixing bowl fitted with a dough hook. Let it sit for a few minutes to make sure your yeast is working. Add the sugar and mix for a quick second. Add the flour mixture in batches, scraping down the sides of the bowl. Let the dough hook work its magic for 5-6 minutes until the dough has come together into a large mass. Remove the dough to an oiled bowl and let rise for 60 minutes.
  • After an hour, remove the dough from the bowl and cut into small 1/2 inch cubes. Dust with flour to prevent them from sticking together. Set aside.
  • Butter and flour 6 small bundt pans. (You could also use a large bundt pan)
  • Melt the butter in a small bowl.
  • Combine the cheese, herbs, salt/pepper and garlic in a large bowl. Add the melted butter and mix together with a spoon. Toss in the cut dough and make sure it all gets a coat of the butter mixture. Start layering the cubes into the bundt pans until they are 3/4 of the way full. Let sit for 30 minutes for the dough to rise a little more and while they are rising, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place bundt pans into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes until the bread and cheese is golden brown. Serve with warmed marinara sauce or pizza sauce.
Photo by Matt Armendariz / Food Styling by Adam Pearson / Recipe from What’s Gaby Cooking

98 Comments

  1. These look so incredibly good, I can’t stop drooling over the cheese, herbs, and garlic! Yum! And I love how you put them into mini bundt pans, so cute πŸ™‚

  2. Adorable! When I make pizza monkey bread, I bake the sauce onto the bread, which tastes awesome. But I love the idea of using it as a dipper too. So pretty.

    1. Hey Chris,

      I’d say bake it for about 50 minutes, take it out, check it out and see! It should be all golden brown on the outside when you are ready to take it out for good!

  3. Anything with the name “Monkey” in it has special significance in our house. Add the word “Pizza” and we’re definitely in. “Bread” puts it over the top. Next family movie night we’ll be munching on MPB…bet it goes well with beer too.

  4. Gaby, it looks wonderful! I love how you photographed it, too!

    Just the piece of parchment, but with the torn bread and the marinara sauce…it makes for a great photo on the wood, too. I am trying to learn and soak up everything I can πŸ™‚

    The pics I took at the workshop of my burger when I used wood turned out the best. Note: use wood more often πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve been using my mini-bundts for dessert only and love your idea for these! The problem is I’ll probably eat all six πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to try this one!

  6. Hi, I am from Singapore and not sure what monkey bread is, however I love cheese and especially pizza. Can’t wait to try this one. Look simple and I am sure my kids will love them. Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. This looks delicious… I have these mini turkey pepperonis that would be a great addition to this. I can hardly wait to try this. I love pizza, and I just bought my first house… this might be fun for the house warming party. Thanks for the idea.

  8. If I’m using silicone bakeware (actually meant to make a giant sized donut), would I keep the recipe proportions the same and what baking time would you insist using silicone bakeware?

  9. Whoa! I am already a Bread junky. I love bread dough, pizza, cookie dough. Used to love helping my mother when she cooked. None of my brothers or sisters cared to help mom so I always hung around to scrape & lick the bowl….Yummy!

    I will definately have to try this recipe…..

    Cheers
    Social Wizard

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