Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe
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Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe

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I cannot throw a party without making this recipe. It's fast and easy, and my kids love it. —Courtney Wilson, Fresno, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (16.3 ounces each) large refrigerated flaky biscuits
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 20 slices pepperoni, sliced in half
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • Additional marinara sauce, warmed

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (calculated without additional marinara sauce): 288 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a microwave-safe bowl, mix oil, Italian seasoning, garlic and pepper flakes; microwave, covered, on high for 30 seconds. Uncover and cool slightly. Cut each biscuit into four pieces; transfer to oil mixture and toss to coat. Stir in cheese and pepperoni.
  2. In a greased 10-in. fluted tube pan, layer half of the biscuit mixture; drizzle with 1/4 cup marinara sauce. Repeat layers. Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve with additional marinara sauce. Yield: 16 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Pizza Monkey Bread in Fall Recipe Card Collection 2015

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 264024
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2017

"Yes, it is a lot of bread, but it's seasoned bread. I loved it, but unfortunately, family took one bite and made sandwiches instead. So, I won't be making this again. So sad. BTW, I did put more sauce in and I think that helped it not being so dry."

gina.kapfhamer User ID: 8717427 260721
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

"Originally made this for a playoff game potluck. Was a big hit! We put several different dipping sauces with it, so people could switch it up a bit (ranch, marinara, a few cheese sauces). Everyone was asking for the recipe! Kids and adults alike enjoyed this "alternative" to regular pizza!"

joy duty User ID: 8839184 254642
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2016 Edited Apr. 4, 2017

"I made this took it to a church fellowship and everyone was asking who mde it they loved it especially the teens.. great recipe ( I was ask to bring it every month)"

mamarey User ID: 1121217 254444
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2016

"I was staying with my 15 and 13 year old grandsons and I had save this because I thought they would like this. It was very easy to make. We had it for a lite lunch. Both of them liked it. I would like to try it with yeast dough. The 13 year old loved it, made me write the recipe for his mother.This is what he wants for his birthday dinner."

Wildfiremustang User ID: 1330024 253972
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2016

"Way too much bread. It's like just eating pizza crust."

Kristens198 User ID: 2663751 246016
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2016

"I made this with simple, homemade bread dough (yeast, whole wheat & white flours, water) . I rolled the balls in the olive oil and added toppings and seasonings. Baked and served with marinara sauce for dipping. I have to rate this to submit, but i didn't use the same ingredients.. The 5 of us ate the whole bundt pan worth (1lb loaf). It was definitely fun to eat."

Catbird513 User ID: 8551474 244245
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

"I made this pizza monkey bread over the holidays. The first time I made it as the recipe stated and it was delicious. I like a bit more zing so the second time I added finely chopped onions and green and red peppers. I also doubled the spices and put in a little extra pepperoni. My guests liked both ways and several requested the recipe."

Jellybug User ID: 53068 239303
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2015

"I found this recipe after my grandson begged for pizza. I found it easy to prepare and out of this world delicious!! The only thing I did different was to use my stove top to heat the olive oil mixture, I am not a fan of the microwave...also, I was worried it would be too spicy for my grandson, but he ate most of the monkey bread. I gave my daughter in law the recipe, and told her to check out Taste of Home for more awesome recipes..."

curiceoliver User ID: 8475502 232724
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Amazing recipe. I tried it for the first time. Immediately I fell in love. This is a new favorite."

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