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Pizza Monkey Bread

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


  • 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 (8 count)
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 20 slices pepperoni, halved
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce
  • Additional marinara sauce, warmed


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine first four ingredients; microwave, covered, on high for 30 seconds. Cool slightly.
  • Cut each biscuit into four pieces; add to oil mixture and toss to coat. Add cheeses and pepperoni; toss to combine. In a heavy 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray, layer half of the biscuit mixture; drizzle with 1/4 cup marinara sauce. Repeat layers.
  • Bake about 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  • Run a knife around sides and center tube of pan. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve with additional sauce.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Craving garlic breadsticks? Double or triple the amount.
  • For a delicious twist, try replacing the marinara with pesto. Bonus—it's colorful!
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 serving: 288 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.

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    • juliechl1970
      Jan 5, 2021

      Yummy! I cut my dough pieces slightly smaller because I like smaller chunks. Good recipe to make with kids.

    • Karen
      Oct 11, 2019

      I increased the cheeses and pepperoni slices to our taste and baked using convection mode to help the center set better, as I was using a flat tube pan rather than the suggested fluted tube pan. I also increased the baking time, watching it until the bubbling reduced and it showed signs of just starting to darken too much on top. Was a huge hit. It was difficult to release from the pan, but folks were enjoying the crispy parts scraped off the sides later anyway. My grandson said it was the best meal he'd had in 15 years (he's 9). Next time I will try a non-stick pan.

    • marcibanes
      Jun 17, 2018

      I enjoyed making this recipe. It was quick to put together and great for a Saturday night quick dinner. The only change I made was using Olive Oil instead of butter. I heated up the first four ingredients in a saucepan and then added the Bisquits, tossing them to coat. Then followed the recipe as follows. I did have a problem, like others, with the biscuits being gooey in the center.

    • Cindy
      Apr 20, 2018

      No comment left

    • Kim0827
      Sep 24, 2017

      This was good. Next time I will add more cheese and double maybe triple the pepperoni.

    • Tami8681
      Sep 10, 2017

      Mine turned out extremely gooey in the center; don't know what happened. I baked for 40 min at 350; will use a different baking dish next time. If I had left it in the oven any longer it would have burned. Turned out very pretty and everyone loved the parts that were cooked.

    • Christine
      Sep 6, 2017

      I would take out the pepper.

    • carolmomma
      Sep 6, 2017

      I've made this I live in a senior citizen building and took a down as a snack for everybody they just loved it , I had Mariner warm the marinara sauce for dipping added Italian cheese to the marinara sauce. Delich.

    • Beema
      May 29, 2017

      By the way this disappeared from the platter, it must have been a huge success... I didn't even get a bite as it was gone before I could grab some. I found it much easier to use a large plastic dish tub to mix the cut up dough pieces with the oil and other ingredients, and I used my hands instead of a spoon... I doubled the amount of pepperoni. cheese, and marinara, and added some tiny bits of diced onion and red bell pepper, and I had several other sauces available on the side. I provided a large serving fork to break away the pieces. I will make this again.

    • ms11145
      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.