This pull-apart pizza monkey bread is made with biscuit dough. It is loaded with extra stretchy, gooey mozzarella cheese, rolled in tangy parmesan, layered with meaty pepperoni, and baked to irresistible!
You may know Monkey Bread as an old-fashioned dessert, but this Pull Apart Pepperoni & Mozzarella Pizza Monkey Bread recipe is a savory twist on the classic. The dough is made from store-bought canned biscuits (a shortcut), making this recipe even easier.
Each dough bite is stuffed with mozzarella cheese and filled with pizza sauce before being closed and rolled in butter and garlic parmesan cheese. If that isn’t enough to get your mouth watering, add in layers of pepperoni and even more mozzarella cheese between each bread bite. Finish it off with the remaining butter and cheese and then bake.
Serve with ranch, pizza sauce, or your dip of choice. This dish is perfect for entertaining, and you’ll be lucky if it lasts a full five minutes before every last piece is gobbled up. So, If you’re looking for a delicious, easy-to-make appetizer that will be the hit of your next get-together, then this Pull Apart Pepperoni & Mozzarella Pizza Monkey Bread is just what you need!
Equipment You’ll Need To Make Your Pizza Monkey Bread
Granted that this isn’t the easiest recipe to make (but it’s worth it!), it is light on cleanup and BIG on flavor, so the trade-off works. All you need equipment-wise to make pizza monkey bread is a bundt pan, and two medium-sized bowls—one for the butter dip and the other for the parm cheese mixtures.
Full directions and measurements for this dish are in the printable recipe card below. This is a quick walk-through on how to make it.
Ingredients For Your Pepperoni & Mozzarella Stuffed Pull-Apart Bread
- biscuits dough
- mozzarella cheese cubes
- pizza sauce
- parmesan cheese
- garlic powder
- dry parsley
- mozzarella, shredded
- mini pepperoni
- Ranch and/or pizza sauce for dipping
How To Make Pizza Monkey Bread With Biscuits
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a bundt pan with nonstick spray
- Press each biscuit out to a thin circle
- Place ½ teaspoon of pizza sauce and one cheese cube in the center of each biscuit
- Form a ball, sealing firmly
- Repeat this process for all biscuits
- In a shallow bowl mix together parmesan, garlic powder, and dry parsley
- In a separate bowl melt the butter
- Dip each ball in butter, roll in parmesan cheese mix, and place in prepped pan
- Layer on mini pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese
- Add another layer of balls, then mini pepperoni and shredded mozzarella cheese
- Drizzle on remaining butter and shredded cheese
- Bake 40-45 minutes until golden brown
- Cool 10 minutes then turn out on plate
- Serve with pizza sauce and/or ranch and enjoy!
What To Serve With Your Pull Apart Pizza Bread
If you are having a large get-together for the holidays or are hosting a game day party, then you’ll need to pull together some appetizers or finger foods. Pair this monkey bread with a cheese platter and/or fruit tray for your vegetarian guests. If you’re looking for more great party food ideas check out these recipes:
Pull-Apart Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread FAQs
What is the best way to store this pull-apart pizza monkey bread?
On the off chance that you have any leftovers, you’ll want to store them in an airtight container for up to three days. Reheat your monkey bread on a baking sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warm and crisp again, about 15 minutes. You can also freeze leftovers of your pepperoni and mozzarella stuffed monkey bread. Reheat frozen pull apart bread on a baking sheet at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until warm and crisp again for about 15 minutes.
Can I add more pizza topping ingredients to this monkey bread recipe?
You can, but be careful with what you choose and how much you add. If adding ingredients like mushrooms, onions, or olives with higher moisture content, you risk the water leeching into the bread and making the dough soggy.
Do I have to use biscuit dough?
Nope! If you prefer to use pizza dough or bread dough, you can, but make sure to adjust your cooking time accordingly. If using store-bought pizza dough, cooking time will be able the same as the biscuit dough.
Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
Yes! You can easily replace regular biscuits with a gluten-free equivalent. Just make sure to watch it as cooking times will vary. No one will notice if you sneak a bite from the bottom!
What If I don’t have a bundt pan? Can I still make this recipe?
Of course! If you don’t have a bundt pan but do have a regular cake pan, you can still make this recipe by making the dough balls one layer at a time. Place them in close enough proximity so that when they bake up and rise, there will be no empty spaces between each ball.