A good homemade pizza dough monkey bread is exactly what you need for a get-together bread with friends, a football game, or a simple meal for family dinner and picnics. The best thing about this bread is that you can make it in different styles and with different toppings of choice. So, if you need pizza recipes to try out, I will share 13 of my best pizza dough monkey bread recipes below.
What Is a Pizza Dough Monkey Bread?
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A pizza dough monkey bread is a bundt cake made with pizza dough rather than bread dough. Pizza dough is the special dough used to make different types of pizza crusts.
The uncooked pizza dough is cut into small pieces that come together through proofing and when topped up with cheese and other toppings. This monkey bread is also called a pull-apart pizza bread because it is very easy to pull apart when eating.
You may choose different cooking styles and toppings when cooking the pizza monkey bread, but a few ingredients remain the same. You will need the following:
- Pizza dough. You can make your dough, or use store-bought pizza dough, or biscuit dough
- Pizza cheese. Mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese are the best options
- Marinara sauce or tomato sauce
- Olive oil
- Melted butter
- A bundt pan or baking dish
When you gather the main ingredients, here are some of the best pizza dough monkey bread recipes you can make today.
1. Taste of Home Pizza Monkey Bread
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If you want an easy recipe, it might be best to avoid making or buying pizza dough, which is where biscuit dough comes in. Instead, you can buy biscuit dough from a store near you, then cut them in quarters to make small dough balls. Then, layer the dough balls with shredded mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, pepperoni slices, marinara sauce, and other fresh herbs of your choice.
When everything is ready, brush your Bundt pan with butter or olive oil and layer the dough balls carefully. Bake the bundt cake in a preheated oven at 350°F for 40 minutes, then leave it to cool for about 5-10 minutes before transferring the breast to a serving platter.
While the bread bakes, you can make your best pizza sauce with Italian seasoning, fresh garlic, olive oil, and crushed pepper flakes. Mix the ingredients, then microwave for about 30 seconds.
2. Food Fusion Pizza Monkey Bread
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This second recipe makes a pizza monkey bread from scratch and gives your dish an Indian twist. To start, you will make pizza dough using flour, sugar, instant yeast, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly before adding warm milk and tea oil gradually. Knead the dough until it no longer sticks to the bowl, and transfer it to a flatter surface for more aggressive kneading for about 12 minutes. Rest the pizza dough in a bowl for one to two hours.
When the dough is ready, cut small-sized dough balls, transfer them into a small bowl, then layer them with spiced chicken and marinara sauce. Next, transfer the ingredients to an oiled Bundt pan, layer with chopped mozzarella and cheddar cheese, and let the dish rest for one hour so the dough balls double in size. Finally, bake at 180 degrees C for about 30 minutes, and you have yourself a golden brown pizza monkey bread.
3. Good Dinner Mom’s Savory Monkey Bread
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This is the best pizza monkey bread to make for guests since you can show off your culinary skills. However, it requires you to use different toppings for all pizza dough balls, so be patient with the prep time. You will need around 25 minutes to prep the savory pizza dough before baking the bread for 30 minutes at 350F degrees.
The first thing you will need for the recipe is store-bought butternut biscuits that you will need to cut in half, then roll each half into a smaller ball. Then, dip the balls in melted butter with minced garlic and then transfer each to a baking pan. After lining them up, layer each ball with the cheese and herb combination of choice before baking.
You can cover the baking pan with aluminum foil to prevent sudden browning before the dough cooks. And there you have it, a simple-to-make savory monkey bread you can enjoy with guests!
4. Gemma’s Bigger Bolder Baking Pizza Monkey Bread
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This is another recipe you can make from scratch, starting with the pizza dough. You will start by mixing the dry ingredients; the flour, dry yeast, and salt. Then add the wet ingredients, warm milk with melted butter, then leave it to rest for about 2 hours.
As the dough proves, you can prepare the pizza toppings, including mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, fresh parsley, and fresh garlic. When the pizza dough is ready, cut it into small pizza balls and layer and add them to the bowl of pizza toppings. After mixing the ingredients, transfer them to an oiled Bundt pan and let the mixture prove for another 40 minutes to one hour. Finally, bake the monkey bread at 350 degrees F for 30 to 40 minutes.
5. Cooked By Julie Monkey Bread Pizza
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Think of those days when you have sudden guests coming over, and you must prepare a yummy meal in as little time as possible. If this is what you face, you will want to try this amazing pizza monkey bread recipe that needs only two minutes of prep time. Yes, you read that right! Wondering how?
The recipe uses canned biscuits that you cut into small pizza dough balls. Then, mix the dough balls with your favorite pizza toppings, including mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, and pepperoni slices. Prep your Bundt pan with cooking spray before adding the ingredients, and you can also add extra toppings as you layer. Bake the ingredients for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees F, and you have a meal to present.
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Do you have flaky biscuit dough, marinara sauce, pepperoni, and cheese? If yes, try out this simple yet fun recipe to treat yourself to a good time. The 20 minutes of prep time include cutting your biscuit into small balls. Then, flatten each ball, and layer it with marinara sauce, pepperoni, and cheese, before folding it up and rolling it into a ball.
When done with all balls, line them in an oiled Bundt pan, layer with cheese and olive oil mixed with pepper flakes and oregano. When you've layered all the pizza balls, brush the top with what's left of the olive oil mixture before baking at 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees F.
There you go, a pizza-flavored monkey bread you can serve with more marinara sauce for dipping.
7. Keto Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
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If you live on a keto diet, you will want to try this amazing pizza monkey bread recipe. It uses almond flour instead of wheat, plus xantham gum as the binding agent. Here is how to make the bread.
Melt mozzarella cheese and salted butter in a pan. Then, add dry yeast and inulin in a bowl, mix with warm water, and set aside for proofing. Next, add almond flour, xantham gum, and salt to your mixer, and mix the dry ingredients. Finally, add the yeast, cheese, and butter mixture, plus two eggs, and knead for a while. When the pizza dough is ready, set it aside for 20 minutes.
Next, layer the dough on a baking sheet and flatten it before layering it with your favorite toppings. Roll the pizza dough into a loaf and transfer it into a baking dish. Cut it into small balls using scissors before baking it for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
8. Pull-Apart Pizza Garlic Bread
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Try this clever and simple recipe if garlic is your favorite pizza flavor. Unlike most monkey bread recipes, this one uses a baking dish instead of a Bundt pan.
You will start by making pizza dough using all-purpose flour, sugar, dry yeast, salt, and onion or garlic powder. Mix all dry ingredients before adding the warm milk, water, and butter mixture. Knead the batter, then add eggs before adding more flour for more kneading.
When no longer sticky, transfer the dough to a medium bowl and proof it for about an hour. Prepare the pizza toppings, including melted unsalted butter, freshly crushed garlic, and fresh parsley, as the dough rests. Add these ingredients to a bowl and prepare tomato sauce and cheese.
Layer the dough balls in the baking dish and add toppings before proofing for another 30 minutes. Finally, bake the monkey bread for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F.
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This is a garlic monkey bread recipe you can make from frozen bread dough. It is best that you use store-bought biscuits that you will then cut four times. Coat each quarter with parsley, garlic powder, and butter mixture and line all pieces in an ungreased fluted tube pan.
Sprinkle each layer with pizza cheese and pepperoni, then cover the pan for the first 30 minutes of baking at 350 degrees F. After 30 minutes, uncover the pan and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes until the break becomes golden brown. Garnish the bread with fresh parsley before serving.
10. Girl Who Ate Everything Pizza Monkey Bread
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If it is your first time cooking pizza monkey bread, this is an easy recipe you can follow. It requires just a few steps of cutting store-bought biscuits into quarters and dipping them into a mixture of cheese, butter, pepperoni, and herbs. Then, line the ingredients in a seasoned Bundt pan and bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees F.
11. Let Them Eat Gluten-Free Pizza Monkey Bread
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No one says you can enjoy pizza monkey bread because you are gluten-intolerant. So here is just the best recipe to follow, with the only additional step being to make the gluten-free pizza dough.
To make the gluten-free biscuit dough, whisk your gluten-free flour blend with baking powder, salt, and baking soda. Then, add pieces of butter to the flour and rub everything together. Next, pour a mixture of buttermilk and eggs into the flour and mix to bring everything together. Rest the gluten-free dough in the fridge for at least 40 minutes before kneading the flour more. Finally, roll and cut the dough with a biscuit cutter and continue making monkey bread.
Cut each biscuit into four pieces and toss them into a bowl with shredded cheese, pepperoni, dried herbs, melted butter, and olive oil before transferring the ingredients into an oiled Bundt pan for baking. Bake the recipe at 400 degrees F for about 20-30 minutes and serve with your favorite sauce.
12. Cheesy Vegan Pull-Apart Pizza Bread
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This is a quick recipe you can achieve by preparing small pizza dough balls that you layer with cheese, pizza sauce, and herbs. Depending on the number of pizza layers you want to make, ensure to line each layer with loads of mozzarella cheese and other toppings. You can even add some jalapenos and roasted vegetables to make an interesting meal.
This recipe cooks for 40 minutes after 15 minutes of prep time. It looks like a traditional pizza, which is a good idea if you want your family to enjoy it as dinner's main course cuisine.
13. Midget Momma’s Vegetarian Pizza Monkey Bread
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Do you need to make quick monkey bread for your vegetarian guests? This biscuit dough-based recipe takes 40 minutes to prep and cook, and you will want to leave the hollow space created by a Bundt pan to store the pizza sauce for dipping.
Fill the Bundt pan with small balls of pizza dough mixed and layered with parmesan and mozzarella cheese, melted butter, chopped onions, crushed red pepper, minced garlic, and chopped basil leaves. You can add more ingredients as you line the dough balls, then bake them on a baking sheet before baking for around 35 minutes at 375 degrees F.
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