Easy Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe

Pizza Monkey Bread, a fun twist on traditional pepperoni pizza! Easy to make, this savory pull apart bread is made with refrigerated biscuit dough, cheese, and pepperoni all baked in a small baking dish. Recipe makes enough to serve one or two people. Step-by-step video can be found in the recipe.

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What Is Monkey Bread?

Are you familiar with monkey bread?

Monkey bread is an easy to make, pull apart bread made with refrigerated biscuit dough.

You’ll often see monkey bread recipes as desserts, but this pepperoni pizza monkey bread is savory.

It’s full of cheese, gooey, and wonderfully delicious. It just might soon become your new favorite way to enjoy pizza.

I revisited this Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread recipe a few weeks ago. I like to go back and update old pictures and remind myself why I love certain recipes so much.

This monkey bread recipe, also known as Bubble Pizza and Pull Apart Bread, is an oldie but goodie here at One Dish Kitchen and I’m pretty sure you’re going to love it too.

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How to Make Monkey Bread

For the Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread you will need:

  • refrigerator biscuits
  • pepperoni
  • mozzarella cheese
  • tomato sauce
  • olive oil
  • parmesan cheese
  • dried basil
How To Make Monkey Bread | ONE DISH KITCHEN | ingredients on a tray for pull apart bread

Step 1

Open up the tube of refrigerator biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters.

Place each biscuit quarter into a either a zip-topped bag or a large mixing bowl. I find it easier to use a zip-topped bag, but you can certainly use a bowl or large dish.

Step 2

Add the olive oil, parmesan cheese and dried basil to the bag (or bowl), zip up the top and shake or mix the ingredients together.

pizza monkey bread being made in a small baking dish. Also called pull apart bread | one dish kitchen

Step 3

Create a single layer of the seasoned dough in a small baking dish.

dough for pizza monkey bread | one dish kitchen

Step 4

Top the layer of seasoned dough with tomato sauce and chopped pepperoni.

adding pepperoni to monkey bread | one dish kitchen | pull apart bread

Step 5

Next, add a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese.

pizza monkey bread | adding pepperoni and cheese to the pull apart bread | one dish kitchen

Step 6

Top the cheese with another layer of seasoned dough.

adding all of the ingredients to a single serving pizza monkey bread | one dish kitchen

Step 7

Finish with additional sauce and mozzarella cheese and place in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes.

pepperoni pizza pull apart bread | monkey bread | one dish kitchen

As you can see, this pull apart bread recipe is quick and easy to make.

I use my 5-inch baking dish most often for this recipe. It’s the same dish that I use in many of our recipes. Please visit our One Dish Kitchen Store for more information on purchasing this dish.

You can use any smaller-sized baking dish and simply adjust the amount of dough you use depending on the size of your dish. For smaller sized dishes, use less dough. For a larger dish, you may only use one layer of dough.

For more information on the cooking and baking dishes I use in our “recipes for one”, please visit our FAQ page.

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pulling apart pizza monkey bread | one dish kitchen

This Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One will change the way you think about pizza.

Enjoy!

What To Serve With Monkey Bread

Although this monkey bread can be a hearty meal on its own, you might like to add a side dish to go with it. This is an especially good idea if you’re preparing this to serve 2 people.

Avocado Salad

Roasted Red Pepper and Edamame Salad

Minestrone Soup

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Other Italian Recipes You Might Enjoy

If you like this pizza monkey bread, you might also like to try any or all of these single serving Italian inspired recipes:

Eggplant Parmesan

Italian Pasta Salad

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken

Baked Chicken Caprese

Alfredo Sauce

Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | One Dish Kitchen | Game Day Recipes

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Main Dish
Keyword: pizza
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 995kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 tube refrigerator biscuits (8 small or 5 large)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 6 tablespoons tomato sauce
  • 20 slices pepperoni ,chopped
  • 3 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  • Spray the inside of a small baking dish with oil spray. Set aside.
  • Open up the tube of refrigerator biscuits and cut each biscuit into quarters. 
    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | onedishkitchen.com
  • Place each biscuit quarter into a either a zip-topped bag or a large mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, parmesan cheese and dried basil to the bag (or bowl), zip up the top and shake or mix the ingredients together.
    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | onedishkitchen.com
  • Create a single layer of the seasoned dough in a small baking dish.
    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | onedishkitchen.com
  • Top the layer of seasoned dough with tomato sauce and chopped pepperoni.
    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | onedishkitchen.com
  • Add a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese.
    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | onedishkitchen.com
  • Top the cheese with another layer of seasoned dough.
    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | onedishkitchen.com
  • Finish with additional sauce and mozzarella cheese and place in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes.
    Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread For One | onedishkitchen.com

Notes

 You can use any smaller-sized baking dish and simply adjust the amount of dough you use depending on the size of your dish. For smaller sized dishes, use less dough. For a larger dish, you may only use one layer of dough.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 995kcal | Carbohydrates: 105g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 2287mg | Potassium: 827mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 563mg | Iron: 10.7mg
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  1. 5 stars
    My cheese loving daughter demanded pizza bread the other day and searched and this came up… She loved the single serving although I must admit I stole a few pieces from her because – well it looked to good not to try. Perfect for when just one person really really wants some pizza bread.

    1. Hi Pamela, The oven temperature stays the same but you may have to cook it longer. Start out by baking it for 30 minutes. If you find the cheese not entirely melted and golden on top, continue to cook it for a few mintues longer and keep a close eye on it.

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