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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.

a white dish filled with balls of dough topped with mozzarella cheese.

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.

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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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ingredients in monkey bread on a brown table. Refrigerator biscuits surrounded by slices of pepperoni and shredded cheese.

Ingredients

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • refrigerator biscuits
  • pepperoni
  • mozzarella cheese
  • tomato sauce
  • olive oil
  • parmesan cheese
  • dried basil

How To Make Pizza Monkey Bread

  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. 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.
  2. Create a single layer of the seasoned dough in a small baking dish.
  3. Top the layer of seasoned dough with tomato sauce and chopped pepperoni.
  4. Next, add a layer of shredded mozzarella cheese.
  5. Top the cheese with another layer of seasoned dough.
  6. Finish with additional sauce and mozzarella cheese and place in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes.

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

pulling a piece of dough from monkey bread.

For this pizza monkey bread, I use a 5-inch baking dish. This dish holds about 1.5 cups and has an area of 25 square inches. A 4×6-inch dish has an area of 24 square inches and will work as well. 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. See our FAQ page for additional information on baking dish sizes.

For examples of the dishes we use, please visit our Store page.

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eating monkey bread with a fork.

This pepperoni pizza monkey bread will change the way you think about pizza.

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.

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:

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Mini Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Main Dish
Keywords: 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

How To Video

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
  • 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

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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14 thoughts on “Easy Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    Being a lover of pepperoni pizza AND monkey bread, what a great recipe by combining two delicious recipes into one delicious dish!

  2. 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.

  3. Love this recipe!

    Perfect for back to school
    Perfect for family members who want a little mushrooms, olives or other ingredients

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