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Mini Pizza Monkey Bread

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.

Are you familiar with monkey bread? It 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. This just might soon become your new favorite way to enjoy pizza.

I revisited this mini 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.

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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.

Why This Recipe Works

  • It's easy to make!
  • If you love pizza, you will love this pizza monkey bread recipe.
  • This recipe will serve one or possibly two people.

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What You Need

ingredients found in pizza monkey bread on a brown table labeled.

Ingredient Notes

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

  • Refrigerator biscuits: Tubes of refrigerated biscuit dough can be be found in the refrigerated bread section of many grocery stores. You can also use a tube of pizza dough or crescent rolls instead.
  • Pepperoni and mozzarella cheese: The MAIN ingredients found on a pepperoni pizza.
  • Tomato sauce: Use your favorite brand or use our homemade tomato sauce recipe.
  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil in this pizza monkey bread recipe as well as in every other recipe on One Dish Kitchen that calls for olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It's my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
  • Parmesan cheese and dried basil: For tons of flavor.

How To Make This Recipe

  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.
Six photos showing how to make pizza monkey bread in a small square baking dish.

Expert Tips

  • It's important to coat each piece of the biscuit completely with the olive oil, cheese, and basil. I have found the fastest, easiest way to do this is to put the biscuit rolls, the parmesan, and the dried basil in a ziplock bag and shake it up until everything is well coated.
  • Be sure to spray your baking dish with oil or oil spray to prevent sticking.
  • This monkey bread recipe is easily adaptable. Feel free to add more pepperoni and cheese or use cooked ground sausage and another type of cheese instead.
  • Chop your pepperoni into quarters so that it's easier to get a piece of pepperoni in every single bite.
pulling a piece of dough from monkey bread.

Frequently Asked Questions

What size baking dish should I use to make a mini 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.

Can I use other pizza ingredients?

Yes, you absolutely can! Add cooked and crumbled sausage along with pepperoni for a double meat version. Or add mushrooms, sliced olives, or sautéed onions. Feel free to let your creativity shine!

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eating monkey bread with a fork.

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

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this pizza monkey bread recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Mini 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

Expert Tips
  • It's important to coat each piece of the biscuit completely with the olive oil, cheese, and basil. I have found the fastest, easiest way to do this is to put the biscuit rolls, the parmesan, and the dried basil in a ziplock bag and shake it up until everything is well coated.
  • Be sure to spray your baking dish with oil spray to prevent sticking.
  • This recipe is easily adaptable. Feel free to add more pepperoni and cheese or use cooked ground sausage and another type of cheese instead.
  • Chop your pepperoni into quarters so that it's easier to get a piece of pepperoni in every single bite.
  • 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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