Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

This Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese – it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

This Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread post is sponsored by Cabot Creamery, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Spiced!

his Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

Have you ever wondered why there’s a hole in the middle of a Bundt pan? I lie awake at night pondering these things. Trust me – I would prefer to be asleep, but these mysteries keep popping into my brain at 3:14am. Well, consider this one solved! The hole in the middle of the pan is for marinara sauce!

his Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

Now why in the world would a pound cake need marinara sauce? Good question – I’ll add that to my list of questions to ponder in the middle of the night. For now, we’ll go with the easy answer – pound cakes don’t need marinara. But Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread does need marinara!

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Monkey bread is always a crowd-pleasing appetizer to serve to friends and family. Think about it – have you ever seen warm monkey bread come out of the oven and thought, “Oh man, not monkey bread.” Right. That thought never happens. Monkey bread is amazing in its own right…but if you go and add 2 types of cheese, herbs and pepperoni? Then you’ve got an amazing twist on monkey bread that’s sure to be a party favorite!

his Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

With the football playoffs in full swing, a tasty appetizer or two is a great way to enjoy the action on the gridiron. (And even if you only watch the football playoffs for the commercials, a good appetizer is still welcomed!)

This Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread made an appearance in our house recently, and trust me when I say it didn’t last very long. Bread. Cheese. Herbs. Pepperoni. It’s a simple recipe, but it always produces plenty of comments like “ooo,” “aaah” and “wow, that’s delicious!”

his Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

This monkey bread starts with canned biscuit dough, so it’s a breeze to make. 10 minutes tops. That’s it. This recipe is prepped and ready for the oven in 10 minutes. But don’t let it’s simplicity fool you – this is one heck of a delicious appetizer!

In addition to a mixture of butter, olive oil and herbs, I used 2 different Cabot cheeses for this Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread. Cabot’s Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese brings the classic sharp cheddar taste. The bold flavor of this cheddar is the perfect addition to this tasty appetizer! Cabot’s Monterey Jack is an amazing choice for recipes where you want a creamy, melty cheese. Together, the Vermont Sharp Cheddar and Monterey Jack are like two lifelong friends. They pair amazingly well together – they even finish each other’s jokes. One bite of this cheesy monkey bread, and you’ll know what I mean!

his Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

Cabot Creamery is a co-op owned by farm families throughout New England and New York. As a co-op, 100% of the profits go back to the farmers themselves. If you live in this area of the country, chances are good that you live near a Cabot farmer. These folks are our neighbors…and they happen to make amazing cheese! I like knowing that picking up Cabot cheese on our weekly grocery store runs helps support my neighbors.

If you’re looking for an awesome football appetizer, then put this Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread on the list! It’s cheesy and delicious…and it solves the problem of why there’s a hole in the center of Bundt pans. Enjoy!

his Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

Did you make this Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread at home? Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me (@Spicedblog) and Cabot (@CabotCheese) on Instagram – we’d love to see your version!

This Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

This Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese – it makes for a great gameday appetizer!
5 from 5 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 245kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 16-oz. cans jumbo refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley plus more for topping
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian seasonings
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 oz. Cabot Vermont Sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 oz. Cabot Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 5 oz. pepperoni I used mini pepperoni
  • marinara sauce warmed (for dipping)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Open biscuit cans and cut each biscuit into 4 quarters; place dough in large bowl. Add melted butter, chopped parsley, olive oil, Italian seasonings and minced garlic; stir until well combined.
  • Spray a bundt or tube pan generously with nonstick baking spray.
  • Using a medium bowl, add Vermont Sharp Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese; stir until well combined.
  • Transfer ¼ of the dough pieces into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese and ¼ of the pepperoni on top. Repeat process with remaining dough, cheese and pepperoni.
  • Tent top of pan with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and continue baking for 10-15 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  • Let cool in pan for 10 minutes before inverting monkey bread onto a serving plate.
  • Garnish top with freshly chopped parsley and serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.
his Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread is packed with bread, herbs, pepperoni and 2 types of cheese - it makes for a great gameday appetizer!

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20 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon can i use vegan butter / cheeses and mushrooms also will be making your biscuits from sausage gravy for this and will be making your potato chips tomorrow after work i never had pepperoni pizza monkey bread before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day after work everyday will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. Hmmm, I’m not sure how those homemade biscuits would work in this recipe, Ramya – they are delicious biscuits, but you might need to pay close attention to the baking times as the dough is a bit different. Either way, I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe – it’s a fun one!

    1. Haha – I get it, Mimi! I can say that this recipe would be just as good if you turn on a good Netflix show instead. 🙂 Cheers, my friend!

    1. Oh my gosh! Monkey bread is amazing, Frank. I have no idea where the name comes from – but I do know that it is fun to eat. Traditional monkey bread is cinnamon + butter + sugar for a dessert treat…but I really enjoy mixing things up with savory versions. You can basically use the same base concept and play around with whatever flavor profiles you want!

    1. Haha – I like where you’re going with that plan, Kathy. Maybe set up a different monkey bread for every Saturday night in February? 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    So basically you didn’t answer why there’s a hole in the middle of a Bundt pan. So, now there will be two people awake at night pondering this matter, right? Great, professor David! LOL

    Jokes aside, I love you savoury bread creations, particularly Monkey bread twists. And this one looks and sounds terrific! And let’s be honest: who cares about that pan hole if there’s some tasty bread with marinara sauce instead?

    1. Hey, I did answer it! It’s for a bowl of marinara sauce! 🙂

      I do really enjoy the traditional cinnamon-sugar monkey bread, but I have to say that it’s really fun to mix things up and make savory versions. This pepperoni pizza one? Let’s just say there aren’t any leftovers!

  3. This looks so delicious, but I’ve never seen the canned biscuit mix here in Australia and the cheeses aren’t in my supermarkets so I would be searching for substitutes. Love the whole concept though. You are watching gridiron we are watching tennis. Great presentation thanks David.

    1. Hey Pauline! I’ve heard that about canned biscuit dough before – do you guys have any sort of canned dough down there? You could always make your own biscuit dough. It would require more work, but I do think the work would pay off well! 🙂

    1. Our little one (who’s not so little anymore!) recently discovered that he loves pepperoni – he’s following in his Dad’s footsteps for sure. Hah! Thanks, Tasia!

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