Last week I was on Twitter just watching the conversations when a particular tweet about pizza monkey bread caught my attention. Hmmm … pizza monkey bread. Sounds good doesn’t it. I had never made it before, wasn’t even sure how but decided to give it a whirl and I’m glad I did because it is delicious!
I’ve never been a huge pizza fan, with the exception of the Chicago style deep dish which we can’t get down here in central Illinois. In a way, this pizza monkey bread reminds me of that style in the sense that it’s a thick bite of pizza and made inside-out.
To make this supreme pizza monkey bread you’ll need some “toppings” of course. I went with my favorites: pepperoni, black olives, green pepper and onions. You’ll also need some cheese and pizza dough. To keep things simple I just cut up mozzarella string cheese sticks and Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough (cut into squares).
Simply drop a few bits of each ingredient in the center of the dough but don’t overload it or you’ll never get the ends sealed. I folded the corners together on top of the cheese and pinched them together to create a little pizza ball.
Next, you dip the dough ball into a bowl of melted butter along with a sprinkling of garlic powder that has been stirred in. I didn’t measure, just sprinkled.
After coating a baking dish in butter, just drop all of the pizza balls in and bake at 400 for 30 minutes or so, until the dough is golden brown.
Let the pizza monkey bread cool for a few minutes.
Flip it onto a serving dish.
Serve with a bowl of warm marinara sauce for dipping.
And enjoy every gooey bite of melted mozzarella with the perfect proportions of toppings in every bite!
Looking for more monkey bread ideas? Be sure to check out these great recipes.