Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

by Shawnda on July 6, 2011

in Appetizers,Baby & Toddler Friendly,Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Kids can be frustratingly picky eaters. They can also have highly entertaining quirks. My niece used to ask for pepperoni pizza and then proceed to discard all of the pepperoni. But don’t you dare suggest that she order plain cheese pizza! She did not want plain cheese pizza. She wanted pepperoni pizza. But without the “icky” pepperoni.

Un-Pepperoni Pizza.

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

But when you wrap pepperoni pizza into a fun, savory, pull-apart style bread, it’s no longer “icky” pepperoni pizza. And it’s quite difficult to un-pepperoni :)

I’ve had these Pizza Bites bookmarked for ages, so when I finally found an excuse to make them, I wanted to take it in a slightly different direction: a savory monkey bread.

A very light coating of garlicky butter-covered pepperoni pizza bites, piled into a bundt cake pan, makes for a very fun Pepperoni Pizza.

Or Pepperoni Un-Pizza.

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

You can take the long route and make your favorite pizza dough and marinara sauce, or the short route and pick up your favorite pizza dough and red sauce from the store.

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs pizza dough (I used this recipe because it makes enough for two pizza)
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes (you'll need ~48 pieces)
  • 48 slices of Turkey pepperoni (from 1 package)
  • 2-3 cups marinara sauce, warmed, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat garlic and butter over medium heat just until the garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat and let sit.
  2. Lightly brush the inside of a bundt pan (or other oven-safe dish) with garlic butter.
  3. Pull off large marble-sized balls of dough and flatten (~2/3 of an ounce, a kitchen scale makes this very easy). Top with a slice of pepperoni and a cube of mozzarella.
  4. Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread
  5. Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese, pinching well to seal.
  6. Very lightly brush the pizza ball with garlic butter and place into the bundt pan (I dabbed the pizza balls on a butter-dipped silicon brush to keep butter use low - there will be 1+ Tbsp leftover - and my hands butter free. Buttery hands make it hard to get the pizza balls to seal).
  7. Repeat until all of the dough is used.
  8. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes, while preheating the oven to 400.
  9. Bake for ~35 minutes, until the top is very brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
  11. Turn out onto a platter and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes

Yields: 48 pieces

Adapted from Pizza Bites via Annie's Eats

Estimated time: 1 hour 45 minutes

{ 167 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lynne July 6, 2011 at 12:26 am

Haha, your niece sound so funny! Yum! This bread sounds perfect for a bbq!

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2 Deana H March 25, 2013 at 9:49 am

I thought the same thing Heather!

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3 Amanda July 6, 2011 at 12:59 am

This recipe looks like so much fun! Definitely going to make it for my family soon. How funny, my daughter is the same way. She always wants pepperoni pizza, but then she takes the pepperoni off. :P Silly kids.

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4 Blog is the New Black July 6, 2011 at 3:25 am

HA! “unpepperoni” pizza! ;)

LOVE the idea of making this into monkey bread!

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5 Claire @ Claire K Creations July 6, 2011 at 5:17 am

Oh wow that would be amazing! I made traditional monkey bread the other day but I’ll definitely be making this one soon. Yum.

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6 Sarah R July 6, 2011 at 6:17 am

What an awesome idea! I’ve done the pizza bites, but I’ll do them this way next time for sure!

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7 heather_kaye July 6, 2011 at 6:56 am

I’m a new reader, but I got so excited about this I just had to comment – this is going to be *perfect* for potlucks (and since it doesn’t advertise itself as pizza, maybe the adults can enjoy it, too)!

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8 Krissy Roszell July 6, 2011 at 6:59 am

Yum! I make something similar, but I call mine a Pizza Bubble Ring and I roll the bites in a mixture of olive oil and Italian seasonings.

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9 Melissa July 6, 2011 at 7:01 am

Oh. My. Gosh. This is the coolest!

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10 Kelly (Seaux Southern) July 6, 2011 at 7:37 am

This would be great to serve when friends come over to watch a football game. Can’t wait to try it!

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11 Elizabeth @ Coppertop Kitchen July 6, 2011 at 7:43 am

Holy cow! My husband will go CRAZY for this. Aaaaaand I know what we’re doing for dinner on Friday night. He’s going to freak out. Thanks :-)

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12 Christine July 6, 2011 at 8:38 am

What a great idea! I’ve made the pizza bites with rave reviews in their traditional form before but this brings it to a whole new level of fun. Love it!

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13 Heidi @ Food Doodles July 6, 2011 at 9:04 am

That looks awesome :D I think I need to make this soon!

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14 Amber @ Amber's Confections July 6, 2011 at 9:08 am

This looks so good! Can’t wait to try it!

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15 Lauren at Keep It Sweet July 6, 2011 at 9:21 am

This looks amazing! I’m in love:-)

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16 The Teacher Cooks July 6, 2011 at 9:29 am

Kids can be so funny when it comes to food! I am making this, but I really wish that I had some right now!

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17 thecounselormom July 6, 2011 at 9:46 am

Yum, they look delicious! I am with your friend except I order non-pepperoni since I am not a meat eater. Cheese and sauce only please!

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18 Suzie November 3, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I like a slice of a black olive and a slice of mushroom instead of the pepperoni

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19 The Slow Roasted Italian July 6, 2011 at 9:58 am

Oh my! This is going in my binder for future use (dieting right now). This is fabulous! My husband will even love this!

I love your blog, this is my first time here. I subscribed to your RSS to keep up with your fabulous posts!

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20 Jessica July 6, 2011 at 10:14 am

What a fun idea! Make a great appetizer for when football season rolls around again!

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21 Becky July 6, 2011 at 10:32 am

Oh my gosh, this looks incredible! I’ll be bookmarking this one : )

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22 Joanne July 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I used to take all of the sauce of pizza when I was a kid. therefore, basically stripping it of any nutritional value. I’m not sure what I was thinking. Maybe your niece just wanted the spiciness that the pepperoni leaves ON the pizza? Kids do the darndest things.

Love that you turned these into monkey bread! So much more fun to eat.

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23 Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique July 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm

This looks amazing! :)

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24 Tasha @ ToLexiWithLove July 6, 2011 at 6:45 pm

This looks yummy! I have a toddler, so I might have to try this!!

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25 Cassie @ Bake Your Day July 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I love monkey bread and have never thought of making a savory version…I guess because I love the cinnamon/sugar version so much. This is awesome!

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26 Lindsey @ Why Just Eat July 6, 2011 at 9:20 pm

I cannot WAIT to make this! In fact, I think I’ll make it tomorrow. I’m thinking you could even add a little surprise element to these bites by filling some with pepperoni, some with sausage, some with roasted peppers, etc. Fun!

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27 Morgan Norris July 7, 2011 at 9:23 am

this looks awesome! will do for sure!

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28 Lee July 7, 2011 at 9:42 am

Great idea! This will get the kids going for sure.

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29 Alida @Alida's Kitchen July 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

What a great idea! This sounds fabulous! I have not yet made pizza dough, and this recipe might just be the one to get me to try it. Yum!

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30 Linda July 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Um WOW!! That looks fantastic. AAAAAND the best part is that my kids are old enough to be able to help with making the little balls of… er… pizza. Which means – they are even more likely to eat it. Although, with pepperoni pizza, that’s hardly a problem.

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31 Lisa @ The Cooking Bride July 7, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I admit, I almost skipped over this post because I saw Monkey Bread and thought, “Not another monkey bread recipe!” Then I saw pepperoni pizza and it stopped me in my tracks! Yum!

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32 Cheryl July 7, 2011 at 8:36 pm

You seriously just described my daughter! She will not eat cheese pizza…it has to be pepperoni pizza with the pepperonis picked off. She proudly offers up her pepperoni to the highest bidder. lol I will have to try this one on her and see if she still tries to pick out the pepperoni. ;o)

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33 papa johns mocksville nc July 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I thought this was going to be about just monkey bread.. LOL

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34 chelsea July 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

just stumbled upon your blog and i’m your newest follower via bloglovin’! this recipe seems like so much fun. i can’t wait for the next family bbq or to have friends over to make this.

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35 Fi July 9, 2011 at 7:01 am

I think this looks like a great Sunday football party treat. How much does a single ball weigh on the scale? Thanks so much!

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36 foodiebride July 9, 2011 at 8:13 am

Approximately 2/3 of an ounce each.

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37 Fi July 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

Thank you so much!!

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38 Anapaula December 27, 2012 at 11:37 am

Truer words were never spoken!I’m a big fan of pizza AND sex but on a night after an eselciaply tiring, busy day at work? The pizza wins. And aren’t almost all work days tiring and busy? ;)

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39 Brian Wong July 11, 2011 at 11:08 am

Great, thanks for clarifying!

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40 Kim of Mo'Betta July 10, 2011 at 6:22 am

Oh, your niece sounds just like my children!! This monkey bread is a fantastic idea, I think my kids would love it!

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41 Danielle July 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

Shawnda-Thank you so, so much for posting this great recipe. I made this yesterday at the request of my other half and we loved it. He even helped me in the kitchen when it was time to make the balls for the monkey bread. I used the same pizza dough that you used and it was the best dough recipe that I’ve ever used. Being a Texan myself, I know that there is sometimes better pizza in other parts of this country ;) and this would make a wonderful deep dish pizza!
The pepperoni monkey bread was AMAZING! I used turkey pepperoni and made my own marinara because I find jarred too salty sometimes.
Thanks again for the great recipe. Your website is wonderful! :) keep up the amazing work!

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42 foodiebride July 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Thanks, Danielle! And glad you enjoyed the dough and monkey bread!

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43 Shapewear July 11, 2011 at 10:54 am

A pepperoni pizza without the pepperoni, now thats something new. Ohh, and this looks yummy also, I will definitely try this on my sons birthday on sunday and tell you the outcome.

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44 Becky July 11, 2011 at 3:41 pm

“Un Pepperoni Pizza” is so cute! Reminds me of my 4 year old nephew who used to ask for a “Quesadilla with NO Cheese”. We could never suggest the fact that he just wanted a warmed tortilla. I gotta make this for him.

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45 ruhama July 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

I totally understand the pepperoni pizza without the pepperoni! I used to do that, as it would leave the flavor and oils from the meat, but wasn’t as strong as the meat itself.

I love monkey bread recipes, so I’m excited to try this (my family calls them pullaparts).

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46 Janet Rizo July 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm

The is much more fun than the ordinary DIY flat pizza! Thanks for the great recipe.

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47 Brinleigh July 12, 2011 at 3:30 pm

This looks so delish! I’m 22- don’t have kids, unmarried etc. and I CAN’T wait to try this out! Thanks for sharing!

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48 Nikki (Pennies on a Platter) July 12, 2011 at 3:33 pm

I can’t believe I am JUST now seeing this! What a great idea, Shawnda! I’ve made the regular pizza bites in a pie pan and also made them into pizza pops, but shaping them into a bundt pan…brilliant!

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49 susan July 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I made this. My hubby loved it. He talked about it on his morning radio show. So many people called in for the recipe he linked your blog to his website. South Jersey loves monkey bread and pizza. Thanks!

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50 Craftasaurus Rex July 13, 2011 at 8:37 am

oh, wow…i’m totally making this for dinner this week! :)

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51 Alexandra July 14, 2011 at 3:09 am

made this but changed up the recipe a bit! i used refrigerated muffins (i already had them in the fridge) that i rolled flat and quartered and after dunking them in the garlic butter put them into a muffin pan to make poppers! delicious and great idea!

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52 Michelle @ Taste As You Go July 14, 2011 at 8:50 am

What a great idea! Perfect for kids or for a fun appetizer/conversation piece at a party. I definitely want to try this out!

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53 Farmgirl Susan July 14, 2011 at 9:28 am

Yum! I made some little pizza balls like these a few years ago and loved them. Making them into monkey bread is a great idea! :)

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54 Natural Soaps July 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Thanks to show us I really like this!

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55 Haley July 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I made this tonight for my family’s dinner and it was insanely delicious! We used Pillsbury pizza dough and Ragu Homemade Pizza Sauce which were great. Thank you so much for sharing this – my mom showed her gratitude by posting a link on her blog!

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56 Jenn July 14, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Just tried making these tonight. Why do you leave them out for half an hour before baking? Oh, and def use the cheese cubes. Shredded mozz as a backup does not a substitute make. They puff up real big!

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57 foodiebride July 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm

I let them rise a bit before baking because I didn’t want all that handling (pinching, flattening, shaping, closing) to make dense dough. A short rise = puffy dough.

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58 Kimberly @ Mr vs. Mrs July 18, 2011 at 9:11 am

This is will be one of my “go to ” appetizer recipes for gatherings. I cheated and bought some dough from a local pizza shop. It was so simple, easy and delicious! Thank you!!

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59 Harmony Packard July 23, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Made these tonight. They are tasty, but I made our dough pieces too big, so there is a lot of bread and just a tease of pepperoni and cheese. It was my first attempt at making my own bread and I am impressed with myself.

Yours are far prettier though!

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60 Alycia July 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

These lok so yummy. I’m going to put these in my must try recipes. Once I try them I’ll link back to you in my Menu Monday post. Thanks for the great idea.

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61 Mamie @ homegrown beanes July 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm

Another one of your recipes I think my little guys will love!

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62 Anita Khanna July 28, 2011 at 1:56 am

Thanks for this recipe , i would try this on this weekend

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63 Elisa July 31, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I just made this today, and it was a hit!! I had 5 hungry little kids devour this on their own. I counted the pieces left, and there were 8. Thank you so much!

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64 becca August 2, 2011 at 5:37 pm

in the oven right now. my mom and i made these after all we had for dinner was a salad (we needed MORE!) can’t wait to try these, my mouth is watering as i watch them brown!

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65 russo August 5, 2011 at 1:06 am

IM GONNA SHOVE THIS IN MY FACE :D

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66 Drew August 5, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Just made this. Goddamn the little doughballs kept opening up. But fuck did it cone out tasty!

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67 Gina August 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm

This recipe looks so good, I just bought all of the ingredients to make it for a friend’s party. I was wondering, can I bake it half way and then finish baking it when I bring it to the party, I want to serve it warm and I don’t want to have to bake it for that long at the party, my friends can’t wait haha. What do you suggest? Thanks

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68 Beth August 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm

I made this for teenage kids and they loved it! They did tell me that they like regular monkey bread better lol – kids and sugar!! Thank you for sharing this recipe it was easy to make. I added mushrooms, olives and turkey sausage pieces.

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69 Meagan August 10, 2011 at 2:39 pm

My husband, whom I tasked with buttering duties :) , and I absolutely loved these! We’re already discussing our plans for making Mystery Pizza Monkey Bread by filling each dough ball with different toppings. I am looking forward to trying even more of your incredible recipes!

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70 foodiebride August 10, 2011 at 9:06 pm

What a fun idea!

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71 Niki August 11, 2011 at 8:47 am

Great idea! I can’t wait to try! Love your blog – lots of great ideas!

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72 Nick August 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Such a cool idea :) The bread looks like an evil monster hah. Looks wonderfully delicious!

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73 elizabeth critelli-hoffman August 16, 2011 at 7:00 am

I added Italian seasoning to butter for outside, very, good and easy way to make homemade pizza for grandchildren!! love it.

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74 juvalyn August 18, 2011 at 9:13 am

love the idea and its cheaper than buying pizza bites.

I like the monkey bread idea as well!!!!

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75 Carrie August 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Made these tonight, my kids ate every last bite. All of them! An amazing thing for us. We loved them. We will make these again for sure! They were a little time consuming but worth it!

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76 Regina Wade August 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm

We love this recipe at our house! We call it “monkey pizza.” It’s much beloved for several reasons: 1) it involves dipping, which is apparently a feature of the most awesome meals, 2) it’s pizza, which is just great and 3) my 2.5 year old can actually help, really help, wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese. This is the first recipe we’ve done where she’s actually HELPING when she’s “helping.” Yes, it was simply destined to be a fast family favorite. Thanks for sharing the idea with us!

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77 Ines September 17, 2011 at 9:57 am

Wow my heart is touched by such acake bread pizza thing.^^ Thx for sharing. more more more

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78 Amber September 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I just made this today for my sisters birthday party. It was such a hit that she never even got to try one before they were all gone! Thanks for the recipe!

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79 Jessica October 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Oh My! Must make this!!! We love monkey bread, but this is a whole new level of yumm!! Thanks

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80 Jamie October 21, 2011 at 8:13 am

Cooked this last night for my husband and I… Made it with Smart Grounds, pre-made whole wheat dough from Earthfare, and red wine marinara. It was so d*** good; thanks for the recipe!!

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81 Lisa October 22, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I would to make this for a party at a friends – do you think it could be assembled ahead? Or would everything just go icky? Thanks! Either way – Brilliant!!

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82 foodiebride October 23, 2011 at 6:44 pm

I haven’t had to assemble it ahead of time, but this would be my strategy: Make the recipe, turn out the monkey bread to cool. Once it has completely cooled, put it back in the bundt pan, cover it with foil, and transport. I’d also try to warm it up in the oven for ~10 minutes if you can but it’s just fine at room temp. Good luck!

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83 Karen December 5, 2011 at 9:25 am

I made mine the night before upto the baking part then covered with plastic wrap and put in the fridge. Baked them off in the morning for a potluck! They were great and everyone loved them!

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84 Aunt Charley June 4, 2013 at 8:37 am

Thanks, Karen. I was wondering if anyone had tried the dough overnight or if I was going to have to take a chance on it working. I’ll be making these for the Teacher’s Snack Room at VBS tomorrow!

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85 nikki de boer October 23, 2011 at 6:52 am

I found this through Pinterest and made for a football tailgating party……huge hit! Very yummy!

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86 Kristen Dunagan October 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

just put this in the oven with my 10 yr old twins. It was fun and gave us time to talk about the day. I also added a dab of pizza sauce in each pizza bite. Cant wait to try it. If this turns out well I will be taking it to a Halloween party tomorrow…..

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87 bethany October 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Thank you so much for this recipe! I just put the pepperoni and cheese in the dough, which isn’t as cool but less time consuming for me. I linked to this post and put my spin on it at http://bethannecreates.blogspot.com/2011/10/pepperoni-parmesan-monkey-bread.html

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88 julie November 7, 2011 at 12:14 pm

Great idea!! I made it the other night and loved it!!!

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89 Melanie Perkins November 9, 2011 at 12:32 am

Love this idea, have made monkey bread alone. But there are many variations, using monkey bread with cinnamon and sugar and nuts to make a sweet bread, or I guess anything you want to add to this bread to make what you want. It’s always a hit around my family!

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90 Lindsay November 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm

This is such a fantastic idea!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

I featured this on my blog this past week, stop on by and grab a featured button if you’d like :)
http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-8.html

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91 sue November 11, 2011 at 8:41 am

If you cut the recipe in half how long would you bake it for? I can’t imagine a marble size piece of dough wrapping around a piece of pepperoni and a chunk of cheese. Pizza dough just doesn’t stretch. Sounds delicious though.

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92 foodiebride November 11, 2011 at 10:18 am

Sure it does! Just make sure it’s the “large marble” and not the little one :) If you make half this recipe, it will fit in a pie pan/plate and you can bake for ~20 minutes, until golden brown.

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93 Jessie November 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Um… this will be in my belly tomorrow. Great recipe, thanks!

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94 Jessie November 13, 2011 at 2:46 am

Made these for a movie night tonight, HUGE hit with everyone! Thanks for the great recipe!

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95 Shanna November 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

Thank-you for sharing this on Pinterest! I made this for my family last night and they loved it! I am a new follower. Love for you to visit me@http://www.mommiesandbeyond.com

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96 Tasha November 14, 2011 at 2:28 pm

If you made this the night before & left it uncooked in the fridge & then cooked it the next morning, would it still turn out okay? (wondering for a brunch potluck)

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97 Amanda December 26, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I did, and they turned out perfectly!

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98 Nat December 6, 2011 at 4:13 pm

If making these as a finger food for an all day family Christmas party can they be left out for a few hours to munch on or do they need to be eaten while warm??? We like cold pizza so just curious…

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99 foodiebride December 6, 2011 at 4:24 pm

They’re just fine at room temp!

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100 linda December 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

just wrote down the shopping list for these, the guys and the kids are going to love these can not wait awesome idea

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101 ~E~ January 5, 2012 at 12:04 pm

This looks so delicious! Baking mine now…I can already smell the “yummy-ness” :)

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102 Tiffani January 10, 2012 at 4:45 pm

They are in the oven right now! Can’t wait to take them to Bunco tonight.

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103 kathy January 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm

This has got to be the best recipe I have ever seen….. Grandkids love it….

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104 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut January 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Thanks for sharing this! This delightful idea made my Friday Five Foodie Finds this week! :-)

http://www.semihealthnut.blogspot.com/2012/01/friday-five-foodie-finds-12.html

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105 Tish G. January 30, 2012 at 11:49 am

I LOVE this! And you can stuff the bites with basically anything; spinach & ricotta, italian sausage… the possibilities are endless. I can’t wait to try it for my family :)

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106 Faye January 30, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Amazing recipe, thank you so much. I love it! Also love your photos.
Keep on blogging!

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107 Gillian February 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

This looks amazing! I’m definitely keeping this one up my sleeve for when I’m lacking inspiration!

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108 Ashley February 4, 2012 at 10:23 am

I so need to make this. It looks so good!

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109 Lisa February 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Do you think these would freeze well??? Thinking about doing this for the freezer club I’m in. Thoughts anyone?

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110 eddie from ohio February 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Turkey pepperoni has some crazy-ass sodium content. May as well stick with the real stuff. And fold a little crushed red pepper in there, too.

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111 K├╝bra February 19, 2012 at 12:58 pm

sorry. what is heat in celcius degree?

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112 Ann February 23, 2012 at 10:43 am

I’ve made this on multiple occasions and there is never enough! This may be my most favorite recipe of all time. And my boyfriend’s….and my friends’….and my family’s…and really anyone that is within grabbing distance!

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113 erin February 26, 2012 at 10:18 am

We saw it on pinterest. Made it. Devoured it. Thanks so much. I posted about it here
http://www.abirdandabean.com/2012/02/pizza-pull-apart-bread.html
and linked back to you! Thanks again. Come on over and check it out. :)

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114 Alicia February 27, 2012 at 2:13 am

so fun! and as someone else said, great for a casual friday night dinner–can’t wait to try it!

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115 Alecia @ Savings & Stewardship March 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm

Made this last night for dinner (instead of our usual Friday night Pizza dinner) and it was amazingly delicious!! Thanks for the great recipe! My kids thought it was so fun to help make the little “pockets” and then to pull it off and eat it! Definitely making this next time we have a party or event! Such a great recipe! Thanks, again!

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116 Nejla April 1, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I made these!! Thanks for sharing.. But you’re pictures are way much better.. Here are mine :
http://www.devri-alem.com/sucuklu-kabarcik-ekmek-pepperoni-pizza-monkey-bread/

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117 Roxie April 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

I’m always looking for something differant.
When I found your site, I got excited, I love too cook, and have cooked for several years, you can teach an old dog new tricks, so I’m going to try the Pepparoni Monkey Bread.
Thanks for the great sight.

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118 Lori April 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I made this and it was delicious…made me start thinking of all the creative delicious things you could do with the basic Monkey Bread recipe…here I go…

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119 Marie June 28, 2012 at 8:07 pm

My daughter and I made this tonight and after brushing the pan with garlic butter (we also added the fresh ground Italian seasonings while the butter melted) we sprinkled it with Parmesan cheese.

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120 Alicia July 8, 2012 at 6:02 am

I’m making this for a BBQ I’m going to today. I’m going to do half cheese and half pepperoni and cheese. Wish me luck!

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121 foodiebride July 8, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Good luck :)

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122 Calvin July 19, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I did this except with buffalo chicken and we dipped them in bleu cheese. Delicious!!

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123 foodiebride July 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

I’ve made that version before – it’s fantastic!

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124 tyann July 23, 2012 at 8:34 am

i’m not to much on pepperoni cause of all the grease…..would it be possible to use canadian bacon instead? maybe cut it in half since it’s so much bigger than pepperoni? but this sound’s really great i’m gonna try it!!

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125 foodiebride July 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

I use turkey pepperoni, it doesn’t have *near* the fat content of regular. If you use Canadian Bacon, you can definitely cut it in half. My husband thinks I skip on the pepperoni as it is so he’d probably ask that I leave it whole :)

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126 Jenny A July 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

We tried it tonight! A hit with my teen kids. We just ate it with a green salad and loved it.

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127 J Weber August 25, 2012 at 6:13 am

Un-pepperoni, un-pizza. Planning on making this un-believably wonderful idea for my family. Thank you for the inspiration.

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128 Tizz September 10, 2012 at 10:28 am

Can this be made with canned biscuits instead of pizza dough ?
Thanks

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129 foodiebride September 10, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I’m sure it can. I’d recommend looking at the refrigerated french bread or pizza dough, too.

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130 carol September 11, 2012 at 10:18 am

My girlfriend has been making a very similar version of this for several years now. It’s a huge hit with everyone. Make sure to take a piece for yourself because once you put it down it won’t last long at all.

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131 Ashley September 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

My 6 year old does the same de-pepperoni thing. :)

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132 Julie September 13, 2012 at 11:13 am

Looks great! Could you make it ahead of time and freeze it to bake later?

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133 Bailey September 27, 2012 at 10:42 am

This will be a great dish to serve during football games! Cant wait to try it out!

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134 Laura J. October 8, 2012 at 11:15 am

Would I be able to prep a day ahead and refrigerate until ready to be baked? Thanks!

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135 Rhonda October 29, 2012 at 5:24 pm

It’s in the oven Now!!!!

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136 Mary Shapley November 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

Thanks so much for a great recipe. Will be making this very soon. Your niece certainly knows what she wants, very cute.

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137 Amy November 11, 2012 at 3:58 pm

A major hit with friends!! A keeper recipe for sure. I made a vegetarian version. Some balls had mushroom with Gouda and other was a Margherita filling.

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138 Jeannine December 12, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I would like to make this ahead of time, do you think it would freeze well, and would you freeze it before letting it sit for the 30 minutes

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139 foodiebride December 14, 2012 at 4:28 pm

I haven’t done it that way, but if you do freeze it, you’ll want to do it before the 30 minute rest. I’d probably defrost in the fridge overnight, let it sit on the counter at room temp while the oven is preheating, and then bake it.

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140 April December 14, 2012 at 2:07 pm

I was wondering if this could be refrigerated over-night and made the next day. I would assume so, but thought I would ask in case you had already tried something similar.

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141 foodiebride December 14, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I haven’t done it with the assembled monkey bread but I would expect it to be fine – I’d let it come to room temp while preheating the oven.

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142 Carolyn December 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm

Was wondering if you think canned/tube biscuit dough could work do ya think ???

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143 foodiebride December 23, 2012 at 9:32 am

I’m sure it would work – you might want to look at the refridgerated pizza dough or french bread, too.

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144 Valerie Wall December 27, 2012 at 8:18 am

Did you ever make this using chunks of string cheese? Just wondering. I have that on hand.

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145 foodiebride December 27, 2012 at 1:25 pm

I haven’t but the block of low-moisture/part-skim mozzarella that I usually buy isn’t so different… aside from the stringiness.

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146 Elizabeth Salisbury December 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

I don’t have a bundt pan, was thinking about using my 13x 9 pan.. would the cooking time be different?

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147 foodiebride December 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

It might be 5-10 mins shorter – check on it at 20 mins and then cook ’til the tops are nicely browned.

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148 theultimatefoodaddict December 30, 2012 at 5:07 am

this looks so good! i’m drooling right now! want to try this too! thanks for sharing.

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149 Phyllis Hall January 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

What temp. do you set the oven at?

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150 foodiebride January 4, 2013 at 10:23 am

400F (step 7).

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151 jenny paulin January 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

what a great idea! i would love this too

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152 ishism January 21, 2013 at 6:42 pm

I made this today. Tasty! My food processor died just before Christmas, so I cheated and used store-bought pizza dough. I filled mine with spinach, feta and pretend pepperoni.

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153 georgeanna February 15, 2013 at 9:58 am

just made this … waiting the 30 minutes to put it in the oven wish me luck

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154 Xella March 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

Oh my god! You can’t be serious. I absolutely definitely have to try this. The sooner the better!

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155 lisa March 9, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Have made this recipe twice and both times it was a big hit!!!!!

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156 Karen March 20, 2013 at 1:11 pm

what dough did you use???

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157 foodiebride March 20, 2013 at 7:26 pm
158 Karen March 20, 2013 at 1:10 pm

I made this over the weekend and it was good but the cheese melted out of each pep roll. It also burnt so I believe I used the wrong kind of bread. I could not find pizza dough so I bought roll dough. Did not work well. I am going to try again with a different dough and see what happens. I think I pinched off too little dough so they didnt seal well.

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159 Keona April 19, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Do you think it would work with biscuits instead of pizza dough or do you need the dough?

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160 Shawnda April 21, 2013 at 12:18 pm

I believe some others have mentioned that they used biscuit dough – I haven’t tried it. But bake according to biscuit directions for temperature.

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161 Jane Fabian April 25, 2013 at 9:10 am

I am going to try this on my grandchildren. It looks like great fun.

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162 Liz May 1, 2013 at 10:15 am

What a great idea for a birthday party. pizza bites (monkey bread) and cake balls.
A birthday party bite! fun!!! add dip and dots….ok I can keep going but I will spare you. Thanks for the awesome idea.

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163 Regan the Chef May 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Just made these, actually I’m chomping on them right now, turned out beautifully. Make sure to start early, it takes a little TLC!

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164 Great June 14, 2013 at 7:50 pm

Just made it tonight. Delicious and easy, thanks for the tip!

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165 Tan July 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I can’t wait to see how it turns. Just wondering should I have let the dough rise first if I made my own dough and then roll the little doughs for the monkey bread?

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166 DRB December 4, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Made this recipe and it was a HUGE hit. I was asked multiple times for the recipe. Went by within minutes. Will make again and recommend this to anyone. So much fun to make too.

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167 judy December 28, 2013 at 10:43 am

The combinations are endless to the fillings that could be used. A great football bite.

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