A Savory Twist on a Childhood Favorite

If you've never had the pleasure of enjoying monkey bread, let me give you a quick primer. It's a sweet, sticky pull apart bread that makes a fantastically addictive dessert. I grew up with it and it was absolutely a childhood favorite.

So why it took me all these years to formulate a savory version that works for dinner plans is beyond me! But ... better late than never, right?

This savory version of my childhood favorite pulls together ingredients common to pizza and makes them into a pull apart pizza that's dipped in tomato sauce before being enjoyed. It's a great dish for kids and fantastic picnic food, since it's finger food and eating outdoors leaves any mess there instead of on your table! Enjoy!

Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

  • 2 packages refrigerated biscuits
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar or mozzarella cheese
  • 1 T. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 c. sliced green olives
  • 2 oz. pepperoni - cut into quarters
  • 1 c. tomato sauce - choose your favorite variety
Using a sharp pair of kitchen shears, cut the first package of biscuits into quarters and arrange in a buttered bundt pan. Sprinkle half the cheese, seasoning, olives and pepperoni over the dough. Cover with the other package of biscuits (also quartered) and repeat with the remaining cheese, seasoning, olives and pepperoni. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 40-50 minutes or until the biscuit dough is fully cooked. Invert the bundt pan onto a serving plate and serve the ring with tomato sauce for dipping.
  • Yields: 4-6 servings
  • Preparation Time: 1 hour

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