Pizza Monkey Bread

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + cooling


16 servings

Updated: Dec. 05, 2023
I cannot throw a party without making this recipe. It's fast and easy, and my kids love it. —Courtney Wilson, Fresno, California


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cans (16.3 ounces each) large refrigerated flaky biscuits (8 count)
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 20 slices pepperoni, halved
  • 1/2 cup marinara sauce plus additional marinara sauce, warmed
  • Torn fresh basil leaves, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine first 4 ingredients; microwave, covered, on high for 30 seconds. Cool slightly.
  2. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces; add to oil mixture and toss to coat. Add cheeses and pepperoni; toss to combine. In a heavy 10-in. fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray, layer half the biscuit mixture; drizzle with 1/4 cup marinara sauce. Repeat layers.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 10 minutes.
  4. Run a knife around side and center tube of pan. Invert onto a serving plate. Serve with additional marinara sauce. If desired, top with torn fresh basil, and additional grated Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Craving garlic breadsticks? Double or triple the amount.
  • For a delicious twist, try replacing the marinara with pesto. Bonus—it's colorful!
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 serving: 288 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 723mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 8g protein.