Pizza Monkey Bread: A Fun Twist on a Classic Favorite!

Hello, pizza lovers and adventurous foodies! 🌟 Today, I’m thrilled to share a playful and delicious twist on a classic favorite – Pizza Monkey Bread. 🍕🐒 Imagine bite-sized pizza goodness tucked into soft, fluffy bread bites that you can pull apart and share. It’s a perfect blend of the fun of monkey bread and the irresistible flavors of your favorite pizza. Let’s embark on this culinary adventure and create a dish that’s not only delightful but also a guaranteed crowd-pleaser!

Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe 📜

Ingredients:

For the Dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour 🌾
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar 🍚
  • 1 teaspoon Salt 🧂
  • 1 cup Warm water (about 110°F/43°C) 🚰
  • 1 tablespoon Active dry yeast 🍞
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil 🫒

For the Pizza Filling:

  • 1 cup Pizza sauce 🍅
  • 2 cups Shredded mozzarella cheese 🧀
  • 1/2 cup Pepperoni slices 🍕
  • 1/4 cup Finely chopped bell peppers 🌶️
  • 1/4 cup Sliced black olives 🫒
  • 1/4 cup Grated Parmesan cheese 🧀
  • 1 teaspoon Dried oregano 🌿
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic powder 🧄

For Serving:

  • Additional pizza sauce for dipping 🍕

Instructions:

1. Activate the Yeast:

  • In a bowl, combine warm water, sugar, and active dry yeast. Let it sit for about 5-10 minutes until it becomes frothy.

2. Prepare the Dough:

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the yeast mixture and olive oil. Mix until a dough forms.

3. Knead the Dough:

  • Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead for about 5-7 minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic. Place it in a greased bowl, cover, and let it rise until doubled in size.

4. Preheat and Prep:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a bundt pan.

5. Roll and Fill:

  • Roll out the risen dough into a large rectangle. Spread pizza sauce over the dough, then sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, pepperoni slices, chopped bell peppers, black olives, Parmesan cheese, dried oregano, and garlic powder.

6. Cut and Stack:

  • Cut the dough into smaller squares. Stack the squares with the toppings facing up, creating a layered effect.

7. Load the Bundt Pan:

  • Carefully place the stacked dough squares into the greased bundt pan.

8. Bake to Golden Perfection:

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the dough is cooked through.

9. Let It Cool:

  • Allow the Pizza Monkey Bread to cool for a few minutes before inverting it onto a serving plate.

10. Serve and Dip:

  • Serve the Pizza Monkey Bread with additional pizza sauce for dipping. Pull apart the delicious, cheesy bites and enjoy!

Prepare for a pizza party with a twist! The Pizza Monkey Bread combines the joy of sharing with the irresistible flavors of pizza to create a delectable pull-apart experience. This fun and flavorful dish is sure to be a hit at any family gathering, game night, or casual get-together. So grab a slice, pull it apart, dip it, and enjoy the cheesy goodness. I wish you a lifetime of fun and delicious memories with your homemade Pizza Monkey Bread!🌟🐒🍕

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