Rethink monkey bread with this savory monkey bread recipe. Cheese-filled biscuits with red and green sauces make this monkey bread perfect for Christmas, but we'd never tell if you make it all year!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously coat a 10-inch nonstick fluted tube pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  • With kitchen scissors, cut each biscuit into 2 pieces. Using your hands, flatten each piece into a 3-inch round of dough. Place cheese and 1 teaspoon pesto in the center of each round (half with the basil pesto and half with the tomato pesto). Bring the edge of the dough up and around the cheese to form a ball. Pinch the edges of the dough together to seal firmly.

  • In a small bowl combine Parmesan and garlic powder. Place butter in another small bowl. Dip each ball into the melted butter, then roll it in the Parmesan cheese mixture. Layer coated balls in the prepared pan. Drizzle with any remaining butter; sprinkle with any remaining Parmesan mixture.

  • Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (If needed, cover bread with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Cool bread in pan for 5 minutes. Run a small rubber spatula around edge of the bread to loosen. Invert pan onto a platter; remove pan. Cool slightly.

  • Drizzle marinara over warm monkey bread. Top with basil. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 18 g total fat; 8 g saturated fat; 1 g polyunsaturated fat; 6 g monounsaturated fat; 29 mg cholesterol; 933 mg sodium. 170 mg potassium; 30 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 6 g sugar; 9 g protein; 2 g trans fatty acid; 530 IU vitamin a; 1 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 3 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 38 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 194 mg calcium; 2 mg iron;

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What a cute presentation!! I can not eat this, I will be making it for company!! Looks yummy! This is the first, savory monkey bread I have found. I Love savory French toast!! Could this be made with the French bread in a tube?raf May Peace Love Joy & Good Health be your Gifts this holiday season!!