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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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Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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; fat 18g; cholesterol 29mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 30g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 1g; trans fatty acid 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 6g; protein 9g; vitamin a 530.5IU; vitamin c 0.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.2mg; niacin equivalents 2.6mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 37.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.2mcg; sodium 933mg; potassium 170mg; calcium 194mg; iron 1.8mg.