Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread
- SERVES: 10–12
- PREP: 20 minutes
- TOTAL TIME: 2 hours (including rising time)
You'll go bananas for SAVORY, cheesy monkey bread.
Instead of sticky-sweet cinnamon sugar flavors, this monkey bread is made with four of our favorite things: cheese, bread, tomato sauce, and pepperoni. The best part is that you don’t even need a classic bundt pan to make it—you can build the whole thing around a can of tomato sauce (that you’ll later use for dipping that bread in) inside a braiser or Dutch oven. It’ll bake up all puffed, golden, and cheesy inside and out. Perfect for Game Day or a random night when you want pizza in pull-apart, dippable form. We’re not monkeying around with this one.
tablespoons olive oil
pounds pizza dough, defrosted and risen if frozen
(14-ounce) can pizza sauce
tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 ½ teaspoons dried
cups shredded mozzarella cheese
cups finely shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
ounces (1 cup) mini pepperoni slices
teaspoon chili flakes or crushed red pepper
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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