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.

  • 5

    tablespoons olive oil 

  • 3

    pounds pizza dough, defrosted and risen if frozen

  • 1

    (14-ounce) can pizza sauce

  • 1

    tablespoon chopped fresh oregano, or 1 ½  teaspoons dried 

  • 3

    cups shredded mozzarella cheese

  • 2

    cups finely shredded Parmigiano Reggiano cheese

  • 4

    ounces (1 cup) mini pepperoni slices 

  • 1

    teaspoon chili flakes or crushed red pepper

  • 1

    teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½

    teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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