Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Pepperoni Pizza Bread

Pepperoni pizza but in small bites.  Yeah, I wish I could take credit for this but I am not that smart LOL

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

When I came across this recipe at Confessions of a Foodie Bride I thought "why didn't I think of that?".  It's so easy but such a great snack you will wonderful why you didn't think of it either.

Needless to say, I made it for lunch today and within 10 minutes there was only 2 small pieces left which, by the way, have now been eaten by the kids, so there is nothing but crumbs.....and the thought that I need to make it again.

I took a shortcut and used biscuits instead of the pizza dough, next time I'll make my own pizza dough and I think it will be just as good.

You can take the long route and make your favorite pizza dough and marinara sauce, or the short route and pick up your favorite pizza dough and red sauce from the store.


Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 2 lbs pizza dough (I used refrigerated biscuits)
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes (I used  mozzarella sticks)
  • 48 slices of Turkey pepperoni (from 1 package)
  • 2-3 cups marinara sauce, warmed, for serving

Instructions

  1. Heat garlic and butter over medium heat just until the garlic begins to brown. Remove from heat and let sit.
  2. Lightly brush the inside of a bundt pan (or other oven-safe dish) with garlic butter.
  3. Pull off large marble-sized balls of dough and flatten (a kitchen scale makes this very easy). Top with a slice of pepperoni and a cube of mozzarella.


Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

  1. Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese, pinching well to seal.
  2. Very lightly brush the pizza ball with garlic butter and place into the bundt pan (I dabbed the pizza balls on a butter-dipped silicon brush to keep butter use low - there will be 1+ Tbsp leftover - and my hands butter free. Buttery hands make it hard to get the pizza balls to seal).
  3. Repeat until all of the dough is used.
  4. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes, while preheating the oven to 400.
  5. Bake for ~35 minutes, until the top is very brown.
  6. Remove from the oven and let sit for 10 minutes.
  7. Turn out onto a platter and serve with warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

Notes

Yields: 48 pieces

Pepperoni Pizza Monkey Bread

5 comments:

  1. That sounds delicious!

    FlowerLady

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  2. OK, Its official! My 7 year old son, who thinks pepperoni is one of the four basic food groups, thinks I'm a goddess! I used the buscuit method as well and it was super easy. The only problem is, now all the neighbor kids show up at my house around lunchtime!

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  3. A friend of mine posted this on FB...it looks AWESOME! :) How many refrigerated biscuits did you use? One package of 10? I was looking at the yield: 48 servings. That's a lot...lol...

    ~meg

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  4. I just found your blog and I just want to say. LOVE IT! I used to cook like you but then married a picky eater and have a couple of picky eaters. There is hope with the kids at least. I think their taste buds are just slow to develop. I miss dinners with more than 3 ingredients. sigh

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  5. I think my kids will flip over this. We make homemade pizza almost once a week... this will be something fun they can make with me as well to kinda switch it up! Great idea!!

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