This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, Pull Apart Rolls are real crowd pleaser!
Savory Monkey Bread
If you’ve never tried Savory Monkey Bread, you’re in for a tantalizing treat! This recipe is simple and satisfying, and you can change up the toppings a million different ways.
We are bread lovers around here. Warm, soft bread is a staple at most of our meals, whether it’s a plate of Cinnamon Sugar Biscuit Bites in the morning or a thick slice of Homemade Garlic Bread alongside a cozy soup dinner. And Pumpkin Pie Monkey Bread is one of my very favorite snacks. Savory Monkey Bread is just as easy to make as a sweeter variation, and makes a beautiful appetizer or main course!
This Savory Monkey Bread is simple enough to make with your kids for an easy supper, yet gorgeous enough to shine on a holiday buffet table!
Pull Apart Rolls with Pillsbury Biscuit Dough
One of the reasons I love this monkey bread recipe so much is because there’s virtually no bread-making involved. Using refrigerated biscuit dough takes all the stress out of it. You can use any kind of refrigerated or frozen dough you like (frozen rolls are a great option). But if you’d like to try your hand at homemade dough, this Homemade Crescent Rolls Recipe is simple and delicious! From the can or from scratch, you can’t go wrong with this recipe!
Ingredients for Savory Monkey Bread aka Pull Apart Rolls
This recipe is so fun to make, and completely kid friendly! It’s the perfect thing to make together as a family, They can add any toppings they like. Here are a few ideas:
- Cheese (any kind of cheese you like; I love using a mix of cheddar and Parmesan)
- Chopped hazelnuts
- Crumbled Bacon or Sausage
- Toasted almonds or walnuts
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How to Make Savory Monkey Bread
- Using frozen, fresh or refrigerated dough (bread dough works great, but biscuit dough makes this even more light and flaky) roll into balls and gently roll in melted butter.
- Next, roll each ball in various toppings, using as many or few as you like. For example, Parmesan cheese and smoky paprika.)
- Then layer into a bundt pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
- You can then sprinkle garlic powder over the top and top with remaining melted butter.
- Gather your friends and family around and savor this delicious bread, piece by piece!
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See the recipe card below for details on how to make Savory Monkey Bread. Enjoy every bite!
This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!
- 1½ 12 tablespoons sticks butter, melted
- 3 tubes crescent rolls Pillsbury original work well
- Fresh Dill & Chives chopped
- Hazelnuts chopped
- Parmesan cheese grated or shredded
- Cheddar cheese shredded
- Smoky Paprika
- Honey Roasted Pecans chopped
- Pistachios chopped
- Chili Powder
- Toasted Black Sesame Seeds
- Toasted Sesame Seeds
- Heat oven to 350°F and spray a 9”-10” tube or bundt pan with cooking spray.
- Gently form each refrigerated crescent roll into a ball and roll in melted butter.
- Roll in you chosen ingredient(s) being careful to coat all sides.
- Place dough balls in the prepared tube/bundt pan.
- Drizzle any remaining butter over the rolls.
- Bake the monkey bread at 350°F for 30-45 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Loosely cover the bread with aluminum foil if it is browning too quickly.
- Transfer bread to a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Loosen the edges (and center) with a sharp knife and flip the bread over onto a larger plate than the bread. Immediately flip the bread over onto a serving plate to serve. It should be served in the same position as it cooked in the pan.