Savory Monkey Bread Recipe (Pull Apart Rolls)

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!

This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a 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. 

This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!

This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!

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!

This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!

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)
  • Oregano
  • Chopped hazelnuts
  • Paprika
  • Parsley
  • Crumbled Bacon or Sausage
  • Ham
  • Toasted almonds or walnuts
  • Cranberries
  • Rosemary

This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!

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How to Make Savory Monkey Bread

  1. 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.
  2. Next, roll each ball in various toppings, using as many or few as you like. For example, Parmesan cheese and smoky paprika.)
  3. Then layer into a bundt pan that has been coated with cooking spray.
  4. You can then sprinkle garlic powder over the top and top with remaining melted butter.
  5. Gather your friends and family around and savor this delicious bread, piece by piece!

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This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!

This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!

See the recipe card below for details on how to make Savory Monkey Bread. Enjoy every bite!

 

4.8 from 5 votes
This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!
Savory Monkey Bread
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

This Savory Monkey Bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. For an appetizer or a meal, it's a real crowd pleaser!

Course: bread/side dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Savory Monkey Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 68 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
  • 12 tablespoons sticks butter, melted
  • 3 tubes crescent rolls Pillsbury original work well
Additional Ingredients of your choosing:
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F and spray a 9”-10” tube or bundt pan with cooking spray.
  2. Gently form each refrigerated crescent roll into a ball and roll in melted butter.
  3. Roll in you chosen ingredient(s) being careful to coat all sides.
  4. Place dough balls in the prepared tube/bundt pan.
  5. Drizzle any remaining butter over the rolls.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts
Savory Monkey Bread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 68 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Calcium 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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judy havens
This looks amazing, but I'd like to try it with frozen rolls rather than biscuits....Do you think it would work well to let them thaw, roll them in the toppings, and then let them rise in the bundt pan? I guess I may just have to try it and see!
    becky gall hardin
    i think it would work! we have also done them with refrigerated breadsticks and it worked as well. good luck!
      judy havens
      That sounds like a good alternative, too! Thanks!
2pots2cook
Just talked to girls at the office yesterday how nice and easy it would be to make savoury monkey bread but we missed the idea in details :-) :-) Than kyou so much !
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