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Savory Monkey Bread Recipe

Course: bread/side dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 68kcal
Savory Monkey Bread is filled with delicious flavors for a fun appetizer or side dish. This Pillsbury monkey bread recipe is flaky, flavorful and fun to eat. It's a real crowd pleaser!
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  • 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


  • 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.
  • Enjoy!



Calories: 68kcal | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 68mg | Vitamin A: 235IU | Calcium: 2mg