Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pizza Stuffed Monkey Bread

Regular sweet monkey bread is addicting enough but warping it into a savory dish elevates it to a new level. You can use biscuit dough or premade pizza dough as the base. I prefer to use the Boule Bread recipe from the Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. You can stuff it with any pizza ingredients. I must stress that the miracle ingredient is fresh mozzarella.
Omit pepperoni to make vegetarian!

Pizza Stuffed Monkey Bread

6 1/2 cups flour
2 pkgs yeast
1 1/2 tbsp salt
3 cups room temp water

1 can tomato sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
dash of:

Dipping butter:
1.5 sticks butter, melted
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil

Stuffing ideas:
Red Bell Pepper, fine diced
FRESH mozzarella, cubed
Italian sausage, browned and drained
Mushrooms, diced

Cheddar and parmesan for topping, if desired

Mix all the bread ingredients together with your hands. No kneading, no mixer. Just mush until well mixed. Cover and let rise 2-4 hours. This is a very moist and sticky dough

Rip off a golf ball sized piece and pull it into a flat round. Stuff with ingredients. For ours, I placed a slice of pepperoni on it and topped with a few pieces of cheese and peppers, and covered with another piece of pepperoni. Then pinch it closed.

Dip the pieces in herbed butter. Place in a bundt pan or angel food cake pan. Layer with cheeses.

Top with any extra toppings.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or so, until well browned.

While baking, combine sauce ingredients and simmer until time to serve


  1. hey! that kitchen sure looks familiar!! this recipe is awesome!

  2. I am so going to make this tomorrow! Thanks!