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Cheesy Monkey Bread

Cheesy Monkey Bread

Start with cold dough—instead of warm or room-temperature—so that the cheese mixture doesn’t melt.


  • ¼ cup (½ stick) cold unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt; freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound cold pizza dough, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Nonstick vegetable oil spray

Recipe Preparation

  • Coarsely shred both cheeses on the large holes of a box grater. Coarsely shred butter on the large holes of box grater. Toss cheeses, butter, shallot, garlic, parsley, and red pepper in a medium bowl; season generously with salt and pepper. Transfer one-third of cheese mixture to a small bowl; set aside. Add dough pieces, a few at a time, to remaining cheese mixture in original bowl and toss gently to coat.

  • Lightly coat a medium skillet with nonstick spray. Arrange dough in skillet in an even layer; pour any leftover cheese mixture in bowl over. Let sit in a warm place until beginning to puff slightly, 30–40 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375°. Bake bread until top is lightly browned and cheese is melted, 18–22 minutes. Top bread with reserved cheese mixture. Continue to bake until edges of bread are golden brown and firm and cheese is melted and oozing, 10–15 minutes more. Serve hot.

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Reviews Sectionthe end product is wonderful, but this recipe can be quite time consuming—definitely something you have to plan ahead for. i also recommend cutting the amount of butter in half, as pools of butter appeared as i baked it. it’s definitely worth a try, and the end product is a delectable, cheesy masterpiece!Anonymousnorth carolina 06/09/19Brilliant recipe!! We enjoyed a skillet full with roasted tomato soup.AnonymousGeyserville 12/31/17

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