I had about a half a bag of Rhodes rolls in the freezer and decided I would try making pizza monkey bread. I’ve seen it all over food blogs and Pinterest and I knew it would be a hit with my kids. Especially since they are so ‘anti-sauce’. Weird, I know.
Any dough would work really. You could use biscuits, homemade pizza dough, store bought dough, or any thawed frozen bread dough. I love a versatile recipe! I took my frozen rolls and stuck them in the fridge the morning I was going to make them. That afternoon, I pulled them out and cut them in half. After we got back from karate, the girls and I took the pieces of dough, flattened them out into small circles, and placed cheese in the middle. I cut up a variety of cheese sticks I had, so we had mozzarella, colby jack, monterey, and cheddar. What can I say, we like cheese. I cut them into about 1 inch pieces. We also added some mini turkey pepperonis to some of them.
After adding your cheese/pepperoni, just seal the dough around the filling, making little balls of cheese-y goodness.
I sprayed a bundt pan with cooking spray, then added a layer of cheese filled dough balls. Then I lightly sprayed them with olive oil and sprinkled on a little garlic powder. Then we added the next layer, spraying with olive oil again and adding a little more garlic powder. Then I sprinkled on some oregano. After using all the dough (which only ended up being about a half a pan), I baked it up until golden brown…
The kids enjoyed this….
You can also warm up some pizza sauce on the side for dipping.
I will definitely be making this again!
I’m linking up today with It’s a Blog Party, All the Small Stuff, 33 Shades of Green, Blessed with Grace, From Mess Hall to Bistro, Eat at Home (Ingredient Spotlight – frozen rolls/bread dough)