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Cheesy Italian Monkey Bread
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Cheesy Italian Monkey Bread

Cheesy Italian Monkey Bread is savory, cheesy and hearty.  Tastes like pizza.  Easy to make with simple ingredients. Serve as a side or main dish. Original recipe by Pillsbury.com. Adjusted recipe and photography by Beverly Davis for CornbreadMillionaire.com.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Servings: 40 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cans (10.2 oz each) biscuits Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated Original biscuits
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded Colby-Monterey Jack Colby Cheese I used shredded cheddar cheese.
  • 2 cup cooked ground beef, crumbled or cooked/crumbled Italian sausage
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Generously grease a12-cup bundt pan with shortening or generously spray with vegetable oil cooking spray.
  • In small bowl, combine melted butter, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Set aside.
  • Remove 5 biscuits from each can (10 biscuits total).
  • Cut each biscuit into fourths (will have 40 pieces). Coat 20 biscuit pieces with melted butter mixture. Arrange in single layer along bottom of greased bundt pan. Sprinkle with 1 cup of cooked/crumbled ground beef (or Italian sausage).
  • Sprinkle 2 cups of shredded cheese over top of dough.
  • Coat remaining 20 pieces of dough in the melted butter mixture. Arrange over top of shredded cheese in bundt pan. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cooked/crumbled ground beef (or Italian sausage). Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup of shredded cheese.
  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 5 minutes. To loosen, run a rubber spatula around edge of pan. DO NOT USE use a metal knife because it will scratch the bundt pan.
  • Place heatproof plate upside down over pan. Hold plate and pan firmly together, then flip over to invert Cheesy Herb Monkey Bread on the serving plate.
  • Sprinkle top with grated Parmesan Cheese. This step is optional.
  • Pull apart and serve. Cut with a pizza cutter if preferred.