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Garlic Monkey Bread

Garlic Monkey Bread – a savory twist on the classic gooey delight that’s perfect for any night of the week.

I’m always on the lookout for ingenious ways to combine the trifecta of dinner-time delights—bread, cheese, and garlic. With the classic Cheesy Garlic Bread, the irresistible Garlic & Olive Cheese Bread, and the simplified charm of Italian Cheese Pull Apart Bread, I thought I had my bases covered. But let me be honest: I’ve taken this Garlic Monkey Bread up a notch.

Most of us have heard of Monkey Bread—those little dough balls coated in cinnamon and sugar, baked to perfection in a gooey sugar sauce. This recipe offers a savory alternative, a delightful departure from the sweet norm.

Instead of cinnamon and sugar, we will toss the biscuits in garlic powder, onion powder, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning. And a generous sprinkle of Mozzarella doesn’t hurt. The result is puffy, golden bites of pure joy.

Get ready to pull, savor, and indulge in a world of garlicky delight!

Why You’ll Love This Garlic Monkey Bread

  • Quick Comfort Fix – Craving comfort food on a busy weeknight? With this recipe, you can indulge in warm, cheesy, garlicky goodness in only a few steps. Talk about comfort food without the fuss.
  • Family-Approved – Winning over the entire family can be challenging, but not with this Garlic Monkey Bread. The irresistible combination of fluffy dough, melted cheese, and Italian flavors is a surefire way to bring everyone to the table with smiles. 
  • Extremely Versatile – Whether you’re serving up a weeknight dinner, a casual gathering, or even a weekend brunch, this versatile side dish effortlessly complements any meal.
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What You’ll Need

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  • Pillsbury Grand Biscuits – Pillsbury biscuits are convenient and easy to come by, and the larger size means you get fluffier Monkey Bread. In a pinch, any other kind of refrigerated biscuit dough will work. 
  • Butter
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Mozzarella Cheese

How To Make Garlic Monkey Bread

  • Preheat and Prep. Preheat the oven to 425º F and coat a Bundt pan with non-stick spray.
  • Prepare the Biscuits. Give those biscuits a makeover. Pop open the tube and cut each biscuit into 4-6 bite-sized pieces.
  • Create the Flavor. Melt butter, stir in seasonings, and toss in Parmesan. Mix it all up for a flavor-packed blend.
  • Coat the Biscuits. Toss biscuit pieces in the butter blend until they’re all coated.
  • Layer. Start layering those butter-soaked biscuits in the pan. Sprinkle Mozzarella between each layer for an ooey-gooey finish.
  • Bake. Slide it into the oven for 12-14 minutes until the biscuits puff up and turn golden brown. Your Garlic Monkey Bread is good to go—it’s time to savor the goodness!
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Recipe Tips & Tricks

  • Keep them cold! For cleaner cuts, leave the biscuits in the fridge until you’re ready to prepare them. This helps maintain their shape and makes the process a breeze.
  • Experiment with different cheese blends. Sharp cheddar, Gouda, or even a touch of pepper jack can add exciting twists to your Garlic Monkey Bread.
  • Customize the seasonings. Add a pinch of cayenne for heat or a dash of dried herbs for a rustic touch, and make it your own!
  • Take your butter game up a notch. Infuse it with fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme. This subtle addition brings an extra layer of aromatic delight to each bite.
  • Serve with dipping sauces. Elevate the experience by offering a variety of dipping sauces. Marinara, garlic aioli, or a simple ranch can complement the flavors and add a personalized touch.
Can I use a different dough for Garlic Monkey Bread?

Absolutely! While Pillsbury Grands Biscuits are recommended for their convenience, you can use other refrigerated biscuit dough brands or even make your own from scratch. Buttermilk Biscuits would be a great homemade swap!

Can I make this monkey bread ahead of time?

Yes! You can assemble the layers, cover the pan, and refrigerate it overnight. When you’re ready to bake, pop it in the oven for a quick, fresh-from-the-oven treat.

How to store leftovers?

Store any leftover Garlic Monkey Bread in an airtight container. Reheat individual servings in the air fryer or place the entire pan in the oven to recapture that fresh-baked goodness.

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Yield: 6

Garlic Monkey Bread

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Pillsbury Biscuits make for a quick and easy cheesy, garlicky, side dish for any night of the week

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 tube Pillsbury Grand Biscuits
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 425º F. Spray a Bundt pan very well with non-stick spray.
  2. Pop open the tub of biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 4-6 pieces.
  3. Melt butter. Mix all of the seasonings and Parmesan cheese in with the melted butter.
  4. Toss the cut up biscuits in the melted butter mixture.
  5. Place a layer of biscuits in the bottom of your prepared pan. Sprinkle a layer of Mozzarella cheese. Continue layering until you used up all the dough.
  6. Bake or 12-14 minute until puffed up and golden brown.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 166Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 36mgSodium 356mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 5g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on should only be used as a general guideline.

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Friday 1st of March 2024

This stuff was soooo tasty! Thanks!


Friday 1st of March 2024

I made it for a family dinner, and it was a massive hit. The garlic buttery goodness had everyone reaching for seconds.

Katerina Petrovska

Friday 1st of March 2024

This cheesy garlic money bread was absolutely amazing! It was a great addition to our meal and a recipe I’ll surely make again!


Thursday 29th of February 2024

First time I made this and it was a hit! Everyone loved it! Next time I definitely have to double the recipe!

Amanda Batcher

Thursday 29th of February 2024

I love this garlic twist on monkey bread. It was delicious!

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