Biscuit dough and cheese are tossed together and dipped in pizza sauce in this gluten free pizza monkey bread. It’s the perfect cheesy pull-apart appetizer!
Back when my kids were very little, on Superbowl Sunday my dad would always be at Smokies (our family’s bar) to set up for the Superbowl. The bar had many large screen TVs and my dad would put on a buffet and the place would be packed. My then husband (now ex) would usually find his way to the bar.
Someone had to be home with the kids (me), and this is exactly where I wanted to be. My mom would also find herself alone on Superbowl Sunday, so we’d get together and have our own little Superbowl party!
As always, we’d go overboard making appetizers just for the two of us and my two kids (who hardly ate any of it). It seemed so silly to go through all the trouble, but we loved appetizers and it was fun!
I wish I had this recipe back then because we would have loved it, and I bet the kids would have eaten it all up, too. I don’t have to worry about feeding them anymore, but my grown son couldn’t stop picking at this pizza monkey bread!
The Ingredients in Gluten Free Pizza Monkey Bread
- Gluten free biscuit dough–unfortunately, I have yet to find a tube of gf biscuit dough, have you? I honestly doubt it would be that great if we did find it. But it’s super simple to make my gluten free biscuit dough and keep it stocked in your freezer for when the mood strikes.
- Shredded cheese–you can use any combination of cheese here, but I just buy the pre-shredded Italian cheese blend, which has mozzarella, parmesan, and a few other pizza-style cheeses.
- Pizza sauce–what’s pizza sauce? Is it marinara sauce? In my opinion, they’re 2 totally different things! Pizza sauce is strictly for all things pizza and marinara sauce is more like a jar of spaghetti sauce. My pizza hut copycat pizza sauce is great in this recipe, but feel free to use whatever you’d like. All pizza sauce should be gluten free, but check to make sure.
Putting it All Together
You won’t believe how easy and delicious this recipe is! Serve it as an appetizer or a light dinner with a side salad.
- Roll out the biscuit dough into an oval approximately 1-inch thick.
- Cut it into small squares about 1 inch in diameter with a sharp knife, bench scraper, or pizza or pastry cutter.
- Toss the biscuit squares with shredded cheese, pepperoni, melted butter and olive oil, and dried herbs.
- Scatter the mixture in a Bundt pan and bake it at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
Don’t Have a Bundt Pan?
No problem! Just use a 9 by 13-inch pan. You’ll need to adjust the baking time by 10-15 minutes, but begin checking it at roughly 15 minutes.
Other Pizza Recipes
Appetizer. Light dinner. Superbowl party? Whatever you make it for, just make it!! It’s so good and so easy 😋
Gluten Free Pizza Monkey Bread
- ½ recipe gluten free buttermilk biscuit dough cut into small pieces
- 6 ounces (170 g) pepperoni, quartered
- 3 cups (339 g) shredded Italian cheese blend
- ¼ cup (4 tbsp or 56 g) salted butter, melted
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp Italian seasoning
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- copycat Pizza Hut pizza sauce, for dipping (or your favorite pizza sauce)
- Preheat oven to 425° F. Grease a 10-cup Bundt pan and set aside.
- After making the biscuit dough, pat or roll it into a small oval or rectangular shape (it doesn't need to be perfect) that's about one inch thick. Cut it into small (roughly one inch) squares using a sharp knife, bench scraper, or pastry wheel.
- Toss all the ingredients, except for the pizza sauce, in a large bowl until well mixed. Pour into the prepared Bundt pan (or 9 by 13-inch pan). Bake for 25 minutes, or until biscuits are baked through. Cover with foil halfway through baking if it's getting too brown.
- Remove from the oven and use a butter knife to loosen the edges. Flip out onto a plate and then flip back over onto a serving platter (so the pretty side is up). Serve warm or at room temperature with pizza sauce.