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White Pizza Monkey Bread

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8

You’ve never had monkey bread like this before! Inspired by a slice of New York white pizza, this savory recipe makes an amazing appetizer. Dough wrapped balls of mozzarella are baked until gooey in a creamy alfredo sauce. If you love pizza, this one’s a total must-try! ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
May 11, 2017

Ingredients

1
tablespoon garlic powder
1
tablespoon Italian seasoning (or 21-seasoning spice)
1 1/2
cups finely shredded Italian cheese blend
1
can (11 oz) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Pizza Crust Thin
2
cups (1-inch round) mozzarella balls (about 24)
2
cups Alfredo sauce
Basil, freshly chopped (for garnish)
Nonstick baking spray

Steps

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  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a Bundt cake pan with nonstick baking spray. Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, stir together garlic powder, Italian seasoning and shredded cheese. Set aside.
  • 3
    Unroll pizza dough and cut into 1 1/2-inch squares with a sharp knife.
  • 4
    Wrap each square of dough around a mozzarella ball and dip into 1 cup of Alfredo sauce. Dip into prepared shredded cheese mix.
  • 5
    Place inside bundt pan, creating a uniform layer all the way around the pan.
  • 6
    Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before inverting the Bundt pan onto a serving platter. Garnish with basil. Serve with remaining 1 cup of alfredo sauce (warmed).
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
Calories from Fat
320
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
54%
Saturated Fat
15g
76%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
120mg
39%
Sodium
750mg
31%
Potassium
75mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
3g
Protein
21g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
60%
60%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • There was this pretty defining moment in my life. It happened about 10 years ago on my second trip to NYC. Walking home from a show at Times Square, it was chilly and nearing midnight. Toes ached from wearing dress shoes. Belly ached for something to eat. As I traipsed along, the street ahead of be was suddenly aglow with the blinking fluorescent light of an “Open” sign. Moving quickly toward it, I found myself standing in front of the warm, welcoming door of a tiny pizzeria. Four chefs were in the kitchen. The place smelled of garlic and Italy. Ten different pizzas with gooey soft cheese were displayed ready-to-go under hot lights. Knees nearly buckled under the gladness of it all. I walked up and oogled the options. There was your average pepperoni. A slice or two of Margherita and sausage. And one piping hot, just-cut white pizza. Sweating olive oil, melted dollops of mozzarella and fresh chopped garlic, I could barely bring myself to point at it. So much splendor. It was like pointing directly at a garlic sun, or staring right into the face of the most beautiful piece of cheese you’ve ever known. With order tallied, the guy behind the counter handed over a tiny paper plate, pizza splayed far outside the edges. A handful of napkins. And a beer to go. I cozied myself into a corner of the café, folded my pizza piece flat and bit into the single most glorious midnight snack I’ve ever eaten. It was so good, I didn’t ever want it to stop. Cheese, cheese, golden dough, garlic. Cheese. It was that experience so long ago that inspired this insanely perfect White Pizza Monkey Bread. Little squares of pizza dough, wrapped around mozzarella, dipped in garlic-alfredo sauce and rolled into more mozzarella. Then baked until so golden and gooey (and so, so good). You’ll pretty much feel like it’s midnight in NYC. Bake up a batch and treat yourself. You deserve it! Or call in all your favorite humans and enjoy together. Or grab a beer, tuck yourself into a corner and keep this one all to yourself. That’s exactly what I’d do!

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