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Friday Night Cheesy Monkey Bread

You know me, I’m all about the easy – anything that takes too much of my time, energy, money or patience is not worth it (except for super special occasions). That’s why I love this scaled back version of Pull-Apart bread that can be as cheesy as you like.

It’s perfect for a Friday night pasta dinner – you know, when you’ve had a long week and you may or may not have remembered to pull something out of the freezer to defrost in time for dinner.  Set this on the table with some spaghetti and Cesar salad, and you’re off the hook!


-Pillsbury Country Biscuits

-2 tbsp of Italian Dressing

-1/2 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese (or as much as you like of whatever cheese you have on hand)

-2 tsp of Parmesan cheese (or however much you like)

-dried italian herb mix to garnish (optional)


-Preheat the oven to 375 F and spray a round 9 inch pan with non-stick cooking spray

-Open the Pillsbury biscuits and cut each round into 4 pieces.

-Toss the biscuit pieces in the dressing, making sure to coat each thoroughly.

-Spread the biscuit pieces in the pan in a single layer as much as possible.

-Sprinkle with both cheeses.

-Bake for about 10 minutes.  Keep an eye on them as they’re not so great overcooked.

-Enjoy with a fork, or do what our family does and pull it apart with your fingers!


What’s your favourite quick and easy dinner recipe?

Article written by:

Megan is a WAHM to 3 (and then some) kids, who spends the majority of her time working as an Administrative Assistant, blogging and washing dishes. She loves to write about her adventures in parenting, running a home daycare, adoption and whatever else strikes her fancy!


  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)

    I love anything cheesy like this. It sounds awesome.

  2. Tiffany Washko

    Looks pretty easy. Good too.

  3. Kungphoo

    I am a cheese maniac.. Nice and easy to make.. it will make a nice addition to our holiday festivities.

  4. msposh2013

    That recipe sounds like such a yummy idea for dinner

  5. Kay M.

    Oh, my! The more cheese the better with my boys! This recipe will be a huge hit. Think I’ll try it tonight!

  6. Jess S. (@loveforlacquer)

    Holy moly this looks incredible!!!

  7. Bernadette Callahan (@AimlessMoments)

    I have never made them for dinner but we have made monkey bread before. Much easier than it looks.

  8. Joanna Sormunen

    That monkey bread looks so delicious! I can only imagine! YUM! I want some!

  9. maggiesblog2

    Yummy, this sounds amazing and easy!

  10. sarah

    Mmmm….will give this a try! Would be perfect with my one-pot pasta!

  11. dogvills

    I love cheesy monkey bread, it’s the best!

  12. Carly Anderson (@lipglosscrayons)

    This cheesy monkey bread looks delicious! I cannot wait to make this for my family. I’m sure it will be a big hit.

  13. Liz Mays

    That looks positively delicious! I’m a big casserole fan so I tend to choose those for quick meals.

  14. kwhiz84

    Wow this looks really great! Thank so for sharing!

  15. Amanda Love

    Oh my I saw cheese and I want it. I love anything that has lots of cheese.

  16. Dhemz Apdian - Dias

    oh,my! that looks really really good.

  17. Eliz Frank

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Monkey Bread… I should make your recipe and give it a try.

  18. Danielle Stewart

    That looks really good. My vice is bread and cheese so I would be all over this.

  19. Rosey

    I’ve never had monkey bread. I know everyone who tried it absolutely raves about it though. 🙂

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