Oh how my family loves Monkey Bread…and the fact that there is a quick way to make it just adds to the beauty of it for Momma. But what to do when you want to have a little Monkey Bread with your dinner? Why Garlic & Cheese Monkey Bread of course! Especially for an Italian Night dinner…brings a little fun to the table.
I utilize my favorite garlic spread once again…Johnny’s Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning. This stuff is awesome! And great for more uses other than garlic bread, but today we’re going that route. What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t tell you where you can get a hold of this treasure? Some supermarkets may carry it, but I tend to go to my local Costco to acquire this amazingly wonderful mix. If you do not have a Costco in your area, or have trouble locating some of Johnny’s Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning, then visit their website at: http://www.johnnysfinefoods.com/
Now back to our previously scheduled program…Garlic Monkey Bread. I’m going to utilize Pillsbury’s Country Style Biscuits again, because there are just some nights that making your own biscuits just isn’t a top thing on your “To Do” list. Then also grab a fluted pan and some cooking spray. Evenly coat the pan with the cooking spray so our monkey bread won’t stick.
Oh! and I preheat my oven to 375°F.
Get my biscuits in close proximity of our dunking bowl…with that wonderful Johnny’s Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning.
After all of the slicing is done, I give the biscuits a quick toss in the garlic seasoning, making sure to coat all sides.
Into the oven it goes for about 25 minutes…which is such a long time to wait when the smell of garlic & butter is in the air. But it’s worth it!
Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Yields: 40 pieces
Serves: 6-8 people
2 rolls of Pillsbury Country Style Biscuits (20 biscuits)
5 Tbsp. Johnny’s Great Caesar Garlic Spread & Seasoning
1/2 cup Italian Cheese Blend, finely shredded
5 Tbs. Butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Prepare pan with a light coating of cooking spray.
Take individual biscuits and slice each in half, making half disks.
In a small bowl add garlic seasoning.
Roll biscuit pieces in garlic seasoning until evenly coated.
Place coated biscuits into baking pan to form a bottom layer.
Sprinkle with 1/3 of the cheese, working the cheese in between the biscuits.
Repeat for 2nd layer of biscuits using half of the remaining cheese.
In a microwave safe bowl or cup, melt butter for 20-30 seconds on high.
Top monkey bread with remaining cheese.
Pour butter over all of the biscuits, being sure to cover each one.
Place in oven and bake for 22-25 minutes (depending on your oven).
The biscuits should be firm when finished baking.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before inverting onto a serving dish.
Pull apart to enjoy!