Savory Monkey Bread with Bacon, Peppers and Cheese

by Sarah on September 23, 2013

Want to make something delicious that you’ll probably feel guilty about later?  You know you want to.  Just go for it.  Make this naughty monkey bread for a crowd–then you won’t be tempted to eat it all.  This is probably the perfect storm of delicious junk food.  Bacon, cheese, an entire stick of melted butter, and a bunch of tasty, flaky biscuits from a tube.  No, you can’t make your own biscuits.

I like to include a little sauteed onion and peppers and a big handful of cilantro to the mixture.  Then at least you can say you ate some vegetables. Don’t forget the salt and pepper!  This is another one of those things that would be good for whatever sportsball you are in to.  Like Oakland A’s postseason sportsball.

(Let’s go OAKland! clap clap clapclapclap)


Savory Monkey Bread with Bacon, Peppers and Cheese


  • 3 large tubes flaky biscuit dough, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 8 oz bacon, fried and chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • Pinch salt, freshly ground pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350*. Lightly grease Bundt pan, or spray with the spray stuff.
  • Place quartered biscuits in large mixing bowl.
  • Saute peppers and onions in oil. Cool.
  • Add to biscuits with the cooled bacon pieces.
  • Add cheese, cilantro, salt and pepper. Pour in butter.
  • Mix lightly with your hands. Try not to squish the dough together, but keep it in separate chunks.
  • Place dough in prepared Bundt pan.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes, or until golden brown and the middle is not too doughy. Cover with foil if the bread is beginning to get to dark.
  • Cool on a rack.
  • Running a knife along the outside of the bread will help you pry it out a little easier. Flip onto a plate.
  • If chunks fall out, just squish them back in, no one will know.

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