Pull Apart Pizza Bread

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5 from 7 votes
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 55 minutes

Pull-Apart Pizza Bread with mozzarella and thyme is a fun, flavor bomb flavor that is perfect for any party or game day.

pull apart pizza bread with thyme.

This enjoyable Mozzarella Thyme Pull Apart Pizza Bread is a hit because it is so full of flavor and will become a party staple in your house. All easy ingredients and everyone loves pizza.

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What We Love About This Pull Apart Pizza Bread Recipe

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser, additionally, it is easy to make and serve. Everyone will love this pull-apart bread.

  • 30-Minute Meal: Quick, easy, and fun to make.
  • Easy Ingredients: All easy ingredients and so simple.
  • Family Friendly: The pull-apart factor makes it a family favorite and it is fun to help make.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat-free, and dairy-free, so change it up.
A pull apart bread with cheese.

Ingredient Notes for Pizza Bread

  • Yeast
  • Dry Powdered Milk
  • Thyme
  • Mozzarella Cheese 
Flour, thyme, butter, powdered milk.

Equipment Needed

How to Make a Pizza Bread

These are the basic steps for making monkey bread pizza. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Making the dough for the bread.

STEP 1: COMBINE

First, combine warm water, yeast, sugar, dried milk, and 2 cups of all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl and let sit for 10 minutes. Preheat the oven to 425.

STEP 2: MIX

Second, add thyme, salt, olive oil, and 4 cups scoped and leveled all-purpose flour to the mixing bowl and knead for 10 minutes with the dough attachment and then mix shredded mozzarella cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and oregano in a bowl.  

STEP 3: ROLL

Next, lightly flour the surface and roll until thin brush the top of the dough with melted butter and cover with mozzarella mixture   Roll the dough as you would a cinnamon roll and slice the dough into 1.5 to 2-inch sections.

Rolling and cutting the bread.

STEP 4: BAKE

Finally, brush with egg wash (1 egg + 1 tbsp water).   Bake for 15 minutes uncovered in a 425° oven. Lastly, cover with foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes

Prep and Storage Tips for Monkey Bread Pizza

HOW TO MAKE THIS PIZZA MONKEY BREAD RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This is one of those recipes that should be made fresh. You can have the pull-apart bread ingredients ready to help make it easier.

HOW TO STORE THIS PULL-APART BREAD WITH CHEESE RECIPE

This can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS PULL-APART PIZZA BREAD RECIPE

Freeze the uncooked pull-apart brad in the freezer for up to three months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Can reheat in the oven or toaster oven until warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions for Pizza Pull-Apart Bread

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Really, it is easy, to use a low sodium recipe or a low-fat or fat-free biscuit. Use a low-fat or fat-free cheese.

MAKE IT A BUNDT PAN?

Yes, traditionally these are made in a bundt pan and you can make this one that way as well.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, it is a great recipe for a crowd, so simply increase the recipe card below to reflect the amount that you need.

IS THIS A PIZZA BREAD?

There are all types and varieties of crust. Mostly identified by region, find out more here.

pull apart pizza bread with thyme.

Expert Tips for Making This Pizza Monkey Bread Recipe

  • Add Meat: Italian Sausage or Slices Pepperoni are great for this appetizer.
  • Short cut tip: Use premade pizza dough or biscuits from the supermarket or your local pizza place.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add your favorite vegetables, garlic, parsley, onions and peppers, mushrooms, and olives.
  • Alternate ingredient: Whole wheat dough or gluten-free dough can be used.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Dairy-free cheese can be used for this recipe.
  • Seasoning: Try some Italian Seasoning to make it tastier.
  • Cheese: Parmesan cheese adds another level of flavor to this pizza monkey bread.

What to Serve with Mozzarella Thyme Pull Apart Pizza Bread

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Mozzarella Thyme Pull Apart Pizza Bread stacked on a dish.
5 from 7 votes

Mozzarella Thyme Pull Apart Pizza Bread

Yield: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Mozzarella Thyme Pull Apart Pizza Bread is a fun, flavor bomb of flavor that is perfect for any party or game day.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups water, warm
  • 2 tablespoons yeast
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dry powdered milk
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 4 cups all purpose flour, scooped and leveled
  • Filling
  • 3-4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 3-4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 3 tbsp melted butter

Instructions

  • Combine warm water, yeast, sugar, dried milk, and 2 cups all purpose flour in a mixing bowl.
  • Let sit for 10 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425
  • Add thyme, salt, olive oil, and 4 cups scooped and leveled all purpose flour to the mixing bowl and knead for 10 minutes with dough attachment.
  • Mix shredded mozzarella cheese, 3 tablespoons olive oil and oregano in a bowl.
  • Lightly flour surface and roll it thin. Brush the top of the dough with melted butter and cover with mozzarella mixture
  • Roll the dough as you would a cinnamon roll and slice the dough in 1.5 to 2 inch sections.
  • Brush with egg wash (1 egg + 1 tbsp water).
  • Bake for 15 minutes uncovered in a 425° oven. Cover with foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Meat: Sausage or Pepperoni are great.
  • Short-cut tip: Use premade pizza dough from the supermarket or your local pizza place.
  • Variation tip: Feel free to add your favorite vegetables, garlic, onions, and peppers.
  • Alternate ingredient: Whole wheat dough or gluten-free dough can be used.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Dairy-free cheese can be used for this recipe.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 714kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 753mg | Potassium: 194mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 494IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 269mg | Iron: 5mg
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Course: Appetizers and Dips, Bread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bread

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4 thoughts on “Pull Apart Pizza Bread”

  1. 5 stars
    Made them for my kids as after school snack, now they want to know if I making them everyday 😊 They are delicious delicious!

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