How to Make Pizza Monkey Bread

Pan Pizza

To make this stuff you'll need an Angel food–cake pan. An angel cake pan is ideal, but I misplaced ours and used a Bundt pan instead. Be sure to grease it with nonstick cooking spray, or lightly oil it with olive oil.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Meanwhile grate 8 ounces of mozzarella cheese on the large holes of a box grater. (Note: It's best to grate an 8-ounce chunk of cheese instead of using pregrated -- pregrated is coated with cornstarch to keep it from clumping, and that affects even melting.)

Make a chiffonade of fresh basil using about 6 large leaves.

Monkey bread. Because kids go ape over it. You know what else they go ape for? Pizza. Let them help you make pizza monkey bread and they'll go positively King Kong in the kitchen. Making this stuff is way easier than making pizza, too, since you don't have to worry about stretching the dough or about precise cook times. All you'll need are the following two recipes and 8 ounces grated mozzarella, a handful of Parmesan cheese, and a few leaves of fresh basil.

Dough from this pizza recipe »
This rich, flavorful pizza sauce »

I was inspired by this recipe on Amazing Moms but went one or two better with the use of our killer recipes above and a chiffonade of basil. Peep the slideshow above for the how-to »