If you are a fan of pesto, then you will love this recipe. I made it with the homemade pesto I prepared using the basil in our herb garden, but it can just as easily be made using store-bought pesto. This pesto monkey bread would be perfect with a pasta dish, with a bowl of tomato soup, or just as a snack or appetizer. It would also be great for tailgating. Oh, and I should mention that it is super easy because you use biscuit dough from the dairy section of your grocery. It is a win-win in every way, and I think you will really like it.
- I cup or 1 jar pesto (can be homemade or store bought)
- 2 cans biscuits (I used Pillsbury Grands)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon dried basil (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Spray a bundt cake pan with cooking spray
- Melt 1/2 cup butter and stir in garlic powder, chopped onion, parsley and basil.
- Open biscuits and cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.
- Flatten each biscuit piece and add 1/2 teaspoon (or less) pesto. Form a dough ball around the pesto and dip it into the butter mixture.
- Place in the bundt pan.
- Continue this process until all of the biscuits are in the pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Cool 5 minutes and invert onto a serving dish.
- Can be served warm or cold. Leftovers can be frozen.
If you need a good pesto recipe, this is the one we posted a while back. You can check out other ways we used pesto here, here, here, and here.