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Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread with Marinara

Buttery, garlicky, and soft with a crispy outer edge, this Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread is the best kind of comfort food. Served with a homemade marinara sauce for an extra pop of flavor that perfectly compliments the richness of the bread.
Prep Time1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Roasting Garlic45 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Bread, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: appetizer bites, bread, bread recipes, buttermilk biscuits, easy appetizer, garlic bread, garlic bread, marinara, marinara dipping sauce, pillsbury biscuits, easy appetizers, garlic, parmesan, garlic mashed potatoes, garlic parmesan, marinara, vegetarian appetizer
Servings: 16 biscuits
Calories: 326kcal
Author: Callie


  • Bundt pan
  • Small-Medium Sauce Pan
  • Pastry Brush
  • Gallon Sized Ziploc bag
  • Sharp knife for chopping and quartering (or kitchen sheers)


  • 1 head garlic
  • sticks butter, divided
  • 2 cans (16oz) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon oregano, dried
  • ½ tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tablespoon fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • 2 teaspoon granulated garlic



Roast Garlic

  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Slice off the top of a head of garlic. Wrap loosely in aluminum foil (or place in a tightly sealed baking dish/Corningware) and drizzle with olive oil. Twist the top of the aluminum foil together to "seal" or put the lid on baking dish. Place in the oven and bake for 40-45 minutes or until cloves are turning a golden brown.
  • Scoop out (6) good sized, full cloves. Mash in a small bowl with the back of a spoon and set aside.
  • Lower oven temperature to 350°F.

Prepare the Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread

  • Soften ½ stick of butter and using a pastry brush, brush evenly and generously in a layer to coat the entire inside of the bundt pan. Set pan aside.
  • Combine grated parmesan, sea salt flakes, granulated garlic, oregano, chopped fresh parsley, and chopped fresh basil in a small bowl and stir well. Pour contents of bowl into a gallon sized Ziploc bag.
  • Cut biscuits into quarters. Toss approximately 10-20 biscuit pieces at a time in the Ziploc bag. Seal the bag to toss and make sure each piece is well coated in seasonings.
  • Assemble single layer of seasoned biscuit pieces.
  • Melt 1 stick of butter and combine with the roasted garlic. Mix well.
  • Drizzle butter and roasted garlic mixture over layer of seasoned biscuit pieces. Brush biscuit pieces with a pastry brush to evenly distribute butter mixture.
  • Continue seasoning biscuit pieces, layering, and drizzling butter and roasted garlic mixture over each layer.
  • Pour remaining butter/roasted garlic mixture evenly across the top of the bundt. Sprinkle remaining seasoning from the Ziploc bag over the top of the bundt.
  • Place bundt in oven at 350°F for 20-22 minutes. Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread should be a deep golden color and/or the internal temperature of the biscuits should be 205°F-210°F.
  • As Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread Bakes, make the Marinara Dipping Sauce.

Marinara Dipping Sauce

  • Drizzle a small sauce pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil to coat the bottom of the saucepan.
  • Normally, this would be where we'd saute fresh garlic, but we removed it from this recipe because the sauce is being served with very garlicky Monkey Bread.
  • Add tomato sauce to the pan and allow it to get to a warm temperature.
  • Add crushed tomatoes, granulated garlic, parsley, basil, sea salt and chicken soup base to sauce pan. Stir well (so ingredients are distributed throughout) and allow it to simmer for at least 15 minutes (the longer the better). Stir frequently so the sauce does not burn.
  • Remove sauce from heat and allow it to cool a few minutes before serving.
  • Serve warm with Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread

Finishing Touches

  • Remove Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread from the oven. Allow 5-7 minutes to cool, and then place a plate over the top of the bundt that complete covers the entire bundt.
  • Wearing oven mits, hold the edge of the bundt pan against the plate and flip over so that the plate ends up on the bottom. Garlic Parmesan Monkey Bread should easily separate from the bundt pan and hold its form on the plate.
  • Serve warm, as a full loaf, with the marinara dipping sauce in a dish in the middle.
  • E.N.J.O.Y.


Serving: 1biscuit | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1385mg | Potassium: 285mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 458IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3mg