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Jalapeño Cheddar Pull Apart Monkey Bread

This Jalapeño Cheddar Pull Apart Monkey Bread is the ultimate game day appetizer!

This savory pull apart monkey bread is stuffed with cream cheese dip and loaded with jalapenos and cheddar.

Am I the only one who seems to have their best ideas at the most inconvenient times? It seems I’m most creative in the shower, in the car while driving, or while trapped under a sleeping baby with nary a phone or pen and paper in sight. These are the moments I find my brain churning out ah-ha moments. I try to commit them to memory, promising myself I’ll write them down as soon as I get the chance. But more often than not, by the time I’ve dried off, or pulled up to the house, or wiggled my way out from under the baby, my million dollar idea has vanished into the black hole of my brain where the names of all the U.S. presidents are stored.

Thankfully, this savory Jalapeno Cheddar Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread is one recipe that managed to escape the pull of the black hole. I’ve already made my love for Caramel Monkey Bread abundantly clear. It’s a breakfast I regularly crave, and because it’s so easy to make, it shows up on the weekend rotation quite frequently. Savory monkey bread, however, was a new concept for me. Still, I figured you couldn’t go wrong with biscuits, butter, and cheese. While I was hunting for inspiration, I spotted a container of La Terra Fina’s Jalapeno Artichoke Dip in the fridge, and I knew it was destined for this savory monkey bread.

This Jalapeno Cheddar Pull Apart Monkey Bread is the ultimate game day appetizer!

The Jalapeno Artichoke Dip really doesn’t need any dressing up, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to amp up the flavor with fresh jalapenos, garlic butter, and plenty of sharp cheddar cheese. This monkey bread is dangerously good. Each bite is an explosion of cheesy, garlicky, buttery flavor with just the right amount of kick. One minute you’ll be tearing off “just one more piece,” and the next minute you’ll wake up to find an embarrassingly large hunk of monkey bread has completely disappeared.

This monkey bread is almost as easy to make as it’s caramely counterpart. The biscuits, cheese, and dip are all layered together in the bundt pan then doused in garlic butter before baking to a golden brown. This stuff will be the crown jewel of your Super Bowl spread. It’s the ultimate football watching, face stuffing, team cheering, friend making food.

This Jalapeno Cheddar Monkey Bread is stuffed with cream cheese dip for the ultimate game time appetizer.

Jalapeno Cheddar Cream Cheese Stuffed Monkey Bread

Cook Time 35 mins Prep Time
Preparation 25 mins Cook Time
Total Time 1:00 Total Time
Serves 8     adjust servings

Ingredients

  • 2 (16 oz) cans flaky buttermilk biscuits
  • 1 container La Terra Fina Jalapeno Artichoke Cream Cheese Spread
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat a 350 degree oven and generously butter a bundt pan.
  2. Cut the biscuits into quarters. Smash them down a bit with your hand and place a small spoonful of cream cheese spread in each one. Pull the edges of the biscuit together and seal. This part is a bit messy. It's ok if the biscuits aren't sealed completely around the filling.
  3. In a measuring cup, whisk together the butter and garlic powder.
  4. Place half the stuffed biscuits in the bottom of the bundt pan. Top with half the cheese and half the jalapeno. Pour half the melted butter over the top. Then sprinkle half the parsley on top of that. Repeat the layers with the remaining biscuits, cheese, jalapenos, and butter.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown on top. Remove and allow to cool slightly then invert on to a plate. Serve immediately.

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This post was developed in partnership with the lovely people at La Terra Fina. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  • wearenotmartha January 21, 2016, 11:34 AM

    Monkey bread is always heaven, but this one is way more up my alley than the usual! Yum!

    Sues

  • Mary Frances January 21, 2016, 1:06 PM

    I’ve actually never seen a savory monkey bread, but this is such a no brainer! Love this idea, delicious!

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood February 1, 2016, 11:50 AM

      I couldn’t believe it took me this long to try it! Biscuits and cheese and butter definitely is a no brainer!

  • April Ronnecke January 21, 2016, 8:33 PM

    That monkey bread looks divine. I also come up with great ideas while I’m busy with a billion things then I totally forget it by the end of the day! That’s why I try to keep a pen and pad at all times so I can jot my ideas down or quickly jot it down in my tablet.

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood February 1, 2016, 11:51 AM

      Yes! I’ve started adding them to my notes app so I can come back to them later!

  • Joshua Hampton January 22, 2016, 10:31 AM

    Savory monkey bread is new to me too. But I agree that you can’t ever go wrong with biscuits, butter and cheese. This looks delicious.

  • 2 Cookin Mamas January 22, 2016, 10:49 AM

    I love to make Monkey Bread so I know this will be perfect for our play-off party. Of course I have to serve my favorite, Homemade Fresh Guacamole, along side it.

  • Planning for Paris January 23, 2016, 1:16 PM

    I love love love any dip! This bread would be amazing with a queso dip!!

  • Susie Schueller Pattison January 23, 2016, 2:31 PM

    This recipe looks devine and could easily become a new favorite 🙂 I would say that my current game day fav is Buffalo Chicken Dip!

  • Jessica Huebner January 27, 2016, 1:48 PM

    That monkey bread looks delicious! I’m practically drooling. Definitely going to make this recipe for the big game now. I always look forward to taco dip on game day, but this may a new favorite!

    • Courtney @ Neighborfood February 1, 2016, 11:52 AM

      I hope you love it and it’s a huge hit on game day! I also really enjoy a good taco dip.

  • Annie January 27, 2016, 4:48 PM

    Love so many of your recipest! This Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Monkey Bread
    is definitely on the to make list…not the usual MB… Jalapenos, a nice twist.
    Super Bowl Sunday??? A decadent, mean, spicy hot bean dip with home made tortilla chips!

  • Amy Z. January 28, 2016, 11:10 PM

    The bread looks like delicious cheesy goodness! I love chips and guac on game day.

  • Mary Anne Moore December 31, 2016, 10:24 PM

    Cannot wait to try all of these monkey bread looks and sounds delicious

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