Garlic Monkey Bread is a fun and tasty snack or side that is made in minutes!

Biscuit dough is tossed in a buttery garlic mixture with two kinds of cheese and then baked to gooey, cheesy perfection! Pull it, dip it, and devour it!

Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread after cooking

This recipe has been sponsored by Challenge Butter.

Easy & Cheesy!

  • A fun twist on garlic French bread, cheesy garlic monkey bread is a yummy snack, great for guests sitting around the table or served with a big plate of spaghetti!
  • This recipe uses few ingredients but still delivers big buttery garlic flavor!
  • Make it in minutes, this savory monkey bread fast and easy and prep couldn’t be simpler.
  • Bake ahead, cover, and reheat on-site. Or, prep ahead and chill until ready to bake!
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Ingredients for Garlic Monkey Bread

BISCUITS: Keep it quick with canned biscuits or whip up a batch of homemade biscuits for a from-scratch version.

GARLIC BUTTER: Challenge butter makes great garlic butter since it’s churned fresh daily the old fashioned way from cream (from happy cows)! You’ll want to double up to have extra for drizzling over potatoes or veggies!

CHEESE: Choose sharp cheddar, melty mozzarella, and a tangy parmesan to get the best cheese flavor combination. You can use any combo of cheeses (and this is one of the few recipes that pre-shredded works just as well).

ADD-INS: There are so many ways to make cheesy garlic monkey bread into a different recipe every time! Mix in cooked chorizo, seasoned ground beef, chopped pepperoni, or ham along with the biscuits and garlic butter, and then top with sliced black olives, jalapenos, or bacon bits.

Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread ingredients on a cutting board

How to Make Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

Easy cheesy pull-apart bread is quick to prepare!

  1. Prepare garlic butter using Challenge salted butter (per the recipe below).
  2. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces and toss with the garlic butter, chives & cheeses.
  3. Place in a baking dish & top with remaining garlic butter.
  4. Bake until golden brown, brush with remaining garlic butter, & serve warm.
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Tips for Perfection

  • If using canned biscuits, let the biscuit dough warm to room temperature for about 20 minutes. This helps them rise up extra light and fluffy.
  • Prep ahead and bake right before guests arrive so everyone can enjoy this snack warm from the oven!
  • Use Challenge butter to mix up some extra garlic butter for serving. This butter is a favorite with no added hormones, additives or fillers.
  • Leftovers? Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven, air fryer, or microwave until heated through.
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Cheesy Garlic Monkey Bread

This cheesy pull-apart Monkey Bread is the ultimate snack, perfect for game day or a potluck. Serve with marinara or ranch dip and watch them disappear!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4



Garlic Butter

  • 1 stick salted Challenge butter melted, ½ cup
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced , or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped

Cheesy Monkey Bread

  • 1 can biscuit dough 16 ounces
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chives finely chopped, optional
  • ½ cup cheddar cheese finely shredded
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated


Garlic Butter

  • Combine the garlic butter ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.

Monkey Bread Assembly

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 9×9 or 2-quart baking dish.
  • Cut each biscuit into four pieces.
  • Pour ¼ cup of the garlic butter from above (reserve the rest for brushing) and mix with chives in a large bowl.
  • Add the biscuits and toss well. Add cheeses and mix to combine.
  • Place in the prepared pan and top with any remaining cheese and butter mixture from the bowl.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Rest 10 minutes before serving. Brush with reserved garlic butter and serve warm.



  • If using canned biscuits, let the biscuit dough warm to room temperature for about 20 minutes. This helps them rise up extra light and fluffy.
  • Prep ahead and bake right before guests arrive so everyone can enjoy this snack warm from the oven!
  • If using unsalted butter, add a bit of salt to the garilc butter. 
  • Leftovers? Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. Reheat in the oven, air fryer, or microwave until heated through.
5 from 52 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 715 | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 1447mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1012IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Bread, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
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  1. This sounds amazing and so easy to make! I would like to take as an appetizer for a large family Christmas gathering. Do you think I could triple the and cook in a Bundt pan? Thanks!5 stars

    1. I haven’t tried it so I can’t say for sure Erin. I am not sure a triple recipe would fit in a standard size Bundt pan, I use two cans of biscuit dough in my monkey bread recipe which is baked in a Bundt pan and it is full when it bakes. If you do try a double recipe in a Bundt pan I would use this monkey bread recipe as a guideline for cooking times! I hope this helps.

  2. Love this! Grandkids ate up so fast, I had to make a second and third pan, so that the rest of the family could enjoy as well! Thanks so much!!!!5 stars

  3. This sound delicious!….do you think it would work with your ‘Two Ingredient Dough’…or a Batch of Buttermilk Biscuit’s……the reason I am asking is…. I live in Mexico…and because they have to import ..Pilsbury Biscuits ….they can be sometimes be 2 – 3 times the cost?5 stars

    1. Hi Wendy, this recipe should work with any biscuit dough! You will have to let us know how it turns out for you.

    1. Hi Karen, canned biscuit dough can be purchased at most grocery stores. It is just what it seems, prepared canned biscuit dough that is ready to bake with! Hope that helps.