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white plate of biscuit pieces with melted cheddar and blue cheese sprinkled with fresh thyme

Savory Cheesy Monkey Bread

A cheesy bread perfect for your holiday table or as a partner to soup and salad.
Course Appetizer, bread
Cuisine Comfort food, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8


  • a gratin pan, pie plate or quiche dish


  • 1 cup grated Unexpected Cheddar from Trader Joe's / about 4 oz.
  • 1 cup grated gouda or fontina
  • 3 oz crumbled gorgonzola preferably not pre-crumbled
  • 8 Tablespoons butter or ½ cup, melted
  • 1 can Grands Biscuits 8 big biscuits, "flaky layers"
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Remove the biscuits from the wrapping.
  • Using a set of kitchen scissors or a sharp knife, cut the biscuits into 6-8 pieces and place into a medium sized bowl.
  • Use a rubber spatula or wooden spoon to toss the biscuits with the melted butter. (If using garlic, add to melted butter before tossing with biscuits).
  • Add in the cheddar and Fontina cheeses. Mix lightly but completely.
  • Spread the dough pieces into your chosen pan.
  • Sprinkle with crumbled gorgonzola and fresh thyme.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes watching carefully and until golden brown.
  • Garnish with a little reserved thyme.


 Make ahead. Follow the directions up to baking. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate either overnight. Add 5 extra minutes to the baking time.
Storage. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days.