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Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls

 

 

 

These  Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls made with flaky biscuits, fresh rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a variety of cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

These Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls made with flaky biscuits, fresh rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a variety of cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

I had a moment over the holidays when I was food shopping that I must have lost my mind. Truly. Maybe it was because I was hosting several celebrations over a short period of time or maybe it’s just my age, but I purchased not one or two containers of flaky biscuits, but six!

Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls

I guess I kept forgetting that I bought them already and it turns out we didn’t even use them at all over the holidays. Instead, my husband trekked to the Italian bakery 20 miles away for fresh, crusty Italian rolls. Gotta love him.

These Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls made with flaky biscuits, fresh rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a variety of cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

In any case, I now had all of these biscuits in the house and it’s not something we normally eat during our weekly dinners so what was I going to do with them all? I scoured the internet searching for ideas and found that monkey bread is generally made with these biscuits; you know the cinnamon kind like this recipe from Pillsbury.

I then saw quite few other recipes made more savory instead of sweet (which is more my speed) and decided to embark on a new experiment and created these Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls.

Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls

OMG! You guys HAVE to make these rolls ASAP!! I’m not kidding the flavor was incredible and SO easy to make too!

To make these rolls, you’ll need flaky refrigerated biscuits, fresh rosemary, Kalamata olives, sun dried tomatoes in oil (or regular) and your favorite cheese. I used a six cheese shredded Italian blend with part skim Mozzarella, Asiago, Parmesan, Provolone, Romano and Fontina, but any one of the above would be fine or a nice crumbled Feta cheese.

These Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls made with flaky biscuits, fresh rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a variety of cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

Start by cutting your biscuits into six wedges; then place them into a bowl. I used kitchen shears to cut them into wedges, but you could use a knife. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well; making sure to coat all of the dough.

I used sun dried tomatoes in oil which help to give these rolls that golden hue, but if you use regular sun dried tomatoes, you will have to add a little more olive oil to the ingredients as well.

Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls

Once all of the ingredients have been combined, add the mixture to a non-stick muffin pan. I put four pieces of dough per muffin pan and got twelve rolls out of this batch. Bake in a 350°F oven for 12-15 minutes until the dough has risen and turns golden brown.

Serve warm with some butter or dip in olive oil sprinkled with crushed black pepper and salt…MMMM…I’m getting hungry again just thinking about it!

Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls

My family and I just love anything with Mediterranean flavors and these monkey bread rolls were no exception! In fact, you can even freeze them once cooled; then wrap in foil to reheat in the oven to enjoy a second time. I still have some more biscuits to use up and I’ll definitely be making these rolls again.

Over this past weekend, I also made this recipe for Apple Fritter Cinnamon Roll Bake from Crazy for Crust since I also had a tube of refrigerated Cinnamon Rolls and my kids DEVOURED it in seconds…it was THAT good!! I bet you could even use regular flaky biscuits and season them with cinnamon and sugar to get the same effect.~Enjoy!

These Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls made with flaky biscuits, fresh rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a variety of cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

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These Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls made with flaky biscuits, fresh rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a variety of cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to any meal.
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Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

These Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls made with flaky biscuits, fresh rosemary, sun dried tomatoes, Kalamata olives and a variety of cheeses are the perfect accompaniment to any meal. 

Course: Bread
Servings: 12
Calories: 162 kcal
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 16oz. Flaky Refrigerated Biscuits (8 count)
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Rosemary, chopped
  • 12 Kalamata Olives, chopped
  • 1/4 c. Sun Dried Tomatoes in Oil
  • 2 tbsp. Sun Dried Tomato Oil or Olive Oil
  • 1/2 c. Shredded 6 Cheese Italian Blend
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Cut the biscuits into six wedges and add to a bowl with the remaining ingredients. Mix well. 

  3. Add four biscuit wedges to a muffin pan and bake 12-15 minutes until the dough has risen and is golden brown. Serve warm. 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Savory Mediterranean Monkey Bread Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 381mg 16%
Potassium 66mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Sugars 3g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutritional information is based on specific ingredients and products used and was calculated by MyFitnessPal.com; which may not be 100% accurate. 

 

*You may substitute regular sun dried tomatoes in place of the ones in oil, but increase the oil to 3 tbsp. Crumbled Feta or other shredded cheese can be substituted as well for the 6 cheese Italian blend. 

 

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