A savory version of monkey bread featuring sweet onions, broccoli and melted cheese – perfect for game day or entertaining.
So, the question is…are you ready for some football?
To be completely honest, I probably won’t be watching much of the Super Bowl. (I know, how un-Amercian of me.)
Over the years, I’ve completely lost interest in any NFL game despite living in Philadelphia where the Eagles (or Iggles) are talked about year round. I get my football kicks in on Saturdays where you’ll find me
cursing at the TV getting a little hyper if my Nittany Lions are playing.
But whether or not I’m watching the play by play, I’m all about the game day eats and I love seeing all the recipe ideas flying around the blog-o-sphere in preparation for the big game this Sunday.
And I’m throwing my munchie idea into the ring: Caramelized Onion & Broccoli Pull Apart Bread.
I originally thought about making monkey bread, as in making the dough, letting it rise, rolling each section into little balls, etc. But then I saw this shortcut recipe from PureWow, which is genius not to mention a huge timesaver.Upgrade the veggie tray on game day with this Caramelized Onion Broccoli Pull-Apart Bread @tspbasil Click To Tweet
And being the dietitian, I had to make the veggies have a starring role along side the cheese. You could use so many different vegetables as the stuffing like sautéed spinach, artichokes, olives, mushrooms and/or sweet peppers. Pretty much any veggie that you love as a pizza topping could work here.
To be honest, it was a bit messy to pull out the bread pieces with your fingers. Solution: serve with some forks and plates so guests can dig out the bread hunks of deliciousness (plus this is probably a better idea with winter sickness season in full swing anyway.)
So, have you ever made monkey bread? Are you making any snacks for this Sunday? If you want some more short cuts and healthier game day eats, check out Serena’s Top 5 Super Bowl Snack Hacks and Cooking Light’s 5 Super Bowl Food Makeovers.