Cooking With Kids: Easy, Cheesy Vegetable Bread Recipe

Cheesy Vegetable Bread!  Great recipe to cook with the kids!
Cheesy Vegetable Bread! Great recipe to cook with the kids! | Source

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4.8 stars from 6 ratings of Cheesy Vegetable Pull Apart Bread

Kids Cook Monday: Savory Monkey Bread

Ok, this isn't really monkey bread since it is not filled with ooey, gooey, cinnamon and sugar baked into some wonderful goodness. However, this recipe is a savory, pull apart version of monkey bread that will sneak in some vegetables for your kids in the process. With a few simple ingredients and about 40 minutes of time, you will have your kids begging for more bread!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves about 10-12 people

Ingredients for Cheesy Bread

  • 2 cans Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Non-salt Seasoning, I used Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) Melted butter
  • 2 cups Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups Shredded Veggetables, I used zucchini, carrots, and broccoli but you can use any that you like.

Directions for Cheesy Vegetable Bread

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray the bundt pan with nonstick spray.
  3. If you have not already shredded your vegetables, shred them and place them in a bowl. You can use any vegetables that you choose. Just remember to thinly shred them so that they cook while baking.
  4. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of the vegetables on top of the layer of cheese in the pan.
  5. Open the packages of biscuits and cut them into fourths. Most children will be able to do this if they are using a dull knife such as a butter knife. Place the pieces in a bowl or in a pile on the counter where you are working.
  6. Place the melted butter in a bowl and add the seasoning to it. Start with 1 teaspoon and add more if you desire, then mix.
  7. Place a handful of the shredded cheese in a sandwich bag. Dip the biscuit piece in butter and then drop it in the bag with the cheese. Shake it around so that it is covered. This is perfect for the kids to do!
  8. Drop the coated biscuit piece in the pan. Repeat with each piece of biscuit.
  9. Once there is a layer of the cheese coated biscuits lining the pan, sprinkle the remaining vegetables over the top of the bread.
  10. Repeat with the remaining biscuit pieces.
  11. Once all of the pieces have been coated with cheese and put in the pan, place in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until cooked completely.
  12. When the bread has finished cooking, allow it to cook for about 10 minutes. Once cooled, place a plate upside down on top of the bundt pan. Then flip it over so that it comes out right side up on the plate. Let it cool for about 5 more minutes and serve. Your dinner companions will have fun "pulling" the pieces of bread from ring.

Step by Step Photos for Making Savory Vegetable Bread

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Grace used a mandoline slicer to cut the vegetables.Alex is cutting the biscuits into pieces.The kids work together to spread the cheese and vegetables along the bottom of the bundt pan.Grace dips the piece of biscuit in the herbed and melted butter.Alex shakes a piece of buttered dough in the shredded cheese.They carefully place the bread pieces in the pan.Then add another layer of vegetables.The layer of vegetables is covered with another layer of cheese coated biscuits.Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch to ensure it is cooked through.
Grace used a mandoline slicer to cut the vegetables.
Grace used a mandoline slicer to cut the vegetables. | Source
Alex is cutting the biscuits into pieces.
Alex is cutting the biscuits into pieces. | Source
The kids work together to spread the cheese and vegetables along the bottom of the bundt pan.
The kids work together to spread the cheese and vegetables along the bottom of the bundt pan. | Source
Grace dips the piece of biscuit in the herbed and melted butter.
Grace dips the piece of biscuit in the herbed and melted butter. | Source
Alex shakes a piece of buttered dough in the shredded cheese.
Alex shakes a piece of buttered dough in the shredded cheese. | Source
They carefully place the bread pieces in the pan.
They carefully place the bread pieces in the pan. | Source
Then add another layer of vegetables.
Then add another layer of vegetables. | Source
The layer of vegetables is covered with another layer of cheese coated biscuits.
The layer of vegetables is covered with another layer of cheese coated biscuits. | Source
Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch to ensure it is cooked through.
Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch to ensure it is cooked through. | Source

Second and Third Helpings of Vegetables

My kids enjoyed this bread so much that they came back for seconds and thirds. I'm not a fan of 'hiding' vegetables in food, but my kids didn't even seem to notice that there were vegetables mixed in with this bread. The did not pick any of them out and the seasoning was not strong and overpowering for them. I hope that you and your kids get a chance to make this savory version of monkey bread and that you and your family enjoy it as much as we did!

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This looks so good!

There is this bakery close to me that makes the most delicious feta cheese bun with spinach and as soon as I saw your picture in the feed I got hungry. I can't wait to try this. Have you made this using cheddar cheese before?


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

We tried it for the first time today so no. But I bet it would be delicious with cheddar or with spinach as the veggie and use feta for the cheese. Thanks for reading and commenting Susan!


kelleyward 4 years ago

What a great way to get more veggies into your kids mouths! I bet there are no complaints in eating this vegetable meal! Pics are beautiful! Take care, Kelley


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

No, there definitely were not any complaints today! Thanks as always for your visit and comments Kelley!


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collegedad 4 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

Do you have to share with the kids when you're done? Looks too good to share. We're going to have to try this one.


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leahlefler 4 years ago from Western New York

What a fantastic bread recipe! My kids would LOVE this for the taste and I love it for the vegetables. Great idea and recipe! I may use this for a potluck dish, too - it would be a fun thing to bring to a picnic or group get-together.


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Mommiegee 4 years ago from Alabama

This is absolutely wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. I will be trying this recipe this week! Thank you so much for sharing. My mouth is even watering just looking at the picture. I vote up and I am definitely sharing!


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

Cara-this is a marvelous recipe you've created and what a clever way to use the vegetables in a form that kids will be sure to eat! It looks yummy. :)

Was this before the Barbie Doll incident? They look sooo happy together here. (and so grown up!)


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Global-Chica 4 years ago from New York, NY

Your veggie bread looks soo delicious! I can't wait to make this, even though I don't have kids.


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twilanelson 4 years ago from Carmichael, California

This looks like some fun in the kitchen for the entire family. This is a recipe with a lot of room for interesting and healthy fun with variations. Thank you!


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missolive 4 years ago from Texas

Delicious! This does look like fun. I think my mom made this for us when we were younger and I'd like to give this another try. Just Ask Susan's variation sounds great too. Your pictures are adorable and the easy to follow instructions make this tempting to try.

Thanks for another great cooking project.


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

This looks delicious! Our kids are all grown and gone, but this looks like something we would like ourselves. Going to have to give this a try! Hub hopping, so I think I can vote up and awesome! Have a great day! :)


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Oh that bread looks so delicious and the photo illustrations made it look so easy to make.

Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe that families can make and enjoy together.

Voted up across the board except for funny and given 5 stars.


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Danette Watt 4 years ago from Illinois

It does look very easy to make and maybe I should make it for Uncle Quincy to get some more veggies in him! Voted up and 5 stars for ease


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

LOL, that was a good one and my mean mom answer would be NO! It was really good and we didn't have any left over!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

It would be perfect for a potluck Leah, what a great idea! I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did!


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Fiddleman 4 years ago from Zirconia, North Carolina

Great hub and great ideas too.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Let me know how it turns out Mommiegee! I hope that you really like it. :) And I appreciate your visit and share!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

LOL, in between doing and then getting caught! :) They are growing up way too fast that's for sure!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

No kids needed, I promise GC! It's just fun to have them around to do all the work! ;)


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alissaroberts 4 years ago from Normandy, TN

Yummy! Another clever recipe to sneak those veggies in! I love it and will be trying this one out soon with my boys :) Voted up and sharing!


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emilybee 4 years ago

This looks great! I love anything with broccoli and cheese :) Thanks for sharing this recipe.


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Oh this looks and sounds truly yummy! We have a Saturday morning session of cooking with kids and this is definitely going on the menu. Easy to follow instructions, great pics and a savoury take on the recipe - what's not to like! Voted up and away.


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randomcreative 4 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

This looks delicious and so easy! You could serve this on its own or with just about any meat dish.


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Wow! the first photo looks so drool-worthy! I like vegetarian snacks and savory dishes a lot! The instructions and photos are very helpful. I would like to use cut potatoes in this dish as potatoes is one of my favorites when it come to making several savory dishes. Useful and Awesome. Rated it 4.8 Well-done! Thanks for SHARING. Socially Shared.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I agree twilanelson, there are many ways that you could adjust the recipe to make it fit the tastes of your family. Thanks for stopping by!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

THanks missolive! I hope that your family likes it as much as we did!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Definitely something that you can eat as grown ups too sgbrown! :) Thanks for the votes up and I'm glad you stumbled upon it.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks Gail, so glad that you found it easy to follow. I'm very glad that you had a chance to read and comment. :)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

The cheesy bread mixed with the veggies is sooooo good! I think that even Uncle Quincy would like it.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Thanks for the visit Fiddleman. Glad that you found it useful.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Hope they like it Alissa. I think that next time we'll have it with a big bowl of soup! Enjoy and thanks for the share.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Me too emilybee! This was a great combination for it too. Especially since I like cheesy bread as well. Thanks for your visit.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Awesome Docmo, I'm so glad to hear that! You'll have to stop back and let me know how the kids like it. Have a great day. ;)


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

True confessions Rose, it's what we had for lunch that day! It was filling and the kids got their dose of dairy and veggies. I just gave them a little fruit to go along with it and they loved it!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Me too ishwaryaa22. Adding potatoes to it would be interesting but I bet tasty as well. I love cheese on my potatoes too! Thanks so much for your visit and for sharing.


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wynnestudios 4 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Sounds awesome. I know my girls would love to help make this. Thanks for sharing.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Great wynnestudios! I hope that you and your girls have a great time making it. Stop back by and let me know how it went. Thanks for your visit!


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pandula77 4 years ago from Norway

This I shall definitely try. Thanks for sharing. Voted up!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Oh my, I can taste and smell it from here! What a beautiful bread. It is almost too pretty to eat. Thanks for sharing this recipe with us.


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

Glad to hear it pandula77. Let me know how it turns out!


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cardelean 4 years ago from Michigan Author

I was actually surprised how beautiful it turned out teaches. I wasn't really expecting that. Hope you get a chance to give it a try. It was very easy and would be great to serve for company.


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holyjeans30 4 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

Great idea, I would've never thought to do that. I will definitely have to try that. Pinned and voted up.


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brakel2 2 years ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Hi Cardelean - This recipe sounds so delicious and a good way to use vegetables which are so nutritious. I am trying to increase my vegetable intake, so I came to the right site. It looks like you are away from the site, so do hope to see you back soon. Maybe you will stop by to comment to someone who is following you. Pinning. Blessings, Audrey

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