EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA BAGELS RECIPE

EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA BAGELS RECIPE

EASY HOMEMADE PIZZA BAGELS RECIPE

Pizza bagels are easy and delicious! Top a split bagel with sauce, your favorite toppings, and some cheese for a fun and simple lunch, snack, or dinner.

white tray of pizza bagels with red striped cloth and veggie tray
You could order take-out, run to the store for a frozen pie or take-and-bake, or whip up a homemade pizza dough. All of those have their proper times and places.

But sometimes, you want that pizza tout de suite.

And that’s where the Pizza Bagel is a perfect candidate.

QUICK & EASY PIZZA BAGELS RECIPE
Like other quick pizza, a pizza bagel can be made in less than 15 minutes. Grab a bagel, slice it in half so you have two rounds, spread some tomato sauce, a few pepperoni, and a sprinkle of cheese. Slide it in the oven, and voila!

Pizza Bagels are served!

pizza bagel on plate with veggie dippers
These delicious morsels of cheese, sauce, and bagel take me back in time to my high school days when the school district did not provide a full cafeteria. You could take the 30 minutes and try to book it to a nearby restaurant, pack a lunch and don’t let anyone see you eat it, or make do with the limited snack bar.

The snack bar sold such wholesome main dishes as Chili Cheese Fries, Nachos, and Pizza Bagels. And they were yummy. Yes, yes, they were.

I can picture those Pizza Bagels now. They had been prepped in a kitchen off-site: whole bagel, not split, slathered with sauce, and layered with a slice of cheese. They were kept warm until lunch I guess.

And we liked them fine, especially since they cost just a buck fifty.

However, these days you can make your own! Better tasting and I imagine more nutritious!
pizza bagels on tray with red checked cloth
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED TO MAKE PIZZA BAGELS?
This recipe is simple, requiring just a handful of ingredients. Like other pizza recipes, you can mix and match whatever sauce, cheese, and topping combination you like, making it a great option for clearing out the fridge.

Here is what you need at the basic:

Bagels – Use your favorite kind and split them in half
Pizza sauce – you can use store bought but it’s super simple and cheaper to make your own pizza sauce at home. Try making my homemade pizza sauce recipe or even my no cook pizza sauce. But, remember you can also use a sauce like pesto or BBQ sauce.
Mozzarella cheese – when I find cheese on sale I like stock up and stash it in my freezer. It’s just one way my freezer is my BFF.
Pizza toppings – You really can top these with whatever you want: pepperoni, sausage, veggies, pineapple, bacon. Keep it simple with just cheese like the lunch ladies or jazz it up.

WHAT KIND OF BAGELS SHOULD YOU USE FOR PIZZAS?
Theoretically, you can use whatever bagels you like, however, the savory nature of the toppings dictates that you avoid blueberry, cinnamon, or cranberry bagels and stick to the savory or plain ones such as:

everything
sesame
egg
plain
whole wheat
bowl of veggies and platter of pizza bagels

HOW LONG DO I COOK PIZZA BAGELS?
A pizza bagel shouldn’t take long to bake, only about 8 to 10 minutes depending on how much cheese you add on top.

HOW DO YOU MAKE PIZZA BAGELS?
Preheat the oven to 475°. Line a baking sheet with parchment to catch the melted cheese that will be a bear to scrub off if it burns.
Split the bagels in half horizontally. Place the bagel halves on a baking sheet.
Spread the sauce over the surface of the bagels. Layer on your toppings. Sprinkle on the cheese, according to taste.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
Serve immediately

Pizza Bagels
Pizza bagels are easy and delicious! Top a split bagel with sauce, your favorite toppings, and some cheese for a fun and simple lunch, snack, or dinner.

Ingredients
▢4 bagels split in half
▢1/2 cup pizza sauce
▢8 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded) (2 cups)
▢2 oz pepperoni (sliced) (about 32 slices)
US Customary – Metric
Instructions
Preheat the oven to 475°.
Place the bagel halves on a baking sheet. Spread the sauce over the surface of the bagels. Sprinkle a small amount of cheese over the sauce. Layer the pepperoni over the cheese. Add more cheese, according to taste.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
Serve immediately.
Notes
Promptly store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.
Nutritional values are approximate and based on 1 bagel round.
Nutrition
Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 663mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 258IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 1mg