PIZZA BAGEL BITES - ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!

PIZZA BAGEL BITES – ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!

PIZZA BAGEL BITES – ONLY 4 INGREDIENTS!

These homemade pizza bagel bites are perfect for a fun lunch, a quick after school snack, or a hand held game day appetizer! They require just 4 simple ingredients and can be customized to suit your family’s taste!

Large white platter filled with homemade pizza bagel bites garnished with parsley

I always love the *idea* of those frozen store bought bagel bites, but to be honest, those frozen snacks are never as good as I want them to be! The homemade version of bagel bites is SO. MUCH. BETTER. Fresh instead frozen and about 15 minutes from start to finish, these pizza bagel bites will quickly become a staple snack in your house!
If you loved these pizza bagel bites be sure to check out my Easy 20 Minute Macaroni and Cheese Pizza, my Weeknight Sheet Pan Pizza, or my Cast Iron Skillet Pizza.

White marble counter top with ingredients to make homemade bagel bites

INGREDIENTS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
Mini Bagels – I like to use plain bagels for this recipe but you could use your favorites! Jalapeno cheddar or everything bagels would be delicious in this recipe. You could also use full size bagels. The ingredients in this recipe will be enough to top 3-4 regular size bagels.
Pizza Sauce – I typically just use store bought pizza sauce but if you want to make your own, go for it!
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – I love to use thick cut shredded mozzarella for these pizza bagels but you can use your favorite. Provolone, white cheddar, or Monterey Jack would work too!
Pepperoni – Feel free to switch up the pepperoni in this recipe for whatever your favorite toppings are! Keep it vegetarian with olives and tomatoes. Add a little spice with sliced pickled jalapenos. Or keep it kid friendly with a hearty layer of just cheese!
INSTRUCTIONS
Lay bagels on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

Plain mini bagels on a parchment lined baking sheet

Add a spoonful of pizza sauce to each bagel, spreading it in an even layer.

Plain mini bagels topped with pizza sauce on a parchment lined baking sheet
Divide the cheese evenly between the bagels.

Plain mini bagels topped with pizza sauce and cheese on a parchment lined baking sheet

Add pepperoni as well.

Homemade bagel bites on a parchment lined baking sheet ready to go in the oven
Bake for about 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Freshly baked pizza bagel bites on a parchment lined baking sheet

Garnish with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan if desired and enjoy!

Large white platter filled with homemade pizza bagel bites garnished with parsley

TIPS
To add a little something extra to these bagel bites, spread a thin layer of garlic butter on the bagels and bake them in the oven for a couple minutes before adding the pizza sauce, cheese, and other toppings. This will add a delicious layer of flavor!
Let your family make their own bagel bites! This is one of our family’s favorites because we can each top our bagel pizzas with whatever we want. My partner likes pepperoni and jalapeno. I usually do pepperoni and green olive. And our daughter loves classic pepperoni with extra sauce on the side for dipping!
Just don’t go too crazy with the toppings. If you add too many toppings the pizza won’t cook through all the way. Stick to just a layer of cheese and a couple other toppings for the best result.

How do you make Bagel Bites?
This homemade bagel bites recipe could not be easier! Grab mini bagels and place them cut side up on a baking sheet. Top with sauce, cheese, and pepperoni. Pop them in the oven to bake, and that’s it!

How long do you cook pizza Bagel Bites?
These easy homemade bagel bites cook up in about 12 minutes or so which makes them one of our family’s favorite snacks. They take about 5 minutes to throw together which makes them perfect for game day as well!

PIZZA BAGEL BITES

These homemade pizza bagel bites are perfect for a fun lunch, a quick after school snack, or a hand held game day appetizer! They require just 4 simple ingredients and can be customized to suit your family’s taste!

INGREDIENTS

8 plain mini bagels
1 cup pizza sauce
8 oz. shredded mozzarella
24 pepperonis, cut in half
INSTRUCTIONS
Heat oven to 425 degrees.
Lay bagels cut side up on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Add a spoonful of pizza sauce to each bagel, spreading it in an even layer.
Divide the cheese evenly between the bagels.
Add pepperoni as well.
Bake for about 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Garnish with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan if desired and enjoy!

NOTES
To add a little something extra to these bagel bites, spread a thin layer of garlic butter on the bagels and bake them in the oven for a couple minutes before adding the pizza sauce, cheese, and other toppings. This will add a delicious layer of flavor!
Let your family make their own bagel bites! This is one of our family’s favorites because we can each top our bagel pizzas with whatever we want. My partner likes pepperoni and jalapeno. I usually do pepperoni and green olive. And our daughter loves classic pepperoni with extra sauce on the side for dipping!
Just don’t go too crazy with the toppings. If you add too many toppings the pizza won’t cook through all the way. Stick to just a layer of cheese and a couple other toppings for the best result.