Homemade Pizza Bagels

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

My niece was visiting this summer from Massachusetts (Hi Cam!) and we were having a conversation about what she likes to eat and  I was surprised to find out that pizza bagels were high up her list. Pizza Bagels! I totally forgot about pizza bagels. How could I forget about pizza bagels??!

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In the attempt to create an easy/make ahead meal that’s great for school lunches, I bring you PIZZA BAGELS. Much like my freezer burritos and breakfast burritos recipes, these pizza bagels are great to have in your weeknight arsenal. They’re a freezer staple! They’re also good for those nights when Casey and I want to eat food Cooper doesn’t like. I’ll just throw a few of these pizza bagels in the oven and he’s easily taken care of.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

Don’t feel like making a whole pizza?  Don’t feel like cooking…really? Just take out a few pizza bagels from the freezer, heat up your oven and 14 minutes later dinner is served. It’s all so simple. Crunchy, doughy, bite-sized goodness.

I split this batch into two different types of pizza bagels because I’m not a huge fan of pepperoni like Cooper is. I do love a good Greek Pizza so we both have our favorites.

Pizza bagels are now filed under:  WEEKLY MEAL PREP IDEAS and Lunchbox Favorites, and good for Football Season Bites!

And we’re off!

Gather our ingredients. Really…you can do whatever you want!

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Slice up your bagels. I got mine at Trader Joe’s. So convenient.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

To prevent hot marinara and cheese dripping through the bagel hole and onto your hands/lap/whatever, I cut up a little pepperoni slice and covered the bottom of each half.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

For the Greek pizzas, I used a piece of spinach.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

Mozzarella & pepperoni on top of half of the batch.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

Spinach down. Pesto on top of the Greek version. I suppose we should call it Mediterranean.

Let’s not get technical…they’re BAGELS.

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We top with more spinach, mozzarella, feta and artichoke hearts. Top with sun dried tomatoes.

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We have a batch ready to go into the freezer.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

Wrap it up! I assembled these on a baking sheet. It helps to push the topping down into the bagel.

This will prevent toppings from falling off.

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Freeze them for a couple of hours before you package them up.

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Off to the freezer. Write the date on your package of pizza bagels.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

Pull some out of the freezer and bake!  MAGIC HAPPENS.

Make Your Own PIZZA BAGELS!! // shutterbean

Make your life easier and MAKE SOME. I promise that your future self will thank you.

Homemade Pizza Bagels

PEPPERONI PIZZA BAGELS

makes 10

  • 5 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1  1/4 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 8 slices pepperoni, divided

Finely chop 6 pepperoni slices and set aside. Take 3 slices pepperoni and cut into quarters. Lay sliced bagels out on a baking sheet for easy assembly. Place a quarter slice of pepperoni over the hole of each sliced mini bagel. Top with 1-2 tablespoons marinara sauce, followed by 2 tablespoons mozzarella. Finish each bagel with about a tablespoon full of chopped pepperoni. Cover bagels with plastic wrap and freeze for a minimum of two hours. Remove from the freezer and wrap tightly in freezer bags. To bake, preheat oven to 400F. Cook pizza bagels on a baking sheet for 14-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and edges are golden.

GREEK PIZZA BAGELS

makes  10

  • 5 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 13 spinach leaves
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta
  • 10 marinated artichoke hearts
  • 3 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Lay sliced bagels out on a baking sheet for easy assembly. Place a small piece of spinach over the hole of each sliced mini bagel. Top with 1-2 tablespoons pesto, followed by a whole spinach leaf. Top with 2 heaping tablespoons of mozzarella and finish each bagel with 1 artichoke heart, a sprinkle of feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Cover bagels with plastic wrap and freeze for a minimum of two hours. Remove from the freezer and wrap tightly in freezer bags. To bake, preheat oven to 400F. Cook pizza bagels on a baking sheet for 14-15 minutes, until cheese is bubbling and edges are golden.

**If you plan on making pizza bagels from fresh/not frozen pizza bagels, reduce cooking time to 10-12 minutes.**

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