Quick and Easy Pizza Bagels are an easy weeknight meal or a fantastic after school snack! Mini bagels, savory pizza sauce, mini pepperoni, creamy melty cheese, and Italian seasoning make an amazing bite!
I find that I am pretty resourceful in the kitchen. However, one thing that I always struggle with is lunch for my kiddos on the weekends. During the week my kids take hot lunch at school, or I pack a cold lunch depending on the day. However, weekends always get me because I forget to plan for lunch for the kids. Many times we are out doing stuff, and we resort to a drive-thru for them.
My Quick and Easy Pizza Bagels are one of my weekend favorites for lunch. They are fast, and I can keep the ingredients on hand for when I need them.
My boys are pretty easy when it come to pizza- especially my youngest who is 3. My youngest likes as many topping as you can fit on a pizza, and my oldest love pepperoni, sausage, and olive. This recipe might now pile on the toppings, but it is loved by both my kiddos.
I make it simple: plain mini bagels, sauce, cheese, mini pepperoni, and a little Italian seasoning. Baked in the oven until the cheese is melty, pepperoni nice and warm, and topped with a little Italian seasoning makes one amazing kiddo loved dish!
You could, of course, add different topping or just go with cheese. That is the beauty of these- completely customizable!
I have also made these for my kiddos to bring for lunch during the week as well. They love putting together the pizzas right out of their lunch boxes.
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What do you need to make Quick and Easy Pizza Bagels?
- Bagels- I use mini for this recipe and plain flavor
- Pizza sauce
- Mini Pepperoni
- Italian seasoning
- Baking sheets
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use full-sized bagels in this recipe?
Sure, full size works as well.
Do I have to use plain bagels?
No! Use whatever flavor you like best.
Can I add other toppings?
Absolutely! I like to add black olives to mine!
Do I need to bake them before putting them in kid’s lunchbox?
That is up to you. I typically send mine uncooked with my kids to school because they like to build their own pizza. However, at home I bake them.
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Quick and Easy Pizza Bagels
- 8 plain mini bagels, halved
- 1/2 cup pizza sauce
- 1 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup mini turkey or regular pepperoni
- 1 1/2 tbsp Italian seasoning
- Place bagel halved in a baking sheet and pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- Spread sauce on each bagel half. Top with cheese. Place pepperoni on top of cheese and finish with a sprinkle of Italian seasoning.
- Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and enjoy.