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
- ½ cup pizza sauce
- 1 ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- ½ cup mini turkey or regular pepperoni
- 1 ½ tablespoon 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.
Perfect entertainers for small parties and Saturday nights with friends. They are small, easy to make and so delicious! Love using pepperoni when I can.
Byron E Thomas
Aren't these every working parents' dream come true? I love making these when I get home from work. It's easy and every one loves them! Have you tried them with flavoured bagels? I like everything bagels with crumbled goat cheese and a little smear of fig jam baked until warmed all the way though. So good!
I can see myself sitting down and eating these with big bowl of soup.