Pizza Bagels

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Pizza bagels are like taking a walk down memory lane.  So feel like a kid again with this quick and easy budget friendly dinner. 

pizza bagel on a plate

Before I was allowed to drive my car to school — yes, I had to get permission  and yes that’s me in the photo below– my friends and I ate from the little snack bar. Since the school district did not provide a cafeteria ( I suppose that is why the campus was “open.”)  you could leave for lunch if you could get back to school in the 35 minutes we were allowed for lunch break. Ha!

Only if you drove at the speed of light.  But, we won’t go there. My parents might be reading this.

Anywho… we were talking about the 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. Not as fine as these that I served my family, of course. The high school didn’t serve it on fine china, of course. But, they were yummy, nonetheless.

You can make your own Pizza Bagels!

What ingredients do you need to make pizza bagels? 

Pizza bagels are simple. Here is what you need:

  • Bagels – Use your favorite kind, and split them in half
  • Pizza sauce – you can use store bought but it’s super simple to make your own pizza sauce at home. Try making my homemade pizza sauce recipe or even my last minute pizza 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.
  • Sliced pepperoni – You really can top these with whatever you want. Keep it simple with just cheese. Use ham, veggies, whatever you like. 

How long do I cook pizza bagels? 

  1. Preheat the oven to 475°.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
  4. Serve immediately.
Pizza Bagels
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pizza bagel
Servings: 4
Author: Jessica Fisher
Ingredients
  • 4 bagels split in half
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • sliced pepperoni
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 475°.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and starting to brown.
  4. Serve immediately.

 

 

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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Comments

  1. That’s my kind of recipe! Quick & easy . . . and it’s PIZZA! Thanks so much for hosting!

  2. Anne says

    We always used to make these when I was little. Memories!

  3. LOVE pizza bagels! 🙂

  4. KS says

    Great picture. : ) I thought it was from a movie before I scrolled down and read the post.

    • @KS, Yeah, I thought that picture was way cute, too! Totally looks like it’s from a movie.
      I’m #25 – tried out Jessica’s Mexican Rice recipe and loooved it. The only way I’ve enjoyed rice by itself in years! Lately I’ve been using it in taco salad varieties, and my post lists a quick formula for a beans and rice taco salad.

  5. nancy says

    i make these as a freezer food. they’re great to have on hand for a quick & easy lunch for the kids.

    • Holly says

      @nancy,

      Do you cook them before freezing?

      Thanks.

      • nancy says

        no. i prep them and then place them on a cookie sheet, pop them in the freezer. once frozen i transfer to a ziploc. to reheat, just place on a pizza stone and pop into the oven.

  6. Yum! We love pizza bagels… and also English muffin pizzas. It’s been awhile since we had them, though, so I’ll use this as a little nudge to get them on the menu plan. The kids will be thrilled!

  7. KB says

    I love pizza bagels and english muffin bagels too. Oh, and I went to high school in the 80’s in Los Angeles…Westchester High School. My car was pea green and very loud and uncool.

  8. Bibi says

    Love the little trip down the memory Lane.

    My favorite food from the past must be Fried Cheese…so gooey and yummy.

  9. I love the picture! I had hair a lot like that… I think it was about 1988!

    The lunch that my high school served was cooked onsite and was so good! I especially loved the Chicken Teriyaki.

  10. I’ll have to try those…I usually do mini pizzas on english muffins, but bagels sound great!

  11. Arepas, corn tortillas, and english muffins also make great quick pizza crusts! Ieft a link to a post about a late spring salad: asparagus meets potato and lemon.

  12. Eva says

    We make them with hamburger buns instead of bagels. My kids love them.

  13. A money saver, clean up kind of dish. It is also healthy and delicious.

  14. Sharon says

    Too funny – I’m a few days behind on the blog, and sat down to read this during lunch…which happens to be a pizza bagel 🙂

  15. Nicole says

    My friends and I lived on them too in High School! Never thought about prepping them and keeping them in the freezer – great idea!

    I drove a similar car; the first car I ever bought was a 1981 Lincoln Continental with the same, awesome, flip up headlights!

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