Pizza Bagels are one of the easiest pizza recipes ever! This pizza bagel recipe literally takes 2 minutes to prep and about 8 minutes to cook and you have the quickest pizza recipe ever! Customize these personal pizzas with your favorite pizza toppings for a quick and easy dinner!
This Pizza Bagel recipe is one that my kids love. My kids have told me many times that they like these much better then the pizza bagel bites and they take about the same time to make, so the homemade ones are our go to in our house.
We love pizza in our house, pizza is great for lunch, dinner and snacks! However I do not always have the time to make pizza with homemade pizza crust and homemade pizza sauce so we like to change things up a bit and make pizza bagels. They are the quick and easy way to make pizza without having to go thru all the work of making a full pizza.
What is a Pizza Bagel?
It is a personal sized pizza made with bagels. They are split in half and then topped with pizza sauce, cheese and pizza toppings of choice.
They make the mini ones that you can find in the freezer section of the grocery store but my kids are not fans. I am not a fan of them either, I find they are either soggy or hard and you can never cook them to be just right. They are also not very flavorful in my opinion so we much rather make our own at home and thankfully it is super easy to make pizza with bagels at home!
These easy personal pizzas are great for busy days, I can put all the ingredients on the kitchen table and have the kids make their own pizzas. Then just stick them in the oven and let them bake, for a quick and easy dinner or lunch.
Easy Pizza Recipes
- Mini Heart Pizza
- Pizza Crackers
- English Muffin Pizza
- Pizza Monkey Bread
- Homemade Pepperoni Pizza
- Pizza Lunchables
- Portobello Mushroom Pizza
- Pizza Bread
When making personal pizzas with bagels you can put any of your favorite toppings on it. The great thing about this easy pizza recipe is that everyone can make their own pizza. Everyone is able to customize their personal pizza just to their liking.
- green peppers
- shredded chicken
- Turkey Pepperoni
Best Bagel for Pizza Bagels
When making pizza with bagels I also like to sometimes change things up and use different bagel flavors. Sometimes I use a plain bagel, but pizza bagels are also great on everything bagels, salt bagels, onion bagels too!
For these bagel pizzas you can use mini bagels or regular bagels. When the kids are making them we like to use the mini bagels just because they like the little bagels better. However you can pick whichever bagels you prefer.
If you are eating low carb, make some low carb Bagels and then use those instead of store bought bagels.
Best Sauce for Pizza
We love homemade pizza sauce. It takes about 5 minutes to make and it is perfect for any homemade pizza recipe.
If you are in a pinch for time when making this pizza bagel recipe you can use a jar of sauce instead of homemade sauce.
Pizza Bagel Ingredients
- Mini Bagels or regular sized bagels
- pizza sauce
- mozzarella cheese
- Pizza toppings of choice
How to Make Pizza Bagels
Preheat oven to 350
Split bagels in half and place on the oven rack (or on a baking sheet) and bake for 3 minutes.
Remove from the oven and top with sauce, cheese and pizza toppings.
Place on a baking sheet in the oven for 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.
Easy Kids Lunch Ideas
- Banana Sushi Rolls
- Chocolate Chip Cheerios Cereal Bars
- Nutella and banana roll ups
- Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
- 6 Mini Bagels or 3 regular bagels
- 1 cup homemade pizza sauce
- 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese
- Pizza toppings of your choice
- Basil for garnish
- Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
- Split your bagels and then place on the oven rack (or if you want to use a baking sheet you can use that) for 3 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and put the sauce, cheese and your toppings on top.
- Put back in the oven on a baking sheet until the cheese is melted, which will take about 5 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and garnish with basil.
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