What Is a Pizza Bagel?
A pizza bagel (or bagel pizza) is a type of snack or meal that combines the flavors of pizza with the shape and texture of a bagel. It is made with fresh and plain bagel bread and topped with tomato sauce, cheese and other pizza ingredients such as sausage, vegetables or herbs.
The bagel pizza is baked or toasted until the cheese is melted and the bagel is crispy. It's a quick and easy meal or snack that can be found in many grocery stores, cafes, and restaurants. Pizza bagels can also be customized with different types of cheese and toppings.
What Type of Cheese Should Be Used For Pizza Bagels?
Generally, mozzarella cheese is used for making pizza bagels. It melts well and has a mild, creamy flavor that pairs well with the other toppings. However, you can use any type of cheese that you prefer. You can use cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, or a blend of different cheeses. You could also try adding a sprinkle of feta cheese or goat cheese for an extra burst of flavor.
Ultimately, the choice of cheese depends on your personal taste and the toppings you are using. Experiment with different types of cheese to find the perfect combination for your pizza bagels.
For more, check out our ‘Best Cheeses for Pizza’ article.
Should You Toast Bagels Before Making Pizza Bagels?
Yes, you can toast the bagels before making pizza bagels. Toasting the bagels first helps to ensure that they stay crispy. In addition, toasted bagels don’t become soggy after being topped with sauce and cheese.
To toast bagels, slice them in half and place cut-side up on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for a few minutes or until the bagels are lightly toasted. Alternatively, you can toast them in a toaster or toaster oven.
However, you can also use fresh, untoasted bagels if you want softer bagels. If you choose to toast the bagels, be sure not to over-toast them. Otherwise, they may become too tough to eat.
How To Serve a Pizza Bagel?
This pizza bagel can be served as a snack, appetizer, or meal. It can be served with soup or salad for lunch or dinner. You can serve pizza bagels with different dipping sauces, such as marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or garlic aioli.
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Pizza Bagel:
How To Store Pizza Bagel?
To store pizza bagels, allow them to cool completely to room temperature. Once they have cooled, you can store them in an airtight container or a plastic bag in the refrigerator for 3 days.
Can Pizza Bagels Be Frozen?
Yes, you can freeze pizza bagels. Allow the bagel pizza to cool to room temperature. Wrap each pizza bagel in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. This will prevent them from sticking together and getting freezer burn. Place them in a freezer-safe plastic bag or container. Freeze them for up to 2-3 months.
It is best to eat pizza bagel fresh. Bagels can become slightly soggy when stored in the refrigerator or freezer. If you do need to store them, make sure to store them properly to help preserve their flavor and texture.
How To Reheat Pizza Bagels?
To reheat frozen pizza bagels, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Remove the plastic wrap or foil. Place them on a baking sheet. Bake the pizza bagels in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bagels are heated through. You can also reheat them in a toaster oven or microwave, but the texture may not be as crispy.