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Homemade Pizza Bagels

Pizza Bagel is a quick way to make cheesy and tasty pizza. These pizzas are perfect for a snack or lunch.

May 5, 2023
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Difficulty Easy
Servings 2 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 10 mins
Total 15 mins



  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F (190 °C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the bagel halves on a baking sheet, cut side up.
  3. Spread about 1 tablespoon of pizza sauce on each bagel half.
  4. Sprinkle freshly grated mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
  5. Slice the pepperoni (or sausage) and bell peppers. Add them to the top.
  6. Sprinkle oregano, salt, and pepper over the toppings.
  7. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  8. Remove it from the oven.
  9. Let the pizza bagels cool for a few minutes before serving.
  10. Garnish with fresh basil and serve them hot.

Bagel Recipe


Bagel Ingredients

Bagel Directions

  • In a bowl, add around ½ cup of lukewarm water. Add sugar and yeast to the mixture. Mix well to combine and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 10 minutes until frothy.
  • Mix flour, salt, malt powder, and the yeast mixture in a large mixing bowl.
  • Gradually add the remaining water and knead the dough until it is smooth. This will take about 5 minutes in a stand mixer and then kneading by hand for 5 minutes additional.
  • Take a bowl and grease it with olive oil. Place the dough in the bowl and cover it with oil.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 1-1,5 hour to poof and double in size.
  • Once the dough has doubled in size, prepare the work surface by dusting it with cornmeal.
  • Let the dough out on the work surface. Divide it into 4 to 6 equal parts and roll them in balls.
  • Roll the dough balls into thick logs and connect the ends to make a bagel. Press the connected end to the work surface and roll to ensure the edges are connected and sealed.
  • Repeat the same process to other dough balls.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment and dust the cornmeal over it. Place the bagels over it and let them poof for at least 2 hours to a maximum of 4 hours.
  • Prepare a new baking sheet with parchment for baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 °F.
  • Take a deep pot and fill it with water. Place it over medium heat.
  • Mix the honey in the water and bring it to a simmer.
  • When water is simmer, gradually add baking soda to avoid over-boiling the water.
  • Once the water starts to boil, drop 2 or 3 bagels in the water carefully. They will immediately start to float. If not, let them, poof, for an hour more.
  • Let the bagels boil for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. The more you boil, the thicker the crust and the bagel will be chewed.
  • Once the bagels are boiled, toss them hot in the sesame seeds or everything bagel seasoning. If you don't want any seasoning, then just use an egg white wash over them.
  • Place the bagels over the prepared baking sheet and bake them in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, rotating them halfway through every 10 to 12 minutes.
  • The bagels will be brown or dark brown. Take them out and transfer them to the cooling rack until completely cool.
  • Serve them plain or with cream cheese.
  • Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe

    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    Homemade Marinara Sauce Ingredients

    Homemade Marinara Sauce Directions

  • To make this gorgeous marinara sauce at home, start by adding 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil to a large saucepan and heat it on medium-high heat.
  • Then add the chopped onion and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently.
  • Add finely chopped garlic and canned tomato paste to the sautéed onions and cook for about a minute while stirring constantly.
  • Pour in the red wine and cook for another whole minute while stirring constantly.
  • Then add crushed tomatoes, salt, and pepper and bring the mixture to a boil while stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to low and gently boil for an hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Once the sauce has cooked for an entire hour, take it off the heat and either serve warm immediately or store it for later.
  • Nutrition Facts
    Serving Size 1 Pizza Bagels
    Serves 2
    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 10 g12.8%
    Cholesterol 23 mg7.7%
    Sodium 1140 mg49.6%
    Protein 14 g28%
    Potassium 72 mg1.5%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


    • Use homemade or ready-made bagels. To make bagels at home, check out our 'Homemade Bagel' recipe.
    • Choose fresh, plain bagels that are not too thick. Avoid using flavored bagels.
    • Use homemade or high-quality store-bought pizza sauce. If you make homemade pizza sauce, blend tomatoes with some garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    • Add the sauce first. Spread a layer of tomato sauce on each bagel half. Make sure to leave some space around the edges.
    • Use a good-quality cheese, such as mozzarella or cheddar, and grate it fresh for the best flavor. For more, check out our ‘Best Cheeses for Pizza’ article.
    • Add your favorite toppings, such as shredded cheese, sliced pepperoni, diced vegetables, and fresh herbs like basil and oregano.
    • You can use salami or sausage instead of pepperoni.
    • Don't overload the bagels with toppings. Otherwise, they may become soggy.
    • Toast the bagels. For a crispy crust, you can toast the bagel halves in the oven for a few minutes before adding the sauce and toppings.
    • Bake at the right temperature. Bake the pizza bagels at 375 °F (190 °C) for 10-12 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the bagel is golden brown.
    • Serve them hot. Remove the bagels from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving.
    Rate This Recipe

    Pizza bagels are a delicious and easy snack. Enjoy crispy toasted bagels topped with pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese with each bagel bite. With just a few simple ingredients, you can make a crispy, cheesy, and mouth-watering pizza.

    Pizza and bagels! This homemade pizza bagel recipe can be customized to your preferences. Looking for a tasty snack for yourself or a crowd-pleasing appetizer? Try this recipe.

    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.

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