We love Bagel Bites. We know that we preach a lot about fresh foods, and only eating the best ingredients, but there is just something about Bagel Bites that are delicious and comforting. We could honestly, eat them all day long. #nojudgement
But while we do love occasionally binging on Bagel Bites, we wanted to try and make them ourselves. And the results? They were magical. Instead of mindlessly eating, these actually filled us up and kept us deliciously satiated like a good meal should.
And sure, Bagel Bites are super easy to make: open package, place on tray, cook, enjoy. But did you know that in the time it takes for Bagel Bites to warm in the oven, you could make your own homemade and mouthwatering bites? Yeah. If you’re skeptical, give these little guys a try. We promise, it’s worth the effort.
Homemade Bagel Bites
- 1 Cup Pizza Sauce (or your favorite marinara)
- 6 Mini Bagels (Cut in half)
- 1/4 Cup Parmesan (Grated)
- 1/4 Cup Mozzarella (Shredded)
- 1/2 Cup Mini Pepperonis
- 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon Crushed Red Peppers
- 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
Preheat your oven to 425°F.
In a small bowl, mix together onion powder, garlic powder, red peppers, and salt.
Cut and halve your mini bagels, and place them on foil lined cooking tray. Place in the oven and toast for about 5 minutes.
While the bites are toasting, mix your season mixture and your pizza sauce.
This step is really just to up the flavor, if your sauce is already flavorful, feel free to skip this step.
When the bites are finished toasting, remove them from the oven. Very carefully, begin to assemble each bagel bite, first covering the bagel with sauce, then cheese, and finally the pepperoni.
Place the bites back into the oven for 7-10 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Remove from the oven and serve to the hungry masses! But remember to be careful! Hot cheese hurts!
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2 thoughts on “Homemade Bagel Bites”
This brings back so much childhood memories! haha. I would always get so excited to eat these for lunch or for snack when I get home.
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They were the best, and we won’t lie, we still occasionally buy them and snack on them when we’re in a pinch!
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