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Recipes Using Bagels

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Sandwiches, mini pizzas, or with spreads, there are a variety of ways to prepare bagels. This page contains recipes using bagels.


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Recipe: Greek Bagel Sandwiches

I love the flavor combination of the ingredients for this sandwich and usually switch up how much of some of the ingredients used and hence why I suggest 'to taste'. Okay, I also happen to slather my bagels with the cream cheese mixture so please feel free to cut those amounts, or increase, if need be too.


  • 1 large bagel, split and toasted
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 tbsp feta, crumbled
  • 1/4 tsp crushed garlic
  • Roma tomato, thinly sliced, to taste
  • cucumber, thinly sliced, to taste
  • red onion, thinly sliced, to taste
  • fresh basil, chopped, to taste


Mix together the cream cheese, feta and garlic in a small bowl, spread the cream cheese mixture on both bagel halves, top one of the halves tomato, cucumber and onion slices, sprinkle with basil, top with the other bagel half and serve.

Recipe: Ham and Mozzarella Bagel Bites

Tasty for breakfast, a snack, lunch or as appetizers :-)


  • 8 mini bagels
  • 1/2 lb smoked ham, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped or sliced very thinly
  • 1/4 lb mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced
  • Cream cheese
  • Lettuce leaves or sprouts, if desired


Cut bagels in half horizontally (The bags of mini bagels I buy are already cut). Spread both cut sides with cream cheese.

Layer the ham, onion, cheese and lettuce on bottom half of the bagel. Cover with bagel top. You can cut into halves or quarters to serve as appetizers.

Serve immediately or wrap the bites in plastic wrap. They refrigerate well for up to 24 hours.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

Recipe: Bagels With Ham and Honey Mustard Cream Cheese


  • 1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 bagels, split
  • 6 slices of thin sliced deli style ham of choice


Mix the cream cheese, mustard, and honey in a small bowl.

Spread cream cheese mixture over cut sides of bagel halves, top two halves evenly with ham, top with remaining two halves, and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

Recipe: Pizza Bagels

upclose bagel pizza

Everyone in our house has a different pizza favorite! Bagel pizzas are a great way to accommodate each person.

Approximate Time: 45 min.


  • bagels
  • sauce (pizza sauce, BBQ, pesto, etc.)
  • mozzarella cheese, grated
  • meats (chicken, pepperoni, etc.)
  • veggies (olives, onions, peppers, spinach, etc.)
  • other toppings (pineapple, pinenuts, etc.)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pesto Pizza:

    Spread pesto onto both halves of the bagel. Arrange baby spinach leaves onto each bagel. Sprinkle with cheese. Top with pine nuts.

  3. pesto bagel pizza
  4. BBQ Chicken Pizza:

    Spread BBQ sauce onto both halves of the bagel. Add a layer of thinly sliced onions. Sprinkle chunks of chicken (cooked) on to each bagel. Top with cheese. Add olives if desired.
  5. bbq chicken bagel pizza
  6. Hawaiian Pepperoni Pizza:

    Spread pizza sauce onto both halves of the bagel. Top with cheese. Place pepperoni around the bagels. Finish of with some pineapple chunks.
  7. hawaiian pepperoni pizza
  8. Bake pizzas for 8-10 minutes or until cheese is bubbly.
  9. unbaked pizzasfinished bagel pizzas

By lalala... [624]

Recipe: Bagels with Cucumber Radish and Cilantro Cream Cheese

I like using sesame bagels with this flavor combination the best but plain bagels are good too. The amount of cucumber and radishes you use for this recipe will depend on how much each person likes to load their bagels ;-)

Also, using a mandolin slicer is perfect for slicing the radishes and cucumber. Any unused cream cheese can be stored, refrigerated, for up to a week.


  • Cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Radishes, thinly sliced
  • Bagels, split, toasted if desired
  • 8 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped, or more to taste


Thoroughly mix the cream cheese and cilantro.

Spread the inside of both sides of each bagel, top the bottom side of each bagel with cucumber and radish slices, top with top side of bagel and serve.

By Deeli from Richland, WA

Recipe: Creamy Bagel Dip


  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream
  • 2 tsp. Accent
  • 1 (5 oz.) can corned beef, minced
  • 2 tsp. dill weed
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • bagel pieces


Mix all of the ingredients together and serve with bagel pieces. This keeps for several days in the refrigerator.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Garlic Bagel Chips


  • 2 plain bagels, cut horizontally into 4-6 slices each
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bagel slices on baking sheet. In small bowl, combine oil and garlic; brush onto slices. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake 12-15 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned.

By Robin from Washington, IA

Recipe: Bagel Dip


  • 1 pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 carton sour cream (4 oz)
  • 1 pkg. dried beef
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2-3 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 pkg. (6) frozen bagels (thawed)


In food processor, blend all of the above ingredients (except bagels). Chill at least 2 hours. Toast bagels, cut into bite-sized pieces. Serve with the dip.

By Robin

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Here are questions related to Recipes Using Bagels.

Question: Ways To Eat Bagels

My daughter has just come back from a trip to New York and brought me back a bag of New York bagels. I put them in the freezer but I have no idea what to do with them. How do you eat them, toasted or no? Do you put fillings in between or just toppings on each half? I'm vegetarian, please could anybody tell me what to do with them? They are just plain bagels with poppy seeds on top.



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By Digger (Guest Post)01/30/2009

You CAN defrost bagels successfully in the microwave. Just pop them into an Eco-bag for about 35-40 seconds. You can get one of these handy defrost bags, also good for defrosting slices of bread, burritos etc. from the folks at

Question: Recipe Using Day Old Bagels

I'm looking for ways to use bagels that are a few days old. Has anyone used them in a breakfast casserole type of a recipe or bread pudding or stuffing, etc.? I'd love to have recipes or direct me to a Website that might have some ideas.

Please help, me as I'm trying to be frugal on a limited income.


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By Nathan (Guest Post)07/08/2008

Yo, Me too! I need a way to use these bagels, because I get at least two dozen a day for free! maybe improvisational cooking could be in order.