Pizza is a delicious meal but often viewed as unhealthy. With this pizza bagel in toaster oven recipe, you can have the same pizza goodness without unhealthy guilt.
You can make variations on pizzas on the toppings and the way you make them. You are not stuck with the only pizza option you are used to which is a large pie.
Pizza is one of the best snacks or meals but it is also one of the most versatile recipes. Limit your calorie and carbohydrate intake by making smaller portions such as in bagel forms.
This recipe will give you the same taste and flavors from a pizza while also limiting the amount of crust you eat. It is a simple recipe that you can make for a quick snack or a sit-down meal.
Just like any other pizza recipe, you can make variations to this pizza bagel recipe. Get your oven and fresh ingredients ready and make this recipe to serve to your family and friends.
It is one of the simplest ways to eat pizza without feeling guilty that you have eaten too much. So follow the recipe below as we go step by step to make this amazing pizza bagel recipe.
What You Will Need
The first thing you need to get for this recipe is the bagel. You can select any type of bagel that you want and combine it with the toppings that combine well with the flavor of the bagel.
I went with wheat bagels for this specific recipe as they are relatively bland compared to other bagels. That way, I can put any toppings on it and make the ingredients stand out when cooked.
You do not have to worry about the bagel as you can choose anything you want. Pretzel bagels also go well for this recipe or best believe that any type of bagel is perfect for this recipe.
You do not need any flavors from the bagels as you get that from the toppings.
Speaking of the toppings, you can get some fresh jalapenos, mushrooms, black olives, and pineapples for this recipe. You can switch to meat toppings as well so long as they are thin.
Slice the vegetables thinly chopped, they fit in each bagel. Cook the meat beforehand to even out the cooking time. You will also need your favorite pizza sauce and cheese for the pizza bagels.
You can also go with marinara sauce as it stays fresh for a longer time. You can also go with other sauces and not stick with red sauce, Pesto sauce goes well with this recipe.
Get your favorite cheese to add to the recipe or you can go with the classic mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese combination. Anything will be great for this pizza bagel recipe.
As you can see, all the ingredients are almost always readily available. So for the toppings, and the bagel itself, you can get leftovers or clean out the fridge without wasting these ingredients.
Pizza Bagel Recipe
Step 1: Preheat The Toaster Oven
Prepare the tools and utensils you will need such as baking sheets, pans, and the toaster oven. Preheat the toaster oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit beforehand and wait for it.
Lay a cookie or baking sheet on a tray and then prepare the bagels. You also need to get the toppings ready by slicing them thinly to fit into the bagels and cook quickly.
If you are using meat toppings such as sausages or ground meat, you will need to cook them beforehand. Fry them lightly on a pan and cook for a few minutes before letting them rest.
Step 2: Prepare The Pizza Bagels
Slice the bagels in half and then lay them on the baking sheet with the insides facing up. Get your pizza sauce and spread about a tablespoon of it on each half of the bagels.
Make sure to even out the sauce and no one side is thicker than the other. Sprinkle some Italian seasoning on top of the sauce or red chili flakes, these are optional so you can opt no to do so.
Cover each bagel with the shredded mozzarella cheese and then distribute the sliced toppings evenly on top. Top each bagel with the remaining cheese and then check the toaster oven.
Step 3: Cook The Bagels
Once the toaster oven has reached the desired temperature, place the pizza bagels inside the oven. You can put them in the tray or just use the baking sheet to hold the bagels inside.
Let them bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. You do not need to cook the cheese fully in this process as you will be broiling it further for the crust to get a little crispier.
Since the pizza bagels are a little thicker than your usual pizza crust, you will need to cook them further. Turn the toaster oven to broil and then broil the pizza bagels for 1 to 3 minutes.
Take a look if the bagels have turned crispy before removing them from the toaster oven. The cheese should be bubbling and browned while the toppings should cook evenly after.
Step 4: Serve And Enjoy
Once you think the pizza bagels cook, remove them from the toaster oven and cool down slightly. Sprinkle with some fresh basil and Parmesan cheese as garnishes.
Serve while still warm and enjoy it with your family and friends!
Many things go well with pizza. Side dishes such as wings can be a great addition to these delicious snacks to help you not get tired too soon with the flavors of the pizza bagels.
You can also go with salad to keep the meal healthy. If you do not want any other flavors or food to go with the pizza bagels, then you can eat them with your favorite beverages on hand.
Again, you can choose the ingredients and replace them with healthier ones if you want. You are free to change them as long as you follow how to cook them in the toaster oven.
Leftover Pizza Bagels
You can still keep your pizza bagels and eat them for later if you have some leftovers. Place them in a resealable bag and then inside a sealed container and then put them in the fridge.
This will help the bagels keep their fresh taste for up to four days. If you want some snacks, you can easily reheat them in the toaster oven again for about 5 minutes and you have a snack.
Putting them in the fridge will only last for four days so if you are planning to eat them the following week, you should not go with that option, instead, it is better to freeze them.
You can do this by wrapping them in aluminum foil and placing them inside a sealed container before putting them in the freezer. The pizza bagels will last for at least a month inside.
The flavors will start to degrade but that is only after a long time. So whenever you want, you can have a delicious snack ready just for reheating in the freezer.
Pizza bagels are incredibly easy to make and the best thing about them is that you can edit the recipe. Put your favorite toppings on the bagels and make a familiar snack for the kids.
You can choose whatever kind of bagel is available for this recipe. Be creative, put your best toppings in the recipe, and follow the instructions and guides above.
You do not have to waste your leftover bagels, bell peppers, and black olives in the fridge. You can easily make them as a great snack that will appeal to any age in your family!
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