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Pizza Bagels For Adults

This Week's Challenge: Childhood Favorites As Adults

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Today we are putting an "adultier" spin on a childhood favorite because we are going to be making pizza bagels - for adults!

There was noting quite like coming home from school and heating up a box of pizza bagels while watching after school programing before diving into homework for the rest of the night. 

These gourmet pizza bagels have all the makings of the generic boxed bagels but with the fixings suited for a food connoisseur.


Veggie Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Jalapeno Slices
  • Mushroom Slices

Three Cheese Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Shredded Mozzarella
  • Shredded Parmesan

Roasted Garlic Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Minced Shallot
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Great Alfredo Potato Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Mini Roasting Potatoes
  • Almond Slices
  • Roasted Garlic Alfredo
  • Shredded Gruyere Cheese
  • Caramelized Onions

Haiwaiian Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Ham Cubes
  • Pineapple Tidbits
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Meat Lovers Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Ham Cubes
  • Crispy Bacon
  • Pepperoni

Classic Pepperoni Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Pepperoni
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Shredded Mozzarella

Chicken Parmesan Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Shredded Cooked Chicken Breast
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil

Caprese & Anchovies Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Sliced Tomato
  • Pesto
  • Anchovie Filets
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Fresh Basil
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Buffalo & Bleu Cheese Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Shredded Cooked Chicken
  • Buffalo Sauce
  • Shredded Parmesan
  • Crumbled Bleu Cheese

Broccolini Alfredo Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Chopped Broccolini
  • Chopped Shallot
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese

Black Olive & Banana Pepper Pizza Bagel

  • Mini Bagel
  • Banana Pepper Rings
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Pepperoni
  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

You know you’re officially a foodie when you come to appreciate the final post bake toppings like fresh parsley for a pop of color, basil leaves with mozzarella, red pepper flakes for some heat and a sprinkle of grated parmesan to pull it all together.

Overall, I definitely loved the broccolini Alfredo, pineapple and ham and roasted garlic pizzas the most. My fiancé especially enjoyed the buffalo chicken and meat lovers pizzas. As an added bonus, whatever pizzas you don’t eat you can freeze and reheat, just like boxed bagel bites.

If you have an idea for a gourmet version of one of your favorite childhood foods, let me know what you’d love to see an adultier version of down in the comments below!

Categories: Dinner , 52 Weeks of Cooking , Video Recipes , Pizza

Tags: Pizza , Bagel

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Pizza Bagels For Adults

Prep Time: 10-30 minutes (depending on flavor combo)

Makes 2 dozen pizza bagels

Basic Ingredients:

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  • 12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 cups pizza sauce
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2-3 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Classic Pepperoni Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pizza sauce, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped pepperoni, per half

Jalapeno Mushroom Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pizza sauce, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella, per half
  • 2-3 jalapeno slices, per half
  • 2-3 thin mushroom slices, per half

Pineapple Ham & Bacon Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pizza sauce, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella, per half
  • 1 teaspoon ham cubes, per half
  • 1 teaspoon chopped crispy bacon, per half
  • 2 teaspoons pineapple tidbits, per half

Broccolini Alfredo Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 tablespoons alfredo sauce, per half
  • 1 tablespoon chopped broccolini, per half
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella, per half

Caprese & Anchovies Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pesto, per half
  • 2-3 anchovie filets, per half
  • 1 thick slice fresh mozzarella, per half
  • 1-2 fresh basil leaves, per half
  • 1 slice roma tomato, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese, per half
  • 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar drizzle, per half

Buffalo Chicken & Bleu Cheese Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons buffalo sauce, per half
  • 2-3 tablespoons shredded chicken, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons crumbled bleu cheese, per half
  • 2-3 teaspoons shredded parmesan cheese, per half

Bacon Alfredo Potato Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons garlic alfredo sauce
  • 2-3 boiled roasting potatoes, per half
  • 2-3 tablespoons caramelized onions, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons sliced almonds, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded gruyere cheese, per half

Banana Peppers & Black Olives Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pizza sauce, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese, per half
  • 2-3 banana pepper rings, per half
  • 4-5 black olive slices, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons chopped pepperonis, per half

Roasted Garlic Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons alfredo sauce, per half
  • 2-3 roasted garlic cloves, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons chopped shallot, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons crispy bacon crumbles, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella, per half

Chicken Parmesan Pizza

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pizza saue, per half
  • 2-3 tablespoons shredded cooked chicken, per half
  • 1 slice fresh mozzarella, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons shredded parmesan cheese, per half

Meat Lovers Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pizza sauce, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella, per half
  • 1-2 tablespoons chopped pepperoni, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons ham cubes, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons chopped crispy bacon, per half

Three Cheese Pizza Bagel

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  • 1-12 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • 1-2 teaspoons pizza sauce, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons shredded mozzarella cheese, per half
  • 1 slice fresh mozzarella, per half
  • 1-2 teaspoons shredded parmesan cheese, per half

Here's How:

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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Assemble the pizza bagels with the suggested ingredients, as desired. Arrange the pizza bagels on a baking sheet and bake for 8-12 minutes - the the cheese is melted and the bagels are toasted on the bottoms.
  2. Freeze any remaining pizza bagels. To reheat, bake at 350 F for 15-20 minutes from frozen, 8-10 minutes from thawed. Enjoy!

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