These Freezer-Friendly Pizza Bagels are quick and easy to assemble- they taste really great and are the perfect grab-and-go option for a busy family dinner or even an after school snack.
It seems like life is getting a whole lot busier. Summer is coming to an end (no!) the nights are getting chillier (stop!) and school is starting once again (meh, this doesn’t really effect me because A is one and all). But with the hustle and bustle of fall making it’s way into the picture, it only makes sense to try and have some quick and easy foods ready to go. Enter: Freezer Friendly Pizza Bagels.
This all started because I bought a bag of mini bagels. I don’t normally bring bagels into work as a breakfast option, but one day I threw them into my grocery cart for reasons that I still am unsure of. So I brought one into work, took two bites and remembered why I don’t buy prepackaged bags of bagels. They weren’t bad per se, they just weren’t really good.
I don’t like to waste food and we’re operating on a limited budget at this time, so I started trying to think of ways to use these bagels. A really seems to enjoy them (of course she does- who doesn’t love carbs?) but I try to give her a good variety of foods not just the same option every day.
Then I remembered way back to a million years ago when J and I were first dating. He used to eat a ton of Bagel Bites. I can remember rolling into his apartment in Brooklyn after a long night of drinking (we were crazy kids back then!) and popping those puppies in the microwave (or the oven if J was the one doing the cooking- he’s much fancier than me!).
So I figured, why not make a little blast from the past and turn these sad mini bagels into pizza bagels that are super quick and easy to make whenever J gets the craving for pizza (which is all the time!)? And that’s what I did. I am very happy to report that these took minimal time to assemble and froze up perfectly.
This was an awesome way to salvage the old bagels so that they wouldn’t got to waste. You have the tasty sauce and cheese that make pizza everything and more. I added pepperoni because it’s one of J’s toppings of choice and but you could really add anything that you want.
Freezer Friendly Pizza Bagels
Source: The Life Jolie
- Mini bagels
- The pizza sauce of your choice
- Mozzarella cheese (I used a pizza cheese blend from my local grocery store)
- The toppings of your choice, cut into smaller pieces to accommodate your mini bagels
Line a baking pan with foil. (if baking pizza bagels right away, spray it with cooking spray as well).
Slice your bagels in half and lay them onto your pan, flat side up.
Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bagels, top them with cheese and the toppings of your choice.
If baking right away, bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.
If freezing for later, put your pan in the freezer for a couple hours at least. Once frozen transfer the pizza bagel to a bag. When you cook them you can microwave for 1-2 minutes on high or you can bake for 20 minutes at 375 degrees.
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