Thursday, June 24, 2010

Homemade "Bagel Bite" Pizza

Child #4 came home the other day and asked me why he isn't like the other kid's in the neighborhood. That took me back for a moment, because the last time I checked he was whooping and hollering and carrying on in the middle of the cul de sac just like the rest of them. When I asked him what he meant (bracing myself for tears and a tale of woe); he simply stated......the other kid's have these cool little frozen pizzas made on bagels! Well, that dilemma I could easily fix (no I did not run to Costco to buy our own ginormous box of bagel bite pizzas). I started digging through the pantry and fridge and came up with the ingredients to make our own (healthier and cheaper) version!

I grabbed a bag of shredded mozarella cheese, some Pizza Quick (but you could whip up your own and have on hand in the fridge), a bag of pepperoni, and a bag of Bagel Thins:

I bought these Bagel Thins at Costco (24 count for $6.29). They are one of my new favorite products. The kids have gone crazy for these! They are so versatile, smear them with flavored cream cheese for breakfast, use them for sandwiches, spread with butter, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and broil in the oven; or....bagel pizza! Each one is 100 calories and (don't tell the kids) have 4 grams of fiber (they think I'm the Fiber Nazi, and so they are leery of anything new I try pushing on them)!

Spread the bagel with pizza sauce, sprinkle with cheese, and add your favorite topping.

I cooked them on our Pizza Pizzazz (a Christmas gift from long ago; that as you can tell by the pan has been well used!).

If you don't have one bake at 400 degrees for 10 - 15 minutes; until the cheese has melted and is bubbly.

These were so easy to make Child #4 (who is eight) assembled his own! If you want to make a low calorie (high fiber) grown up version replace the Bagel Thins with Whole Wheat Sandwich thins(also purchase at Costco 24 count for $6.29) each one is 100 calories, 5 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protien, and 16 usuable carbs.

Add veggies instead of pepperoni (or use turkey pepperoni) and use reduced fat mozarella cheese.

You can make up a large batch of these (do not bake), place them on wax paper lined cookie sheets, and freeze in the freezer. When they are frozen wrap in foil or carefully stack in a gallon sized plastic freezer bag. To cook frozen bagel pizzas:
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  • Unwrap bagel pizza (if wrapped in plastic or foil)
  • Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet
  • Bake for 15 - 18 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly
Now we are just as cool as the "Jones' "...... at least in Child #4's mind we are!


  1. What a hilarious story!

    I have to admit I am a huge lover of bagel bites, but they are expensive. I only get them when the are really on slae and with coupons.

    You have made me want to make my own. I just have to check and see if Sam's has the bagel thins...they are expensive at the regular grocery store.

  2. YUM! I was craving these just yeserday. Nice to hear that the bagel thins work great. Anything to save some calories. These are perfect for the crazy summer lunches.

  3. Thank God his coolness issue was something easy to fix! You're a good Mom!!! Those really look tasty. I just put the Sandwich Thins on my grocery list. Thanks for the tip. =)

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  5. Yummy! I love those Bagel Thins, and one time I found them at Honks Dollar Store! I bought a bunch and froze them. Awesome deal that I haven't found again.



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