How To Cook Bagel Bites
If you landed on this blog post, you probably already know and love Bagel Bites. I’m here to tell you how to make them so that they are perfect. You want the bagel to be perfectly crisp with just a little softness on top, lightly browned cheese and pepperoni, and a perfect temperature so that you don’t burn your mouth.
Preparation and Cooking
Preheat your oven to 400F. Put the Bagel Bites on aluminum foil on a baking sheet. Don’t worry about waiting for the oven to preheat – just put them in. Wait around 12 minutes – a good general rule for timing is to wait until the oven beeps to let you know that it’s pre-heated, then check a few minutes later. Just don’t forget. When the Bagel Bites look like they do above, they’re done. Put them on a plate, pour yourself a drink, and enjoy.
Ingredients for Stuffed Bagel Bites
Here’s everything you’ll need to make these fun bites: Greek yogurt, flour, baking powder, salt, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (EBTB), cream cheese, and egg white.
How to Make the Best Homemade Stuffed Bagel Bites
Preheat your oven. Then mix your flour, salt and baking powder together and stir in your greek yogurt until a dough forms. Next, flatten each ball with your hand and place your cream cheese in the center. Then fold your dough around the cream cheese to seal it inside. Whisk your egg white and place your balls seam side down on your prepared baking sheet. Lightly brush them your egg white and sprinkle EBTB seasoning over the top of each ball. Bake for 20-25 minutes and serve!
Let’s Get Creative!
There are many options to mix up the toppings and fillings for these bagel bites. You can use flavored cream cheese, mix chopped green onions with your cream cheese, add cinnamon and raisins to your filling, or place a small spoonful of jam and cream cheese in the center for the filling.
FAQs for Making Bagel Bites
Can I freeze my bagel bites? Absolutely! Put your leftover bites in a zipped plastic bag and place them in the freezer. (I’d suggest double bagging them to avoid freezer burn.) These bagels should last for 1 month stored in the freezer.
How do I reheat my bagel bites? To reheat, place them in the oven at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes or until they reach your desired temperature. (If frozen, make sure to completely thaw them first!)
Can I make my bagel bites ahead of time? Yes, the dough can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container in the fridge. The dough should last 1-2 days in the fridge before baking it.
Tips for Making Bagel Bites Always lightly flour your work station and your hands before working with the dough! This helps to keep the dough from sticking to everything, including your fingers!
Why You’ll Love This Easy Bagel Bites Recipe Super simple! There’s no waiting for your dough to rise or fancy equipment here! Just a handful of ingredients, a large bowl and spoon are all you need!
Homemade Mini Bagel Pizzas
Making homemade mini bagel pizzas—basically your own version of Bagel Bites—requires only a few simple ingredients. These include mini bagels, shredded mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, and pepperoni. Turn the oven to 450 °F (232 °C) and carefully slice each mini bagel in half. Add sauce, cheese, and pepperoni to each bagel and bake for about 8 minutes.
Bagel Bites are a brand-name product produced by Ore-Ida (a Kraft Heinz company). If you are cooking another brand of mini bagel pizzas, follow the instructions on the package.
Now that you know how to cook Bagel Bites and make homemade stuffed bagel bites, you can enjoy these delicious treats anytime. Whether you follow the classic recipe or get creative with different fillings and toppings, Bagel Bites are a versatile and convenient snack or meal option.