There are days when I just don’t want to cook. Or there are days when I’m just too busy to be in the kitchen longer than 15 minutes but I need to get something on the table for my family fast.

So for these days I have a few quick & easy meal ideas that I will usually cook for my family.

Today I want to share with you a simple meal idea that is great for a quick lunch or dinner. Since it is summer this is a perfect recipe that kids love to help make and eat.

Quick and Easy Meal Idea: How to Make Pizza Out of Bagels (Recipe)
Quick & Easy Meal Idea: How to Make Pizza Out of Bagels (Recipe)

How to Make Pizza Out of Bagels
This quick and easy recipe can be served as lunch, dinner, or a late night snack. It’s so simple to make using only a few ingredients. You’ll be enjoying pizza in no time!
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 person


  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 6 plain bagels cut in half
  • 2 lbs. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Homemade Pizza Sauce (see link below)
  • Toppings of your choice



  • Cut bagels in half and lay half side up on a baking sheet. Combine melted butter and garlic in a bowl. Brush each bagel half with butter mixture. In a preheated 450°F oven, bake bagel halves until golden brown about 5-10 minutes.
  • Take out of oven and add a thin layer of mozzarella cheese on top of the toasted bagel. Add your desired toppings then add another layer of mozzarella cheese on top.
  • Return to oven once more to melt the cheese. Cook for an additional 5-10 minutes until the cheese is completely melted.
  • Serve with a side of homemade pizza sauce for dipping.
Recipe CTA

What is your favorite way to eat bagels?

My kids love this recipe, it is a weekly meal request from them. As a mom, I love how simple it is to make with very few ingredients.

By toasting the bagels with garlic butter and serving them with pizza sauce on the side you prevent biting into a soggy bagel.

These pizza bagels are full of flavor and satisfy hunger faster than ordering take-out.

Need a homemade pizza sauce recipe?

Made from Scratch: Inexpensive Homemade Pizza Sauce Recipe

Homemade pizza sauce is so easy to make and only requires a few ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. This homemade pizza sauce recipe is great to have on hand when that pizza craving strikes.


Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family. When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys.


  1. Amber Myers Reply

    Yum, we need to make these for a fun dinner night! These bagel pizzas look incredible.

  2. This sounds so good. I will have to try this the next time I get some bagels. I bet these are really good too.

  3. Monica Simpson Reply

    I used to love pizza bagels as a kid! I should make these for mine.

  4. Richelle Milar Reply

    This is so perfect thanks for sharing this recipe with us! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

Write A Comment

Rate this Recipe: