Breakfast Bagel Pizza is simple to make and tastes delicious! Set up a toppings bar and let your family or guests top their own for a fun brunch breakfast.
I love pizza. We are even having taco French bread pizza tonight for dinner. But what you don’t really see a lot of is breakfast pizza. Especially not on a bagel.
Breakfast pizza was something I didn’t think about until I was a teenager. We used to go to this pizza and pasta buffet on Saturday’s after hitting flea markets or yard sales. They used to have killer minestrone, but also breakfast pizza! It was a regular pizza with eggs, cheese, and ham on it. So good.
The restaurant prompted this breakfast pizza recipe. Which was oh so good! And perfect for guests or brunch just like breakfast bagel pizza. I made it for Mom and A while they were here for Thanksgiving one year. I had issues with the dough, because I think it was too old. But really did whip up in no time and turned out totally delicious.
Lately, I’ve been on a breakfast sandwich kick. First, it was bagel sandwiches. These prompted the make ahead bagel sandwiches. It was genius using the donut pan to make eggs for a bagel sandwich. Truly one of my more genius moments, in my opinion.
Unfortunately for me, I’m picky about the bagels I want for breakfast. I’m not a huge fan of the typical bagels. I like the crustier bagels that have texture and not soft like sandwich bread. And, well, you can’t really get those in a easy bag at the grocery. I have to go to the competitor grocery store and, well, I’m not going to go there just for bagels.
Now I have ciabatta bun with eggs on it for breakfast. Well, one egg. Hard boiled and quartered. I’ve been having that for breakfast for a few months now and have yet to get tired of it. Those ciabatta buns are so good! But they’re not bagels from the good store.
And, well, since January 15 is Bagel Day, I thought I’d go back to my bagel breakfast and kick it up a bit. Initially, I was going to make regular bagel pizzas, but then it dawned on me. Why not try breakfast pizzas?
These suckers are so easy to whip up. You can use any flavor of bagels you want: everything, onion, cheese, plain. Then there’s a wealth of toppings like ham, sausage, bacon, beyond meat, vegetables, cheese, salsa, pizza sauce, alfredo sauce. I mean, seriously, the possibilities are endless.
For some reason, I wanted to show the bagel being topped for this post. I don’t typically remember to do shots like this, but I had the time and energy! You can see how easy it is to make these breakfast bagel pizzas. I topped the bagel with salsa. Feel free to use pizza sauce or just a sprinkling of a little cheese. Then I piled on the eggs, ham, more cheese, and then topped it all off with Provolone.
If you haven’t had Provolone on pizza, you should. It’s AMAZING!
And, well, it’s round so it’s perfect to put on a bagel. See what I mean? I’m sure there’s other round cheese or other cheese you can use if you want. Since I used salsa as my base, I could easily go the cheddar or even Oaxaca cheese route. Not so much the Queso Fresco, but you could garnish with that one top if you’d like.
You can see a little of everything poking out of there. The bagel, salsa, egg, ham, and Mozzarella. All under the dome of melted Provolone cheese. So much flavor packed in every bite of these breakfast bagel pizzas.
And they’re not even that messy to eat either! If you keep the toppings to a minimum, then everything stays on the bagel. If you go overboard, then you’re really going to need a sturdy plate and a napkin. I think it also helps to have that blanket of sliced cheese on top to keep everything under wraps, so to speak.
I’m also thinking you can whip these up as a snack for the kids! Cut them into quarters for some bite sized, energy packed goodness. Or serve them up sliced for a Brunch buffet. I’m just thinking of all the possibilities to use these. You can even serve these as breakfast for dinner, too! Oh, now that’s an idea! A quick and deliciously fun dinner for busy weeknights.
We are all about the bagels this week! After drooling over this recipe, make sure to see what the rest of the group shared for this celebration of Bagel Day, which is January 15th.
- 1 bagel
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup diced ham
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons salsa (or pizza sauce)
- 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese
- 2 slices Provolone cheese
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Ad
- Add the butter and swirl it around the pan until it melts.
- Saute the ham in the butter until lightly browned and heated through. Remove the ham from the pan and keep warm.
- Add the eggs to the pan and cook until soft. You don't want to over cook the eggs. They will finish cooking in the oven.
- Spread the salsa (or pizza sauce) on each half of the bagel.
- Sprinkle with a little of the Mozzarella.
- Spoon the eggs and ham on to the bagel. Sprinkled with the remaining Mozzarella.
- Top with the Provolone slices and them bake at 400 for 10 to 15 minutes or until the Provolone is melted and begins to brown.
- Allow to cook 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition InformationYield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 520Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 272mgSodium 1229mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 33g
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