Listen, I’m not too fancy to admit that one of my favorite things as a kid were Pepperoni Bagel Bites Pizzas, and now we make them at home!
It’s a blast from the past and I’m feelin’ good! When I was a tween my mom and dad drug us to Costco one Saturday and unfortunately I had not yet learned how glorious Costco is so it seemed like nothing but a chore. I can literally picture the frozen foods aisle in my head.
How Long Will Bagels Keep?
Properly stored, freshly baked bagels will last for about 1 to 3 days at normal room temperature.
They will keep up to 6 months in the freezer.
Now I must back up a moment, there are 5 of us kids and we were spread incredibly far apart in ages. Like, super far apart. My parents really struggled with infertility and I was their miracle baby after they were told they would never have more children. The middle child truly is the best, right? Anyway, two more miracles showed up after me and poor mom must have been so tired chasing after all of us.
Walking down the aisle my mom suddenly told my brother, sister and I would could each pick out something and our eyes became so big with excitement. I chose mozarella sticks, my brother chose pizza rolls and my sister, bagel bites. All three ended up being delicious and I’ve totally got to work my way through them each on the blog.
Cade and I are always trying to think up new ways to use our famous From-Scratch Pizza Sauce and when I passed by the mini bagels at the store I knew immediately that this pepperoni bagel bites pizzas recipe was meant to be.
Is Pizza Sauce and Spaghetti Sauce the Same Thing?
Pizza sauce tends to be more of a paste, keeping the moisture from seeping into the dough and making it soggy, as well as allowing the cheese to quickly melt and make get crispy.
Where as pasta sauce tends to be more of a, well, sauce.
With more Liquid in it, it makes the “dry” pasta juicier and more satisfying.
Make our pizza sauce, open up the bagels, spread a little sauce and top with cheese. We buy bulk mozzarella, shred it up and freeze it in ziplocs. Then we use the pepperoni sticks, chopped into chunks because with that thick bagel bread you need the meat to be a little more substantial.
The really important part though, you can freeze these! We place them all on a big cookie sheet and pop them in the freezer for a couple of hours or over night then seal them up in freezer bags. When you’re ready to eat them just stick them on a pan in the oven and bake until done. I love quick and easy and especially freezer meals!
Pepperoni Bagel Bites Pizzas
Pepperoni Bagel Bites Pizzas
- 1 Package Mini Bagels
- Our Favorite [Pizza Sauce]
- 1 Pepperoni Stick, cut in small chunks about 1/4"
- 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 1 Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- Heat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Make the pizza sauce or buy your own.
- Open each bagel and lay it on the cookie sheet.
- Spread a little sauce, about one spoonful on each bagel.
- Sprinkle cheese over each bagel and top with pepperoni.
- Repeat for all bagels.
- Sprinkle a pinch of Italian seasoning over everything and bake for a few minutes or until the cheese is hot and bubbly.