This recipe is another not-a-recipe recipe. Bagel pizzas are so inexpensive and easy and they can be a great weeknight dinner option or a weekend lunch. When I was little, my mom would make us English muffin pizzas using sliced English muffins, tomato paste, and sharp cheddar cheese sprinkled with a little oregano. Delicious. This is just a slight variation on that yummy snack.
Bagel pizzas can be a great use for leftover bagels or you can check out your grocery store’s bakery section or local bagel shop to look for marked down day-old bagels. By no means do you need fresh bagels because you are going to toast them up in the oven and no one will ever know how old they are. Bagel pizzas are handy for me to make in this house because I can make a pan of bagels – half gluten-free, half not gluten-free and feed my small crowd.
Bagels – sliced in thirds
Pizza sauce, tomato paste, or something similar
Shredded or sliced mozzarella cheese
Spread out the bagels on a pizza pan – we love this pizza pan from Crate and Barrel – spread a little bit of tomato paste or pizza sauce on the bagels, sprinkle with dried oregano, and top with shredded cheese.
Cook at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes.