Monday, April 18, 2011

Meatless Monday: Pizza Bagels

In honor of Meatless Monday, check out our pizza bagels.

When Meatless Monday and the last day before Passover coincide, the decision about what to make is easier than ever. Josh and I have a tradition of eating pizza as our last meal before Passover (and our first meal after Passover). In a last ditch effort to eat as much of the chametz in our house as possible, we are currently eating pizza bagels for lunch.

One of the many reasons I love pizza bagels so much is that they satisfy my cravings for pizza while not carrying all of a big greasy pizza from the local pizzeria. Oh yeah, and they are super tasty.  

Using the right kind of sauce is important to the perfect pizza bagel. I like to use Contadina. The taste is great and the consistency is perfect for pizza. The trick is to use enough that you can enjoy the flavor, but not so much that it oozes out of the sides.

To stop any sauce or cheese from 'escaping' through the hole, Josh likes to add a slice of American cheese to act as a barrier. I, on the other, am happy to risk it.

Piling on pizza cheese is a great next step, but what takes the pizza bagels to the next level is the 'add-ons.' The more I add different flavors of cheese, the better the result. Also, seasonings like oregano help to kick the flavor up a notch.

Finally, enjoying pizza bagels fresh from the oven is really the only way to eat them. While I would love to continue writing this post, I have a hot and delicious pizza bagel waiting for me in the kitchen. I love when on my 'to do' list for Passover prep involves eating :)


  1. What a great idea...never thought of making pizza out of the bagel! Looks and sounds so delicious!

  2. thanks @sandra. you should def. try them. I'd love to hear how they come out.