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Bagel Bites (Air Fryer)

These Bagel Bites (Air Fryer) are the perfect easy lunch or dinner. They are super nostalgic, but way better than the frozen ones. These are great for kids or to serve as game day or party appetizer. They take less than 10 minutes to make and are completely customizable.
servings2 people
prep5 minutes
cook5 minutes
total10 minutes
cuisine: American, Italian
author: Brianna May

Equipment:

Ingredients:

  • 5 mini bagels, cut in half*
  • cup roasted garlic pasta sauce
  • italian seasoning
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) mozzarella cheese, shredded*
  • 50-60 mini pepperonis, 1 package*

Garnish

  • grated parmesan cheese
  • chopped parsley

Instructions:

  • Review all recipe notes and instructions before beginning.
  • Place the bagel halves in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Spread a thin layer of sauce on each bagel. Sprinkle the sauce with italian seasoning.
  • Top each half with the cheese and then the pepperonis.
  • Air fryer at 380 degrees for 4-6 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Garnish with grated parmesan and chopped parsley.

Notes:

Mini Bagels: You can use regular sized bagels instead. You will probably only need 2 depending on the size. 
Mozzarella Cheese: Swap for your favorite cheese or any mild cheese you have on hand. 
Mini Pepperonis: You can dice up regular sized sliced pepperoni if you can’t find mini pepperonis at the grocery store.
Make Ahead: Assemble the pizza bagels one day in advance and store in the fridge until ready to air fry. You can store uncooked homemade bagel bites in the freezer as well for up to 3 months (follow freezer instructions below). You will need to add 1-2 minutes to the cook time if frozen. 
Refrigerator: Store leftover bagel pizzas in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Freezer: Store cooked homemade bagel bites in the freezer for up to 3 months. Be sure to allow them to cool completely before freezing. Place the bagels in a single layer not touching on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 4-6 hours then transfer them to a freezer bag or airtight container. This prevents them from sticking together.
I do not recommend storing leftover store-bought frozen bagel bites, only homemade.
Oven: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees, assemble pizza bagels as directed and bake for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browned.
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