Thursday, February 9, 2017

Freezer-friendly pizza bagels




In my opinion, staying busy is a good thing. It means you’re doing something and accomplishing something and working your and staying active.

But this year I think that maybe I’m stretching myself a little too thin.

I finished my chemistry class last semester and moved on to anatomy this semester. This is my first time ever taking an anatomy class, and as I’m sure you all know, it’s really hard!



Between class and work and my Kylee’s Kitchen segments, I don’t have a whole lot of free time. And when I get home at the end of the day, I want to eat right away. I don’t want to worry about cooking something and waiting an hour.

So I either prepare all of my dinners for the week on Sunday or I pull out a meal from the freezer. Keeping your freezer stocked with homemade meals is one of the best changes you can make in your life. You’ll spend less on takeout, you’ll eat healthier, and you’ll save time.

I’m sure you all know what frozen pizza bagel bites are, but I promise you these pizza bagels put those bagel bites to shame.

Just like pizza, you can customize the bagels however you want. This is great for people with food allergies and maybe need to use dairy free cheese or gluten free bagels. It’s also a great idea for anyone trying to lose weight because you could curb your pizza craving by using 100-calorie bagels and fat free cheese.



Personally, I recommend assembling an abundance of pizza bagels at once then only bake the ones you’re going to eat that night and freeze the rest for later.

The best way to freeze these pizza bagels is to individually wrap them (before or after cooking them) in Saran wrap and then put them all in a gallon freezer bag. When you’re ready to eat one, just pull it out of the freezer and bake as normal. If you put the bagel in the freezer already baked, you can just pop it in the microwave.

Pizza bagels are really a non-recipe recipe because you just add whatever ingredients you want to your favorite bagel, but regardless I’ve provided 4 of my favorite ideas.


Margherita Pizza Bagel
Ingredients
  • Bagel
  • Pesto
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Basil
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or baking mat.
  3. Split bagel in half and place split-side-up on baking sheet.
  4. Spread pesto on each bagel half.
  5. Top with Mozzarella cheese, tomato, and basil
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and serve.


Pepperoni Pizza Bagel
Ingredients
  • Bagel
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperoni
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Oregano
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or baking mat.
  3. Split bagel in half and place split-side-up on baking sheet.
  4. Spread pizza sauce on each bagel half.
  5. Top with Mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Parmesan, and a little oregano.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and serve.


Sausage Pizza Bagel
Ingredients
  • Bagel
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Sausage
  • Basil 
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or baking mat.
  3. Split bagel in half and place split-side-up on baking sheet.
  4. Spread pizza sauce on each bagel half.
  5. Top with Mozzarella cheese, sausage, and a little basil.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and serve.


Four Cheese Pizza Bagel
Ingredients
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil, parchment paper or baking mat.
  3. Split bagel in half and place split-side-up on baking sheet.
  4. Spread pesto on each bagel half.
  5. Top with Mozzarella cheese, white cheddar cheese, and Parmesan.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes and serve.



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