Delicious and Filling Pizza Brunch Bagel: Onion Poppyseed Bagel, Topped with Pizza Sauce, Mozzarella, Pepperoni and a Sunnyside-Up Egg, Sprinkled with a Variety of Seasonings

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What happens when you have a snow day, really want brunch and also a pizza? You make pizza brunch bagels! My first memories of pizza bagels were from my internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital back in the summer of 2013. A few of the people I worked with raved about the great pizza bagels made by one of the bagel shops in the cafeteria. So, once a week we would treat ourselves to pizza bagels. And they were always AMAZING! It’s crazy to think that was five years ago, and only recently I had a craving for a delicious pizza bagel again. I wanted to make it for brunch, but also wanted to add some more protein/nutrition into the mix, so I thought baking an egg on top might be a good solution. It was the PERFECT combination, and I am super looking forward to making it again soon! It doesn’t take many ingredients and can be made a variety of ways, so feel free to mix it up (I kept mine pretty simple out of nostalgia haha)! Happy eating! 🙂

Serves 1 Person (*Can easily be doubled, tripled, etc.) 

Recipe by © Alysha Melnyk 2018

Kitchen Tools:

Oven, Preheated to 400°F

1 Sheet Pan

Parchment Paper

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Ingredients:

*Disclaimer – I am including certain brand names of things I use (just because they are personal favorites of mine), but feel free to use whatever brand you like, is the cheapest, is on sale, what you have on hand, etc.*

1 Bagel of Choice, Sliced in Half (I used a Sprouted Onion Poppyseed Bagel from Alvarado Street Bakery – packing in TEN GRAMS of protein!)

2 to 4 Tablespoons Pizza Sauce or Red Sauce of Choice

1/2 Cup to 3/4 Cup Shredded Cheese (I Used Light Mozzarella)

2 Slices Large Pepperoni, Cut into Small Pieces (I used Applegate brand)

2 Large Eggs

Optional for Garnish/Topping: Flat Leaf Italian Parsley, Black Pepper, Dried Oregano, Dried Basil, Chili Flakes, Grated Parmesan

Featured Artists:

Infinity Plate by Jeremy Ogusky, Creator of Ogusky Ceramics (based in Jamaica Plan, MA)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Place bagel halves on parchment lined sheet pan, and top with sauce, cheese and pepperoni (along with other toppings of choice – I added flat leaf Italian parsley).
  3. Next, carefully crack an egg in the center of each bagel.
  4. Place in oven, and bake 20-25 minutes (mine baked for about 22 minutes) until the egg sets and is cooked to personal preference.
  5. After baking, garnish pizza brunch bagels with any additional toppings of choice (I added more Italian flat leaf parsley, black pepper, dried oregano, dried basil, chili flakes, and grated parmesan).
  6. Enjoy warm! 🙂

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