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
Oven, Preheated to 400°F
1 Sheet Pan
*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
Infinity Plate by Jeremy Ogusky, Creator of Ogusky Ceramics (based in Jamaica Plan, MA)
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- 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).
- Next, carefully crack an egg in the center of each bagel.
- Place in oven, and bake 20-25 minutes (mine baked for about 22 minutes) until the egg sets and is cooked to personal preference.
- 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).
- Enjoy warm! 🙂