Double Cheese-Chopped Tomatoes Bagel Pizza’s

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I seriously loved Bagel Bites when I was a kid. The crusty bottoms, doughy centers and perfect amount of toppings – kid awesomeness!! But now, I just can’t bring myself to purchase them for my little people knowing how much junk and chemicals are in them.

I have never been particularly pleased with my bagel pizza concoctions. Ratio of bagel dough to toppings was always off. Until it dawned on me one day – bagel thins. My store had a brand that had a short list of ingredients and were whole wheat. Bingo! This would fix my ratio problem.

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This was not culinary rocket science but I did spend an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out the best way to do this. I settled on:

  1. Toasting bagel until bottom was a little crisp. A solid toasting – no weak barely colored deal.
  2. Not too much sauce, chop up the toppings small (we did turkey pepperoni) and freshly grated regular mozzarella cheese (melts better then pre-shredded and fresh would have too much moisture to work well). For my pickiest guy we did no pepperoni. Doesn’t know what he is missing.
  3. Broil it. I just don’t have the patience to bake them if I am trying to jam out a quick lunch or dinner.

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Thin Bagel Pizza
Ingredients
  • Bagel Thin – whole wheat
  • Cream cheese
  • Chopped tomatoes (Pomi brand or something in glass jar)
  • Dried oregano
  • Garlic salt
  • salt
  • Block of mozzarella such as Polly-O – shred it yourself
  • Finely chopped toppings of your choice (we used turkey pepperoni)
Instructions
  1. Toast those bagel thins until the bottom is brown and crisp. Meanwhile turn broiler on high.
  2. Spread layer of cream cheese as a base.
  3. Spoon some chopped tomatoes onto the bagel – drain off excess liquid before putting them on so it is mostly tomatoes.
  4. Add pinches of oregano, garlic salt and little regular salt.
  5. Top with mozzarella and toppings.
  6. Broil – only takes a minute or 2- keep your eye on it.
  7. Serve immediately.
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