Pizza Bagel Air Fryer Recipe

This easy pizza bagel air fryer recipe is the ultimate snack: with gooey cheese, flavorful pizza sauce, on a perfectly toasted bagel topped with your favorite pizza toppings. A 5-minute meal that couldn’t be easier to make! Just 3 simple ingredients for this easy recipe!

These air fryer pizza bagels hit the spot, and are ready in minutes. You can customize them with your favorite toppings or enjoy with plain cheese. A fun, simple, and delicious recipe to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or dinner the whole family will love.

pizza bagels in air fryer recipe with perfect melted cheese over plain bagels with pizza blend cheese and marinara sauce

I absolutely love pizza bagels, they are a blast from the past! I enjoyed them all the time growing up (a very 90’s food!) and to this day they do not disappoint! I’d always get them at our local pool with some Air Heads. The best part is how simple and quick they are. If I have extra bagels, I add pasta sauce, cheese, and different toppings I have on hand to make a simple meal for working at home.

They hit all the marks for an easy meal: 4 ingredients, 5 minutes, and SO yummy!  They make a delicious snack, quick lunch, weeknight dinner, or a creative way to enjoy bagels for breakfast. Skip the pizza parlor, and make your own air fryer bagel pizzas any time of day.

This Pizza Bagel Air Fryer Recipe Is

  • Tasty
  • Fun
  • Versatile
  • Easy To Make
  • Made with Simple Ingredients
  • Ready in 5 Minutes
  • A Quick Weeknight Dinner, Lunch, or Snack
gooey pizza bagels in the air fryer with cheese arugula and pasta sauce on regular bagels

Ingredients For Homemade Pizza Bagels

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and instructions.

Bagels

You can use any type of savory bagels for this: plain, everything bagels, onion, poppy seed bagels, or sesame! I used standard bagels, plain and unflavored which worked great. Or use vegan or gluten-free bagels if needed.

Or use mini bagels to make little mini pizzas or pizza bagel bites anytime for an easy snack.

Pizza Sauce

You can use store-bought pizza sauce, make your own, or use marinara sauce too. These homemade bagel bites are a great way to use the last bit of tomato sauce at the bottom of the pasta sauce jar. A delicious way to enjoy a waste-free kitchen.

Cheese

I used a pizza cheese for these easy pizza bagels, but you can use mozzarella cheese, cheddar, or any cheese you prefer (or make your own cheese blend with what you have in the fridge). 

Optional Toppings

Make no mistake, these pizza bagels are awesome plain. But you can add additional toppings to your little pizzas: mini pepperonis, ground sausage, peppers, sliced black olives, mushrooms, or even pineapple. Or use fresh mozzarella and fresh basil for a homemade bagel pizza with a fancy margherita vibe.

a plain bagel topped with pasta sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese in an air fryer basket about to get gooey

How To Make a Pizza Bagel in the Air Fryer

  • Slice the bagel in half, place the bagel cut-side up on a plate.
  • Add the pizza sauce to the bagel halves – about 2 tablespoons on each bagel half (or more/less to taste).
  • Top with cheese, and any toppings you want to add as well.
  • Place each half in the air fryer basket (cheese side up). If making more than one, make sure bagels are in a single layer. Set your air fryer to 400 degrees, and air fry for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the hot bagels from the air fryer and enjoy! Store leftover pizza bagels in an airtight container, and heat for 2-3 minutes before serving.
How do you cook frozen pizza bagels in the air fryer?

For frozen pizza bagels, I like to start them at 380 degrees for 3 minutes, then 400 degrees for 3 more minutes. That way they cook through, and the cheese gets bubbly and starts to brown on top.

How long to air fry bagel bites at 400?

Air fry bagel bites for 5 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

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gooey pizza bagels in the air fryer with cheese arugula and pasta sauce on regular bagels

Pizza Bagel Air Fryer Recipe

Kelly Jensen
This easy pizza bagel air fryer recipe is the ultimate snack: with gooey cheese, flavorful pizza sauce, on a perfectly toasted bagel topped with your favorite pizza toppings.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1 pizza bagel
Calories 486 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Plate

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bagel
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese I used a mozzarella pizza blend
  • Toppings optional- pepperoni, sausage, vegetables, pineapple, etc!

Instructions
 

  • Slice the bagel in half, place the bagel cut-side up on a plate.
  • Add the pizza sauce to the bagel halves – about 2 tablespoons on each bagel half (or more/less to taste).
  • Top with cheese, and any toppings you want to add as well.
  • Place each half in the air fryer basket (cheese side up). If making more than one, make sure bagels are in a single layer. Set your air fryer to 400 degrees, and air fry for 5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove the hot bagels from the air fryer and enjoy! Store leftover pizza bagels in an airtight container, and heat for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 486kcalCarbohydrates: 64gProtein: 25gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 1492mgPotassium: 512mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 909IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 319mgIron: 3mg
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