6 Surprising, Totally Delicious Ways to Top a Bagel
1 of 6James Wojcik
Bagel With Prosciutto, Tomato, and Gruyère
There’s really nothing better than a warm, doughy bagel… except maybe one that’s reminiscent of a meat lover’s pizza. Simply broil layers of prosciutto, tomato, red onion, and gruyere until the cheese is gooey and the top is golden brown to create a meal that’s more suitable for lunch or dinner than breakfast.
When you’re craving something sweet, try this winning combination at breakfast or snack time: A cinnamon raisin bagel is toasted and then topped with plain cream cheese, sliced Granny Smith apples, and a drizzle of honey. If you’re not a fan of cinnamon raisin bagels, just swap in your favorite variety.
If you’ve grown tired of cream cheese, trade the spread for one full of healthy, good-for-you fats. Top toasted bagels with a creamy mixture of mashed avocados and lemon instead. Slivered radishes provide extra nutrients—like fiber and vitamin C—and a delicious crunch to every bite.
This may be the first time you see the kids crack a smile over eating their vegetables. This quick and easy breakfast—it takes just 10 minutes to prepare—features a quirky smiley face made out of cut up tomatoes and cucumbers atop a bagel spread with plain cream cheese.
Thanks to a combination of ricotta, fruit, and honey, this bagel strikes the perfect balance between sweet and savory. To create your own version, spread ½ a toasted whole-grain “flat” bagel with 2 tablespoons of fresh ricotta. Top with ½ cup of sliced strawberries and drizzle with 1 teaspoon or honey or agave nectar.
6 of 6Danny Kim
Chicken, Sprouts, and Provolone Sandwich
When stuffed with chicken and vegetables, your favorite breakfast food is just as satisfying for lunch or dinner. This over-sized sandwich features sliced chicken breast (use a store-bought rotisserie chicken to cut down on prep time), provolone cheese, sprouts, and whole-grain mustard sandwiched between two sesame bagel halves.