Fresh Tomato and Arugula Bagel Pizzas


This is the end.  This is the end of my day.  This is the end of the week.  This is the end of a pizza bagel before it meets my belly.

The end looks like a toasted bagel with fresh, seasoned tomatoes, salami, melted fresh mozzarella, and lemon pepper arugula.

The end.  The end tastes toasty, fresh, salty, and melty.  The end also has Project Runway reruns.  The end is pretty good lookin’.


This is the beginning.  The beginning of my day.  The beginning of my natural and unrelenting carb cravings.  The is the beginning of a bagel pizza.

Now…. just to clear the air:  Yes.  Yes… I come to you with bagel pizza pictures.  This has to be ok, because this is how I live.  If you don’t crave pizza bagels on a daily basis then… I don’t even know you anymore.  I just don’t.


I love bagels… but I sometimes take the soft inside bits out.  More room for good filling.  Fresh, unevenly sliced tomatoes.  Go!


Salt and pepper are totally necessary.  This already looks good.  It’s just tomato and bread.


Tomato and bread and meat and cheese.

It’s just like a best friend party!


These loaded bagels get placed on parchment paper and put under the broiler.  They’ll get toasted and melty.

What could go wrong?


Um… I’ll tell you what could go wrong!!!!!!!

If you put parchment paper under the broiler, it will catch on fire and you’ll burn your house down.

I’m not joking.  I know this to be true… because I totally almost burned my house down.

That’s an exaggeration, but I really need you to understand.  No parchment paper under the broiler.  Don’t be like me.


Ok… don’t burn your house down like me… but you should totally eat like me.

Make yummy choices that include things that melt.


Top those melty things with arugula that’s been sprinkled with fresh lemon juice, salt, and pepper.

My neighbor walked by my house extra extra slow as I was taking pictures of these little bagel darlings.  It looked like he might have even combed his hair and buttoned his shirt up past his belly button this time.  Well played, neighbor sir.  I look nice, but I’m not sharing.

Oh!  There’s no traditional recipe for this bagel creation.  It’s all you!  Grab a bagel, tomato, salami, cheese and greens.  Make delicious!

122 thoughts on “Fresh Tomato and Arugula Bagel Pizzas

  1. My boyfriend’s kitchen has bagels, it has cheese, it has meat, it has salad and tomatoes.

    I’m doing one of these when he goes for a full-fat curry tonight.

    Joy, you bring joy to my heart and tastebuds xxxxx

  2. Being half Italian and half Jewish, “pizza bagel” is literally my nickname. And it fits not only because of my ethnic background, but also because I love them just as much as you do. I don’t know about topping them with salad (gasp), but seeing as my waistline is about to go on strike, perhaps I should take your suggestion to heart!

  3. Huzzah! College snack food! I totally love bagels, and I love your articles and writing even more. Thanks for being so full of delicious!

  4. I just had a pizza like this in NY and it was TO DIE FOR. Arugula gives the pizza a nice bite. Add some truffle oil and it’s a done deal.

  5. There’s nothing simpler and more delicious than an instant homemade pizza at the end of the week. In my house, it’s french bread pizza, but bagels look equally delicious. That rocket (arugula) looks beautiful green and fresh too.

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