Vegan Sesame Bagel Pizza

 An easy lunch or dinner bagel pizza with tips on changing up the flavours. Serve hot or cold.

Vegan sesame bagel pizzas on a white plate with salad leaves and cherry tomatoes

VEGAN SESAME BAGEL PIZZA


We've tried quick homemade pizza on so many different bases. 

We've used flour tortillas, naan bread, baguette, toasted rolls and even puff pastry.

What can I say, we love pizza!

They all make good quick pizza bases, but these bagels have to be the best yet.

They make a crisp and tasty pizza base that's really filling.

They hold the topping well too.


WHY I LOVE BAGEL PIZZA


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

  1. The base is fabulous and crunchy
  2. They are ready in a few minutes
  3. There's no mess and little washing up
  4. They taste great
  5. They are cheap to make
  6. They are popular with all the family
  7. Everyone can have their own favourite toppings
  8. They are good hot or cold
  9. They work well in lunchboxes
  10. They are good for lunch or dinner

Margherita Bagel Pizza

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE VEGAN SESAME BAGEL PIZZAS



Here are the few simple ingredients you need to make bagel pizzas. 

Scroll down for more ideas and twists for the base, sauce and toppings, so you can change it up every time.

  • Sesame bagel
  • Tomato puree
  • Dried oregano
  • Vegan mozzarella
  • Chilli flakes
  • Salad tomato
  • Fresh basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Sesame bagel

USING BAGELS AS A PIZZA BASE



Shop-bought bagels make a great base for pizza.

Just check the ingredients to make sure they are suitable for vegans. Don't assume they will be.

I used sesame bagels, but you could use plain or wholemeal bagels instead.

The secret to the perfect bagel base is to lightly toast it before you add the toppings. 

You can grill (or broil) them in the cooker, in a toaster or on a griddle or grill pan.


tomato puree

QUICK PIZZA SAUCE



I used tomato puree flavoured with dried oregano as my pizza sauce. Here are a few more ideas for your pizza.

  • Sundried tomato paste
  • Tomato puree mixed with paprika
  • Tomato puree mixed with chilli powder
  • Shop-bought pizza sauce
  • Red pesto
  • Marinara sauce
  • Marmite


vegan mozzarella

VEGAN MOZZARELLA


I use Violife vegan mozzarella, which is pre-grated on these bagel pizzas, but you can use your favourite vegan mozzarella.

You could also swap the vegan mozzarella with vegan cheddar.

Or why not use half and half.


PIZZA TOPPINGS


Bagel pizzas are not huge but you can still pile on the toppings.

Here are a few ideas for topping your bagel pizza.


  1. Tomato and basil
  2. Spinach and sundried tomato
  3. Spinach and pine nuts
  4. Sauteed mushrooms and parsley
  5. Sweetcorn
  6. Tendertem broccoli sauteed in garlic
  7. Caramelised onion and slices of cooked vegan sausages
  8. Cherry tomato and pesto
  9. Roasted red peppers and basil
  10. Roast vegetables

2 quick bagel pizzas topped with tomato

LUNCH BOX PIZZA



Just wait for the envy when you pull one of these out of your lunch box.

These bagel pizzas are good served hot, but they are also great served cold for lunch.

Serve them as they are or make yourself a side salad to eat with it.

You could also cut it into chunks and serve it with a creamy dip.

For your dip mix some vegan mayo with a little vegan plain yoghurt, some garlic and fresh herbs.



HOW LONG CAN YOU STORE BAGEL PIZZAS?



Once cool, these can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days and served cold in lunchboxes.

They will lose some crispness, but will still taste good.



CAN YOU FREEZE BAGEL PIZZAS?


Yes you can freeze bagel pizzas.

Freeze them before the final grill (or broil).

Keep them in the freezer for 2-3 months (flash freeze on a tray, then move to a freezer bag).

Oven cook from frozen.



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MORE PIZZA IDEAS


Here are a few more pizza ideas for you to try:


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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN BAGEL PIZZAS


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Making  Vegan Bagel Pizza - Step 1

STEP 1


Cut your bagel in half and lightly toast until golden.

This is an important step for the best bagel pizza. You may think it will be cooked at the end anyway, but it is better to toast it first.


Making  Vegan Bagel Pizza - Step 2

STEP 2


Spread each half of your toasted bagel with tomato puree or one of the other sauces suggested above.

Sprinkle with dried oregano or basil.

Top with grated vegan mozzarella (or vegan cheddar).

Season with salt and pepper.

A sprinkle of chilli flakes is also good.



Making  vegan Bagel Pizza - Step 3

STEP 3


Top with a slice (or a few) of tomato.

Toast (or broil) until the cheese has melted.

Serve with salad and enjoy!


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Author: Jacqueline Meldrum
Vegan Sesame Bagel Pizza

Vegan Sesame Bagel Pizza

An easy lunch or dinner bagel pizza with tips on changing up the flavours. Serve hot or cold.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 5 MinTotal time: 10 Min

Ingredients

  • 1 sesame bagel (or plain)
  • 2 scant tbsp tomato puree
  • pinch of dried oregano (or dried basil)
  • 3 tbsp grated vegan mozzarella (or vegan cheddar)
  • a pinch of chilli flakes
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Slice your bagel in half.
  2. Toast (or broil) until golden.
  3. Spread each cut side with tomato puree and sprinkle with oregano.
  4. Top with grated cheese and chilli flakes (these are optional.
  5. Finish off with slices of tomato.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Grill (or broil) until the cheese has melted.
  8. Serve hot or cold.
  9. Enjoy!

Notes:

Calories are for a whole bagel pizza, if you share half each with salad just half the calories.


You can use plain or wholemeal bagels instead.


Once cool, these can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days and served cold in lunchboxes. They will lose some crispness, but will still taste good.


Freeze them before the final grill (or broil). Keep them in the freezer for 2-3 months (flash freeze on a tray, then move to a freezer bag). Oven cook from frozen.


Calories

395.58

Fat (grams)

9.83

Sat. Fat (grams)

3.66

Carbs (grams)

65.13

Fiber (grams)

4.85

Net carbs

60.28

Sugar (grams)

13.81

Protein (grams)

18.61

Sodium (milligrams)

887.24

Cholesterol (grams)

16.66
Created using The Recipes Generator

12 comments

  1. I'm dairy free and just love these!! Violife is one of my fave vegan brands and that mozzarella melts beautifully. These bagel pizzas are so tasty!

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    1. Yes it is perfect for a dairy free lunch or dinner and it's the best cheese we've found yet.

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  2. I love that this is so easy even my kids can make it! I love it toasted!

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  3. So happy that I usually have all of these ingredients on hand!! Will definitely make this this weekend, thank you so much for the recipe :)

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  4. We just love bagel pizza and its so quick and simple I like addition of using a sesame seed bagel sounds yummy!

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    1. They are extra good with sesame bagels. They add extra flavour

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  5. I love this! It's like an adult version of the bagel bite!

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    1. I have no idea what that is. *heads to Google*

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  6. Now why did i not think of that. Adding bagels to my shopping list. Jill

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    1. haha only well. Do try then and tell me what you think.

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