Kids’ Quick Bagel Pizza

This is one of my “back-up” dinners I have for my kids.  If I’m in a hurry or just feeling lazy, this is a great, quick and easy meal that they love.  And it’s healthy to boot!


This recipe also represents one of the few times that I use the microwave to “cook.”  Preheating and using a conventional oven is a waste of time and energy in this case.  

My boys especially like it when I make the toppings into faces, or funny designs!


  • 1 whole plain or egg bagel, sliced in half
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 2 large slices dry salami or pepperoni
  • 1 few sliced black olives


Serves 2

Total Prep and Cooking Time: less than 5 minutes

Toast the bagel halves and spread about 2 tablespoons of the tomato sauce on each half.  Sprinkle each with about 1/4 cup of the cheese.  Cut the salami or pepperoni into small pieces (or cute shapes), and distribute them on top of the cheese with the olives.

Place the bagels on a plate and microwave for about 40 seconds, until the cheese is nicely melted. 

An addtional note:

These are my boys’ favorite toppings, but feel free to try whatever your kiddos like the best — go nuts!

If you happen to be a gluten-free family (we are for the most part), this will work for you, too.  Whole Foods sells pretty good gluten-free bagels in the freezer section.  


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