Cooking bagel bites in the air fryer is by far the BEST and QUICKEST way to make them! Get the recipe from Air Fryer Bagel Bites below, as well as tips on how to scrape off frozen bagel bites in just a minute to make them MUCH BETTER.
If you’re the kind of person who would like food companies to put air fryer cooking instructions on the package, you are my kind of person! So let me show you how to make bagel bites in the air fryer!
Bagel bites for a snack
Oh nostalgia! Bagel Bites were a popular snack when I was a kid, but ever since I burned my palate on a Bagel Bite, I’ve steered clear of them.
Also, when I got older and did Okay REAL pizza, Bagel Bites has always ended up being a bit of a disappointment.
But ever since I found out you can cook bagel bites in the air fryer, I’m kind of a fan again!!
I make them for my son as a snack after schoolfor lunch with a salad (why not right?), and Bagel Bites make a great daytime snack when cooked correctly.
But we have to admitthey look very sad right out of the box, No??
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The best way to cook bagel bites
There are several ways to cook bagel bites: in the microwave, oven, toaster or fryer.
We all know that the microwave method is the worst, right? Sure, it’s quick, but you get tough rolls that are impossible to bite, covered in lava-temperature cheese that burns your palate. Worst.
The oven or toast oven method is fine and results in pretty good bagel bites, but it does take a LONG time. 10-15 minutes to preheat the oven, then 12-16 minutes to cook So almost a half hour wait for 9 small bites of bagels? NO, THANKS.
Which brings me to the best way to cook bagel bites:
Cooking Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer
Bagel Bites only take 5 minutes in the air fryer and they come out PERFECT!
5 minutes at 350F. That is all.
(BUT PLEASE READ THE RECIPE SHEET FOR IMPORTANT TIPS AND TRICKS on how to medicate your bagel bites.)
If your fryer requires preheating, like mine Instant Pot Vortexthen add another couple of minutes to the total time.
The result is easy-to-bite bagels, melted cheese that’s not as hot as lava, and a delicious snack that’s ready in 5 minutesplate freezer.
Cooking bagel bites in the air fryer is great because if you only want a few pieces, it’s worth heating up the fryer. And if you decide you want more than a few pieces and decide to finish the box, it only takes 5 more minutes for the next batch.
And if you want to make more than a few pieces, you can put up to 2 boxes of Bagel Bites in a batch, depending on the size of your air fryer!
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Tricks to improve Bagel Bites
I do 2 things to improve frozen Bagel Bites:
- Add a pinch of grated mozzarella on top of each Bagel Bite (about a teaspoon or two).
- Serve them with a sprinkled with chili flakes and/or dried oregano on top. You know, like pizza in a restaurant.
Bagel Sandwich Toppings
In addition to cheese, you can also add toppings before air frying:
- cooked crumbled Bacon
- Cut into cubes Peppers slices
- Different types of cheese, such as grated pepper jack or feta cheese crumbles
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I hope I convinced you to try making Bagel Bites in the air fryer! You won’t be disappointed, especially if you use my trick to add some cheese on top!
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Air Fryer Bagel Bites
Bagel Bites only take 5 minutes to make in the air fryer! Much better than cooking them in the microwave or oven. Add a sprinkle of shredded mozzarella for an extra delicious and cheesy Bagel Bite snack.
Preparation time0 min
Cooking time5 min
Total time 6 minutes
Servings: 2 (4.5 bagel bites per serving)
Cooking mode: prevent the screen from dimming
- 1 package of Bagel Bites (any kind) or as many or as many pieces as you like
- Optional: a few tablespoons of grated mozzarella
- Optional: chili flakes, dried oregano, garlic powder, marinara sauce for serving or dipping
Take as many bagel bites as you like from the package (you won’t be using the crispiest pan to bake them on). If you want, add a pinch of grated mozzarella on top of each frozen Bagel Bites.
If your air fryer requires preheating, preheat it to 350F. Place Bagel Bites in air fryer or on tray.
Air fry for 5 minutes at 350F, checking the Bagel Bites after 3-4 minutes to make sure they don’t burn.
Remove from fryer, let sit for a few minutes to cool. sprinkle with chili flakes, dried oregano, or garlic powder serve, to taste, or dip in the marinara sauce.
Always check your food before the cooking time is up because different air fryers cook food slightly differently. The nutritional values will depend on the specific variety of Bagel Bites you buy and whether or not you add cheese.
Calories: 200kcal (10%) | Carbohydrates: 27g (9%) | Protein: 7g (14%) | Fat: 5g (8%) | Saturated Fat: 2g (10%) | Cholesterol: 15mg (5%) | Sodium: 390mg (16%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 2g (2%)