Davide Illini

22 Insanely Delicious Pizza Bagels That Will Completely Blow Your Mind

I think most people would agree both pizza and bagels are pretty fantastic on their own.

So, whichever Frankenfood genius decided to put these two things together to invent the almighty pizza bagel deserves a lot of credit.

Growing up, pizza bagels were my all-time favorite snacks, and no matter how old I get, these cheesy disks will always hold a special place in my heart.

In fact, my love burns so strongly for these tasty treats I've managed to set my kitchen on fire in the process of making them on more than one occasion. (Long story short, you should probably avoid using the oven when you are drunk.)

If you ask me, it's no coincidence both National Pizza Day and National Bagel Day happen to fall in the same week.

So in honor of these eating occasions, I set out to find a bunch of ways you can upgrade your beloved bagels by turning them into all sorts of insanely delicious pizzas that will blow your mind.

You can't go wrong with the classic cheese pizza bagel...

...and pepperoni is always a solid topping of choice.

You can upgrade those mouthwatering halves to Margherita status...

Crush your hunger with a Hawaiian pizza bagel...

Swap out the tomato sauce for some Alfredo...

Hide a layer of pesto beneath that melty mozzarella...

...or step up your pizza bagel game with some Buffalo chicken and blue cheese.

You can smother your pizza bagel in melty mac and cheese, plus a fried egg to boot...

Add some spicy jalapeño peppers...

...or sink your teeth into a barbecue-chicken rendition.

You can spruce up your pizza bagel with some sausage and onions...

Add some heavenly ham and cheese...

...or pile on some prosciutto for the perfect Italian meal.

You can transform your pizza bagel into a delectable breakfast dish...

...or start your day off with a smoked-salmon snack.

You can add some greens to take your pizza bagel to the next level...

Throw on some mushrooms...

Dress your whole wheat bagel up in spinach, mozzarella and chickpeas...

...or make a badass vegan version of this tasty treat.

Plus, you even can satisfy your sweet tooth with a fruit pizza bagel.

There's no wrong way to eat these bad boys...

...so the pizza bagel possibilities are pretty much endless.