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Glutenous Glory: 23 Ways to Eat Bagels for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Dessert

Bagels are extremely versatile and extremely delicious!

They can be part of any meal from breakfast to dessert. Have you ever wanted to eat nothing but bagels for an entire day? For breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack all can think about his are bagels?!

If so, you've come to the right place.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a bagel and get to work on one of these genius recipes! Here are 23 ways to eat bagels for literally every meal throughout the day.

Breakfast: Eggs

Add healthy protein to your breakfast with eggs. Try pairing them with cheddar, avocado, and salsa or feta, spinach and tomato. Or go another direction, and chow down on a bagel with bacon, egg and cheese.


You've heard of avocado toast. Now avocado bagels are here to hop on the trend.

#SpoonTip: Add ricotta or a poached egg for extra flair.

Goat Cheese and Pear

Take this elegant combo to a whole new world on a bagel. Tangy goat cheese, sweet and crunchy pear – what could be better? Not much. Also, goat cheese = instant class.

Feta and Beet

Beets are the next kale, meaning they are obviously good on anything, and everything is good on a bagel, so this one is a no-brainer.

Greek Yogurt and Blueberries

Greek yogurt is the ultimate substitute so use it as a healthy alternative to cream cheese and top it with blueberries for extra flavor.

#SpoonTip: Figure out which greek yogurt is the best for your using this guide.

Peanut Butter and Banana

Because you can never get enough peanut butter. Also, PB is packed with protein which is healthy and bananas are fruit so basically this is a healthy meal.

Lunch: Deli Meat

Super good and super easy. Simply stack your favorite meat and condiments on a bagel and enjoy.

Pizza Bagel

Pizza is delicious in a triangle, but it's arguably better in a circle with a whole in the middle. Have it plain with sauce and cheese or add your favorite topping.

Peanut Butter and Jelly

This childhood classic gets totally revamped when you put it on a bagel – it's a PB and Jagel (not sorry)! Try it now. You won't regret it.

Turkey and Cranberry Sauce

Don't wait all year for a sandwich with Thanksgiving leftovers like Ross. Have Thanksgiving on a bagel any day.


Top a bagel with fresh veggies and hummus, so you can both feel good about what you're eating and enjoy it.

Ham and Cheese Melt

Ham and cheese is a yummy and classic combo. Eat it now. On a bagel. It's good. Trust me.

Dinner: Meatballs

Round foods are delicious and two are obviously better than one. Learn to make your own meatballs. If you don't eat meat, don't fear, vegetarian meatballs are here.


Deli classics are classics for a reason. You simply can't go wrong here. Melty cheese, salty corned beef, oozing Thousand Island dressing...is it warm in here?

Mac and Cheese

Maybe not the healthiest combination ever, but your taste buds won't regret this carb on carb combo. Just pile your favorite mac and cheese on a bagel and dig in.

#SpoonTip: Check out the definitive rankings of store-bought mac and cheese or learn to make mac and cheese from scratch.

Turkey Burger

Who needs buns? Check out this bomb bagel burger and learn how to make your own turkey burgers because those grocery store ones are vile.

Chicken Parm

The chicken parm bagel is here to give chicken parm subs a run for their money. Simply stuff chicken parm inside a bagel, and you're good to go. CAN I GET AN AMEN?

Dessert: Cookie Dough Cream Cheese

Hop on the crazy bagel trend and make your own cookie dough cream cheese in two easy steps.


Who can say no to Nutella? Add peanut butter and M&Ms or marshmallows and graham cracker crumbs for an extra-boss bagel.

Cookie Butter

Try it with whipped cream and dark chocolate chips or with Frosted Flakes. Cookie butter is good on everything, but especially good on a crisp, freshly toasted bagel. I'm drooling.

Rainbow Bagel with Funfetti Cream Cheese

Made famous by The Bagel Store, the rainbow bagel is a massive trend. Check out this bagel recipe and this Funfetti cream cheese recipe to make your own.

Berries and Cream

Go for it. Top a blueberry bagel with whipped cream and your favorite berries for some extra berry flavor.


Toast a bagel and top it with chocolate and fluff. You'll definitely be asking for s'more.

This post was originally written by Allison Wild for Spoon University.