Margherita Pizza Bagels in the Air Fryer
Margherita Pizza Bagels in the air fryer come together in just minutes. Allow the kids to get involved in the process by creating their very own pizza bagel! These are perfect for after school snacks or even a light dinner option!
This post is sponsored by NatureSweet®.
Whether you are looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner recipe or a change of pace to add to a lunchbox, these Margherita Pizza Bagels come together in just minutes. If you still don’t have an air fryer, no worries, we will show you how to bake them up to perfection in the oven as well.
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How to Cook Pizza Bagels in the Oven
If you don’t have an air fryer yet, no worries. Below are the steps to make these delicious Margherita Pizza Bagels in the oven.
Preheat the oven to 375°.
Next, lay out the bagel halves, brush with olive oil, tomatoes and mozzarella. Bake for about 10 minutes until the cheese has melted. Top with fresh basil and enjoy! Easy. Right?
How Long Do I Put Pizza Bagels in the Air Fryer?
We love to use the air fryer! It makes for quick meals, and the best part is that it doesn’t heat up the house. In our experience, every air fryer cooks a bit differently.
Start by preheating your air fryer at 370°. Then toast your bagels in the air fryer until you get the desired crispness. Top with the tomatoes, mozzarella and basil. Place back into the air fryer until the cheese has melted. This takes about 2 minutes in a Cosori Air Fryer. However, it took 4 minutes in a Ninja Air Fryer.
- Plain or Everything Bagels
- olive oil
- seasonings: garlic powder (or garlic salt) and oregano. You can also use Italian seasoning if you prefer.
- Mozzarella pearls – you can also use shredded mozzarella if you already have on hand!
- Red Pepper Flakes – for a little bit of spice.
- Basil Leaves
How to Make Pizza Bagels in the Air Fryer
Preheat the Air Fryer to 370 degrees F.
Brush the bagel halves with olive oil, and then sprinkle them with garlic powder and oregano.
Toast for 3 minutes.
Remove the bagel halves and add the toppings: quartered NatureSweet Glorys®, mozzarella pearls, and basil leaves. Sprinkle them with red pepper flakes.
Return the pizza bagel to the oven, and toast for 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Depending on your air fryer you may want to check on your pizza bagels after about two minutes to ensure the cheese doesn’t burn. Every air fryer is different in how they cook.
Remove the Margherita Pizza Bagels, and allow them to cool for 1-2 minutes before enjoying.
Store and Reheat
Should you have any Margherita Pizza Bagels left over, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or the freezer. When you are ready to eat them, you can simply heat them back up in the air fryer. For frozen bagels, it’s going to take about 5 minutes at 370° to heat all the way through.
More Delicious Air Fryer Recipes You Must Try
Steak and Potatoes – a quick and easy meal that has been kid tested and Husband approved!
Egg Rolls – double or triple this recipe and store in the freezer for an easy snack.
Cheesy Zucchini Pizza Bites – make these zucchini pizza bites to serve along side these pizza bagels.
Why We Choose NatureSweet Glorys®
They truly are a versatile ingredient and the top-selling cherry tomato in America. They are picked at the peak of ripeness which ensures a fresh taste year round. A one cup serving of Glorys® contains less than 50 calories. Plus, they are also a healthy source of potassium, and Vitamins A & C. They’re nutritious, delicious, and always Raised Right, no matter which way you slice ‘em!
Is there a secret to these tasty tomatoes from NatureSweet®? We think so. NatureSweet® strongly believes that to grow the best produce, they need to do what’s right. They’re committed to supporting and empowering the people who make these tomatoes possible, from expert growers to supply chain workers and beyond. We always say that NatureSweet tomatoes are always tomatoes that you can feel good about eating!
More NatureSweet Recipes We Love
- Steak and Salad on a Stick
- Baked Feta Pasta
- Burrata and Roasted Tomatoes
- BLT Pizza
- Homemade Bloody Mary Mix
Margherita Pizza Bagels in the Air Fryer
- Air Fryer
- 2 bagels
- ½ cup NatureSweet Glorys® quartered
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- 8 oz mozzarella pearls
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 16 basil leaves whole or chopped
- Preheat the Air Fryer to 370 degrees F.
- Brush the bagel halves with olive oil and then sprinkle with garlic powder and oregano.
- Toast for 3 minutes.
- Remove the bagel halves and add the toppings: quartered NatureSweet Glorys®, mozzarella pearls, and basil leaves. Sprinkle them with red pepper flakes.
- Return the bagel pizzas to the oven and toast for 4 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Remove the bagel pizzas and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before enjoying.