When trying to decide what to serve with bagels, here are 50 delicious options to serve at your next brunch or breakfast on Sunday mornings!
A chewy bagel is a delicious breakfast and an easy option to serve at baby showers, bridal showers, or for a Mother's Day brunch!
Jams, cream cheese, dips, salads, and egg recipes are all included in these amazing ideas for what to eat with bagels! When you are thinking about what goes with bagels, there is something for everyone in these recipes! Make a bloody Mary and enjoy your bagel!
How To Make Bagels
You don't have to make your own bagels, but they are so worth it! Where I live in New England, it's hard to get good bagels at my local bakery or grocery stores.
I love making sourdough bagels, or using my Instant Pot to help proof my bagel dough when I make Instant Pot bagels. Once the bagel dough is proofed, you have to shape the dough. You can do this by make thick ropes and putting the end of the topes together and create a circle, or you can push your index finger through the center of the dough ball. Let the dough proof one more time for one hour.
Boil a pot of water and add 2 tablespoons of honey. Boil each bagel for 30 seconds and place them back on the baking sheet. Bake them for 40 minutes at 375 degrees. Serve immediately.
Different Types of Bagels
- Sesame seed bagels
- Plain bagel
- Onion bagels.
- Blueberry bagels
- Poppy seed bagels
- Cinnamon raisin bagels
- Chocolate chips bagel
- Everything bagels
- Mini bagels
- Egg Bagels
What Do You Put on a Bagel Platter?
When making thinking about what goes with bagels on a bagel bar or a bagel board, there are really no real rules to making one! It's kind of like a charcuterie board, add what you and your guests love! You will want to add a lot of different bagel toppings, here are a few ideas:
- Cream cheese. Regular cream cheese, garden vegetable cream cheese, or my favorite scallion cream cheese are a few different options to add. Cream cheese comes in so many different flavors, use what you love!
- Vegetables. Cut up some avocado slices, tomato slices, cucumber slices, and sliced red onions.
- Protein. Hard-boiled eggs, different types of cheese such as swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese, salami, cold cuts, and of course, smoked salmon.
- Bagels. You'll want a variety of bagels. Cut the bagels in half and place the bagel halves all over the board. You can also add bagel bites or mini bagels.
- Garnish. Garnish the board with fresh herbs such as fresh dill, fresh parsley, fresh basil, ground black pepper, and course kosher salt.
Questions About Bagels
Freeze bagels up to 3 months in a freezer safe Ziploc bag. It's a good idea to cut the bagels in half before freezing them. That way you can simply place the bagel half right into the toaster oven when you are ready to enjoy it.
Bagels have a lot of carbs in them, so if you are watching your carbs, it might be best to steer clear. Otherwise, enjoy bagels in moderation.
Fresh bagels should be stored in an airtight container or a gallon Ziploc bag. Do not refrigerate bagels as they will go stale really fast in the refrigerator.
Boiling a bagel gives it that classic chewy texture. The boiling water with honey creates a crust around the outside of the bagel. Though boiling a bagel is classic, you don't have to! These 5 ingredient bagels don't need to be boiled!