One of our favorite party foods are these little pizzas with a bagel crust. The crunchiness of the bagel is the perfect solution for personal-sized pizzas. We are going to show you bagel bites air fryer for a quick snack or appetizer that are the perfect kid friendly meal packed with flavor!
🍽️ Why This Works
Super Fast. Open the package. Cooking these frozen mini pizzas are a snap in just five minutes in the air fryer and an easy snack or party appetizer is ready to go!
Perfectly Crunchy. Nothing is more disappointing than a soggy pizza crust. Fortunately, the air fryer does a great job of crisping up frozen foods perfectly and bagel bites are no exception.
Pre-made Pizzas. No need to grab ingredients, make a mess, or build your own unless you want to customize the bagel bites. That’s a huge convenience factor.
Ore-Ida Bagel Bites Pizza Snacks | You will find these in the freezer section at your local grocery store.
⏲️ Equipment and Tools
Air Fryer | Whether you use a countertop air fryer basket version , an air fryer/microwave combo machine, or even the convection setting on your oven, air-frying food can revolutionize your mealtimes! We love our air fryer.
For this recipe, we used our four qt Ninja basket which held 8 with enough room for good air circulation. We have also used our Instant Vortex Plus 7 in 1 oven style and we prefer to place the mini pizzas in the center.
If you have an oven style and want to use both trays, swap them often as that top rack heats up significantly hotter than the lower one.
Pair of Tongs | Using a pair of tongs to remove the hot bites as they can be dripping with mozzarella cheese and pizza sauce. We don’t want any burnt fingers. They are listed in our Best Air Fryer Accessories.
🔥 Bagel Bites Cooking Instructions
Step One: Preheat your air fryer to 375º and arrange a single layer of bagel bites in the bottom. You can use aluminum foil or air fryer liners, to speed up cleaning if the pizza sauce or mozzarella drips. Yes, you can even use parchment paper in the basket.
Step Two: Cook the bagel bites for five minutes.
Step Three: Enjoy!
🍲 Microwave Instructions
Remove from plastic wrapping. Put the cooking tray shiny side UP in the microwave. Place the pizza bites on the Cook these for 2 minutes and 20 seconds on HIGH. Allow to cool for one minute before eating.
🥘 Oven Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove the plastic wrapping and don’t use shiny crisper tray. Place the little pizzas on a baking sheet (no need for the cooking tray) and bake for 14 minutes. Allow to cool one minute before eating.
🥣 Toaster Oven Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Remove the plastic wrapping and don’t use the shiny crisper tray. Place the bagel bites on the tray and cook for 16 minutes. Allow to cool one minute before eating.
Homemade Bagel Bites
Make your own air fryer pizza bagels with just a couple of simple steps.
Step One: Split a mini bagel in half.
Step Two: Spread on your favorite pizza sauce.
Step Three: Add on any of your favorite toppings, including mini pepperonis and mozzarella cheese.
Step Four: Heat up air fryer 350 degrees and cook for 4 minutes.
|Bagel Bites||Calories||Fat Content|
|Sausage and Cheese||190||5g|
❗ Expert Tips
Do not thaw frozen bagel bites before popping them in the air fryer. They are designed to cook from frozen and will crisp up perfectly.
Eat with caution! These little mini pizza bagels in air fryer super hot, so give it a minute to cool before you dig in.
Spread the bagel bites out with space in between each one. The air fryer works using circulation of . . . air. If the air cannot circulate, the food will not crisp up or cook evenly.
Pre-heating your air fryer will help frozen bagel bites cook faster and more evenly. As the air fryer gets hot, the food will cook more quickly so subsequent batches may not take as long as the first.
Cook exactly what you need. Pizza bagels in air fryer are best served hot straight from the machine, so if you can avoid leftovers its a good idea. Of course, if you have leftovers you can just reheat them in the air fryer for a couple minutes the next day and they will be fine. Just not quite as good.
🧑🍳 Leftovers Storage
If you make a few too many bagel bites in the air fryer, simply pop them in a Ziploc (or air tighter container) bag, place them in your refrigerator, and reheat them for a minute or two in the air fryer when you are ready to eat them.
🍽️ Meal Prep
Stock up on frozen appetizers like this one when you notice a sale at your local grocery store or supermarket. It’s so nice to have a quick snack on hand for hungry teens, college students or of course, ourselves. The air fryer makes so many snack foods accessible fast. Grab this free printable cheat sheet for air fryer cooking times.
Use your favorite brand. Other brands of mini-pizzas will also work in the air fryer. Choose whichever brand works for you, or even make your own from scratch. We used the pepperoni pizza bagel bites, but Ore-Ida has several different types to choose from.
Make custom bagel bites! If you choose the cheese variety at the store, you can add the toppings of your choice to the bagel bites. Pre-cooked sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, red pepper, onions — basically everyone can pick their favorite pizza toppings and have a custom appetizer or snack! Make sure to chop everything very small so that it will fit on a bagel bite.
🥒 Serving Suggestions
Make these fast for an after-school snack or fix up a bunch for your next game day party. Either way, they are a delicious, tasty appetizer. Serve them with cold sodas and other snacks when you have a crowd.
Try these air fryer recipes for tasty appetizers too!
🥞 Frozen Foods for the Air Fryer
Who doesn’t love a quick bite to eat from our frozen favorites? Most anything in the frozen section with our favorite boxed goods (let’s don’t talk about them not being too healthy for us) can be made quicker and tastier in the fryer.
Frozen Chicken Patties (10 Minutes)
Frozen Dino Nuggets (10 Minutes)
Frozen Hot Pockets (12 Minutes)
Frozen Garlic Bread (5-8 Minutes)
Frozen Pierogies (10 Minutes)
Frozen Waffle Fries (10 Minutes)
Frozen Jalapeno Poppers (8 Minutes)
Frozen Waffles (5 Minutes)
Frozen Breakfast Sausage Links (5 Minutes)
Frozen Hash Brown Patties (10 Minutes)
Frozen Curly Fries (10 Minutes)
Five minutes at 375ºF. If your air fryer has presets for temperature, you may need to adjust the time. Check your bagel bites every little bit to see if they are ready.
Yes. It’s fast, easy and the perfect method for cooking pizza bagel bites from frozen.
Bake them at 425ºF for 12-14 minutes. Check the box for specifics as each variety is slightly different. Allow them to cool for one minute before you eat them.
Place all the bagel bites in your microwave and cook for three minutes on high. They will be soft. Allow them to cool for one minute before you eat them.
If you need to make a large batch of bagel bites but want the crispiness of the air fryer you can make them ahead and put them in your oven at 250ºF to stay warm but not continue cooking once they are finished. If you have a convection setting on your oven – that’s the same thing as an air fryer only on a larger scale, which is perfect for preparing bagel bites en masse.
No. Sadly, this product does not come in a gluten-free version. You might be able to make your own using quartered gluten-free bagel slices and pizza toppings.
Six to eight minutes at 400 degrees. We prefer 375 degrees, but cooking at a higher temperature works great and will be faster. Keep an eye on them as you don’t want them to burn or get too crispy.
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Air Fryer Bagel Bites
- 1 box Bagel Bites
- Preheat your air fryer to 375º and arrange a layer of bagel bites in the bottom.
- Cook the bagel bites for five minutes. Check a bit earlier as all air fryers are slightly different.
- Allow to cool for a minute or two before taking a bite! They are HOT!