Recipe: Margherita Bagel Pizza

Recipe modified from
Makes 2 servings- $2-3 a serving!TH_11471_Mar31_16_MargPizza2_PIN


  • 2 bagels, split and toasted – 4 for $6 from Helena Ave. Bakery
  • 8 oz mozzarella cheese, sliced – ~$2-5 for 8oz.
  • 6 tbsp pesto – $3 a container at Trader Joe’s
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, halved – ~$0.60 a lb
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, optional
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat broiler or oven to 350 F.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon pesto onto cut sides of each bagel half.
  3. Top each evenly with cheese, tomatoes and remaining pesto.
  4. Transfer to a sheet pan and broil 6 inches from heat, until cheese is melted, for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Garnish with basil and season with black pepper if desired and serve.

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