Asked by: Diogenes Chauveau
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How do you spice up a bagel?

Last Updated: 14th February, 2020

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Here are some ideas to up your breakfast or lunch.
  1. Peanut Butter & Granola. Peanut butter is my one true love in life, and so obviously I love to slather the creamy spread all over my bagels.
  2. Smoked Salmon.
  3. Avocado & Poached Egg.
  4. Nutella.
  5. Bacon, Egg & Cheese.
  6. Ham & Cheddar.
  7. Pizza Bagel.
  8. Tuna Salad.

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Keeping this in view, what goes good on a bagel?

8 Mind-Blowingly Delicious Ways to Top a Bagel That Go Beyond Cream Cheese

  • Strawberries + chocolate-hazelnut spread + chopped hazelnuts.
  • Cinnamon cream cheese + apple.
  • Smoked salmon + cream cheese + dill.
  • Egg + cheese.
  • Tomato + onion + cream cheese + avocado.
  • Marinara + chicken + mozzarella.
  • Peanut butter + jelly.

Secondly, what can I put on a bagel with cream cheese? 6 MUST TRY HEALTHY CREAM CHEESE BAGEL TOPPINGS

  1. Strawberry shmear + shaved coconut.
  2. Blueberry shmear + dark chocolate.
  3. Philadelphia Cream Cheese + banana + walnut + cinnamon.
  4. Philadelphia Cream Cheese + salmon + cucumber + dill.
  5. Philadelphia Cream Cheese + tomato + red onion + basil leaves.

Keeping this in consideration, what do you put on a cinnamon bagel?

When you're craving something sweet, try this winning combination at breakfast or snack time: A cinnamon raisin bagel is toasted and then topped with plain cream cheese, sliced Granny Smith apples, and a drizzle of honey. If you're not a fan of cinnamon raisin bagels, just swap in your favorite variety.

What is good to put on a bagel?

17 Bagel Toppings to Try That Aren't Just Cream Cheese

  • Peanut Butter & Granola. Peanut butter is my one true love in life, and so obviously I love to slather the creamy spread all over my bagels.
  • Smoked Salmon.
  • Avocado & Poached Egg.
  • Nutella.
  • Bacon, Egg & Cheese.
  • Ham & Cheddar.
  • Pizza Bagel.
  • Tuna Salad.

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Pierre Leto

Professional

What is the proper way to eat a bagel?

Here's how you should eat them:
  1. The bagel should be sliced and toasted. This isn't a donut.
  2. The bagel should have some kind of savory something adhering to the top.
  3. There should be a good spreadable cream cheese.
  4. Go ahead and spread the cream cheese on both halves.

Tesifon Rojoo

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What do you put inside a bagel?

Lunch and Dinner Bagel Ideas
Spread a nice layer of cream cheese on each half of a toasted onion or garlic bagel, top with sliced cucumbers, and you've got a tasty sandwich. Spread each half bagel with pizza sauce. Layer mozzarella cheese and pepperoni sausage on top. Toast in oven for ten minutes.

Yrma Deegan

Professional

How do you eat a bagel for breakfast?

Top your bagel with fried or scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, cheese, and tomato. Use your bagel as the bread for any sandwich. If you have a hankering for any kind of sandwich, make a bagel sandwich by layering ingredients between your sliced bagel halves. Feel free to get creative with toppings and condiments!

Joanie Kaphingst

Explainer

Can you put butter on a bagel?

A good bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon does not have to be toasted, as contrast with the fat and salt will be provided by the crunchy crust of a properly made bagel exterior. But a buttered bagel should almost always be toasted, so that you get that great, rich melted butter taste.

Michela Shahpaev

Explainer

Should you toast a bagel?

"When it's a well-made bagel, you should toast [it] only once it begins to [get] stale, which is usually two to three hours after it comes out of the oven. Once it is stale, you should always toast a bagel," Weller told Insider.

Oleh Tursunov

Explainer

What do you put on top of a bagel?

Jalapeño bagel with cream cheese and mint jelly. Hot and cool, tangy and sweet – it's the confusion of the taste buds that makes this odd bagel work. Fresh egg bagel, with thinly sliced avocado and a slice of provolone on top, run under the broiler.

Love Filbrandt

Pundit

What is the healthiest bagel?

In terms of the healthiest bagels, plain may seem like the obvious choice but Taub-Dix notes that seed-rich sesame and everything bagels contain heart-healthy fat and fiber. Rye, pumpernickel, oat and whole-wheat are also good choices.

Maday Gonzalez De Canales

Pundit

Are bagels healthier than bread?

In terms of carbs and calories, there are about 3.15 slices of bread in the average plain bagel (a bagel contains 245 calories, a slice of bread has 79 calories). Okay, so yes, bagels are more dense, caloric and potentially less healthy than a piece of bread, but would you stake your happiness on that?

Tao Barata

Pundit

Is peanut butter good on an everything bagel?

Goat cheese is also acceptable, but you need a Everything or a straight-up Onion Bagel or Garlic Bagel to allow for the strength of goat cheese. I accept that some people like peanut butter or various other spreads, but for me I need plain cream cheese. Mostly butter is too hard to spread.

Liudmila Schiktanz

Pundit

How do you make pizza bagels in the microwave?

Microwave (1100 Watt): (For softer bagels) Remove crisping tray from the box and remove plastic wrapper. Place tray shiny side up, with all 12 frozen Bagels Bites in microwave oven. Cook 2 minutes and 20 seconds on high power. Let bagels stand for 1 minute before serving.

Nicu Quarti

Pundit

What goes well with cinnamon and raisin bagels?

Cinnamon Raisin Bagels + 6 Brunch Recipes
  • Cranberries (Cranberry Clementine Salsa)
  • Sweet Potatoes (Sweet Potato Protein Bars)
  • Apples (Caramel Apple Bread)
  • Pumpkin (Pumpkin Yogurt Dip)
  • Zucchini (Grilled Zucchini Rollups)
  • Almond Flour (Small Batch Chocolate Chip Cookies)
  • Black Beans (Mexican Layer Dip)
  • Citrus (Small Batch Raspberry Lemon Bars)

Eliana Grimaltos

Teacher

Why do bagels have holes?

The hole in the middle of the bagel allows it to have a larger surface area, making it easier to consistently cook the bagel all the way through. This is important because bagel dough can be incredibly thick, which would make it difficult to know if the center was cooked completely if the hole was not there.

Ruxandra Ochoa De Alda

Teacher

Is a bagel with cream cheese healthy?

Top your bagel with a hefty serving of cream cheese, some butter, an egg, or bacon and, well, you can pretty much count on gaining some weight. It's not that bagels are inherently bad. It's just that they aren't particularly healthy. Most bagels lack vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

Phuong Plumeier

Teacher

What can I put on top of cream cheese?

Five Things You Can Pour Over a Block of Cream Cheese
  1. Pepper jelly.
  2. Peach or apricot preserves with jalapeños.
  3. Pickapeppa sauce.
  4. Caramel sauce and toffee bits (works great with apple slices)
  5. Sweet chili sauce.

Karamjit Karlovsky

Teacher

What is good with cream cheese?

13 Ways to Use Up Leftover Cream Cheese
  • Easy Cheese Ball. Two Peas and Their Pod.
  • Jalapeño Popper Wonton Cups. Lemon Tree Dwelling.
  • The Best Vanilla Cheesecake. The Recipe Rebel.
  • Creamy Tomato One Pot Pasta. Diethood.
  • Cinnamon Roll Macarons. Tatyana's Everyday Food.
  • Mini Cream Cheese Fruit Tarts. Celebrating Sweets.
  • Cheesecake Swirl Brownies.
  • Cream Cheese Biscuits.

Jamison Cadorniga

Reviewer

What exactly is cream cheese?

Cream cheese is a soft, usually mild-tasting fresh cheese made from milk and cream. Stabilizers such as carob bean gum and carrageenan are typically added in industrial production. Cream cheese is not naturally matured and is meant to be consumed fresh, so it differs from other soft cheeses such as Brie and Neufchâtel.

Jacquelin Astalarra

Reviewer

How do you eat cream cheese?

We all know cream cheese makes a stellar artichoke or onion dip and a sweet-tangy frosting (not to mention the perfect cheesecake).

11 Ways to Use Cream Cheese
  1. Miso spread.
  2. With sardines.
  3. Soup.
  4. Mac and cheese.
  5. Moussaka.
  6. Pasta sauce.
  7. Crêpe filling.
  8. Pastry dough.

Filipa Gamonal

Reviewer

How many calories are in a bagel with cream cheese?

A bagel alone is roughly 280 calories, with cream cheese clocking in at 51 calories per tablespoon.

Vladimiras Mohammed

Reviewer

Is cream cheese bad for?

Regular cream cheese has a fair amount of fat, especially the artery-clogging kind, for a pretty moderate serving. Cream cheese also doesn't provide a significant amount of any good-for-you nutrients.