25 Bagel Sandwich Recipes

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Waking up to a delicious breakfast bagel sandwich is always a lovely idea. Bagels make for a  hearty sandwich, whether you want to start your day off right with a classic cream cheese spread, a savory bacon egg and cheese sandwich, or have a refreshing avocado tuna salad sandwich. This list of some of the best bagel sandwich recipes is sure to tempt your taste buds and prove that there are endless possibilities when it comes to stuffing your favorite doughy food.

Four different bagel sandwiches


Bagels have a unique texture that makes them excellent sandwich bread: thick, hearty, and chewy. A bagel is less likely to get soggy and fall apart, and it’s a lot sturdier too.

Any sandwich made with a bagel can be a fulfilling meal. A simple whole wheat bagel and cream cheese spread already make a hearty sandwich, but you can easily enjoy a gourmet creation with the right ingredients.

For something savory, try the pizza bagel or the pastrami egg and cheese bagel. Want a little taste of the sea? The Italian salami bagel sandwich or the salmon breakfast bagel sandwich is perfect for you! And if you’re into fruits and vegetables, you’ll be delighted with bagels made with avocados, pear and apple, pesto, and veggies.

1. Copycat McDonald’s Steak Egg And Cheese Bagel

Want a hot, hearty sandwich that’s easy to make and customizable? Try this McDonald’s-inspired steak and cheese bagel. Enjoy a fluffy omelet topped with gooey American cheese, juicy steak, and onions. You can add or subtract ingredients to give it your own spin.

2. Bacon Egg And Cheese Bagel

This recipe makes the ultimate breakfast sandwich because it can be made ahead of time and reheated in the microwave. It’s a delicious and easy meal with bacon, eggs, and cheese baked onto a bagel.

3. Italian Salami Bagel Sandwich

This Italian salami bagel sandwich is a delight to your taste buds! It is loaded with four kinds of Italian meats (mortadella, pepperoni, salami, bacon), cheese, and peppers, and drizzled with olive oil dressing.  A tasty lunch that will tide you over until dinner time!

4. Salmon Breakfast Bagel

Start your day off with a hearty breakfast sandwich. Dill cream cheese spread on a whole-grain bagel, smoked salmon, and a runny egg will boost your energy to conquer the day. Carpe diem! 

5. Bacon Egg And Cheese Bagel Sandwich

Loaded with crispy bacon, fluffy scrambled eggs, and lots of cheesy goodness, this Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sandwich will wake up your senses. Just 10 minutes in the oven, and it’s hot, fresh and inviting. It reheats wonderfully, too! 

6. Pear Apple Cheddar Bagel Sandwich

Grilled cheese breakfast bagel sandwich with slices of apple, pear, cheddar cheese, onions, fresh arugula, and egg. A yummy experience for any meal of the day!  When you take a bite, you’ll savor the sweet, buttery, crunchy goodness melting in your mouth.

7. Turkey Bagel Sandwich

Here’s an easy, flavorful sandwich that’s perfect for lunch. It’s filled with fresh veggies and hummus, but feel free to use whatever ingredients you have on hand! Pair the sandwich with a plate of fresh green salad or a bowl of veggie soup.

8. Pesto And Egg Bagel Sandwich

Try this breakfast or light lunch sandwich! It’s super easy, and it’s perfect for when you want to eat something delicious but don’t want to spend a lot of time making it. Toast your bagel with pesto, turkey bacon, avocado, a fried egg, and mixed greens.

9. Romesco Bagel Sandwich

It’s the best hearty sandwich you’ll ever eat — and you’ll want it for a lazy weekend morning. The romesco sauce really makes the plain ol’ sandwich come to life, while the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, roasted red pepper, and parsley all add up to a burst of flavors.

10. Everything Bagel Veggie Sandwich

No matter what time of day, you can enjoy this delicious, vegetarian alternative to the classic sandwich. This recipe features a warm toasted everything bagel slathered in thick cream cheese spread topped with crunchy fresh vegetables. My kind of heaven!

11. Freezer Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

Make breakfast ahead of time for an easy grab-and-go option. With a warm egg and crispy bacon, plus melted cheese on top, you’ll never have to skip breakfast again. Keep frozen for up to 60 days.


12. Avocado Tuna Salad Bagel Sandwich

Tuna salad lovers, get ready for your new favorite sandwich! Avocado and tuna are packed with protein, and fresh greens make this a delicious lunch. Serve with tortilla chips or your favorite veggies. Enjoy!


13. Avocado Chickpea Bagel Sandwich

This avocado chickpea salad recipe only requires a handful of ingredients, making it a quick and easy meal. Perfect on a toasted bagel where the crunchy texture complements the creamy salad. Simply mash an avocado with some chopped chickpeas, then add some veggies and a squeeze of lemon juice.

14. Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Chicken Sandwich

Toasty bagels slathered with pesto and topped with a generous pile of spinach, chicken, roasted red peppers and more mozzarella – prepared in 15 minutes or less. Wrap up into one easy grab-and-go lunch and you’re off to a very tasty meal! 

15. Sausage Bagel

Sausage Bagels put a unique spin on the traditional breakfast bagel sandwich. They’re made with common ingredients like spicy ground sausage, eggs and jalapeno cheese! Tip: Cook sausage over medium heat to make it crispy on the outside but juicy inside.

16. Fruit Salad Bagel

These fruit rainbow bagels are a great snack to make with your kids. You can bring a little creativity and laughter to snack time by making these fun, easy food art creations.  It’s best to start with soft fruits and berries. Strawberries, kiwis, oranges, and blueberries are good choices.

17. Turkey Cranberry Bagel

Turn your Thanksgiving leftovers into something unique! Start with leftover turkey meat, then add cranberry sauce, baby spinach, and Boursin cheese. The flavor combination is incredible!

18. Pizza Bagels

This pizza bagel recipe isn’t like your average frozen appetizer. Fillings like sauce, cheese, and herbs are stuffed between two bagel halves with one tasty twist — a sprinkle of herbs and Parmesan cheese on top. Perfection!

19. Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

Another yummy breakfast bagel sandwich idea! This creamy avocado egg salad recipe is a great, healthy alternative to classic egg salad. The saltiness of the bagel and oniony taste of the egg salad pair well with the creamy, mild taste of avocado.

20. Bagel With Sunflower Seeds And Raisins

A bagel sandwich with sunflower seeds, raisins, and cucumbers is a delicious way to start the day. Try this hearty sandwich the next time you want a light, portable snack. The combination of bagel and cucumbers might sound strange, but trust us, it works.

21. Bagel Ham And Cheese

One of the best ways to make sure you are eating a healthy breakfast is to prepare meals in advance. Try a make-ahead breakfast this week with this bagel ham and cheese quiche. It’s made up of a rich and creamy egg base baked into a buttery bagel crust.

22. Egg Pastrami Egg And Cheese Bagel

Scrambled eggs and smoked pastrami on a bagel with sautéed onions, jalapeños, and Pepper Jack cheese is pure satisfaction. If you don’t have pastrami, make your breakfast bagel sandwich with bacon instead!

23. Bagel Grilled Cheese

Whip up a super easy and delicious grilled cheese sandwich with bagels! The secret is to combine a variety of cheeses. Cream cheese spread melts easily, creating a deliciously gooey texture, while cheddar adds an extra kick of flavor.

24. Classic Smoked Salmon Bagel

Smoked salmon magically transforms a plain bagel with cream cheese into a gourmet meal. Simply slather cream cheese spread on a toasted bagel, then top with thinly sliced red onion, capers, and smoked salmon. Finish with a wedge of lemon. 

25. Vegetable And Tofu Bagel Sandwich

Veggie bagel sandwiches with cream cheese are the perfect way to enjoy nutritious vegetables and give your taste buds a treat at the same time. Light and refreshing, they take less than ten minutes to prepare — perfect for quick breakfast bagel sandwich!

These sandwiches are perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Which one did you try? Let me know in the comments.

Four different bagel sandwiches
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Bagel Sandwich Recipes

By Heather
Collection of 25 delicious bagel sandwich recipes. Breakfast bagel sandwiches, vegetarian bagels, salmon bagels, and so much more. There is a bagel sandwich for everyone on this list.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
Servings: 1


  • 1 plain bagel
  • 2 teaspoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 lettuce leaves
  • 2 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 slices deli maple ham


  • Light toast bagel in a toaster.
  • Mix together mayonnaise and and mustard. Spread on the inside of toasted bagel.
  • Place lettuce leaves, ham, and cheese on the bottom half of bagel. Add the top of bagel and enjoy.


Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 1621mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 3897IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 331mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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