May 20, 2015

Ham, Bacon and Cheese Bagel Snacks

I woke up Saturday morning, watched a few cooking shows while I sipped on my hot cup of coffee and lounged around for a few hours.  By the time noon came around, I was hungry and I wanted a quick and easy lunch.
I grew up eating Bagel Bites and I loved them.  This is my grown up version of those delicious mini bagel snacks.  Instead of using mini bagels, I used small bagels.  They are between the size of mini and regular.  I used Mayonnaise as the binder, just like in this Olive Cheese Bread and these Muffin Melts.  I have now made these several times and I love them.    
 They are perfect for breakfast, lunch, an after-school snack or even dinner.  

They take minutes to throw together and then they are baked until the cheese is melty and bubbly and absolute perfection.  

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Ham, Bacon and Cheese Bagel Snacks
From: Jenn@eatcakefordinner
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture) 

3/4 c. diced deli ham
1/3 c. bacon crumbles or 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c. grated Cheddar or Monterey cheese
1/2 c. mayonnaise (I use light)
1/2 tsp. Johnny's garlic seasoning (or garlic powder)
1/8 tsp. onion powder, opt.
finely chopped green onions, for garnish
4 small bagels, split

In a medium bowl combine the ham, bacon, cheese, mayonnaise, Johnny's garlic seasoning and onion powder.  Spread mixture over bagel halves and place on a lightly greased baking sheet.  If you want a crispier bagel: bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes and then broil for 2-3 minutes.  If you want a less crunchy bagel: broil for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly.  Garnish with green onions, if desired, and serve.   

Jenn's Notes: I buy a big bag of Bacon Crumbles from Costco and that is what I like to use, because it is so much easier than cooking bacon. 

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