What Is The Ideal Bagel Bites Cook Time? Know It Here

Would you love to try to make some bagel bites but don’t know how long you should cook them in the oven, toaster, or microwave? Then you’re in for a treat as I’ll share with you the ideal bagel bites cook time for each cooking method.

This is a family favorite and we have been making it for years. Here are some true and tested methods you should try to make your own bagel bites at home.


What Are Bagel Bites?

What Arev Bagevl Bites

If you love pizzas, then you’ll definitely love bagel bites. They’re miniature bagels with various sorts of toppings, similar to a pizza. Some of the toppings used are mozzarella, different types of tomato sauce, and spices of your choice.

For easy bite-sized snacking, they’re cut into quarters. They’re pretty convenient due to its size plus you can cook them in the microwave in less than three minutes. If you want to use the traditional way of cooking bagel bites, you should use the microwave or the oven toaster.

Popular brands of bagel bites are Macabee, Orei-ida, and Shop-Rite. Bagel bites have numerous flavors including Cheese & Pepperoni, Supreme, and Three Cheese. The basic ingredients used are cheese, tomato sauce, and spices.

Ideal Cooking Time

Ideal Cooking Time

As mentioned earlier, bagel bites can be cooked in three ways: with an oven, microwave, or an oven toaster. The bagel bites cook time may vary depending on the cooking method and flavors you’ll use. Below is a guide you can use to estimate the cooking time for each cooking method.

In The Oven


Cooking bagel bites in the oven is great if you want a more crispy crust. As compared to other forms of cooking, the bagel bites don’t get stuck in the tray quite as much. They also come out of the oven at perfect temperature, however cooking time tend to take a bit longer.

To cook bagel bites in the oven, first, preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. In a baking tray, lay the frozen bagel bites on a single layer. Position the baking tray on the upper middle rack of the oven and bake according to the time specified on the chart below:

Number Of Pieces

Cooking Time


12 minutes


12 - 14 minutes


14 minutes


14 -16 minutes


14 -16 minutes

After you have baked the bagel bites, let it stand for 60 minutes then enjoy.

In The Microwave


If you’re in a pinch, you can use the microwave since cooking time will only take less than three minutes. Note though that although they cook faster in the microwave, the bagel crust will be a bit soft. They also tend to stick on the crisper plate.

To cook in the microwave, begin by removing the crisping tray from the box and discard the wrapper. Next, lay the tray with bagel bites into the microwave. Cook on high heat and follow the desired cooking time on the chart.

Number Of Pieces

Cooking Time


55 seconds- 75 seconds


2 minutes and 10-30seconds


2 minutes and 15 secondsup to 3 minutes

Once the allotted cooking time is up, let the bagels rest for 60 seconds, then enjoy your bagel.

In The Toaster Oven

Toaster Oven

If you choose to cook bagel bites in the toaster oven, remember not to use the crisping tray. Preheat the toaster to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lay the frozen bagel bites on the oven tray. Place the tray in the toaster and bake based on the chart.

Number Of Pieces

Cooking Time


12-13 minutes


14-16 minutes


16-18 minutes

After the bagels are done, let them stand for a minute before serving.

Making Your Own Bagel Bites

If you would like to get generous toppings at a lower price, then you can consider making your own. You can lose the trans-fat and use less sodium if you want a healthier version. Here is a simple recipe that you can follow:


  • 4 mini bagels
  • 4 tablespoons grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 scallion, sliced finely (for garnish)
  • 3 slices of turkey or any meat deli slices, diced

To begin, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the bagels into halves using any knife you have at home. Top each half with the diced turkey, tomato sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes. Garnish with the scallions and serve.

Watch how to make your own bagel bites in this video.

Final Thought

Now that you know the estimated bagel bites cook time, you can’t go wrong in cooking bagel bites at home. Whether you’re using the oven, toaster, or microwave, make sure that you follow the instructions printed on the box of the frozen bagel bites. This is the best way to create perfect bagel bites for your kids and family.

If you have tried cooking some bagel bites from scratch or straight from the box, share with us your thoughts in the comments section. Don’t be forget to share this article with your friends and family if you like it.

Paula Hughes

I’m Paula, and I’m absolutely in love with food blogs. I’m a foodie at heart but being the mother of two small boys, it’s not always easy to keep up with fancy dinners… so I rely on the support of other blogging moms like me to help along the way.

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