Air Fryer Bagel Bites (Homemade Or Storebought)

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Bagel bites are delicious snacks that you can make in the oven, microwave or toaster oven. But an even better way is to air fry bagel bites!

If you’re in a hurry you can quickly prepare frozen, storebought bagel bites. Or if you have a few extra minutes, the best way is to make them from scratch. We’ll cover both easy recipes in this article in more detail, but here’s a super quick summary for you.

For frozen, store-bought air fryer bagel bites, start by heating the air fryer to 375° F. Take your frozen bites out of the package and put them on the air fryer tray or in the fryer basket without them touching. You only need to heat the bites for about five to six minutes to get great results.

For homemade bagel bites, preheat the air fryer to 350° F. Slice mini bagels in half, top with sauce, cheese and other desired toppings. Place them in the preheated air fryer and bake 4-6 minutes.

So if you love your bagel bites with a crispy crust and golden brown cheese, you’re definitely going to want to try making them in the air fryer. The best thing is that air frying pizza snacks is a quick and easy process, so you can be eating delicious bites with minimal effort in no time! 

How To Make Bagel Bites In The Air Fryer Feature

Ingredients for Homemade Air Fryer Bagel Bites

To make mini pizza bagels in the air fryer, you can use your favorite brand of frozen bagel bites from the grocery store or make them yourself. If you want to make homemade bagel bites for the air fryer, below are some ideas for ingredients and toppings.

One great thing is that air fryer pizza bagels are such an easy snack to make and customize. Your whole family can pick their favorite toppings to make their own bagel bites. Even a picky eater will love making their own favorite snack!

Toppings and Ingredients For Homemade Pizza Bagels

Cheese Bagel Bites

  • A bag of mini bagels
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Pizza sauce

Pepperoni Pizza Bagel Bites

  • All of the above ingredients plus mini pepperonis (or dice regular pepperoni into smaller pieces)

Other Types Of Air Fryer Pizza Bites With Different Toppings

  • Any other favorite pizza toppings you want to try!
  • Sausage, finely diced onions and green peppers are great options.
  • Also try cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese and even cream cheese too
Air Fryer Pizza Bagel Bites

How To Make Homemade Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer

Making bagel bite pizzas is easy in the air fryer after you’ve decided on ingredients the entire family will enjoy. Here are the step-by-step instructions.

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350° F.
  2. Slice each mini bagel in half.
  3. Top each of the bagel halves with pizza sauce on the flat side.
  4. Add a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Add your pepperoni and other toppings. 
  6. Add the little pizzas to the air fryer in a single layer.
  7. Cook your bites for 3 to 5 minutes. Every air fryer is different and you may need more or less time. Check the bagel bites at around 3-4 minutes and adjust cook time accordingly.
  8. Carefully remove the bagel bites with a pair of tongs.

PRO TIP: To make clean-up even easier, check your instruction manual to see if you can use aluminum foil in your air fryer. If it’s safe to do so, place the bagel bites on aluminum foil after preheating the air fryer.

Homemade Bagel Bites In The Air Fryer

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How Long To Cook Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer

The amount of time to cook air fryer bagel bites can vary depending on a few different factors. You’ll need to consider what kind of bagel bites you have (storebought or homemade) and the brand and size of your air fryer.

Different air fryer brands cook differently so you may need a couple of minutes more or less depending on your specific model.

Also, cook time will vary if you air fry pizza bites at one time or make a bigger batch. Here are a few general guidelines.

How Long To Cook Homemade Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer

The approximate cook time for homemade bagel bites is 3 to 5 minutes at 350° F.

How Long To Cook Frozen Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer

The approximate cook time for frozen bagel bites is 4 to 6 minutes at 375° F.

How Long To Cook 6 Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer

Many people want to cook about six bagel bites in their air fryer at one time. You’ll need to ensure that the bites don’t overlap in the air fryer basket, so they can cook evenly.

For six air fryer bagel bites, you can cook them at the standard 4 to 6 minutes at 375° F. You’ll want to check them at around 4 minutes to see if they look crispy enough. If not, you can always let them cook for an additional minute or two.

How Long To Cook 12 Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer

You don’t need to cook 12 bagel bites much longer than six bites because air fryers evenly distribute hot air through the fry basket.

Try adding only one or two minutes to the cooking time. So, make sure to check on the bites at six minute mark. You probably won’t need to cook them longer than eight minutes.

Homemade Bagel Bites In The Air Fryer

How To Store and Reheat Leftover Bagel Bites

If you have leftover bagel bites, you can always store any you haven’t cooked in your freezer. If you did cook them once already, you’ll need to put them in an airtight container, then store them in the fridge instead.

Leftover bagel bites can last in the fridge for about four days. If you freeze any you didn’t cook; you can expect them to last at least three months in the freezer.

You can reheat your leftovers by warming them in your air fryer at 350° F for about three minutes. You can also warm them in your oven on a baking sheet with aluminum foil or oven-safe parchment paper at the same temperature.

FAQs

Can You Put Frozen Bagel Bites In The Air Fryer?

You can easily put frozen bagel bites in the air fryer. Cook them for about four to six minutes at 375° F for the best results.

Can You Put The Bagel Bites Tray In Air Fryer?

Storebought bagel bites often come on a small paper tray that is meant to help create a crispier crust. However, you shouldn’t put this in your air fryer (or oven). It can burn quickly. However, you can use the tray in the microwave. Make sure to follow the instructions on the packaging. 

How Do You Make Bagel Bites Better?

If you want better bagel bites, make them from scratch using the above recipe. You can also put the bites in the air fryer to make them crunchier. Plus, you can add all of your favorite mini toppings! 

How Do You Make Crispy Bagel Bites?

If you want crispy bagel bites, you’ll want to make them in the air fryer. Air fryers surround the food with hot air, making everything you cook in them crunchier. Many people also recommend making them in a toaster oven for added crispness.

Are Bagel Bites Good In The Microwave?

Bagel Bites are just okay when you make them in the microwave. While it’s fine for a quick snack, you’ll want to make them in the oven or air fryer if you have enough time. You’re sure to enjoy the texture much more! Many people feel that the microwave leaves their bagel bites too chewy.


As you can see, making your air fryer bagel bites doesn’t take long! The best part is the recipe is easy so you can have hungry kids help you make the mini pizzas for an after school snack, easy lunch or simple meal after a busy day.

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Yield: 12 Bagel Bites

Air Fryer Bagel Bites

Air Fryer Pizza Bites Recipe

Air fryer bagel bites are a quick and easy snack or dinner idea after a busy. With this recipe you can make delicious homemade pizza bites or quickly make your favorite frozen, storebought bagel bites.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

Frozen Bagel Bites

  • 12 bagel bites, any brand

Homemade Bagel Bites

  • 6 mini bagels, sliced in half
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Other favorite toppings such as diced pepperoni, onions or green peppers

Instructions

FROZEN, STOREBOUGHT BAGEL BITES

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 375° F.
  2. Add frozen bagel bites to the air fryer in a single layer.
  3. Cook your bites for 4 to 6 minutes.
  4. Carefully remove from the air fryer and enjoy!

HOMEMADE BAGEL BITES

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 350° F.
  2. Slice each mini bagel in half.
  3. Top each of the bagel halves with pizza sauce on the flat side.
  4. Add a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese.
  5. Add your pepperoni and other toppings. 
  6. Add the little pizzas to the air fryer in a single layer.
  7. Cook your bites for 3 to 5 minutes. Every air fryer is different and you may need more or less time.
  8. Check the bagel bites at around 3-4 minutes and adjust cook time accordingly.
  9. Carefully remove the bagel bites with a pair of tongs and enjoy!

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