Crazy Critter Bagel Sandwiches

Kids will love making these single-serve pizzas. You set out all the toppings, and they let their imaginations run wild while creating critter designs from the toppings.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Sandwiches

1
cup pizza sauce
8
bagels, split
2
cups shredded mozzarella or Cheddar cheese (8 oz)

Assorted Toppings

Sliced pepperoni
Canadian-style bacon
Sliced mushrooms
Sliced ripe olives
Chopped zucchini
Chopped bell pepper

  • 1 Heat oven to 425°F. Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce over each bagel half. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the cheese.
  • 2 Arrange toppings on sandwiches to look like desired critters. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3 Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

It’s edible artwork! When used as a hearty snack, the pizzas are both an activity and something to eat. What a winning idea for after school!

English muffins can be used instead of the bagels. Toast the muffins before topping.

When making these pizzas with younger children, it’s a good idea to have the toppings cut and sliced in a variety of ways ahead of time. Then there’s no risk of kids using sharp knives. And there will be less mess and wasted food.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
(
Calories from Fat
205 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23 g
23 %
(Saturated Fat
9 g,
9 %
),
Cholesterol
50 mg
50 %;
Sodium
1550 mg
1550 %;
Total Carbohydrate
36 g
36 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
25 g
25 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
12%;
Calcium
26%;
Iron
18%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.