Stuffed everything-bagel bagel bites


  • Prep Time20 mins
  • Total Time50 mins
  • Makes48 Bagel Bites
Stuffed everything-bagel bagel bites

Photo: Carmen Cheung

These make-ahead bagel bites stuffed with cream cheese are perfect for early mornings and double as yummy after-school snacks.


  • 600-g pkg store bought pizza dough

  • 125 g cream cheese, cut in 1/2in. cubes

  • 1/2 cup honey

Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 tbsp dried garlic flakes

  • 1 tbsp dried onion flakes

  • 2 tsp poppy seeds

  • 1 tsp kosher salt


  • Combine sesame seeds, garlic and onion flakes, poppy seeds and salt on a large plate. Set aside.

  • On a lightly floured work surface, divide dough into 4 portions. Roll each portion into a 12-in. log, then cut each log into 1-in. sections. Flatten each piece in your palm into a 2-in.-wide circle and place 1 cheese cube in centre. Pull up edges of dough to cover cheese and roll into a ball. Transfer balls to a lightly floured baking sheet. Cover with a damp tea towel and let rise for 20 min.

  • Preheat oven to 325F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add honey, then reduce heat to medium-high. Cook balls in batches of 6 until they begin to float, about 30 sec. Remove with a slotted spoon, shaking off excess water before transferring to plate with seasoning. Roll to coat. Arrange balls on prepared sheets.

  • Bake balls until golden brown, 20 to 25 min. Bagel bites can be kept refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 44, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 7g, Fat 2g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 64mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent July/August 2019 issue. Photo by Carmen Cheung. 

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