Irresistible Bagel Toast (your new favorite snack!)

Bagel Toast ~ whether it’s a Game Day bagel bar for a crowd, or a quick snack for one, these bagel toasts are hearty, healthy, and yummy ~ you can layer them up in a million delicious ways, so let’s get started!

* Today I’m teaming up with Pavilions to bring you all the fixings for healthy snacking and easy entertaining this month. Partnering with great brands is one of the ways tvfgi keeps the delicious coming, thank you for supporting both of us!

Irresistible Bagel Toast (your new favorite snack!) Bagels topped with colorful toppings

bagel toast is a satisfying snack

You know, there’s summer snacking, and then there’s winter snacking, and they’re very different animals. Summer snacking is light and airy…sometimes a summer snack is hardly any calories at all. Winter snacking’s not that. Winter snacks have to have some substance because, well, it’s cold out there, and cold makes you hungry. Not sure why, but it’s a fact. These hearty bagel toasts are definitely on team winter.

Irresistible Bagel Toast (your new favorite snack!) Bagel topped with apple and cream cheese

move over avocado toast!

Bagel toast starts with top quality, really fresh bagels, and since my local Pavilions bakery bakes their bagels every morning I can skip the bagel store and grab everything I need in one stop.

Bagels for a Bagel Bar

to toast, or not to toast?

  •  With great fresh bagels I don’t even toast them, I love their soft chewy texture just as they are.
bagels and creamy toppings

Whenever possible I choose O Organics® products, which are available in my area exclusively at Pavilions stores ~ depending on where you live, you can find them at all of the Albertsons family of stores including Albertsons, Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel-Osco, Vons, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Shaws, Star Market, United, United Express, and Carrs/Safeway.

the schmears

  • O Organics Hummus,
  • O Organics Red Pepper Hummus
  • O Organics Guacamole
  • Lucerne Light Cream Cheese
  • Lucerne Neufchatel Cheese (1/3 less fat)
Irresistible Bagel Toast (your new favorite snack!) Bagel halves topped with colorful toppings

bagel toppings

  • O Organics Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • O Organics Baby Arugula
  • Primo Taglio Goat Cheese Crumbles
  • Primo Taglio Roast Beef
  • Primo Taglio Black Forest Ham
  • Lucerne eggs
  • Wild smoked salmon

I also used olives, cherry tomatoes, sprouts, thinly sliced red onions and hot peppers, chopped beets, fresh herbs, cucumber and Granny Smith apple slices ~ even fresh berries.

Irresistible Bagel Toast (your new favorite snack!) Bagels and toppings spread out on a table

I might be in the minority here, but I’ve always loved to grocery shop. I like to try all different kinds of stores because the variety inspires me to create the recipes I post here on the blog. But I especially appreciate it when I can go to Pavilions and find everything I need, from well priced essentials to more exotic produce.

why O Organics?

There are hundreds of O Organics products available and you can find them in every aisle in the store ~ they give me peace of mind at a price I can afford. When I buy my organic hummus and baby arugula for this recipe  I know I’m getting a product grown or produced without:

  • pesticides
  • herbicides
  • fertilizers from synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge
  • ionizing radiation
  • growth hormones
  • antibiotics
  • GMOs
bagels topped with colorful ingredients for a bagel toast bar

variation suggestions

These bagel toasts are the perfect canvas for any homemade spread…

4.5 from 20 votes

Bagel Toasts

Bagel Toast ~ whether it's a Game Day bagel bar for a crowd, or a quick snack for one, these bagel toasts are hearty, healthy, and yummy ~ you can layer them up in a million delicious ways, so let's get started!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Author Sue Moran


  • Fresh bagels allow 1/2 per person for snacks, and 1 per person for a more substantial meal

creamy base layer, your choice

  • cream cheese low fat or regular
  • hummus
  • guacamole
  • tapenade

toppings, your choice

  • thinly sliced deli meat turkey, ham, roast beef, or Italian cold cuts
  • smoked salmon
  • sliced apples or pears
  • sliced cucumbers or radishes
  • baby greens or microgreens
  • sprouts
  • cherry tomatoes
  • olives
  • thinly sliced red onion
  • thin slices of hot pepper
  • fresh herbs like basil dill, thyme and parsley
  • berries


  • Cut the bagels in half with a sharp serrated bread knife. To toast or not is up to you, I don’t.
  • Spread each half generously with a base layer.
  • Top with one to three toppings.
  • If you want to get a head start, prep your toppings ahead of time and refrigerate. Assemble the bagels just before serving. If you like you can set everything out on a table and let people assemble their own.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Companies. The opinions and text are all mine.

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    Cookin Canuck
    January 22, 2018 at 7:05 pm

    5 stars
    That is seriously one gorgeous spread! I would want to take a bit of each.

  • Reply
    January 20, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    5 stars
    Gorgeous, all the topping ideas are perfect!

  • Reply
    January 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

    5 stars
    This is such a good idea! They all look SO delicious!

  • Reply
    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    January 18, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Loving all these pretty and tasty topping ideas for great bagels! Now where to start? 🙂

  • Reply
    January 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    These are some gorgeous bagels!! I love the look of the apple/walnut and smoked salmon/cream cheese bagels the most 🙂

  • Reply
    January 17, 2018 at 5:36 pm

    This is such a great idea Sue! Just the other day I had such a craving for bagels and lox that I made myself a killer sandwich complete with avocado and capers. Like you I am very picky with my ingredients and I use everything organic. I get my bagels from the local shop that makes them fresh every day. I grew up in NY. and keep tabs on the weather. Even though I live in SoCal where it’s still in the 80’s my body knows it’s winter somewhere! I will use this idea at my next party! I love your blog. It is so unique!

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    January 17, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I now have a massive craving for bagels. But so many fabulous topping choices—I want them all!

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