Mini Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches

My hubby and I shop for the majority of our groceries together on the weekends, but Apolinaras usually heads to the store by himself when we need something during the week. I try to help him out by structuring the list so it goes in order of the store aisles and usually he remembers everything. But, there’s one thing he never forgets and actually will get without me even asking – mini whole wheat bagels! I go through them really quickly because I like to have one as a snack after work when I’m starving but still need to throw something together for dinner. I also like to make quick mini bagel pizzas when Apolinaras is at one of his networking events and I’m on my own for dinner. But my favorite way to enjoy them is in mini breakfast sandwiches! I’ve already professed my love of breakfast sandwiches and make them practically every weekend.

I decided to mix things up this week adding roasted tomatoes and creamy ricotta cheese mixed with fresh basil, along with my usual eggs and turkey bacon. I think a normal serving is two little sandwiches, which I noted below, but I actually couldn’t resist them and ate three! I was completely stuffed afterwards, but it was worth it. They are addicting!

Mini Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches
Printable Recipe

6 slices turkey bacon
2 small tomatoes, sliced
4 large eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil
6 mini whole wheat bagels, split and toasted

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet; drain on paper towel. Cut each strip in half.

Clean out skillet and add sliced tomatoes. Saute for 5 to 7 minutes over medium high heat or until tender, flipping once.

Spray medium nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Whisk eggs, milk, and salt, in a small bowl and add to the skillet. Cook until eggs are set on the bottom and bubbly on top. Cut in half and turn eggs over to finish cooking until eggs are set, then cut eggs into six equal portions.

Mix ricotta and basil in a small bowl until smooth.

Spread ricotta cheese mixture on bottom half of each mini bagel. Top with the tomato, eggs, and bacon. Cover with top halves of muffins. Makes 3 servings.

Nutrition: 456 calories, 16.5g fat, 2.6g fiber, 24.9g protein per serving
Cost: $1.16 per serving

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47 Responses to Mini Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches

  1. maria says:

    Great way to start the morning!

  2. Monica H says:

    Oooh, they’re cute and look so tasty! I don’t blame you for eating 3 :-)

  3. these are so cute! i want to wake up to this!

  4. Heidi says:

    I definitely want one of these for breakfast!

  5. donna says:

    These look fantastic. I could easily down a few myself. Love the addition of ricotta cheese. Perfect breakkfast.

  6. Selba says:

    Great to start the day with!

  7. Natalie says:

    My boyfriend and I cook breakfast together every weekend. It’s one of those simple pleasures we love doing with each other. Sandwiches are his favorite, often opting to use bagels as opposed to any other bread. The ricotta/basil spread sounds like that extra uumph that’ll take a ‘regular’ breakfast sandwich to the next level of supreme greatness.

  8. These are scrumptious, I like the addition of ricotta!

  9. Kelly says:

    Those look great. I’ve been trying to do a better job of eating more breakfasts at home, breakfast sandwiches included. One of my recent favorites was a poached egg with caramelized onions, tomato, and chevre on an english muffin.

  10. nora@ffr says:

    perfect combo!! looks mighty tasty! A must make!

  11. Katie says:

    YUM YUM YUM!!! I loooooove bagel sandwiches!!

  12. Reeni says:

    These sound delicious! Love that ricotta cheese – makes it extra special!

  13. Indigo says:

    Ah, so cute! I love mini things, I love bagels, I love breakfast, I love sandwiches… talk about the perfect post. Adorable!

  14. Lauren says:

    Those look terrific, now I’ll have to make a stop for some mini-bagels!

  15. Wendy says:

    I never thought of adding ricotta cheese to a breakfast sandwich. Delicious idea!

  16. ingrid says:

    LOL, you glutton! :) Believe me (except for the tomato) they look amazing and completely understand going for the third one. I would too.

  17. Nicole says:

    Hmmm, ricotta and basil? What a great combo! I am definitely going to have to remember that one. You are good!

  18. Bunny says:

    These would be great for the kids when they start back to school, which is …Thursday WHOOO HOOO!!!!

  19. ttfn300 says:

    i am such a fan of b’fast sammies as well, i need to make some of these!

  20. Adam says:

    You just became a hero of mine with the ricotta cheese. I think it’s something that isn’t used enough in pizzas, and totally destroys the overrated mozz cheese.

    Sorry if I was a little over the top… I take pizza seriously :)

  21. Hannah says:

    These look so yummy! Can’t wait to try them!

  22. Megan says:

    Too cute! We had sliders the other night and have mini brioche rolls leftover… I was thinking they would make adorable breakfast sandwiches… you beat me to it! :)

  23. megan says:

    I love breakfast sandwiches and this sounds really good with the ricotta.

  24. Natashya says:

    Yum! You have taken the breakfast sammie to a whole new level!

  25. Molly Jean says:

    That looks like a delicious breakfast. It’s McFabulous! ;)

  26. Meghan says:

    Oh my goodness these look and sound so delicious! I love anything with turkey bacon!!! Plus they are so cute :) To answer your question before, the writing is going pretty well! I just have to do the abstract and add in a few details to the methods, then of course proofread the beast, but my goal is to be done on Monday!!!!

  27. Judy says:

    Excellent combo of flavors. I could eat 3 of these also. Can I come over?

  28. Great breakfast to pack when hubby is in hurry in the morning :) Have I told you how much I love the nutrition info and cost per person that you add at the end of your posts?

  29. cheffresco says:

    I bet these were delicious! Especially with the cheese & basil!

  30. I LOVE and make quite often egg sandwiches like this but never thought of using mini bagels! great idea! :D

  31. sharon says:

    Wow, I love the addition of ricotta. Very creative and yummy looking.

  32. Emily says:

    You make the best breakfast sandwiches, I swear! These look so good. I want to take a big bite out of one.

  33. This looks amazing. I’m craving for this right now.

  34. LOVE this idea for a weekend breakfast. Especially with the ricotta spread… that sounds amazing!

  35. I love breakfast sandwiches, and these sound great! Great idea to use ricotta.

  36. Sophie says:

    What a delight of a breakfast!!

    You always come up with those great ideas!! Thanks!!

  37. Juliana says:

    Nice…lovely way to start a day with a very hearty breakfast…yummie! I like the idea of the “mini”

  38. Pam says:

    I am loving these breakfast sandwiches. Adding the ricotta and basil is a great idea.

  39. Elizabeth F. says:

    I love your use of ricotta – I didn’t see that one coming! I bet it was the perfect compliment to the other ingredients.

  40. maris says:

    Oh if you ate 3, I probably would have had 4!!

  41. Parita says:

    Yummy! i probably could have all :)

  42. Joanne says:

    I love how you gourmet-ed this breakfast sandwich up with some ricotta and basil. Way to take it to a whole new level. I am on such a bagel kick lately although I usually smother them in peanut butter rather than try to do anything interesting with them. This is tempting me though.

  43. girlichef says:

    I love a good breakfast sandwich, too! I wish I could have a breakfast sandwich as a bedtime snack rightnow!

  44. I have long been a fan of breakfast sandwiches. Your mini bagels look so tasty!

  45. Biz says:

    Um, pretty sure breakfast bagels are the best things ever invented! I love goat cheese and roasted red pepper on mine sometimes! :D

  46. I am SO with you on breakfast sandwiches. I think I posted a mini bagel sandwich a while back but mine was dripping with egg. Haha. I love ‘em, so many different ways and I love that you have ricotta on these. So delicious.

  47. Chaya says:

    I can’t eat the bacon but what a wonderful combination, even without it. I must try this for a Sunday morning meal. Thanks for sharing.

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