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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :)

  4. 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! :)

  5. 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!!!!

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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