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Check out our guide on how to cook Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer for an easy lunch or after school snack in less than 10 minutes!
Air Fryer Bagel Bites
Air Fryers are a fantastic addition to your kitchen. From making Frozen Chicken Strips or Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer to homemade Air Fryer recipes that cook faster and crispier, it’s my go-to appliance.
Once you make Bagel Bites in the Air Fryer, you will never go back to the microwave. It only takes a few more minutes, but the crispy bottom with the caramelized cheese is oh so good.
Hot to cook frozen pizza bagels in the Air Fryer
It doesn’t get much easier than making these frozen pizza bagels in the Air Fryer. Simply open the package of 9 Bagel Bites and remove them from the microwave tray. Place them in your Air Fryer basket or tray.
Do I need to preheat my Air Fryer?
There is no need to preheat your Air Fryer. It is a waste of time and electricity to preheat the Air Fryer. It quickly gets hot and will cook the pizza bagels through by starting it with the food in the Air Fryer.
How long to cook bagel bites in an Air Fryer
Every Air Fryer cooks a little different depending on it’s power. It takes about 6-8 minutes to cook the pizza bagel at 400°F. Check on the bagel bites at the 6 minute mark to make sure they don’t overcook.
Cook the bagel bites until they are completely warmed through and the cheese on top is melted and golden brown on the edges.
How to Make Bagel Bites in Air Fryer
We like to cook our bagels at 400°F so the bottom of the bagel gets a nice crisp to it that pairs wonderfully with the soft bagel inside, sauce and cheese.
If you want the bagel bites to have a texture that is more similar to when they are made in the microwave, then you can cook them at a lower temperature and you may need to add a couple minutes.
When the pizza snacks are done cooking, carefully remove them from the Air Fryer, preferably with a kitchen tongs. Serve them up and enjoy!
What to serve with Bagel Bites
Pepperoni Pizza Bagel Bites are great because they are a well rounded source of protein, fat and carbs. They are lacking in the veggie department though, so serve them up with a quick and easy vegetable and you have a wholesome lunch for the kids in no time.
Microwave some frozen peas or carrots with a little bit of butter and salt to keep it as simple as possible, or you could make some of these Air Fryer Carrot Fries for a fun side dish seeing you already have your Air Fryer running!
How many bagel bites can you make in an Air Fryer
Most all Air Fryers should be big enough to accommodate an entire pack of nine pizza bagels. If you have a bigger Air Fryer like our Phillips XXL, then you can actually fit up to two whole packs in one layer.
If you have a crew of kids you need to feed in a pinch and want to cook more bagel bites at one time, use a Air Fryer layer rack. This allows you to cook more food at the same time and still crisp the outsides because the food isn’t too close together.
More Easy Air Fryer Recipes
If you want another great pizza recipe in your Air Fryer and have a few more minutes to spare, be sure to try these Air Fryer English Muffins Breakfast Pizzas. All the same great flavors of a single serve pizza with the addition of a runny yolk egg.
For more easy Air Fryer recipes that are ready in minutes, check out some of these delicious snacks and meals!
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Tots
- Frozen Chicken Strips in an Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Peanut Butter Banana Egg Rolls
- Air Fryer Taco Calzones