How to Use Leftover Bagels

Did you host a big brunch and you’re left with dozens of untouched bagels? Here are some delicious ways to use them up before they go stale.

Pizza Bagels

Duh! Topping a bagel with some marinara, cheese, and fun toppings is an easy way to transform the typical breakfast food into a filling dinner or lunch.


This is the perfect option if your bagels are starting to be on the bit of the stale side. Bagel croutons are fun to make and they add an amazing layer of texture to salads and soups.

Bagel Bowls

Bread bowls are great, but bagel bowls are even better. If you have a leftover bagel, hollow out the inside and stuff it with soup, salad, eggs, or whatever your heart desires.

Bagel Chips

Who knew that stale bagels could be revived to create an addictive snack? Simply thinly slice a bagel, drizzle some olive oil, and bake them in a hot oven until golden and crispy. 


Your favorite Thanksgiving dish just got even tastier. Try using cubed bagel pieces instead of plain bread the next time you make stuffing. Your guests will love the unique twist on a traditional dish.