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Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

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These Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels are the perfect afternoon snack or simple dinner!  Chicken, pesto, cream cheese and Mozzarella=BIG WIN with the kids!
Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels
This is such a fun recipe to get your kids in the kitchen with you. This is one of our favorite snacks to enjoy in the summer by the pool.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Thomas Breads to bring you new original recipes for the whole family!  These bites are a huge hit, not to mention take minimal time in the kitchen!  That’s always a plus.  Just a few ingredients and you’ll have these babies in the oven.  Thomas’s Mini Bagels make the perfect little recipe.  My kids love them.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Start by placing your split bagels onto a baking sheet.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Combine your pesto and softened cream cheese.  Give a good stir.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Spread your cream cheese/pesto mixture over each bagel.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels


Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Top each bagel with your cubed chicken.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Top with cheese and you are ready to bake!

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Cheesy and packed with creamy flavor.

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

You are going to love these, can’t wait for you to try them.  Enjoy!

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels


Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza BagelsPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 25 min


  • 4 whole Thomas Breads Mini Bagels, split
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place split bagels cut side up onto baking sheet.
  3. Place softened cream cheese and pesto into a medium bowl, mix until well combined. Spread evenly over bagels. Top with cubed chicken and shredded cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cheese is melted and hot. Remove and serve warm.

Makes 8 Servings

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    These bagel snacks are so good! I like bagels and baked like this they would be even better.

  2. 2

    Mmmmmmmm these look delicious!!! Adding them to my summer meal-planning menu!!

  3. 3

    This flavor combo!! That pesto/cream cheese spread has got to be amazing.

  4. 4
    Karly says:

    Pesto and cream cheese are a match made in heaven! Love these little pizzas!

  5. 5

    Yesss! One of my favorite things growing up was bagel bites, but these look wayyyy better!

  6. 6

    Pesto and cream cheese is the best combo ever! My family would definitely make these little bagel pizzas disappear in seconds!

  7. 7

    These mini bagels are a staple in our house. And my kids LOVE pesto..even more than red sauce. So FTW, indeed!

  8. 8
    Maria says:

    These will definitely be a big win with the kids!

  9. 9

    What a great idea!! I LOVE pesto. What an easy option for dinner on busy days!

  10. 10
    Rachel says:

    These look divine!!! 🙂

  11. 11

    These bagels look so delicious Jenny!

  12. 12

    What a creative recipe idea. I need to make these for my family this week!

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    I love this recipe, Jenny! How could you possibly go wrong with cream cheese, pesto and adorable mini bagels?

  15. 15

    I’m always looking for new easy dinner ideas and these pizza bagels look perfect! My kids love to help me in the kitchen and they could totally make these!

  16. 16

    This looks positively delightful. Nothing better than little pizzas, particularly on bagels. Digging the chicken topping. My kids would love this.

  17. 17

    So fun and super easy! My kids would totally love these for a quick afternoon snack!

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