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Appetizers and Sides

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels

Sharing my favorite pizza bagels today!  This simple Chicken Pesto Pizza made out of mini bagels is the perfect afternoon snack or simple dinner! Chicken, pesto, cream cheese and Mozzarella=BIG WIN with the kids!
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Making pizza bagels for the kids is such a great 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.  Minimal ingredients and just minutes to get into the oven. 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.

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How To Make Chicken Pesto Pizza


Chicken Pesto Pizza

Start by placing your split bagels onto a baking sheet.  Combine your pesto and softened cream cheese. Give a good stir.




Chicken Pesto Pizza

Spread your cream cheese/pesto mixture over each bagel. Top each bagel with your cubed chicken.  Top with cheese and you are ready to bake!

Chicken Pesto Pizza

Cheesy and packed with creamy flavor.

Chicken Pesto Pizza

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

How To Serve Pizza Bagels

These little pizzas can be served as either a light dinner or snacks on the go which makes them so convenient.  Serve them by themselves or along side with a nice big chef salad with lots of chopped vegetables.  Caesar Salad would be great too.  Roasted vegetables would be a great addition too.


Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken pesto pizza, how to make pizza bagels, pesto chicken, pesto chicken recipe, pizza bagel recipe, pizza bagels
Servings: 8
Calories: 259 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 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 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.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Pesto Pizza Bagels
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 58mg19%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 128mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Calcium 117mg12%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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!

  13. 13

    Great comfort food!

  14. 14

    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
    Kim Beaulieu says:

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

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