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Crazy Critter Bagel Sandwiches

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Kids will love making these single-serve pizzas. You set out all the toppings, and they let their imaginations run wild while creating critter designs from the toppings.
Created Aug 18, 2011
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  • 1 cup (250 mL) pizza sauce
  • 8 bagels, split
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded mozzarella or Cheddar cheese

  • Sliced pepperoni
  • Canadian-style bacon
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Sliced ripe olives
  • Chopped zucchini
  • Chopped bell pepper


  • 1
    Heat oven to 425ºF. Spread 1 tablespoon pizza sauce over each bagel half. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the cheese.
  • 2
    Arrange toppings on sandwiches to look like desired critters. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3
    Bake 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Special Touch: It's edible artwork! When used as a hearty snack, the pizzas are both an activity and something to eat. What a winning idea for lunch or after school!
  • Tip 2
    Substitution: English muffins can be used instead of the bagels. Toast the muffins before topping.
  • Tip 3
    Success: When making these pizzas with younger children, it's a good idea to have the toppings cut and sliced in a variety of ways ahead of time. Then there's no risk of kids using sharp knives. And there will be less mess and wasted food.

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