An Easy Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel Recipe for the Whole Family

Jul 02, 2024 / MIN READ

 

When was the last time you and your loved ones indulged in the perfect comfort food? If you can’t remember, it’s the perfect excuse to make bacon, egg and cheese bagels for the whole family. These popular and versatile bagels are always a hit!

Read on for step-by-step instructions to prepare them to perfection at home, including helpful hints to keep in mind along the way.

Your next mealtime adventure: Easy and customizable

Why choose a bacon, egg and cheese bagel for your next family meal? This quick, nutritious and easy breakfast sandwich recipe is perfect for both busy mornings or lazy weekends when you need a satisfying meal in no time. Plus, its versatility means you can customize it to fit all your household preferences, so everyone is sure to enjoy it — even the pickiest eaters at your table. Feel free to get creative with recipe variations and additions. And rest assured, this dish’s simplicity and mouthwatering ingredients make it a favorite for any time of day.

A step-by-step guide to preparing bacon, egg and cheese bagels at home

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 25 min

Ingredients

How to make homemade bacon, egg and cheese sandwich bagels

  • Prepare the bacon: Preheat your oven to 400°F. Then, place your Hatfield® bacon strips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy and cooked just how you like it. Remove from the oven and place the bacon on a plate lined with a paper towel to drain excess grease.
  • Toast your bagels: While the bacon is cooking, slice the bagels in half. Toast the bagel halves in a toaster or toaster oven until they’re golden brown and crispy.
  • Cook the eggs: Heat one tablespoon of butter in a non-stick skillet over medium heat, then crack your eggs into it — be careful not to break the yolks. Cook the eggs to your preferred doneness and season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the eggs from the skillet and set aside.
  • Assemble the bagels: Place one slice of cheddar cheese on the bottom half of each toasted bagel and one or two slices of crispy bacon on top of the cheese. Add your cooked eggs to the bacon, and top it with the other half of the toasted bagel.
  • Serve: Add extra salt and pepper if desired, then serve your bacon, egg and cheese bagels while they’re still hot.

If you’re ready to jump in, you can head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® pork products today!

Tips for bacon, egg and cheese bagel mastery

Whether you’re an experienced household chef or new to the kitchen, here are a few tips and tricks to help you achieve delicious results every time you prepare this bagel breakfast sandwich:

  • Perfect your egg cooking method: Cook the eggs to your desired doneness, whether you prefer them scrambled, fried, poached or any other way. For a runny yolk, aim for about two to three minutes on each side. If you like a firmer yolk, simply cook them a bit longer until they’re just right.
  • Melt your cheese: If you want your sharp cheddar cheese melted, you can assemble the bagels without the top half, place them on a baking sheet and broil them in the oven for one to two minutes. Then, add the top half of the bagel and serve.
  • Layer your ingredients thoughtfully: Arrange your bacon, egg and cheese sandwich so every bite is balanced and flavorful. To keep your bagel sandwich from getting soggy, you might try placing a layer of lettuce or spinach between the warm ingredients and the plain bagel halves.
  • Customize to your taste preferences: Instead of a plain bagel, you might consider an everything, onion, whole wheat or sesame seed option. You can also personalize this breakfast sandwich with extras like avocado, tomatoes, spinach or even a dash of hot sauce to suit your family’s tastes.

Your FAQs answered for perfect results every time

Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions you might run into along the way:

What sides pair well with a bagel sandwich?

Try pairing bagel breakfast recipes with:

  • Sliced strawberries, mixed berries or a fruit salad.
  • A simple salad with lettuce, cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
  • Classic crunchy chips to add a satisfying contrast.
  • Greek yogurt layered with granola and fresh berries.
  • Seasonal vegetables like roasted asparagus or sweet potato wedges.

What type of bacon works best for this recipe?

While any type of crispy bacon will work, feel free to choose your favorite! We recommend classic-cut bacon for its balanced flavor, but you can also opt for a thick-cut alternative like Hatfield® Maple Brown Sugar Bacon, Extra Thick Cut. Or, for a healthier choice, consider Hatfield® No Antibiotics Ever Uncured Hardwood Smoked Bacon.

Can I prepare these sandwiches ahead of time?

Yes! If you know your weekday mornings will be hectic, get ahead by preparing this recipe in advance. Simply assemble the sandwiches without toasting the bagels and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you’re ready, toast the bagels just before serving to keep them fresh and delicious.

How long will my leftovers last?

Can’t finish your bagel breakfast sandwich? No worries! Store your leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. To enjoy it again, gently reheat your sandwich in the oven or toaster to maintain its texture and flavor.

Get Started With Quality Pork Products From Hatfield®

Prepare this bacon, egg and cheese bagel sandwich at home and watch it quickly become a family staple — offering simplicity and satisfaction in every bite. With Hatfield as your trusted provider of high-quality pork products, you can confidently serve your loved ones the best. Explore our range of pre-seasoned bacon, crafted with safety and deliciousness in mind, and delight your family with meals they’ll love, time and again!

Ready to get started? Head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield pork products today.