As a huge fan of my air fryer, I’ve been trying it out with all sorts of frozen treats that my entire family enjoys. Learning how to make air fryer bagel bites is one of the best things you can do if your kids like this simple meal or snack.
These directions will show you how to cook a frozen bagel bite in your air fryer, but you can also make your own homemade bagel bite in the air fryer.
Scroll down to the bottom of this post for a printable recipe card. Or continue reading for detailed directions along with recipe tips and tricks for making crisp and delicious air fryer pizza bagel bites!
HOW TO MAKE AIR FRYER BAGEL BITES
We often make air fryer chicken strips and air fryer pizza rolls because my family loves the way air fried food comes out. There aren’t many things we haven’t tried air frying but bagel bites are one of my favorites.
If you’ve made bagel bites in the microwave, you know they come out soft. You can break out a baking sheet and pop the frozen bagel bites in the oven, but that takes time to preheat the oven and wait for them to cook.
CAN YOU COOK BAGEL BITES IN AIR FRYER?
Using the air fryer is the best way to get quick, crispy bagel bites. It’s extremely easy too! You can follow these directions with any variety of pizza bagel bites.
HOW DO YOU COOK FROZEN PIZZA BAGELS IN THE AIR FRYER
You will need an air fryer and a pair of tongs to make these snacks. (Tongs are one of my favorite air fryer accessories and I highly recommend owning a pair or two.)
To cook frozen bagel bites in the air fryer, preheat your fryer to 360°. (Note that not all air fryer models require you to preheat. If your fryer does require you to preheat, I recommend reducing the cook time as you may not need as long.)
You can make an entire box of bagel bites or just take out the number you want to cook and eat. The number of bagel bites you can cook at once depends on the size of your air fryer.
Place the mini bagel bites in a single layer in the air fryer basket or on the air fryer tray. Try to keep a little bit of space between the bagels so the air can circulate around them.
Then cook the pizza bagels for 5-6 minutes or until golden and crisp. I recommend checking the bagel bites after 4 minutes to see if they are done cooking. Cooking times in different air fryers can be different.
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE AIR FRYER PIZZA BAGELS
You can also use the air fryer to make homemade mini pizza bagels with your favorite pizza toppings. They make a wonderfully simple meal for a busy weeknight!
You’ll need mini bagels and pizza toppings including:
- pizza sauce
- mozzarella cheese
- mini pepperoni, crumbled sausage, etc
- diced veggies
- your favorite toppings
Slice the bagels in half and top each half with pizza sauce. Then add shredded cheese and toppings.
Place in a single layer in the air fryer and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the pizza bagels are crisp.
Your entire family will enjoy making and eating air fryer pizza bagels!
HOW LONG DO YOU COOK PIZZA BITES IN AN AIR FRYER?
The quick answer is 5-6 minutes.
You can use a temperature between 360° and 400° depending on how your air fryer works.
HOW LONG TO COOK BAGEL BITES IN THE OVEN
If you do end up needing to skip your air fryer when you’re making your Bagel Bites, I recommend using the oven instead of the microwave. The oven will give you bagel bites with crispy bagel crusts.
To cook frozen Bagel Bites in the oven, preheat the oven to 450.
Then arrange the bagel bites on a baking sheet. Put the pan on the middle rack of the oven and cook for about 11 minutes.
You can the cheese to be melted and the bagels to be crispy and browned.
Bagel Bites in Air Fryer
- 1 package Bagel Bites (9 count)
- Place the Bagel Bites in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer, making sure they’re not touching.
- Set the air fryer to cook at 360° for five to six minutes.