Veggie Bagel Sandwich

Bagels are probably one of my top favorite foods – I think I would eat one everyday if I could! (Trying to be good and not go crazy with carbs though, for the sake of my hips! 😉 ). My absolute favorite are everything bagels with butter. Another way I love to enjoy bagels, as sandwiches. Like this veggie bagel sandwich!

I used to love getting bagel sandwiches from Bruegger’s Bagels. My favorite was a veggie one called Leonard da Veggie. When they closed the location closest to me, I knew I had to start making these at home!

So this is my homemade, copycat version of that veggie bagel sandwich. It’s slightly different, I used veggie cream cheese instead of garlic herb cream cheese, because that’s what I could find at the store .  I’ve tried it on an everything and parmesan cheese bagel. I think I may like this sandwich best on the parmesan bagel. So if you can find some kind of cheese bagel, that might be the way to go. While this isn’t a healthy sandwich (hello major carbs, and lots of cheesy goodness!) – it’s certainly delicious and you can give yourself some points for getting those veggies in!

veggie bagel sandwich filled with peppers, cheese, tomatoes lettuce and cream cheese sitting on parchment paper
pan of veggie bagel sandwiches cut in half, with wood knife next to pan
bagel sandwich filled with vegetables sitting on parchment paper and newsprint
Veggie Bagel Sandwich

A bagel filled with veggie cream cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions and cheese.

  • bagel (savory bagels are best: everything, cheese bagels, herb, sun-dried tomato, etc.)
  • veggie cream cheese
  • muenster cheese
  • red peppers, sliced
  • tomato, sliced
  • lettuce
  • red onion, sliced (if desired, I'm not a fan of raw onions, so it's not included on my sandwich, but it's on the original)
  1. Lightly toast your bagel.

  2. Spread each half with cream cheese (or just one side, I just don't like "dry bread" for sandwiches).

  3. Layer lettuce, tomato, cheese and peppers on one half.  

  4. Top with remaining half and slice bagel sandwich in half (or not).

  5.  Enjoy! (It's a little messy, but oh so worth it).

newsprint with bagels and bagel sandwiches laying on top

I’m on a bagel sandwich kick now and want to try all sorts of different fixings! Any good suggestions?

What’s your favorite bagel flavor? And do you like cream cheese or butter on your bagel?


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