Bagel Quiche

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I’m gifting you this Bagel Quiche breakfast recipe to try sometime soon- it’s both filling and full of good, healthy, real ingredients.  There is a how-to video included for this recipe, so be sure to watch it and then scroll to the bottom and print out the complete recipe so you can make it at home.

Bagel Quiche

Here’s something you probably don’t know about me > I worked at a Jewish Elementary School for many years- as a teacher’s aide, as their after-school daycare program director and finally as a substitute teacher.  I ate a lot of challah and a lot of bagels during my years at the school.

We ordered lunch regularly from a local bagel deli, and I often got some awesome bagel creations.  My favorite was a bagel smeared with plenty of full-fat cream cheese and then melted cheddar cheese on top.  Crazy calories, right??

Yeah, that was back in the days where I didn’t have to worry about calories as much!!  There were some great egg-bagel items on the menu too.  But for some reason, I’ve always had this Bagel Quiche idea in my head.  Why not  hollow out a bagel and make a quiche inside of it??  So that’s what I did.

Ingredients for a Bagel Quiche

On with the featured recipe! 

Here’s how you make a Bagel Quiche:

You’ll need these ingredients- a bagel, 2 or 3 eggs (depending on the size of your bagel) and desired quiche fillings.  I used cheese, mushroom, red bell pepper and broccoli.

Making a Bagel Quiche

First:  Hollow out your bagel.  That may seem strange, but people order their bagels “skinny” all the time at bagel shops around the world.  You get the benefit of eating a fabulous bagel without all of the extra bread.

making a Bagel Quiche

Whisk your eggs and pour them into your hollowed out bagel.

Bagel Quiche just out of the oven

Sprinkle your desired fillings (all optional) inside the egg.  Add another whisked egg on top if your bagel isn’t quite full enough.

Bake until the egg is set, and you’ve got yourself a bagel quiche!  I’m glad I finally acted on the “Quiche inside a Bagel” idea in my head.  It’s now one of my new, favorite breakfasts… especially on a day where I want something substantial, but healthy before I hit the slopes.  Enjoy!

Bagel Quiche

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Bagel Quiche

This Bagel Quiche is a fabulous way to turn a bagel into a fabulous breakfast!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 307kcal
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword bagel quiche


  • 1 whole bagel
  • 2 to 3 large eggs
  • cheese, cooked sausage, chopped vegetables (these are optional add-ins)


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a piece of foil with nonstick spray.
  • Slice the very bottom of the bagel off nice and evenly. Set aside to eat, turn into breadcrumbs or discard.
  • Carefully hollow out the bread inside of the cut bagel using your fingers to pull the bread away from the crust of the bagel (discard or turn into breadcrumbs). Set the bagel, cut-side-up on the foil.
  • Whisk 2 eggs and pour them into the hollowed out bagel. Place desired filling choices into the egg. If the egg and filling does not fill the bagel completely, you can add another whisked egg on top.
  • Wrap the bagel up the sides with the foil, but keep the top open to the heat of the oven. Bake 20 to 30 minutes, or until the egg is completely set. Timing will depend on how many eggs used and how large the bagel is. Serve immediately (pick it up and eat it with your hands!)



  • The nutritional information is for the bagel and eggs only.  Additional fillings should be counted separately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 422mg | Sodium: 441mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 2.7mg
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  • Kimberly wrote:

    This is such a fun idea and a perfect project for my kids who love to help me in the kitchen!

  • Krissy Allori wrote:

    This is so clever. I love that everything is all together and easy to eat.

  • Betsy wrote:

    I LOVE this! My favorite part of the bagel is the outside. I could honestly do without eating the inside. So then you scoop out the inside and fill it with egg, cheese, and veggies? Brilliant! and so delicious!

  • Stephanie Giamou wrote:

    Not sure what went wrong but the bagels stuck to the foil. I would prefer to just eat the full bagel like a regular sandwich. At least I tried! Thank you.

  • Alexandria wrote:

    Hello, is there anyway to freeze this for breakfast meal prep?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I haven’t tried freezing this ahead of time, but my recommendation would be to try freezing it already cooked. Then maybe stick in the fridge to defrost the night before and the microwave or oven heat in the morning.

  • Kevin wrote:

    These came out so great! I used stir-fry vegetables and diced tomatoes, with lots of cheddar. I served the quieches with a fresh fruit salad. Great start to mother’s day for my wife and family!

  • Norma Mendoza-Denton wrote:

    Ok this is brilliant!

  • Heather wrote:

    This was amazing! I was wondering if you could assemble and freeze uncooked and bake later?

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      I think I’d probably cook and freeze that way– then maybe heat it up later.

  • HB wrote:

    Just made this….delicious!! Definitely will be making again. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  • GAIL BLITZ wrote:


    • Lori Lange wrote:

      not sure.

  • Amanda wrote:

    Thanks for the great idea. I will be using silken tofu and the Vegg to veganize it 🙂

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      Sounds like an interesting idea- I’ve actually never experimented much with tofu, but I’d be willing to try it!

  • Tanya wrote:

    I had something similar to this in new orleans at the hampton inn & suites and it was very good. Im going to try this out I’m sure its good.

  • Angelica Mishoe wrote:

    This is one of the most wonderful ideas that is probably in everybody’s mind but nobody does. Thank you for coming up with it, I’m certainly going to try it, love bagels & eggs, wonderful together.

  • Laureen wrote:

    What a great idea, I’ll be making these soon. My son will love them!

  • Amy wrote:

    I’ve made these EVERY DAY since last week for my breakfast. Portable, can whip up ahead of time to reheat…delicious. THANK YOU

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      wow, that is so cool to hear!! Thanks!

  • Nicole wrote:

    So, I love … Love … LOVE this recipe! Such a great idea 🙂

  • Nana Linda wrote:

    Fun Food Health fan loves this clever recipe.
    Two grandchildren have enjoyed a similar Happy Face Meal a la Nana using 1/2 of the egg mixture filled bagel as the happy smile! And yes, they added their smiles to the treat: a healthy happy meal! My daughter in law just hooked me up to Facebook, and now I’m busy catching up with all the terrific recipes and neat things offered…worth its billions$$$ LOL? Nana

  • Katrina @ In Katrina’s Kitchen wrote:

    I am seriously just in awe. I need this in my life. I cannot wait to try it, Lori!!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      How sweet of you to say- try it!

  • Julie wrote:

    This made me smile. What a fun recipe to try! Thank you!

  • Nutmeg Nanny wrote:

    I just love quiche, this is such a brilliant idea 🙂 I can’t wait to try it out!