Recipe made by: Robbie Shorr

Packaged pizza bagels come in many different shapes and sizes, but no matter you slice it (get it?), they’re definitely a college favorite. The ease with which they can be made and a serious nostalgia factor work together to make pizza bagels a common sight on campus. And while they’re great as is, a little gourmet-ifying never hurt nobody. Here’s a concoction that’s a simple twist on a true kollege klassic.


  • 1 Bagel
  • Trader Joe’s Roasted Red Pepper Spread with Eggplant and Garlic
  • Cheese of your choice


  1. Slice the bagel and toast it.                                                                             
  2. Spread some red pepper spread on both sides of the bagel. (Note the product placement).
  3. Put the cheese on top of the red pepper spread.                                                         
  4. Microwave for about 30 seconds, or until the cheese has reached the desired meltiness.