Nothing is worse than searching through the dining hall to find absolutely nothing interesting to eat. It can feel hopeless finding a somewhat edible meal to not destroy your meal plan. However, there is a solution to the meal plan mayhem. Enter pizza bagels.

With a little bit of time and effort, you can make your own very affordable and very delicious dining hall masterpiece. Pizza bagels are the perfect way to solve that unique craving without destroying your meal plan.

Why spend $3 when your dining hall has pizza bagels that one time each month when you can simply make it for less than $2 any time you want? After you take your first bite of your homemade meal, you'll be thanking your dining hall for gracing you with its decent ingredients.

Here's a simple recipe for making the best pizza bagels that sub-par dining hall food has to offer. 

Pizza Bagels

  • Prep Time:3 mins
  • Cook Time:1 min
  • Total Time:4 mins
  • Servings:1
  • Easy


  • 1 bagel
  • 1 cup red sauce
  • 1 cup cheese I used 4 slices American
  • Step 1

    Slice your bagel in two and toss it right into the toaster. Once it gets to a nice golden brown, take it out and put it on a plate.

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    Rebecca Pang
  • Step 2

    Next, smear some of that red sauce on the bagel and sprinkle some cheese on top. Add as much sauce or cheese to your liking, depending on if you're a cheese person or a sauce person. As you can tell from the picture below, I like my cheese.

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    Photo creds: Rebecca Pang
  • Step 3

    Take your beautiful bagel over to your favorite sandwich maker and ask them to pop it in the oven.

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    Photo creds: Rebecca Pang

And just like that your pizza bagel is done. Wasn't that easy?

Being a little creative in the dining hall can turn a sub-par, generic meal into a beautiful pizza bagel masterpiece. Enjoy your cheap and delicious meal, you deserve it.

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Rebecca Pang