Stuffed Bagel Bites

These stuffed bagel bites are so easy to make, only six ingredients! I used frozen Rhodes dinner rolls, cream cheese, my favorite bagel toppings to make them. Also known as bagel balls, just think of them as cream cheese filled bagels, little wonderful treats for breakfast or a snack on the go!

stuffed bagel bites on a floral plate with a cup of tea in the background along with more stuffed bagel bites

This post is sponsored by Rhodes Bake-N-Serv.

Have you seen bagel balls at a popular coffee place around the country? You can now make them at home…no yeast and no mixing of flour! Just six ingredients or less depending on what your favorite bagel toppings are!

These little bagel balls are so popular because they taste amazing and they are an easy on the go breakfast or snack, essentially it's a cream cheese filled bagel, think bagel balls stuffed with cream cheese.

a stuffed bagel bite cut in the middle showing the cream cheese inside, a cup of tea in the background along with more stuffed bagel bites

Can you see the cream cheese? No need to slice your bagel or spread cheese on it because it's cream cheese stuffed bagel bites!

Can you freeze stuffed bagel bites?

You can totally freeze bagel bites after making them. I put them in a zippered plastic bag. Always label when you're freezing food, add the date and what's in the bag! (This makes your life easier later on!)

To reheat them, I defrosted them in the refrigerator overnight and heated them up in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 5 to 6 minutes.

a bag of Rhodes frozen Yeast Dinner Rolls

Ingredients for making stuffed bagel bites

  • Rhodes Bake N Serve Yeast Dinner Rolls (these are located in your grocer's freezer section)
  • cream cheese
  • baking soda
  • one egg white
  • your favorite bagel toppings (I used sesame seed, everything bagel seasoning and shredded asiago cheese)

I love love Rhodes frozen Yeast Dinner rolls, I have made pretzel rolls with them as well as cheddar cheese cloverleaf rolls. I have baked them up according to the directions on the back of the bag and used the rolls as slider burger rolls and buns for pulled pork sliders too!

How to make stuffed bagel bites

Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place frozen Rhodes Bake N Serve Yeast Dinner Rolls on it.

frozen dinner rolls defrosting on a baking sheet covered in plastic with a bag of Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls in the background

Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with the cooking spray and allow the rolls to defrost for 2 hours on the counter.

cut up cream cheese for stuffed bagel bites

Cut up the cream cheese into four even pieces and cut each piece into 4 more pieces.

Rhodes dinner rolls cut in half on a baking sheet

One by one, cut each roll in half using kitchen shears.

one Rhodes dinner rolls cut in half on a hand with other rolls on a baking sheet in the background

Flatten just a little bit (as pictured above).

one Rhodes dinner rolls cut in half with cream cheese on a hand with other rolls on a baking sheet in the background

Place a piece of cream cheese in the middle.

a stuffed bagel bite on a hand with other rolls on a baking sheet in the background

Wrap the dough around it and keep pinching the dough to seal it. Be sure to seal it up nicely so the cream cheese doesn’t burst out of the bagel balls while baking.

stuffed bagel bites before baking on a baking sheet

Allow the rolls to rest on the same prepared baking sheet for 45 to 60 minutes (rewrap with the sprayed plastic wrap).

a pot of boiling water with baking soda

Bring a pot of water to a boil. Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Once it’s boiling, carefully add the baking soda. Turn the heat down to medium. The water needs to be hot but it’s better if it’s not continually boiling for this next step.

stuffed bagel bites in a pot of boiling water

Add a few rolls at a time to the pot and allow to cook for 15 to 30 seconds.

stuffed bagel bites after boiling on a paper towel lined baking sheet

Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel lined plate or baking sheet.

stuffed bagel bites on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Add rolls to a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

stuffed bagel bites with toppings (sesame seed, everything bagel seasoning) on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

Brush each roll with the beaten egg white. Add toppings to each bagel bite.

I used sesame seed on a few. Everything bagel seasoning on some of them.

stuffed bagel bites with toppings (shredded asiago , everything bagel seasoning) on a parchment paper lined baking sheet

And shredded Asiago cheese.

stuffed bagel bites with toppings on a parchment paper lined baking sheet right out of the oven

After baking for 17 to 18 minutes, here's how they look!

stuffed bagel bites with toppings on a parchment paper lined baking sheet right out of the oven

Make sure to allow them to cool for at least 10 minutes before trying them.

rows of stuffed bagel bites with toppings on parchment paper

These cream cheese stuffed bagel bites make me smile!

These little bagel balls stuffed with cream cheese are wonderful! They are so easy to make!

Okay, add it to your to do list, to get Rhodes frozen Yeast Dinner Rolls from the store and make these bagel bites soon! This week!

Recipe

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Stuffed Bagel Bites Recipe

Yield: 16 bagel bites

Ingredients:

Bagel Toppings

  • Sesame seed
  • Everything bagel seasoning
  • Shredded asiago cheese

Directions:

  1. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place frozen dinner rolls on it. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap with the cooking spray and allow the rolls to defrost for 2 hours on the counter.
  2. Cut up the cream cheese into four even pieces and cut each piece into 4 more pieces.
  3. One by one, cut each roll in half and flatten just a little bit. Place a piece of cream cheese in the middle and wrap the dough around it and keep pinching the dough to seal it. Be sure to seal it up nicely so the cream cheese doesn’t burst out of the bagel balls while baking.
  4. Allow the rolls to rest on the same prepared baking sheet for 45 to 60 minutes (rewrap with the sprayed plastic wrap)
  5. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Heat your oven to 400 degrees F.
  6. Once it’s boiling, carefully add the baking soda. Turn the heat down to medium. The water needs to be hot but it’s better if it’s not continually boiling for this next step.
  7. Add two to three rolls at a time to the pot and allow to cook for 15 to 30 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel lined plate or baking sheet.
  8. Add rolls to a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush each roll with the beaten egg white. Add toppings to each bagel bite.
  9. Bake at 400 degrees F for 17 to 18 minutes.
  10. Allow the rolls to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before enjoying.

 

Notes:

You can freeze these and enjoy later! Freeze them in a zippered plastic bag. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in a 350 degrees F oven for a 5 to 6 minutes.

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a stuffed bagel bite cut in the middle showing the cream cheese inside and in the background along with more stuffed bagel bites
stuffed bagel bites on a floral plate with a cup of tea in the background along with more stuffed bagel bites

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Rhodes Bake-N-Serv. I only work with brands that I love and always share with you my personal opinions.