Stuffed Bagel Bites are pieces of pizza dough wrapped around a cream cheese and bacon mixture, topped with an egg wash and everything seasoning. Try my Homemade Everything Bagel for a full-sized, classic bagel.

Stuffed Bagel Bites {Starbucks Copycat}

No, these bites are not made with bagels, but they are an easy way to replicate Starbucks Bantam™ Bagel Bites. With the egg wash added to the bites, you get the crunch like the outside of a bagel with the soft and chewy inside. And, with the cream cheese center, it’s like you are eating an everything bagel with cream cheese! Plus, they can be made in the oven or an air fryer.

Bagel Bites - Starbucks Copycat Recipe

Stuffed Bagel Bites Ingredients

With just a few simple ingredients, you can get the similar taste and texture of a Bantam™ Bagel Bite in just a few minutes!

Cream Cheese: Make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature for easy mixing with the bacon.

Bacon: I like to bake bacon ahead of time so it’s ready to go when I need it. To bake bacon, place the slices of bacon on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil. Bake at 415°F for 18-20 minutes. That’s it! You will have crispy bacon.

Pizza Dough: A store-bought tube of pizza dough works great in this recipe!

Everything SeasoningThis seasoning is a popular seasoning for more than just bagels. Make your own everything seasoning for this recipe, and try it in these Cream Cheese Tortilla Bites.

Egg: The egg wash gives the bites a crusty bite, like the outside of a bagel.

Filling for Bagel Bites

How to Make Stuffed Bagel Bites

It’s easy to get this delicious breakfast or appetizer served up in just a few minutes. And, there is no reason to go buy frozen bagel bites to get your hands on these tasty, bite-sized snacks. To get started, preheat the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese with the chopped bacon and 2 teaspoons of everything seasoning. Set that aside as you roll the pizza dough out into a 10×12-inch rectangle. Divide the dough equally into 12 pieces.

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In the center of each piece of pizza dough, place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture. Form a ball around the mixture, making sure to close up all the seams. Place the stuffed bites onto the lined baking sheet and brush each with the egg wash. Finally, sprinkle the remaining everything seasoning over the tops and bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.

Store leftover bagel bites in a sealed container, in the refrigerator, for up to three days. Pop them in the microwave for a few seconds to warm them up. To freeze leftover bites, wrap the baked bites in plastic wrap and aluminum foil. Put them in the microwave for about 30 seconds to heat them up.

Air Fryer Bagel Bites

If you don’t want to make these bagel bites in the oven, use your air fryer! Spray the basket of the air fryer with nonstick cooking spray and preheat it to 400°F. Follow the instructions as written for making them in the oven, but instead, cook the bites in the air fryer for 7-8 minutes. 

I have tested 3 brands in my home and I recommend the Ninja Air Fryer. (affiliate link) You can go up a size if needed, but it is superior in achieving consistent results and also ease of use. I’ve been very happy with this Air Fryer!

Hand Holding Bagel Bites - Starbucks Copycat Recipe

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Stuffed Bagel Bites

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 14 mins
Total Time 34 mins
Stuffed Bagel Bites are pieces of dough wrapped around a cream cheese and bacon mixture, topped with an egg wash and homemade everything seasoning.


  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (approximately ½ cup)
  • 1 tube (13.8 ounces) pizza dough
  • 1 tablespoon everything seasoning*, divided
  • 1 large egg, beaten


  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine cream cheese, bacon crumbles, and 2 teaspoons of everything seasoning.
  • Roll out the pizza dough to a 10x12-inch rectangle. Divide the pizza dough equally into 12 pieces.
  • Place a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each piece of dough and form a ball around it, making sure to close up all seams. Place on the lined baking sheet.
  • Brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with the remaining everything seasoning.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden. Serve warm.

Air Fryer Bagel Bites

  • To make in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 400°F and spray the basket with nonstick cooking spray. Follow instructions 2-5 and then cook the bagel bites for 7-8 minutes.


You can purchase Everything Seasoning (also known as Everything Bagel Seasoning) at most grocery stores or make it yourself. Here is a recipe. (Clickable link)

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Reader Comments

  1. Delicious and super simple. Middle was a little more salty than I like so I’ll probably use less salt bacon but thats just preference. The texture is good and the size is perfect. Will be saving this and using it again!

  2. These were yummy and easy to make! Had to make 2 batches! Now, the family then imagined other fillings! Like meatballs, mac and cheese, chicken with gravy, etc. etc. etc.

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