A variety of bagel breakfast sandwiches

There's just something about a toasted bagel that makes it the perfect breakfast food. The warm, chewy texture combined with delicious toppings and fillings is enough to make anyone's mouth water. And while the classic bacon and egg combo will always have a special place in our hearts, these new and exciting bagel breakfast sandwich recipes are sure to take your brekky game to the next level.


For Busy Mornings: 10 Easy Breakfast Bagel Sandwich Recipes

We all know how hectic mornings can be, which is why having a quick and easy breakfast option is crucial. These bagel sandwich recipes are perfect for those packed days when you just need to eat something quickly but don’t want to settle for a boring granola bar.

Each recipe is easily customizable, so feel free to swap out ingredients or add your own twist. Use whole wheat or gluten-free bagels to meet your preferences or dietary needs. You can also get creative and try out different spreads to find your perfect combination. These recipes are so simple, you'll wonder why you ever settled for a plain bowl of cereal!


1. Turkey Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

turkey bagel breakfast sandwich


Not only is the Turkey Bagel Breakfast Sandwich a delight for your taste buds, but it's also a nutritious powerhouse that'll keep you fueled for the day. The protein-packed turkey and egg keep you full and satisfied, while the greens sneak in some essential vitamins. Perfect for a hearty start to your morning or a fulfilling brunch option on lazy weekends!



  • Lightly toast your bagels (optional).
  • Place a non-stick skillet with a small amount of oil on the stove over medium heat. Crack the eggs into the pan and fry them to your preferred level of doneness. Set them aside.
  • Spread a spoonful of mayonnaise on the bottom bagel slice. Then, layer the bottom slice with lettuce, turkey, and fried eggs. Lightly season with salt and pepper before placing the other half of the bagel on top.


2. Ham, Egg, and Avocado Bagel Breakfast Sandwich

freshly baked bagel filled with eggs


For all the avocado lovers out there, this delightful bagel sandwich is a treat! Imagine a freshly toasted bagel spread with creamy, ripe avocado that complements the savory slices of ham and the perfectly cooked eggs. Each bite offers a delightful mix of flavors and textures, making it a satisfying breakfast choice. Plus, the avocado provides a rich source of healthy fats and essential nutrients. This bagel breakfast recipe ensures you kickstart your day with a nutritious and delicious meal that leaves you feeling energized and ready to take on whatever comes your way.



  • First, boil the eggs by placing them in a pot filled with water. Place the pot on the stove on medium heat and allow the water to come to a boil, letting the eggs sit for 10-12 minutes. Then, remove the eggs from the pot and let them cool. Once cooled, peel and slice.
  • Cut open the avocados, then remove the flesh with a spoon. In a bowl, mash the avocado meat with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • On the bottom half of the bagels, layer the ham, mashed avocado, and egg slices. Cover with the top half.


3. Creamy Chicken and Cucumber Bagel

creamy chicken and cucumber bagel


A delicious twist on the classic chicken salad sandwich, this refreshing and light bagel sandwich is a delightful choice for those hot summer mornings. The creamy chicken spread, infused with fresh chives and dill, pairs perfectly with crisp cucumber slices and a generous sprinkling of roasted pumpkin seeds. Enjoy a satisfying crunch in every bite. 


  • ¼ cup Buddig Original Chicken, chopped
  • 2 bagels, sliced and toasted
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives, sliced
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ½ cup thinly sliced English cucumber


  • In a small bowl, stir together the chicken, cream cheese, yogurt, chives, dill, and black pepper until well blended.
  • Evenly spread the creamy mixture on each toasted bagel half.
  • Place cucumber slices on top of the creamy mixture on one bagel half, then cover with the other bagel half, cream cheese-side down.


4. Savory Breakfast Bagel with Ham and Arugula

bagel with ham and arugula


This bagel breakfast sandwich recipe is perfect for those who want to start their mornings with a flavor kick. Featuring peppery arugula and savory ham and cheese, it creates a mouthwatering flavor fusion that’s a real treat for the taste buds. You can customize this sandwich by experimenting with different types of cheese or by adding extra toppings to tailor it to your tastes, cravings, and preferences. 


  • 4 slices of Buddig Premium Deli Smoked Ham
  • 2 bagels, sliced and toasted
  • 4 slices of cheese (such as cheddar or Swiss)
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 ripe tomato, sliced
  • Handful of fresh arugula
  • Mustard or mayonnaise for spreading (optional)


  • If desired, spread a thin layer of mustard or mayonnaise on the inner sides of the bagels.
  • Layer each bottom half of the bagels with 2 slices of ham, followed by 2 slices of cheese.
  • Place a handful of fresh arugula on top of the cheese.
  • Add a few slices of red onion and tomato on top of the arugula.
  • Place the top halves of the bagels on top.


5. Chicken Salad Bagel Sandwich

chicken salad bagel sandwich


For those who prefer a lighter option for breakfast, this delicious chicken salad bagel sandwich is a wonderful choice. The creamy chicken salad with a hint of tanginess, nestled between slices of freshly toasted bagel, creates a satisfying morning meal. It's not just tasty but also convenient to prepare in advance, allowing you to enjoy a stress-free start to your day. 

Note: You can store any leftover chicken salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. However, it's important to remember to consume the leftovers within a day or two to ensure freshness.



  • Combine the chicken breast strips, mayonnaise, lemon juice, celery, parsley, and onion powder in a medium mixing bowl, stirring until well combined. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place a spoonful of the mixture on the bottom bagel slices, adding other toppings such as leafy greens, red onions, and pickles. Place the other half of the bagel on top.


6. Gourmet Breakfast Bagel with Ricotta and Microgreens

bagel with ricotta and microgreens


Feeling fancy? This breakfast bagel with ham, ricotta, and microgreens is inspired by the delicious culinary combinations you might find in upscale cafés. Despite its gourmet allure, crafting this masterpiece is surprisingly simple, requiring just a few basic ingredients that come together effortlessly to satisfy your breakfast cravings.


  • 4 slices of Buddig Original Pastrami
  • 2 bagels, sliced and toasted
  • 4 tbsp of ricotta cheese
  • Handful of microgreens
  • Pesto, tomato slices (optional)


  • Spread a generous amount of ricotta cheese on the inner sides of the bagels. Layer each bottom half of the bagels with 2 slices of ham. Sprinkle a handful of fresh microgreens over the ham.
  • For extra flavor, add a dollop of pesto and a slice of tomato on top of the microgreens before placing the top halves of the bagels on top of them.


7. Sweet and Savory Apple and Smoked Turkey Bagel

apple and smoked turkey bagel


Who knew that apples could be such a delicious addition to a savory breakfast sandwich? This recipe featuring egg, apple, cheese, and smoked turkey slices offers a delicious combination of flavors and textures to kickstart your day.


  • 4 slices of Buddig Premium Deli Smoked Turkey Breast
  • 2 bagels, sliced and toasted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices of cheese (such as cheddar or gouda)
  • Honey mustard or maple syrup for drizzling (optional)


  • Cook the eggs to your preference (e.g. fried, scrambled, poached, hard-boiled).
  • Place a slice of cheese on the bottom slice of each toasted bagel. Layer each half with 2 slices of ham. Add the cooked eggs on top of the ham.
  • Arrange the thinly sliced apple over the eggs. For a sweet and tangy flavor, drizzle a small amount of honey mustard or maple syrup over the apple slices.
  • Top the apple slices with another slice of cheese. Cover the sandwiches with the top halves of the bagels.


8. Creamy Ham and Green Onion Bagel

Creamy Ham and Green Onion Bagel


This simple yet satisfying recipe offers a perfect blend of creamy, savory, and fresh flavors, making it a delightful addition to your morning routine. Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, or as a snack, this versatile dish is sure to brighten your day.


  • ¼ cup diced Buddig Original Ham
  • 2 bagels, sliced and toasted
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tbsp chopped green onions
  • Lettuce leaves, tomato slices (optional)


  • In a small bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, diced ham, and chopped green onions until well-mixed.
  • Spread a generous amount of the creamy ham and green onion mixture on the inner sides of the toasted bagels.
  • For additional freshness and texture, add a leaf of lettuce and a slice of tomato on top of the cream cheese filling.


9. Fresh Beef and Ricotta Bagel

beef and ricotta bagel


This breakfast bagel recipe offers a delightful combination of savory beef, creamy ricotta, fresh cherry tomatoes, and vibrant greens, creating a delicious morning treat. For more depth, drizzle extra virgin olive oil and a dash of flaky salt.


  • 2-4 slices of Buddig Original Beef
  • 2 bagels, sliced and toasted
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 tbsp ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup lamb's lettuce or arugula


  • Spread 2 tablespoons of ricotta cheese on the bottom half of each toasted bagel.
  • Arrange the beef slices on top of the ricotta cheese, dividing it evenly between the two bagels.
  • Place the halved cherry tomatoes over the beef slices for a burst of freshness and flavor. Then, pile the lamb's lettuce or arugula on top of the cherry tomatoes to add a crisp, leafy texture.
  • Cover each bagel with the top half to complete the sandwiches.


10. Open-Faced Creamy Ham and Cottage Cheese Bagel

Creamy Ham and Cottage Cheese Bagel


This delicious open-faced toasted bagel breakfast sandwich recipe features creamy ham and cottage cheese, creating a mouthwatering, high-protein breakfast choice. Enhanced with the refreshing crunch of radish and the vibrant flavor of chives and alfalfa, this delightful meal is ideal for sunny, warm weather mornings.


  • ¼ cup diced Buddig Original Honey Ham
  • 2 bagels, sliced and toasted
  • ½ cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup fresh radish, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp alfalfa sprouts


  • In a small bowl, mix the cottage cheese and diced ham until well combined.
  • Spread a generous amount of the cottage cheese and ham mixture on the toasted bagel halves, creating an even layer.
  • Arrange the radish slices around the bagel in a circle. Then, sprinkle the chopped chives and alfalfa sprouts on top of the cottage cheese and ham spread for a fresh and vibrant finish.


Buddig: The Secret to the Most Delicious Bagel Sandwiches

Whether you prefer plain, whole wheat, everything, or cinnamon raisin, the key to a great bagel breakfast sandwich is choosing high-quality ingredients. That means from your bagels to your premium deli meats. With Buddig's selection of delicious lunch meats, you can level up your breakfast game and enjoy a quick and satisfying meal any time of the day. So go ahead, get creative, and make every morning delicious with these bagel breakfast sandwich recipes. 

Jumpstart your mornings with the best—find the nearest store that stocks Buddig deli meats and try these tasty bagel sandwich recipes today! 

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