Bagel Chips with Spicy Cheese Spread
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had a great time back home in Pennsylvania with my parents and extended family. It was nice to have a long weekend to relax and enjoy the holiday. Because I was traveling and staying with my parents, I didn’t contribute much to Christmas dinner. Just lots of leftover Christmas cookies (all of which came out of the freezer perfectly), and these bagel chips. And I think the bagel chips were a bigger hit than the Christmas cookies!
I actually got this recipe from Mike’s first grade teacher! She was such a wonderful teacher that Mike stayed in touch with her for years, and recently got back in contact with her via facebook. She had us (and Mike’s whole family) over for dinner a few weeks ago, and while all of the food was delicious, the star of the meal was definitely these bagel chips. They’re light and crunchy and buttery, with a hint of garlic (although you could add whatever seasoning you wanted). They’re perfect for eating plain or dipping in a cheese dip. Thankfully his teacher was kind enough to share the recipe, and I wasted no time in making them myself. I served them with a cheeseball type spread with a hint of spice, which seemed to pair perfectly with the salty garlicy chips, and they were a huge hit. These would make a great New Year’s Eve snack, or even a great snack just to keep around the house.
3 bagels, sliced open and sliced into thin pieces
2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp olive oil
Spicy Cheese Spread
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
few drops of worcestershire sauce
Seasonings to taste (salt, white pepper, cayenne pepper, chipotle pepper, garlic salt)
For the bagel chips: Pre-heat the oven to 350. Slice the bagels in half (like you're going to serve them), then slice each half into thin pieces. Melt butter and olive oil in a large baking pan (10x15). Sprinkle with seasoned salt or garlic salt (or preferred seasoning). Press the bagel slices into pan and bake for 15 minutes. Turn oven off and let them sit until they reach the desired crispness (I left them for about 10 minutes).
For spicy cheese spread: Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Start with small amounts of the seasonings and add to taste.
from Mrs. Bartleson
O. M. G. I want to make these right now!
So funny about the teacher. Now I want to go search FB for all my old teachers!
Ooooh my gosh. Amazing. Simply amazing.
That looks REALLY good, and super easy! YUM.
That is a very dangerous snack because I'd likely sit and munch munch munch!
That does look like an awesome idea. Thanks for sharing, I'll definitely have to try those now. Maybe with a veggie spread? Yum!
Great party food. Now if I only were giving a party!
Yum! These would be great super bowl party snack.
I've never heard of these before, they look amazing!
oooh looks yummy! i love bagel chips but have never made my own. thanks for the recipe! 🙂
*droooooool* This looks amaaazing.
These look delish. I love savory this time of year. Looks like a New Years Eve dish for sure. Have a great New Year.
So simple and yet such a unique and delicious way to serve dip! I love this idea, and I want to try both recipes soon! Thank you so much for sharing with me and for your kind words on my blog. I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday!
I don't know what it is about bagels but they made such goooood chips! This cheese spread sounds perfect for those yummy little chips. I'd add cayenne for sure!
Love this! It looks so easy and delicious 🙂 My husband and I are doing NYE at home and I'm on the hunt for some fun food – thanks for sharing this!
Wow, those look so good! I have never made my own bagel chips before, what a great idea!
I bought a bag of bagel chips the other day. They were really good but now I feel like it was silly to buy them instead of making them myself. Sometimes we forget very simple and tasty snacks that we could do ourselves. Great job!
Those look awesome! Now I'll have to make a double batch of bagels just for the chips!
Love that dip, my husband would also love it. Thanks for sharing.
yummy spread this looks wonderful
That spicy cheese dip sounds wonderful! A great way to combat all the sugar that has been in my system since Christmas! 🙂
This is perfect for big gatherings. You did get something with you from your holiday!
I can't wait to try these! Thank goodness for 1st grade teachers 😉
I could have used this recipe tonight!!!!! Going to have to “steal” this one from you soon:)
oh my…yumm! holiday calories don't count…right?
Made this for New Years Eve party and it was a hit! Thanks =)
Lori – So glad you liked this recipe! Thanks so much for leaving a comment to let me know 🙂
Such fantastic recipes – I don't know why I haven't thought to make bagel chips myself, I always buy them when I see them. And the cheese dip sounds yummy! I'll find an excuse to make them sometime…
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