How to Make a Bagel Sandwich

Breakfast, DIY, Vegetarian

Let’s discuss an incredibly huge breakfast topic: How to Make a Bagel Sandwich. Is there anything more delicious on a weekend morning? No. This cheesy bagel sandwich is chewy, fresh tasting, cheesy and utterly delicious. 

How to Make a Bagel Sandwich

The first step to making a bagel sandwich at home is sourcing a really good bagel. For years this was really hard in LA but not anymore! My favorite bagels are from a truck (and newly-opened shop!), called Yeastie Boys.

They are so good. In fact last year a friend gifted 30 bagels, from Yeastie Boys, to Josh for his b-day and we had them in the freezer and every time we wanted a bagel, we’d warm it up in the oven and OMG best breakfast ever.

How to Make a Bagel Sandwich

The second step is making your own cream cheese. Remember when I made homemade cream cheese?! Game changer. Of course this isn’t required if you’re strapped for time. You can always just spike store-bought cream cheese with minced dill and Italian parsley.

How to Make a Bomb Ass Bagel Sandwich At Home

Perfect Square Scrambled Eggs

Next up, a perfectly square scrambled egg. Not gonna lie, I was going for that folded over egg situation that you find at McDonald’s and Hardee’s but the stupid rectangle cookie cutter I ordered off Amazon wasn’t big enough.

Regardless of what kind of equipment you have, you can always just make gently scrambled eggs and pile it on.

How to Make a Bomb Ass Bagel Sandwich At Home

A bagel sandwich is not a bagel sandwich unless it has smoked salmon. If you want to get crazy fancy you could cure your own salmon. (I love the recipe in DA YEAR OF COZY!)

And toppings. Sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, tomato and tons and tons of sprouts.

How to Make a Bagel Sandwich

How to Make a Bomb Ass Bagel Sandwich At Home

How to Make a Bagel Sandwich

This is not rocket science and this is not really a recipe but it does result in one amazing sandwich that will make you very VERY happy.

Have a nice weekend!


How to Make a Bagel Sandwich

Thanks to Yeastie Boys for providing their amazing bagels. You can find their schedule on their website and their newly-opened shop is at Melrose Place. GO!

How to Make a Bagel Sandwich Recipe

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 4
Calories: 310kcal
How to Make a Bagel Sandwich is a step-by-step guide on making your favorite deli bagel sandwich at home. A perfectly folded egg, topped with sprouts.


  • 3/4 cup cream cheese, (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh dill
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 4 bagels, toasted (if you like) and halved
  • 6 ounces smoked salmon
  • 1 Persian cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch of alfafa sprouts, (or any other type of sprouts)


  • This is hardly a recipe. But here it goes: mix the cream cheese with the fresh Italian parsley and dill. Set aside.
  • Cook the scrambled eggs in a medium non-stick skillet until soft and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  • To assemble the bagels, smother the cream cheese on the bottom half of the bagels. Divide the scrambled eggs amongst the bagels. Top with a few slices of smoked salmon, cucumber, red onion, tomato and a handful of sprouts. Cut the sandwich in half and eat immediately.
CourseBread, Breakfast, Brunch
CuisineAmerican, Jewish
Keywordbagel egg sandwich, bagel near me, bagel sandwich, bagel sandwich egg, bagel sandwich recipes, egg sandwich
Calories: 310kcal
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  • Reply F May 9, 2019 at 6:31 am

    Sounds delicious but with smoked salmon in it it hardly is vegetarian.

  • Reply Rach's Recipes March 12, 2016 at 2:43 am

    I agree that bagels MUST have smoked salmon! What about adding chopped garlic to the cream cheese? Think that might sound good too! Let me know what you think. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Becky Staple March 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I am going to have to find a great bagel place so I can make these STAT.

  • Reply Shantanu Sinha March 7, 2016 at 3:21 am

    What a lovely big bagel sandwich.
    Definitely going to have this weekend. That would be blast.
    Thank you so much for sharing these among us.

    Have a great week ahead.
    Shantanu sinha

  • Reply Fernando @ Eating With Your Hands March 7, 2016 at 1:31 am

    OK, that’s it. My next blog post will be on a bagel! Been thinking of making a bagel for so long, and your post just gave me the inspiration I needed!

  • Reply Chrissy March 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    That is indeed a bomb ass bagel sandwich. Also, love the scissors. Where can I buy them??

  • Reply omlet March 6, 2016 at 9:53 am

    This looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it. Pinning it now!

  • Reply Belinda March 5, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    At first, I thought the egg was haloumi and the salmon was pickled radish/daikon and I was onboard. Then, I realised your recipe is no good for me because I have a low tolerance for egg and I’m allergic to seafood. But I’m going to give my imagined version a crack.

  • Reply Abby (@ No Fail Recipes) March 5, 2016 at 6:21 am

    These look really good. Do you think yo could use chicken or another fish to change it up a bit?

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme March 5, 2016 at 8:12 am

      Yeah for sure. I’d recommend smoked white fish!

    • Reply Samantha March 5, 2016 at 5:42 pm

      That’s a question that you can’t answer for yourself???

  • Reply Miranda | Miranda's Notebook March 5, 2016 at 2:12 am

    Mmmmmm, I do love a great bagel sandwich! I have fond memories of my years living on Long Island – there was a place near us that sold the most amazing smoked salmon & cream cheese bagels and blueberry muffins. It was a real Sunday treat to go there! Now I’m the UK, I just haven’t found anywhere that satisfies my bagel craving, so I guess I’ll just have to go at making a proper bagel sandwich myself! xxx

  • Reply Vivian | stayaliveandcooking March 5, 2016 at 1:10 am

    This looks like a perfect Sunday brunch bagel! Such great pictures you take, I’m hungry already.