National Bagelfest Day is held every July, and since any excuse to eat bagels is a good excuse, we wanted to share some great bagel recipes with you! We have a fascinating bagel made of meat (yes, meat!), a sweet cheesecake recipe, a freezer bagel breakfast sandwich, and a curry chicken salad bagel sandwich.

Meat Bagel

This Meat Bagel recipe from Ditch the Wheat takes low-carb options to new heights! With onions, butter, ground pork, eggs, tomato sauce, and spices, this recipe is easy to make and tasty to eat.

“A meat bagel is meat formed into a bagel shape and consumed like a bagel,” says Carol Lovett, the inventor of the recipe. “It’s the perfect bagel for the keto, Paleo, low carb, Whole30 & maybe the carnivore diet!”

Blueberry Lemon Cheesecake Bagel

Jumping from savory to sweet, this mouthwatering bagel recipe from Kitchen Sanctuary is a must-make! Get a bagel of choice (probably not the meat bagel), blueberries, sugar, water, Mascarpone, and lemon curd. Heat up the blueberries in a saucepan with the sugar and water until they start to leak their color. Then get your toasted bagel, add the Mascarpone, lemon curd, and blueberries, and eat like a sandwich. Yum!

Freezer Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches

When life gets busy and breakfast time is chaotic, freezer meals are a lifesaver. Slice bagels and add breakfast ingredients like bacon, egg, cheese, and sliced bell pepper. Wrap them in foil and freeze for up to 60 days. When you’re ready to eat one, wrap it in a paper towel and microwave for one to two minutes, or bake in the oven at 400 degrees for about eight minutes.

Curry Chicken Salad Bagel Sandwich

Curry plus bagel is a winning combination! Make a curry chicken salad like this one from Fifteen Spatulas. Then toast a bagel of your choice, spread mayonnaise or Greek yogurt on both sides, and add the salad, a drizzle of sriracha, cucumber slices, and your favorite leafy greens. You can even make the salad the night before and have the leftovers on this bagel sandwich for lunch the next day!

We hope you enjoy celebrating Bagelfest with one of these bagel recipes! You’ve got the meat bagel, the blueberry cheesecake bagel, the freezer breakfast sandwich, or the curry chicken salad sandwich. Choose one that sounds good to you, and get creating!