Veggie Bagel Buddies

By Lois L. from Indus School, Birchdale, Minnesota.


Veggie-topped whole grain bagels create a moist, soft side dish addition to any soup or chili menu. The satisfying chewiness of the whole grains, topped with a zingy cream cheese spread and finely-chopped, colorful, crunchy raw vegetables and cheddar cheese not only deliver “eye candy” but a delicious, delectable flavor, as well. Amazingly low fat content with high nutritional value is what these bagels are all about!

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 148 g

From Fat10.2%
From Saturated Fat4.6%
From Sugar9.6%


Ingredient 6 servings 50 servings
Bagels, split in half325
Cauliflower, chopped1 1/2 c.12.5 c.
Broccoli, chopped1 1/2 c.12.5 c.
Carrots, chopped1/4 lb.-
Cream cheese, low fat3 oz.1 lb. 9 oz.
Ranch dressing, powdered2 t.5 1/2 T.
Cheddar cheese, low fat, shredded3 oz.1 lb. 9 oz.


Split whole wheat bagels into halves and lay open-faced on baking sheet. Mix cream cheese with powdered ranch flavoring, then spread on each bagel half. Chop broccoli, cauliflower, and carrots finely and mix together in stainless steel 4" deep prep pan. Sprinkle veggies on top of bagels, then top with 1 T. cheddar cheese.