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Jan 17, 2024

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels

Homemade bagel chips: turn your leftover bagels into a savory and crunchy appetizer or snack. 

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels with a cheese spread.

These bagel chips are so easy that you really don't even need a recipe. There are just three ingredients, bagel, olive oil, and seasoning, and they take just a few minutes to make. 

The chips are totally habit-forming. In fact, you should probably make more than you think you'll need because your guests will be totally obsessed with these. 

I've actually made some from a single bagel and finished them off in a day or two, for "quality control." 

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels with a cheese spread.

Making Homemade Bagel Chips:

First, you will need bagels! Any savory bagel will do. I used "Everything" bagels, which are topped with a mix of sesame seeds (black and white), dehydrated onion and garlic, poppy seeds, and kosher salt. 

You could also use jalapeño and cheddar bagels, asiago cheese bagels, rye bagels, or onion bagels. If you have a blueberry bagel sitting around, you could also make a sweet version of these chips. 

Everything bagel on a cutting board.

You will also need oil, preferably extra virgin olive oil, especially for the savory versions. 

Finally, although not necessary, you might want to sprinkle on some type of seasoning before baking the chips. I lightly sprinkled these with more "everything bagel" seasoning. 

Other possible seasonings include sea salt, granulated garlic or onion, dried herbs, spices, Parmesan cheese, seeds, or any combination of these ingredients. 

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels cut into small slices.


First, begin with a bagel that is a day old or "almost" stale. Of course, you can use a stale bagel, but you might have to adjust the baking time and add a bit more oil. A day old bagel is perfect. 

Slice the bagel into approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch rounds. Because of the shape of the bagel, some of the slices might be thinner on one side. That's okay. 

If you want, you can also slice the bagels in half lengthwise, and then cut them into slices, widthwise, for half circles (and bigger chips). You could also slice them widthwise into round circles if you like.

Once you've sliced the bagels, toss the pieces in some olive oil and then sprinkle them with your seasoning of choice. Bake them at 350 degrees F for about 15 to 20 minutes, tossing them every five minutes, until they are crispy and lightly browned. 

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels on a baking sheet.

These bagel chips will keep for up to two weeks in an airtight container, although I can't imagine them lasting that long. I could not stop eating them. 

Dips and Spreads to go with these Bagel Chips:

Roasted Onion Dip

Creamy Spinach Dip

White Bean and Artichoke Heart Dip

White Bean Dip with Herbs


Baba Ghanoush

Black Eyed Pea Hummus

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels with a cheese spread on a small plate.

More Homemade Chips:

Parmesan Potato Chips

Garlic and Sea Salt Potato Chips

Alphabet Challenge Recipes (Letter B): 

We're cooking through the alphabet this year! 

Bagel Chips from Leftover Bagels in a bowl.

Homemade Bagel Chips

Homemade Bagel Chips
Yield: 8 Servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 15 MinTotal time: 30 Min
Homemade bagel chips: turn your leftover bagels into a savory and crunchy appetizer or snack.


  • 2 bagels, any savory flavor
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees F. with a rack in the middle.
  2. Line a half sheet pan with parchment paper.
  3. Slice the bagels into 1/8 inch slices. Spread the slices over the lined baking sheet and brush them or drizzle them with the olive oil. Toss them with your hands to coat the slices and spread them out in a single layer over the baking sheet. Sprinkle them with the seasoning.
  4. Bake the chips for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing the slices every 5 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven when the chips are golden brown.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

14 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

2 g

Carbs (grams)

14 g

Fiber (grams)

1 g

Net carbs

13 g

Sugar (grams)

0 g

Protein (grams)

3 g

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg
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  1. A great way to repurpose your day-old bagels.

  2. An awesome idea... as soon as I went through the recipe, I was 'dahhing' myself. Why am I buying ready made bagel chips, the packet is much bigger than the content. I buy bagels to enjoy as a sandwich and then when they become a bit hard don't know what to do with them. Now I know. Karen thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  3. I'm so glad B.O.B. Bob and I stocked up on bagels a few days ago at our local Bagel Cafe! Now, we can make these crunchy lil' lovelies!!!

  4. the little "sous" baker at home would be tremendously happy to dig into these bagel chips with that tempting tip Thank you for an amazing idea, Karen ! - Kalyani

  5. Oooh, my guys always seem to leave one or two bagels out of the package and I just toss them out for the squirrels. So happy to be able to put them to use!

    1. You'll love these and may not even want to share, lol.

  6. Such a great way to use those extra bagels!

  7. A great idea to make it at home spending less, and a perfect one for letter 'B'!


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