Pizza Bagel Lunchbox Hack


Prep time 5mins
Cook time 2mins
Serves or Makes: 1


  • 1 sliced bagel
  • 3 tablespoons Red Gold Tomato Paste
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Pinch dried oregano, optional
  • 1/ 4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese or vegan mozzarella
  • Sliced pepperoni or vegan pepperoni


  • Step 1

    Toast bagel to desired color. Let cool completely.

  • Step 2

    Spread toasted bagel halves with Red Gold Tomato Paste and season with salt and oregano, if using. Arrange bagel halves into a lunchbox or bento box compartment. Add mozzarella and pepperoni to a separate compartment. Round out the meal with fruit or a treat, if desired.

  • Step 3

    To serve, top bagels with mozzarella cheese and arrange pepperoni overtop and heat or serve at room temperature.

Goodbye, messy lunchbox! This DIY pizza bagel is spread with sweet Red Gold Tomato Paste that clings to the bagel much better than regular pizza sauce. Season with a pinch of salt and oregano, if desired, and load up into a lunch container (I like to use a bento box) with some shredded mozzarella, pepperoni (even meatless!), and some fresh fruit for a balanced meal that’s fun to make and eat.