School Lunch Bagel Sandwich Recipe -
School Lunch Bagel Sandwich Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

School Lunch Bagel Sandwich

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"This sandwich mixes the goodness of bagels with the crunch of dill pickles. I came up with this sandwich for my son who loves bagels and cream cheese but I felt his favorite needed something extra to really make it a lunch. This is kid-tested good, and you can alter the veggies according to what your child likes."

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Original recipe makes 1 sandwich Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Spread the cream cheese on the toasted bagel. Layer the Cheddar cheese, pickle slices, carrot, and lettuce onto one half of the bagel, then top with the remaining bagel half. Cut the sandwich in half and wrap with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Place the sandwich in a lunch bag with an ice pack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 25, 2010

Great sandwich! I used laughing cow herb and garlic spread and light Cheddar cheese. I also used an onion bagel that I lightly toasted - this was perfect for a light lunch.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 30, 2012

I'm only giving this 3 stars. I just didn't like it as much as other people did.

Sep 25, 2008

Made as directed the 1st time. Well, minus the cheese (personal preference). Really enjoyed. Had again tonight for a light supper and made a few variations as to some fresh veggies I needed to use before I left town. I added fresh sliced tomatoes, thin slices of a sweet onion, basil from my garden and a handful of fresh spinach I had left on a whole wheat bagel. Very tasty and refreshing whether as written or using your own variations. Thanks for the recipe idea for a light and healthy alternative to a burger.

Aug 25, 2008

This sandwich is now trucker approved as well!LOL I made this for my husband a few days ago. The veg crisper was full so I added a some bell pepper and tomato slices as well, and the bagelwich was ready to go. My husband actually called from the road to say how much he liked it! Thank you for posting this, VeggieLovinHippie!:)

Apr 19, 2011

Very, very, VERY good. I made this sandwich as a snack and absolutely LOVED it. *end excessive CAPS use lol* I'm making it again as we speak :)

Aug 25, 2008

Very tasty, a nice change from the usual ham sandwich I take to work. I used garden vegetable cream cheese and it tasted great!

Sep 17, 2009

Very delicious! I did not toast my bagel, but I wish I would have. It got a little soggy after sitting for while without toasting. I used a sesame bagel, low-fat garden vegetable cream cheese, spinach leaves, sliced tomato, sliced pickles, and colby jack cheese. You can really use any veggies you like. Great idea!

Mar 17, 2009

Nice little sandwich--something I might have done on my own, but with mustard, not cream cheese. I had some leftover cream cheese, though, and thought I'd try it. I only had meunster, not chedder, but it worked well. I didn't have enough cream cheese and this sandwich really needs some "glue" on both sides, so I did end up adding my mustard on the top bagel half. Thanks! Very good! Good way to get veggies and feel a little better about not eating too much fat!


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  • Calories
  • 474 kcal
  • 24%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 66.8 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 16 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 11.3 g
  • 45%
  • Protein
  • 20 g
  • 40%
  • Sodium
  • 1055 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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