When I saw The Frugal Girl’s pizza bagels they looked so good, and so much easier than making crust, especially in my tiny kitchen. I’ve made them a couple of times and thought it’d be good to see how much cheaper they really are than ordering a pizza, and I was very pleased with the results!
$1.50 for a pack of 6 bagels, which makes 12 bagel pizzas, which is plenty for my family of 3. Last time we had these we even had 3 leftover, which Gracia and I ate for lunch the next day. I compared prices and the bagels in the refrigerator section are cheapest.
$1.00 for sauce. I had to guess on this price. I make a simple pizza sauce with canned sauce, diced tomatoes and tomato paste, but I think the amount I used was probably around $1.
$2.20 for cheese. I used already shredded mozzarella cheese from Sam’s Club.
$2.00 for toppings. This one could vary a lot obviously if you just make plain cheese pizzas or add all kinds of toppings.
$6.70 was the total! Most pizza ads I see are at least $10, and if you have it delivered you also have the cost of the tip. So let’s just say you spend a total of $12 on ordering a pizza. Making pizza bagels saves you about $5.30, compared to ordering! If you like eating pizza about once a week, you could save over $20 a month, that’s over $240 a year!
Pizza bagels are so easy and fast to make. And of course you could make these with English muffins, whole wheat bagels or some other type of bread.