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I am a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After my celiac diagnosis in 2006, I have made it my mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from “made from scratch” homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, I share my experiences and pass along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. I feel that I am a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans.

Pizza Bagels- Gluten-Free 

Saturday, May 22, 2010 11:28:57 AM

I  have a new love. No, I am not leaving my husband, as he is the love of my life, my new love is a bagel. Specifically, an Udi’s gluten-free bagel. I have had many a gluten-free bagel and not one of them lives up to Udi’s. Not only are they the best gluten-free bagel out there, but they are becoming more & more available across the US. The bagels can be ordered online or found in Whole Foods and other health food stores. Some lucky people are able to get them at Einstein’s, though I believe this is only happening in Colorado. You can read my complete review of Udi’s bagels here.

What I like best about Udi’s bagels:

  • no need to refrigerate
  • no need to toast
  • great for travel – just take along single packets of peanut butter & you have breakfast
  • can freeze for longer storage and then defrost on the counter
  • 6 grams of protein; 3 grams of fiber; 280 calories per bagel

Sundried Tomato Pizza Bagel

1 Udi’s Gluten-free Bagel (or as many as you need for 1 bagel per person)

Prego Three Cheese Sauce (marked gluten-free)

Mozzarella Cheese

Sundried Tomatoes – chopped

Fresh basil (I was out, so I used dried, but this would be much better with fresh)

1. If your bagel is at room temperature already, then begin by spreading the sauce on the bagel. If your bagel is frozen, defrost on counter or in the mircowave or lightly toast.


2. Top with mozzarella, chopped sundried tomatoes & basil


3. Bake at 375 for 5-7 minutes until warm and then broil until bubbly & melty.

4. Enjoy!

This recipe is so simple & can be modified to fit your likes. I could add so many more yummy toppings, but there is only so much room on a bagel. Some other toppings ideas are:

  • black olives
  • banana peppers
  • crushed red pepper
  • chopped spinach
  • parmesan cheese


I paired this with an extremely large salad and a glass of chardonnay. Perfect end to a Friday.

Watch for lots more fun ideas using Udi’s bagels to come! I love to create and what better to use as a blank canvas than my new love?

**Sending a thank you out to Udi’s for the complimentary bagels! We really enjoy them!

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