Bagel Chip Recipe

I’ve been making bagel chips for years. I usually make a sweet batch and a savory one. These bagel chips are dangerous because before you know it, you’ve eaten 3 bagels in a sitting. You’ve been warned.

Below are recipes for both sweet and savory. I use the herb combination below because its what my friends and family prefer, but get creative and experiment with other herbs.

Enjoy!

What you need:

  • 6 Bagels
  • Bread Knife or Serrated Knife
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Baking sheet

Savory Bagel Chips

  • 1/2 cup Oil (I use Grape seed or Olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Basil
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary or Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

OR

Sweet Bagel Chips

  • 1/2 cup Oil (I use Grape seed or Olive oil)
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

The secret to these chips is cutting the bagel thin which is why I suggest using a bread knife. Rest the bagels on a cutting board and slice lengthwise.

In a small bowl mix together the oil, oregano, basil, rosemary or thyme, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Then slowly pour the herb oil over the bagels turning the bagels as you pour.

Place a layer of chips onto a baking sheet, making sure not to overcrowd the baking sheet. Put the bagel chips in a 350 degree oven. Keep a close eye on the chips and occasionally mix and flip the bagel chips until crispy, approximately 10 minutes depending on your oven. Take the bagel chips out of the oven once they are crispy and let cool. Continue this process until all bagel chips are cooked. 6 bagels may take a few rounds in the oven.

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Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe

My Mac ‘n Cheese is one of my daughters favorite dishes and lucky for me she has no idea there’s squash in it. The yellow squash blends in beautifully with the cheese because of its color and mild flavor. I try to put as many vegetables in recipes as I can without my kids realizing, so I put 2 cups of cooked squash. You can use as much or as little squash as you want.

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Dry Pasta (I usually use small shells or elbow pasta)
  • 1-2 Cups of Roasted Squash (Butternut or Acorn Squash work well)
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons of Flour
  • 1 Cup of Milk or Almond Milk
  • 1 Cup or 8 oz of Cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

First preheat the oven to 350 degrees and poke a few holes in the squash with a knife. Place the squash on a baking sheet and cook until soft (a knife should softly go through easily), it takes about 45 mins to 1 hour.

Cook the pasta as per box directions in a pot of boiling water with salt. Be sure to stir the pasta every once in awhile so it doesn’t stick together.

In another saucepan, add 2 tablespoons of butter over low to medium heat until completely melted. Then slowly add 2 tablespoons of flour and whisk immediately. Keep whisking the flour and butter over low heat for approximately 2 minutes.

When the butter and flour mixture is smooth, slowly whisk in 1 cup of milk. Continue whisking until the mixture is completely combined, smooth and there are no clumps. Then add the squash. Cook and stir for about another minute or two and then add 1 cup of cheese (you can use more than one type of cheese or more cheese than 1 cup if you prefer). By the time the cheese is completely melted, the pasta should be ready. Strain the pasta and add it to the cheese sauce.

Enjoy!