Asiago Bagels Recipe
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Asiago Bagels Recipe

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Discover a cheesy alternative to the usual sweet bread brunch offerings. There's no need to stop by a bakery when you can make these bagels at home. —Tami Kuehl, Loup City, Nebraska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + standing Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 cup water (70° to 80°)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

239 calories: 1 bagel, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 342mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In bread machine pan, place the water, eggs, oil, honey, 1/2 cup cheese, milk powder, salt, basil, flours and yeast in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting (check dough after 5 minutes of mixing; add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water or flour if needed).
  2. When cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface. Shape into 12 balls. Push thumb through centers to form a 1-1/2-in. hole. Stretch and shape dough to form an even ring. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes; flatten bagels slightly.
  3. Fill a Dutch oven two-thirds full with water; bring to a boil. Drop bagels, two at a time, into boiling water. Cook for 45 seconds; turn and cook 45 seconds longer. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain well on paper towels.
  4. In a small bowl, combine egg white and water; brush over bagels. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 1 dozen.
Originally published as Asiago Bagels in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2011, p152

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Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"Very Good. Great texture. !"

Reviewed Feb. 27, 2015

"I'm with you. Sounds Yummy! Could someone TOH come out with information on how to convert Bread Machine recipes to making them by the old fashion way? Maybe rules of thumb would help in converting some recipes over for use into bread machine recipes."

Reviewed Feb. 26, 2015

"Sounds wonderful but I don't have a bread machine. How can I convert this recipe that I don't use a bread machine?"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2014

"I came up with the variation after reading in the Oct/Nov 2010 TOH magazine the recipes for the pumpkin and cranberry bagels. How easy this was using the bread machine to mix up and rise the dough. This is bagels made easy and oh so yummy. I made these for an appetizer for our church's progressive supper and cut them into bite sized pieces and then served them with an 8 oz. block of cream cheese softened and blended with an 8 oz. jar of green pepper jelly. They were a big hit, and the sweet/spicy cream cheese spread was a great addition to the rustic cheesiness of the bagels."

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