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Bagel with Castello® pepper whipped cream cheese, bacon, egg, and avocado

Bagel with Castello® pepper whipped cream cheese, bacon, egg, and avocado

Cook 25 mins 4 portions

Make breakfast, lunch, or brunch memorable with a bagel with cream cheese and bacon. The combination of fluffy whipped cream cheese, crispy bacon, and rich poached egg makes for a delightful meal you can indulge in at any time of day.

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  • 4 bagels
  • 125 g bacon
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 avocados
  • Castello® Pepper Whipped Cream Cheese
  • herbs, e.g., chives and pea sprouts


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place bacon on a baking sheet and cook in the oven until it becomes crisp and golden brown.

2. In a pot, bring water to a boil with vinegar and salt.

3. Create a gentle swirl in the water using a spoon and carefully crack the eggs into the pot.

4. Let the eggs cook in the hot water for about 2 minutes, then remove them using a slotted spoon.

5. Peel and cut avocado into thin slices.

6. Spread whipped cream cheese on both sides of the bagel. Top it with slices of avocado, perfectly poached eggs, crispy bacon, and your choice of herbs.

Make a quick bagel brimful with flavour and texture

A simple cream cheese bagel can become an indulgent meal with the right ingredients. A delicate, poached egg, salty and crispy bacon, rich and creamy avocado, and fluffy whipped cream cheese pair nicely with the chewy, mild-tasting bagel. The peppery flavour of the cheese and the brightness of the fresh herbs ensure a flavourful, well-rounded meal.

The sky is the limit

You can vary this cream cheese bagel recipe indefinitely to experiment with different flavour combinations. If you like a bit of spice, try serving it with thin slices of red onion and chorizo instead of bacon. You can also make it with smoked salmon and dill. Want to make it even more indulgent? Serve it with ham and a rich, creamy Hollandaise sauce to mimic the popular eggs benedict. You can also switch the pepper whipped cream cheese with another variant like the one with garlic. Try these and other cream cheese bagel ideas to discover your favourites. Consider finding inspiration in our easy-to-follow recipes for sourdough bread with Castello® garlic whipped cream cheese, mushrooms, and chives and flat bread with grilled cucumber, olives, and Castello® whipped cream cheese dip.

Tips & Tricks

Fresh eggs poach better, as the whites hold together more effectively. For easier handling, crack the egg into a small bowl first, then gently slide it into the water. Maintain a gentle simmer, not a rolling boil, to keep the egg from breaking apart.

  • What cream cheese to use in a bagel?

    Plain bagels taste good with any type, but a particularly delectable option is our Castello® Pepper Whipped Cream Cheese. Its whipped texture is delightfully fluffy, and the contrast between this lightness and the powerful black pepper spice makes it the perfect companion for a bagel.

  • What to put in a bagel with cream cheese?

    A whipped cream cheese bagel is wonderfully versatile and makes for a perfect canvas for experimenting with flavour combinations like salty bacon, creamy avocado, and poached eggs. To add a finishing touch and introduce a bit of brightness, sprinkle it with your favourite fresh herbs.

  • How to serve a cream cheese bagel?

    It depends on the filling, but a cream cheese and egg bagel with bacon like the one in this recipe is best served warm. It allows you to experience the great combination of lightly toasted bagel, crispy bacon, and warm poached eggs with perfectly runny yolks. The cold whipped cream cheese and avocado are a nice contrast.