Sautéed Veggie Breakfast Bagel Sandwich
A humble bagel sandwich with sautéed veggies and cream cheese that makes for a filling breakfast whether in the desert or in your toasty, warm kitchen on a tuesday morning.
A few weeks ago, I took my boys on what was supposed to be a family camping trip but after the Mr. got called to work in NY, ultimately turned into a mama + boys camping trip. It had been planned for weeks and I couldn’t let them down. We went with another family that also has two boys so I knew if I needed a little help getting our tent up (which I did), I would have back up.
We pulled into our campsite with just enough time for the boys to explore their backyard for the weekend while the adults got camp set up and dinner started. Camping with another family makes things so much easier for meal planning as we split it up and each took a breakfast and dinner.
This photo doesn’t do our camp justice. The views were 360 degrees of panoramic beauty. Red rock everywhere you looked and at least half a dozen slot canyons for the kids to explore.
Our friends have this retro pop up camper that I’m envious of every time we go camping with them. It’s humble interior is straight from the 70’s and every time I step in, it’s like I’ve stepped back into my own childhood, camping with my parents and brothers. I’ve been pushing my husband for a few years now about finding an old, used camper but for a Long Islander who is used to camping at the Four Seasons let’s just say he’s not sold. Yet.
My boys slept in the first morning (hallelujah) and we snugged in the sleeping bag for a little longer as the morning was crisp and we wanted to stay warm as long as possible. After an awesome breakfast of bagels + sautéed veggies we explore a little more around camp, climbing anything we could find that looked like it would hold us all.
We camped outside the Goblin Valley State Park and went into the park on Saturday to visit the Valley of Goblins. Aptly named Goblin Valley because of all the natural sand formations that look like little ghosts. It’s seriously one of the coolest places to visit if you ever get the chance!
The boys climbed and ran and climbed and ran some more. There is so much exploring to do, they didn’t stop moving from the second they woke up until the second they crawled into their sleeping bags, dog tired at night.
Evening is magical in southern utah when the sun sets on the sandy red rock. As the boys painted wood and rocks, the adults were able to sit around the campfire with a glass of wine and cold beer respectively, taking it all in. I’ve decided that the boys and I are going to do an annual mama/boys camping trip we had that much fun.
My friend Jess and her husband, Brian, are both great in the kitchen though I think he tends to do more of the cooking. (Gotta love a man who cooks!) For breakfast the first morning, Brian made a sauté of veggies and served them on bagels that had been grilled with a little bit of butter and then smeared with a bit of cream cheese. Butter and cream cheese? Hell to the yeah. This was SO my kind of breakfast.
Perhaps it was the fact that we were in the middle on nowhere surrounded by nothing by silence and massive red rock but sitting in the old pop up trailer, drinking coffee spiked with just a touch of Baileys and eating this simple breakfast, it’s one of most memorable meals I’ve had in ages. One I’ve thought about over and over the past few weeks, replicating this breakfast at home a few times.
Once again, this proves my point that less is more when it comes to food. When you start with good ingredients, you can keep it simple and the result can be amazing. True testament that simple food goes a long way. You could use whatever veggies are in season for this and any kind of bagel you want. Just make sure to use butter and cream cheese. (I promise, it’s worth it. Run an extra 10 minutes if you feel guilty.)Print
Sautéed Veggie Breakfast Bagel Sandwich
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
- 1 small zucchini, thinly sliced
- 1 small yellow squash
- 1 small garlic clove, minced
- 2 roma tomates, sliced
- salt and pepper
- 2 bagels
- cream cheese
- In a small cast iron skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and turn heat to medium-low, cooking for 9-10 minutes until softened and starting to brown.
- Turn heat up to medium and add sliced zucchini and yellow squash. Sauté about 5 minutes until squash is starting to brown and soften. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
- Add tomatoes with 1-2 minutes left of cooking so that they don’t over cook and break apart. Season the veggies with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and let sit while you toast bagels.
- Cut bagels in half and toast until lightly browned. Give a light smear of butter and cream cheese (no judging here). Top each bagel with half of the sautéed veggies and enjoy!
You are the coolest mom ever! What a fun trip for you and your boys! And I am loving this sandwich!
When Caleb gets bigger, you should join us! 🙂
Um, I LOVE THIS. Teach me how to be a fun mom and do camping stuff. I’m terrified of camping. If we camped in the living room with all the lights on in the middle of the day, does that count?
Maybe I should just make these bagel sammies.
It’s not so bad and nothing to be scared of!!! 🙂
Oh the pictures…. breathtaking! I’m so glad you all had a good time (and that you still went even though your hubby couldn’t go!)
You are an awesome mama!
We really did have a great time!!
What a fun weekend with your boys! And these breakfast sandwiches sound delicious and wonderfully filling for a day of adventure.
The perfect breakfast to fuel a day of climbing and exploring!
Those bagels look amazing! Were they homemade or storebought? I’ll definitely be trying this one out for breakfast this week!
Definitely store bought! They’re everything flagels (a flattened bagel) from H&H in New York.
I’m loving the less is more thing with food lately. Long ingredient lists are SO not my thing anyway, but you’re right in that starting with simple and GOOD ingredients always yields the best outcome!
And I LOVE reading about your mama + boys camping trip! I think that would be so fun to do some day with our little ones!
Coolest mom ever goes to you!! If I ever have kids I so want to be a mom like you!! Love all the pictures, so darn pretty! But I mean this sandwich?!?! YUM!! Love it! 🙂
Aww what a sweet weekend you got to unexpectedly share with your boys! The view looks gorgeous and the bagel breakfast sandwich is something I need to make for workdays! Looks absolutely scrumptious and super filling!
Seriously, you are too fabulous!! I don’t think I could manage a camping trip with two boys alone. And that breakfast!! So lovely.
Food always tastes great when you are outside. And what a great way to start the day! The boys are so cute and I like your idea of an annual camping trip. We went with our kids and sometimes the thought of packing the car was overwhelming-once we got wherever it was we wanted to go-we had the greatest time!
It is so much work to go camping but once you’re there it is always rewarding!!
Fun pictures! I love that place. Looks like you had a great time!
What a precious trip and a fabulous mama you are 🙂
I swear you are the coolest Mom on this planet. Your boys will thank you someday for all of these great memories. And I would definitely gobble up this bagel sammie!
I’ll tell them you said so and remind them when I’m yelling at them to pick up their shoes and clean their rooms. 🙂
Found this Pin and just had to stop by and was not expecting the fabulous red rock post and so excited you’re sharing my love of Utah! I only get to see it during Stampin’ Up! Convention and just love this place! I share a love of veggies and this simple breakfast is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks for stopping by. The red rocks are unbelievable and one of my favorite places to visit!
So Kristen told me that I would adore your blog (and you!) and she is right. 🙂 I am totally impressed that you went camping without your hubby, as that is something I am not brave enough to do! And the pictures are just magical… I need to get my kids to Goblin Valley State Park!
Thanks, Amanda!!! Kristen is the best. The camping trip ended up being a whole lot less scary than I thought it would be!!
My husband would faint if I had this waiting for him at the breakfast table! Gotta try it.. thanks! 🙂
It’s so easy to throw together, so simple but one of the best breakfasts I’ve had in ages!
First of all, what an awesome trip! I’m hoping we’ll be able to do a camping trip in southern Utah next year. And this is a combo I would have never thought of, but I can totally see how it works together. love it!
Your kids would love Goblin Valley!