Head Back to School with Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Snack Recipes

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Kids across the country are back in school now and my household is no exception. That also means that I am on deck to provide the best lunches and after-school snacks need to keep their minds and their bodies fueled for the busy days ahead.

Head Back to School with Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise Snack Recipes

For parents everywhere, finding recipes that are quick and easy to make can be a challenge, especially with busy schedules like ours. To help out, I have prepared a sure-fire delight that everyone will gobble up and you can prepare in a short period of time (around 10 minutes).

Ham & Cheese Bagels

Prep time: 7 mins
Cook Time: 2-3 mins
Yields: 6 bagel halves


Ham & Cheese Bagels ingredients

3 Mini bagels sliced in half
1 cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
1/2 cup diced ham
1/2 cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise


Ham & Cheese Bagels process 1

In a mixing bowl, mix the cheese and ham together.

Ham & Cheese Bagels process 2

Stir in mayonnaise until well blended.

Ham & Cheese Bagels process 3

Spread a thick layer of the mixture on each of the bagel halves.

Ham & Cheese Bagels

Place in broiler for 2-3 minutes. Broil until melted and just starting to brown.

Ham & Cheese Bagels with school supplies

Serve with a side of grapes or other favorite fruit for a delicious afterschool snack!

Notes: For an adult version, consider garnishing with slivers of green onion.


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Ham & Cheese Bagels
Recipe type: Snack
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Serves: 6 bagel halves
  • 3 Mini bagels sliced in half
  • 1 cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • ½ cup diced ham
  • ½ cup Hellmann's Mayonnaise
  1. In a mixing bowl, mix the cheese and ham together.
  2. Stir in mayonnaise until well blended.
  3. Place in broiler for 2-3 minutes. Broil until melted and just starting to brown.
  4. Serve with a side of grapes or other favorite fruit for a delicious afterschool snack!
  5. Enjoy!
Notes: For an adult version, consider garnishing with slivers of green onion.

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  1. This looks so easy to make, yay! Yummy too! 🙂

  2. Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise is a terrific product. I can think of a lot of tasty sandwiches to make with this.

  3. This recipe looks really yummy. Hellmanns is the only mayo I will use. It is the best!

  4. We have made these for breakfast too. A good and easy way to start the day.

  5. Cassandra D says

    I really like the ham and cheese bagels.

  6. I remember trying a different brand and really being able to taste the difference. Now it’s always Hellmans.

  7. Tamra Gibson says

    I would be LOST without Hellmans. I eat tuna and egg salad weekly and that’s the only mayo I will use. I love snacks like the Ham and cheese bagels. It makes me feel like I’m eating something a lot healthier verses just chips.

  8. We even like to use Hellmans to dip our fries in!

  9. My daughter doesn’t like hot ham but I think she would like it with sausage or bacon chunks.

  10. Sarah Phillips says

    Oh my goodness, these bagels look sooo good! My favorite kind of mayo is Hellmanns! It is hands down the best out there!

  11. Linda Manns Linneman says

    Hellman’s makes the best. Great recipe. Thank you so much for sharing this. God Bless

  12. Holly Thomas says

    I have run out of comments for this post.

  13. I use mayo in my salmon cakes. It helps keep them moist.

  14. A nice easy recipe for a snack for the kids but also would make a good snack for adults.

  15. yum! the kids would love to make these for the holiday party coming up

  16. vickie couturier says

    that looks so good and easy to make

  17. I’m used to the typical toppings on bagels – cream cheese, lox, whitefish. I’ve never tried it before.

  18. Tammy Catterton says

    wow so easy to make great snack for sure thanks for sharing it

  19. I wonder if these would be just as good with bacon instead of ham. Just a thought…

  20. I will definitely be making this later for me & my husband! Looks and sounds delicious!

  21. I do use Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise in a variety of different dishes.

  22. Those look really yummy I love bagels!

  23. I love quick and easy recipes like this. This is also great for breakfast!

  24. looks tasty. Hellmans a staple in the house!

  25. I’m doing a brunch on Christmas Eve for about 15 people and this sounds like an easy item. I may use it on mini bagels!

  26. I use Hellman’s organic mayonnaise. I’d make these with either tuna or sliced turkey.

  27. Debbi Wellenstein says

    I always make my deviled eggs with Hellmann’s. No other mayo will do!

  28. I make a broccoli slaw salad with mayo. I mix in avocado as well.

  29. Linda Manns Linneman says

    These sound like some great recipes. I always use Hellman’s mayonaise. This is such a good product. It makes everything taste better. Thank you so much for sharing

  30. This is a fun and tasty recipe to try for a super lunch or after school snack.

  31. I only just recently started using mayo instead of butter on my grilled cheese sandwiches. It makes a big difference.

  32. Carrie Lancon says

    It looks simple and easy to make.

  33. I am going to make these as an after school snack for my grandkids.

  34. It is super that it only takes about 10 minutes to make this terrific lunch for children or anyone.

  35. I like easy and tasty recipes like this one!

  36. I like simple and tasty recipes like this one!

  37. Mary Rutter says

    You have to love Hellmans

  38. I mix mayo with sour cream when I’m making a tex-mex dressing.

  39. I bet the family would love these

  40. I enjoy Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise for my tuna and tomato sandwiches.

  41. Pam Halligan says

    I grew up using Hellmann’s. It’s my preferred brand.

  42. Ham & Cheese Bagels would be a fun lunch to make with my children.

  43. I always have Hellmann in my house. Those bagel sandwiches look great.

  44. Elizabeth Tarlow says

    Love these little Bagels! What a perfect snack idea!

  45. I use mayo and lemon juice when I make tuna salad.

  46. We use Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise all the time! I would like to try this recipe.

  47. My kind of recipe and snack. Quick, easy and healthy.

  48. Nancy Burgess says

    Sounds delicious a great snack.

  49. Pam Halligan says

    I really like this recipe. It’s easy and kid pleasing.

  50. vickie couturier says

    oh wow,these look really yummy

  51. vickie couturier says

    these all look really good to me,,i would love to try them

  52. Kelly Kimmell says

    These would make a great weekend snack or for after school.

  53. Cher Garman says

    Everyone in my family would LOVE these!

  54. Dana Rodriguez says

    This would be great for a light lunch!

  55. that is neat i have ham left over of thankssgiving and that good to make some

  56. Lunch typically involves a sandwich with mayo as the condiment. Sometimes I add mustard.

  57. (Head Back to School with Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Snack Recipes) Wow! does that ever look good to me. I love all that cheese melted on the bagel too. (yummy)

  58. rochelle haynes says

    Sounds good but do not like mayonnaise

  59. Mayo goes on all our sandwiches. Always.

  60. These would make a great weekend lunch for the family! Every one of us loves the ingredients and I like how easy it seems to make them.

  61. Emily Adams says

    This looks like a snack that my girls would enjoy.

  62. Nancy Burgess says

    I’d love this snack myself!

  63. This sounds like a delicious snack! I have never thought about doing this before, what a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing the recipe. 🙂

  64. These might be yummy for breakfast tomorrow!

  65. Brianna Cavins says

    I bet this would be good in the microwave too because I like my bagels softer

  66. Katie Bellamy says

    A great sack for kids & adults!

  67. Tammy Catterton says

    wow awesome snack for sure great recipe to try for sure

  68. What a wonderful snack idea! My children would love this.

  69. Antoinette M says

    Delicious…I love mayo!

  70. This is a great snack idea for when the child is home from college for winter break! Nothing is better than Hellman’s! It is what we have been eating for 3 generations!

  71. kathy pease says

    I will have to make this for my hubby he will love it.

  72. Lisa Walker says

    Thanks for the great lunch idea! My daughter will love it!

  73. I make an avocado dressing for pasta salads using mayo.

  74. That’s a good looking lunch…love bagels and ham and cheese.

  75. Laura Bradley says

    Those grapes are HUGE!

  76. Suzanne Deleon says

    I have put the ham and cheese on a tortilla and made the kids quesadillas! But I have never thought to put Hellman’s on it! Hellman’s is a family favorite! I will be making your recipe tomorrow because I have all ingredients on hand! Thanks!!!

  77. We love bagels but we’ve never tried this recipe before.

  78. Sarah Mayer says

    Love these ideas… thanks for sharing.

  79. This would be a good way to use up leftover Thanksgiving ham.

  80. This looks like a winner. I only use Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, but wouldn’t have thought to use it like this. I just learned the thing about putting it on fish to keep it moist…every day something new to use it on.

  81. Quick and easy with good ingredients.

  82. I would love to try that chocolate cake recipe that uses mayo! My daughter would LOVE that.

  83. Mary Gardner says

    I love bagels with just about anything and thee look great.

  84. I love Hellmans definitely after Thanksgiving it is the best on leftover turkey sandwiches.

  85. Michele Pineda says

    a quick and easy snack for after school or on the weekends!

  86. Mary Gardner says

    This looks like a delicious and quick meal.

  87. We always have an extra jar of mayo in the pantry because we go through it so fast.

  88. I think my son would really like these, but my daughter doesn’t care for mayo.


    I love this yummy dish

  90. Leonie Townsend says

    Looks so good, yummy

  91. Barbara Montag says

    I know everyone in our family would love this!
    And easy to make – rest my case.

  92. Mayonnaise is surprisingly good in baked goods!

  93. We’re from the East Coast and I had never heard of this type of snack. I talked to my brother, who’s in the Midwest now, and he said he’s tried it.

  94. I usually use Kraft, but I’ll have to try Hellman’s sometime soon!

  95. I sometimes add curry to my mayo dressing for chicken salad.

  96. I think my children would really enjoy this recipe!

  97. Brianna Cavins says

    I love bagels!!

  98. Hmm, what else can I say about mayonnaise? It’s so yummy in potato salad!

  99. Katie Bellamy says

    So easy to make! My kids would love em!

  100. I like to mix mayo and pesto as a sandwich spread.

  101. Casey Garvey says

    I bet these would be great with miricle whip in them as well!

  102. I used mayo on the sandwiches for the kids’ school lunches.

  103. I use Hellman’s in my oft-requested Mexican dip.

  104. Yum, these are really making me hungry!

  105. Yum

  106. Trisha McKee says

    I love Hellmann’s! Only brand I will use. Thank you for sharing this recipe- i can’t wait to try it.

  107. Katie Bellamy says

    Yum! Those look delicious!

  108. My children would love this for breakfast.

  109. Holly Thomas says

    The only mayonnaise I have ever used!

  110. I like turkey sandwiches with mayo and mustard.

  111. Buddy Garrett says

    The recipe sounds delicious. These delicious snacks would be perfect for anytime.

  112. LeAnn Harbert says

    These look good. I think my boys would like them.

  113. Francine Anchondo says

    Cant wait to try this.

  114. Dana Rodriguez says

    I love Hellmanns products. I may make this over the weekend.

  115. Laura Bradley says

    I really want a bagel now! 😀

  116. My son would really like this, but my daughter doesn’t like mayo usually.

  117. Casey Garvey says

    I would love to have something like this for breakfast! I would just add egg and ready to cook for 3 min and eat!

  118. This looks like a quick and easy recipe that the kids will love.

  119. I was making grilled ham and cheese sandwiches and had to scrape the bottom of the mayo jar. Thanks for the timely coupon.

  120. This looks really good.

  121. I’m in a lunch rut, so I will have to try these in the rotation!

  122. abedabun dawn says

    Looks tasty and simple to make. I have never tired Hellmanns Mayo though.

  123. Mary Gardner says

    This looks great!

  124. I hate mayo – but the best garlic toast I ever had was made with it 🙂

  125. I add mayo to my salmon cake recipe. It helps keep them moist.

  126. This would make a great snack and it’s making me hungry!

  127. Deborah Cochran says

    Such an easy recipe to make! Always looking for new snack ideas.

  128. Hubby would devour one or two of these!

  129. I recently put mayo in some banana muffins and it was so good!

  130. I like to use Hellman’s on leftover roast beef sandwiches, along with a little gravy.

  131. Laura Bradley says

    If only this were Duke’s mayonnaise… LOL

  132. Abigail Gibson says

    Looks so delicious and easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

  133. My daughter and I love a good chicken salad made with Hellman’s. My husband and son can take it or leave it. lol

  134. Great idea for a snack!

  135. Yum, this looks like a great lunch for winter time!

  136. Brianna Cavins says

    I’m gonna try them with turkey too!

  137. Julie Waldron says

    This sounds like a great quick and easy lunch.

  138. Dana Rodriguez says

    That looks delicious. I love their products.

  139. These look fantastic! Thanks for sharing with us.

  140. This would make a tasty lunch.

  141. Abigail Gibson says

    Thank you for this awesome recipe posting. Looks amazingly delicious for kids and adults.

  142. Casey Garvey says

    I make a version already of this! These look great for a party or snack time favorite! Id even eat it for breakfast!

  143. Casey Garvey says

    These look great for a party or snack time favorite! Id even eat it for breakfast!

  144. I use mayo instead of butter on the outside of grilled cheese.

  145. Mary Gardner says

    This looks so delicious. We only use Hellman’s mayonnaise!

  146. Brianna Cavins says

    Looks so yummy!!

  147. Barbara Montag says

    I love the Ham & Cheese Bagels recipe – so making my mouth water!

  148. Susan Smith says

    Looks yummy, I love Hellmann’s Mayonnaise on my sandwiches.

  149. Margaret Smith says

    Hellman’s mayo is the best! The only one my family and I will use.

  150. Those ham and cheese bagels look so tasty.

  151. I use Hellman’s in all my dip recipes.

  152. I probably like mayo a little too much, so this looks delicious!

  153. Michele Pineda says

    Liked this easy to make receipe! Think it would make a nice after school snack for my grandsons. We love and use Hellman’s Mayo and have for years.

  154. Jodie Rector says

    Our family loves Hellman’s mayonnaise. Thanks for the recipe it looks yummy!

  155. Brianna Cavins says

    MMMM now I’m hungry!

  156. This would be awesome with some chopped jalapeno!

  157. Julie Barrett says

    Great recipe idea! Thanks for sharing!

  158. Michelle J. says

    I bet my kids would love this.

  159. Melissa Storms says

    These sound really good. I always use a little Helimanns on grilled cheese.

  160. Great recipe. I love Hellmanns.

  161. Hellman’s is the ONLY mayonnaise we use…I was raised on it. I love how easy this recipe is…forget the kids, the adults want this snack!

  162. Susan Smith says

    I always put Hellman’s mayo in my chicken and egg salads.

  163. I love ham and cheese and my kids would enjoy this. They are always hungry after school.

  164. Brianna Cavins says

    I wonder if it would taste the same with miracle whip

  165. Putting these under the broiler really makes this recipe special.

  166. Ham and cheese bagels sound fantastic! I love this recipe, even more that it can be made in advance! No more after school snack insanity!

  167. Pauline Milner says

    I can see that these bagels will be making their way to our breakfast table this week. Thanks for the awesome recipe! Thanks, also, for the super giveaway opportunity.

  168. These look like they are easy and tasty. We always use Hellmann’s mayo.

  169. Sharon Yarrell says

    That looks so good.

  170. I’ve never seen a recipe like this before. I’m going to try this out on my kids!

  171. Angela Saver says

    Such a great snack idea! My family would love this!

  172. Brianna Cavins says

    That looks sooo good!

  173. Molli Taylor says

    these are some great recipes to keep handy! thanks!

  174. I like the broiler idea with the bagels!

  175. Stephanie H. says

    Thanks for sharing a recipe that looks super easy and delicious too.

  176. rochelle haynes says

    Looking good ad tasty

  177. I definitely prefer Hellman’s over other brands. It makes a difference in tuna salad.

  178. I’d love to try this! II never made ham salad but anything made with hellmans has to be delicious!

  179. Paula Pennachio says

    It all looks really good. Hellman’s is the only Mayonnaise

  180. Kim Pincombe-Cole says

    I’m all about these mayo, ham & cheese bagels! Yummmm

  181. I always put Hellman’s mayo on turkey sandwiches!

  182. Cindy Vincent says

    Wow these all sound yummy

  183. Casey Garvey says

    These sound delicious! I love ham and cheese sandwhiches!

  184. This sure looks good, and so easy, too. Hellman’s is the best and makes dishes taste so scrumptious!

  185. Barbara Montag says

    I love this recipe – it is making me hungry!

  186. Wow! Your Ham & Cheese Bagels look and sound so good! My boys would love these for an after school snack! They are always so hungry after school and this would be a great snack to fill hold them over till dinner! We love Hellmann’s Mayonnaise! It’s a staple in our house and we use it all the time!

  187. Hellman’s mayo is way better than any other brand!

  188. These look yummy for kids and adults. I’d make them for friends to come over.

  189. This looks so yummy! My entire family would love these bagels. I love Helmann’s!

  190. Rebecca Orr says

    These looks really good. And they are a nice change from the normal cereal or fried eggs and toast.

  191. Janie McGaugh says

    Yummy looking snack!

  192. Stephanie O'Day says

    Neat! I would have never thought about using mayo like this!

  193. Love Hellman’s. It’s the standard that I use to judge other like products. There are two other off brands that are very similar and half the price.

  194. I am more of a Miracle Whip gal but really nice recipe.

  195. Teresa Kunberger says

    Looks like a mouth watering delight!

  196. Mary Gardner says

    These look so delicious and I can’t wait to try them!

  197. Christina Gould says

    Bagels are good snack. They hit and stick for a long time. Thanks for posting!

  198. Those bagels look fantastic! Never would I have thought of that combination….

  199. Christina Gould says

    I’ve never seen this recipe before. It looks delish and would be a good after-school snack. I remember how famished I always was when I came home from school. Thanks for posting!

  200. Antoinette M says

    Very easy to make and yummy…I will have to make this!

  201. Prefer Miracle Whip myself but sounds tasty.

  202. Antoinette M says

    Looks delicious! I love mayo.

  203. These look really good. It is not a combination I would have thought of myself.

  204. This looks like a nice hearty snack although I’d make a vegetarian version…maybe with mushrooms instead!

  205. Elizabeth Tarlow says

    These Ham and Cheese Bagels sure look good!!

  206. Kelly Hanley says

    yummy! This looks so good!

  207. Mya Murphy says

    I’m in the ban all mayo club lol yuck…

  208. This looks so yummy!

  209. Milly Bryant says

    Looks quick and easy enough, even the kids could make it themselves. I wonder if they’d like it…

  210. Jennylyn Gross says

    I am not sure if I would like this

  211. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing

  212. (Head Back to School with Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Snack Recipes) I like using real mayonnaise in many of my family recipes. You cannot beat the great taste of a real mayo when cooking in the kitchen for sure.

  213. (Head Back to School with Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Snack Recipes) You can make some really good recipes with this good product, I have made a ton of things with mayo.

  214. Dorothy Boucher says

    I am loving the easy recipe and these would be great to make ahead for on the go .

  215. Dorothy Boucher says

    I am loving the easy recipe and these would be great to make ahead for on the go .

  216. This looks like a delicious snack, especially for after school!

  217. Those look really good! They see easy too!

  218. These really look good and easy!!!

  219. These look really good and are quite easy. My great grandchildlren would enjoy these after school.

  220. Shakeia Rieux says

    This is quick and easy! I have to give it a try!

  221. This looks so yummy and I will have to try out the recipe 🙂

  222. Holly Thomas says

    Super easy and looks yummy!!

  223. mayo makes sandwiches so much better

  224. Stacey McCrary says

    Sounds yummy. Will have to try.

  225. looks good . Gotta give this a try.

  226. Eileen Boyce says

    This looks so good! I have to make it.

  227. We use Hellman’s.It’s great in and on anything.

  228. These look really good.

  229. Angela Saver says

    This sounds really yummy!

  230. Sheila Ressel says

    Yum. These look so good I want one now!

  231. Quick, easy and fun. Thanks for the recipe.

  232. Holly Thomas says

    This looks so good I have to try it.

  233. Tracie Cooper says

    My hubby loves ham and Hellmanns mayo and I would love to make this recipe for my hubby.

  234. Calshondra Williams says

    I love Hellmann’s Mayonnaise in my Tuna Salad. The bagel recipe looks delicious and I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  235. Molli Taylor says

    these are some good lunch ideas, my kids love hellmans!

  236. Debra Branigan says

    Hellmann’s is a quality product.

  237. Mishelle Greening says

    What a very nice recipe I might try that tomorrow – thanks.


  238. Kelly Hanley says

    This sounds super easy and yummy to make! Will have to try it!

  239. I use Hellman’s for my tuna and egg salads.

  240. What a cute snack and hearty too. I would make this but maybe switch up the types of cheese.

  241. I LOVE Hellmans! So yummy 🙂

  242. Karley Moore says

    Thanks for the fabulous snack idea. My entire family would love this!

  243. I am trying this recipe for sure. It look fantastic. I only but Hellman’s.

  244. That looks really good.

  245. I never think about making sandwiches with bagels. These sound good!

  246. great to have some new recipes for school lunch or afterschool snacks. THanks!!

  247. shelly peterson says

    These look really good. My son and grandsons would love these.

  248. rochelle haynes says

    This looks good like to try this

  249. Those look so delicious!

  250. shelly peterson says

    This bagel recipe looks really good. My son and grandsons would like this.

  251. This looks sooooo good! Hellman’s is my family’s favorite! !

  252. This looks like a lunch the grand kids would enjoy. Thanks for the recipe.

  253. This would be something that my nephews would love for an after school treat.

  254. shelly peterson says

    My son and grandsons would love these bagels.

  255. kara bryant says

    Looks and sounds yummy!!!

  256. Jennylyn Gross says

    sound yummy and easy

  257. What a great snack idea! My grandsons are always starving when they get home!

  258. Sarah Hayes says

    this is a great idea. I love bagels and will def have to give this a try

  259. I might try that.


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