This homemade Everything Bagel seasoning recipe is quick and easy to make and can be used on, well…just about everything!

Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

When we were last in NYC, Alex and I made sure to hit up a traditional bagel shop. We got massive chewy bagels, slathered with 1-inch thick scallion cream cheese. Of course, mine was an Everything Bagel. Because that crunchy, garlicky flavor of Everything Bagel seasoning is completely irresistible! These days many grocery stores sell jars of Everything But the Bagel seasoning to recreate the magic. But why not make it at home? It’s easy to make an all natural homemade version: here’s how to do it!

How to make Everything Bagel seasoning

Making Everything But the Bagel seasoning literally could not be easier. You only need 5 ingredients and 2 minutes. Here’s what’s in this Everything Bagel seasoning recipe:

  • Poppy seeds
  • White sesame seeds
  • Dried onion flakes
  • Dried garlic flakes
  • Kosher salt

Dried onion flakes and dried garlic flakes should be able to be found in your local grocery store. We found them in the bulk spices section of at our grocery.

Homemade everything bagel seasoning

30 ways to use Everything Bagel seasoning

After you’ve made this Everything But the Bagel seasoning, there are SO many ways to use it! We love using it on our Everything Bagel pasta: our recipe to recreate the magic of a bagel for dinner. But there are infinite ways to use this magic seasoning! Our favorites are sprinkling it on avocado toast, making homemade Everything Bagel crackers, and sprinkling it over scrambled eggs. Here are 30 ways to use it!

  1. Everything Bagel Pasta, of course!
  2. Avocado toast
  3. Pizza crust
  4. Mac and cheese
  5. Homemade bread
  6. Chickpea salad
  7. Corn on the cob
  8. Hard boiled eggs
  9. Scrambled eggs
  10. Egg salad
  11. Rice
  12. Quinoa
  13. Homemade crackers
  14. Fried rice
  15. Homemade salad dressing
  16. Olive oil, as a dip for bread
  17. Popcorn
  18. Popovers
  19. Roasted potatoes
  20. Fries
  21. Potato salad
  22. Radish toast
  23. White bean ricotta toast
  24. Baked salmon
  25. Butternut squash soup
  26. Split pea soup
  27. Roasted brocolli
  28. Roasted Brussels sprouts
  29. Roasted carrots
  30. Hummus
Everything But the Bagel Seasoning

More seasoning blends

Making DIY seasoning mixes at home is so easy! They taste incredible—much better than storebought—and are fun gifts, too. Try all our seasoning blends (listed by style):

Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

This Everything Bagel seasoning recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

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Everything But the Bagel Seasoning | Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

*Easy* Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: About ½ cup 1x


This homemade Everything Bagel seasoning recipe is quick and easy to make and can be used on, well…just about everything!


  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon dried onion flakes (minced onion)
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon dried garlic flakes (minced garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse sea salt or kosher salt


  1. In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container for several months.
  • Category: Spices
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, Everything Bagel Seasoning, Spices, Seasoning Mix, Herbs, DIY

Last updated: April 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you'll want to make again and again.

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