Everything Bagel Seasoning

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I remember seeing the infamous everything bagel seasoning on social media a few years ago. Of course, I was influenced to go to Trader Joe’s and pick some up.

I grew up in our family deli and everything bagels were so popular. They have a ton of flavor and aside being sticky to the touch, they are delicious. So I was excited to give this seasoning a try. 

After eating the same, boring eggs every day, I sprinkled some everything bagel seasoning on my eggs and cooked them how I normally did. One bite and I was unimpressed. I couldn’t understand what they hype was all about. It didn’t have the flavor I imagined it would. I set it back on my shelf and forgot about it.

But the social media posts kept coming. People couldn’t get enough of this seasoning. And I couldn’t understand why I didn’t love it as much as everyone else. One day, I decided to sprinkle it on my eggs after they were already cooked and BAM! It was love at first taste.

bowl of seasoning with a spice jar

spice jar tipped over

tiny spoon in a wooden bowl full of spices

What is everything bagel seasoning made of?

This popular seasoning is made up of a mix of black sesame seeds and white sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion and sea salt flakes.

Why is it called everything bagel seasoning?

That’s easy! If you’ve ever had an everything bagel, it’s the seasoning that goes on top of those bagels.

Where can I buy everything bagel seasoning?

You can buy it at Trader Joe’s. They also sell it at Target and a variety of grocery stores.  They also sell a variety of brands on Amazon. The good news is, if you prefer to use this recipe, you can make your own with spices you probably already have in your pantry!

holding a small spoonful of everything bagel seasoning

bowl and spoonful of everything bagel seasoning

spice jar tipped over with spices coming out

What can you use everything bagel seasoning on?

I use it on almost everything, but so far my favorites have been eggs, popcorn, potatoes, salad and any type of meat. The key is to sprinkle it on after you’ve prepared your dish, not before. This everything bagel seasoning would be amazing on our air fryer pasta chips as well!

Can I use garlic powder instead of dried minced garlic?

No. The dried minced garlic is actually one of the most flavorful components of everything bagel seasoning. I was unable to find it in our local grocery stores, so I bought a package from amazon.

Can I use coarse sea salt instead of sea salt flakes?

I’ve found that the flakes are best, but if you are unable to find sea salt flakes, I don’t see why you can’t use coarse salt. I was able to find kosher sea salt flakes on Amazon.

bowl and spoonful of everything bagel seasoning

bowl and spoonful of everything bagel seasoning

Do I have to use both white and black sesame seeds?

You don’t have to, but I think it adds to the flavor. Black and white sesame seeds have a different flavor. Black sesame seeds tend to be a little bit bitter, while white sesame seeds have a sweeter, nuttier flavor.

Is everything bagel seasoning healthy?

We eat very cleanly and are allowed as much seasoning as we’d like. Of course, this does have salt flakes in it, so you don’t want to go overboard. I do recommend if you are watching your salt intake, to leave it out of the mix and add a pinch separately each time you use it. The sesame seeds may also add calories.

Now that you know a little bit about our everything bagel seasoning, I’m excited to share our recipe.

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bowl and spoonful of everything bagel seasoning

Everything Bagel Seasoning

  • Author: Heather l The Super Mom Life


Our favorite seasoning can be made at home and now I’m sharing the easy, step-by-step recipe for the popular everything bagel seasoning.


  • 8 tsp sesame seeds
  • 6 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 6 tsp dried minced onion
  • 6 tsp dried minced garlic
  • 4 tsp sea salt flakes
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds


  • Mix all of the ingredients together and pour into a resealable container (I use an empty spice jar).


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Our favorite seasoning can be made at home and now I'm sharing the easy, step by step recipe for the popular everything bagel seasoning.
Our favorite seasoning can be made at home and now I'm sharing the easy, step by step recipe for the popular everything bagel seasoning.

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  1. I have never heard of it, so obviously never tried it! But the seasoning looks so good and is easy to make too 👌🏻

  2. I really love everything bagel (well at least the seasoning) BUT I cannot eat them as many are made with an ingredient that I am allergic to. This is perfect as I can be in control of exactly what I am getting.

  3. I hope i can make better seasoning next time, last time i did it, it’s too salty. Thanks for sharing

  4. Glad I came over this post. I didn’t know the ingredients that are in it. All I know is that there are sesame seeds. hahaha! Now I know…

  5. I love Everything Bagels but can never find them in the UK! My grandma sent me a pretzel recipe, and I totally need to make this to sprinkle onto it.

  6. Everything bagel seasoning seems like a fun spice for my morning bagels. Can’t wait to make my own too. Sounds so yum!

  7. I love the statement, ‘It was love at first taste”. Anyway, I will try to concoct something like this in the future. Sometimes, eating scrambled or sunny-side up egg is boring.

  8. I love this, I need to make it at home. Thanks for sharing this recipe. So perfect.

  9. I have tried all these seasoning separately but never together so would love to follow your recipe and make a bottle mix for myself

  10. I sprinkle this over everything! One of my favorite seasonings…Definitely going to start making my own now!

  11. This is very interesting. I’ve spent a lot of time in seasoning aisles at grocery stores and supermarkets. I’ve never heard of bagel seasoning until now. I suppose there may be a seasoning for everything. Anyway, I’m intrigued. I think I may have to invest in this as I do love bagels.

  12. Hhhhmmmm….alright then, Heather! Thanks for sharing this very insightful knowledge about bagel seasoning!

  13. This is an awesome idea for my homemade bagels! It’s definitely more delicious with this seasoning!

  14. I love the flavor of the traditional everything bagel seasoning although medical issues keep me from enjoying it. I make my own without the things that bother me. I bet this one is yummy.

  15. I’ve never had a bagel with seasoning before. The blend sounds great, bet it makes them taste great.

  16. I love this blend of spices. It’s really great on everything. Your mixture is just perfect and I will be using it again.

  17. I love love LOVE everything bagels!!! I was actually gifted a bottle of everything seasoning but haven’t even opened it yet, I struggle with how to use it! ha! This reminds me though, time to bust it out and try it!

  18. I am one of those people who is obsessed with it as well. I also use it on everything! Great idea to make your own can’t wait to mix some up

  19. I can’t wait to make my own everything seasoning! I’ve loved it for years. It’s so good on bagels and even on pretzels and certain bread. It’s great stuff.

  20. I just learned about this everything bagel seasoning and I hope this is also available here in the Philippines

  21. Bagel seasoning is very flavorful and give a unique flavor especially when used to prepare Salmon. I recommend it

  22. I LOVE Everything Bagel Seasoning. And I’ve never made it myself. I’m so excited to, thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us! Looks absolutely amazing!!

  23. I love cream cheese and bagels but this everything bagel seasoning will give it an even more savory depth of flavor.

  24. The brand isn’t available in my country, so glad you made a recipe for it, now I’m able to try, thanks!

  25. This is one of my favorite seasonings. I would love to make this sometime. I’ll be saving this. I need to make it soon.

  26. I have some in my cabinet now that I don’t use as much as I should. This has inspired me to look for it in my cabinet and use it one everything. Thanks for the tip to use it afterward.

  27. That sounds so good. I’ve never had everything seasoning before. I’ve only ever had plain bagels.

  28. That is fantastic! I love putting this seasoning on my bagels. BUT it’s also great on homemade pretzels, too, or even on homemade bread. Om nom nom.

  29. That sounds so good! I love everything seasoning on my bagels. I also like to put it on other snacks, too. It’s a great flavor combo.

  30. There is nothing better than everything but the bagel seasoning! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  31. This recipe is delicious and better than the bottled stuff! It pairs beautifully with avocado toast. In fact, sometimes I sprinkle it on an avocado and go nuts!

  32. I am going to make this seasoning too. Anything with garlic is always flavorful! I can’t wait to try this on popcorn like you did.

  33. What a great idea to make your own everything bagel seasoning. I love it on my salad at night and I make sure I always have some on hand because the markets run out.