How to Make Your Own Everything Bagel Seasoning

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On a recent road trip, I spent an astonishing amount of money at Starbucks buying a little plastic box with fruit, a muesli pita bread, boiled eggs, and peanut butter. I was unprepared for an extra day on the road and grabbed the healthiest looking thing I could find and gritted my teeth all the way to the cash register.

But in this box, I discovered something magical.

There was a teeny, tiny packet of Everything Bagel seasoning tucked under the eggs.

I had never even considered putting that on boiled eggs but it was absolutely delicious. I started thinking about what else I could put that seasoning on.

I looked up the seasoning and found that Trader Joe’s has a popular one called Everything But the Bagel seasoning. And then I saw it was $8.49 for a jar of it. And of course, then I thought of how I should make the seasoning for myself. The ingredients are super easy to find at most grocery stores, and you may already have most of the items on hand. Once you buy them, you can make numerous batches of Everything Bagel seasoning. (Maybe even for a homemade gift?)

Everything Bagel Seasoning recipe

This delicious seasoning has only five ingredients and will add some flavorful crunch to just about anything.

  • 2 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp Minced garlic (dried)
  • 1 tbsp Minced onion (dried)
  • 1 tsp Coarsely ground sea salt (you can add more salt if this isn’t enough)

Actually, I hesitate to even call this a recipe.

You put all this stuff into a little jar, shake, and you’re done.

What can you flavor with Everything Bagel Seasoning?

Here are just a few things that could be made tastier with your new seasoning mix.

  1. Boiled eggs
  2. Cream cheese on a regular bagel
  3. Avocado toast
  4. Garden-fresh sliced tomatoes
  5. Potato dishes
  6. Chicken
  7. Fish
  8. Noodles with butter
  9. Egg, tuna, or chicken salad
  10. Macaroni salad
  11. Potato salad
  12. Coleslaw
  13. Garden salad
  14. Popcorn
  15. Grilled cheese sandwiches

The sky’s the limit. You can use this to add some savory crunch to just about anything! What do you sprinkle this tasty seasoning on? Let me know in the comments!

How to Make Your Own Everything Bagel Seasoning
Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is an author and blogger. She's the single mom of two daughters and credits extreme frugality and a good sense of humor for her debt-free lifestyle. She is the author of numerous books, the editor of, and is the founder of a small digital publishing company in the emergency preparedness niche.

3 thoughts on “How to Make Your Own Everything Bagel Seasoning”

  1. This is a great idea! I use this topping on my bagels, but I never thought to make it myself! I have all the ingredients, too! Tomorrow’s project!

  2. Thanks for this…we use this everyday..first we found it at Trader Joes…$1.99 for 2.3 oz. then we discovered it at
    Costco $4.99 for 11.5 oz…I believe TJ discontinued it….now I can make our own.. We just love it…anyone know of a source for tan sesame seeds in natural state…vs hulled white ones.

    Happy Seasoning

  3. Genius! I love everything bagels. Local grocery chain even has everything hot dog and hamburger buns YUM! Def making this…can’t wait to try it with hard-boiled eggs! Thanks Daisy!

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