How To Make Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

updated May 15, 2023
Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix
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A bagel topped with everything bagel seasoning mix is pictured against a stack of plain bagels and a mason jar filled with seasoning mix
Credit: Kelli Foster

I live in New York City, the home of amazing bagels, so it should come as no surprise that I eat plenty of them. And no matter the filling, my bagel choice is always the same: an everything bagel. The secret ingredient is a magical spice blend of poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt.

Sure, you can buy an everything bagel spice blend, but we’ve got something better: a recipe to make it yourself at home.

What is Everything Bagel Seasoning?

Everything bagel seasoning typically includes poppy seeds, toasted sesame seeds, dried garlic, dried onion, and salt. It’s a mixture of common ingredients you probably have in your pantry right now.

Credit: Kelli Foster

What Does Everything Bagel Seasoning Taste Like?

Everything bagel seasoning is a combination of toasty, salty, and savory flavors that work together beautifully to make every bite a little different. There’s an even mix of each ingredient, except the salt (there’s slightly less of that). Of course, you can always adjust the ratio to suit your own taste.

How to Use Everything Bagel Seasoning

I think the bigger question is how can’t you use this seasoning blend! The possibilities are nearly endless:

When using it on store-bought bagels, first brush the top of the bagel with a very thin layer of water, then sprinkle with everything bagel spice. The water is essential for the spice mix to stick to the bagels.

Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

Makes about 1/4 cup

Nutritional Info


  • 1 tablespoon

    poppy seeds

  • 1 tablespoon

    toasted sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon

    dried garlic

  • 1 tablespoon

    dried onion

  • 2 teaspoons

    coarse salt


  • Measuring spoons

  • Small bowl


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  1. Combine ingredients: Spoon each of the spices into a small bowl, and stir together until well-combined.

  2. Store: Store the everything bagel spice in a sealed container until you're ready to use.