Everything Bagel Seasoning


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A jar of this homemade everything bagel seasoning is pure gold. It tastes just like Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning and can be used on virtually anything — avocado toast, roasted vegetables, anything with cream cheese or salmon, and so much more!

Everything bagel seasoning in a glass bottle.
Photo: Gayle McLeod

Why Homemade Everything Bagel Seasoning Is the Best

I am hooked on this everything but the bagel seasoning. Initially, I made this for my version of a lox bagel — a large crispy smashed potato bagel (which I highly recommend for the tastiest breakfast). But then I found myself reaching for this jar more often than not, let me tell you why:

  • It’s the best kind of flavor enhancer. Not only does it add a subtle crunchy texture, but it also lends nutty, garlicky, and oniony flavors all at once. YUM.
  • It can be stored for up to one year. With how delicious it is, I recommend making a double batch, so that you always have some on hand. Plus, you can make a few jars for edible gifts!
Ingredients for everything bagel seasoning.

Everything Bagel Seasoning Ingredients

The six ingredients – flaky sea salt, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, dried minced onion, poppy seeds, and dried minced garlic – are pretty straightforward. But here are a few things to keep in mind regarding substitutions:

  • For sesame seeds: If you only want to buy one type of sesame seeds, I’d stick with white sesame seeds. Otherwise, having both is best!
  • For the dried minced garlic & onion: Don’t use garlic or onion powder, the chunkier minced texture is key here. Anything finely powdered will end up at the bottom of the jar.
  • For the flaky sea salt: It’s best to use this kind of salt versus coarse salt, which can be even saltier. And if you prefer a less salty taste, you can always adjust and reduce the amount I’ve provided.

Find the printable recipe with measurements below.

Ingredients for everything bagel seasoning in a bowl.

Making It + Storage Tips

To make the seasoning, stir everything in a small bowl and store it in a small sealed container in a cool, dark, and dry place such as your pantry. It will stay good for up to one year. And if you need storage ideas, I love to use these glass spice jars for all my homemade seasonings.

Tasty Ways To Use The Seasoning

A bowl of everything bagel seasoning.

More Homemade Seasonings

I can’t wait for you to try this everything bagel seasoning recipe! If you make it, I’d love to hear about your experience with this recipe. Your review will help other readers in the community.

A glass jar of everything bagel seasoning.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Lisa Bryan


A jar of this homemade everything bagel seasoning is the ultimate kitchen tool! It tastes just like Trader Joe’s everything bagel seasoning and can be used on virtually anything.




  • Stir together. Add the white sesame seeds, garlic, onion, poppy seeds, black sesame seeds, and sea salt to a small bowl, then stir together.
  • Store. Use the seasoning immediately, or store in an airtight container for the future.

Lisa’s Tips

  • This recipe makes a little over half a cup.
  • You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this recipe to make a larger batch.


Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 4665mg | Potassium: 443mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 395mg | Iron: 5mg
Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Everything Bagel Seasoning, Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe
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About the author

Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. One of my favorite sections of this site are your spice/herb/seasonal blends. I use all of them. I recycle jars for that purpose. So, thanks!5 stars

    1. Hi Hillary – I’m so glad you’re loving all the homemade seasonings, including this one!