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Everything Bagel Seasoning made at home takes 6 ingredients and less than 5 minutes! You are going to love this super easy and fast divine seasoning.

Making your own seasonings just makes sense. These seasonings are my blogs favorites, Homemade Ranch, Fajita and Taco Seasonings.

A Bowl full of Everything but the bagel seasoning next to bagels.

Everything but the Bagel Seasoning

So you might be wondering why I would bother to make my own bagel seasoning when it is so easy to go pick up a jar at Trader Joe’s or even Costco. Well, it’s all about ratio control. This everything bagel seasoning recipe is pretty amazing as it is, but the wonderful thing about making it yourself, is you can adjust it to your liking. With a recipe so simple and easy as this, it just makes sense to make your own. Give it a try once and you will never buy it again.

Making Everything Bagel Seasoning from home is also cheaper than buying it in a jar, especially if you can buy the ingredients in bulk. My family loves this seasoning and we experiment by putting it on just about everything we can think of. Keep extras of the ingredients on hand so you will never be out of this insanely delicious seasoning.

What You Will Need For Everything Bagel Seasoning

I like to buy the ingredients at my local grocery store that has a bulk section. I can find everything I need there usually. If you do not have a store that has a bulk section, look for the ingredients in the Asian and spice aisles.

  • White Sesame Seeds: These are the basic sesame seeds you usually find everywhere.
  • Black Sesame Seeds: These are sesame seeds with the hulls still intact. They will have a nuttier crunchier texture.
  • Poppy Seeds: Adds that bit of extra crunch and flavor.
  • Dried Minced Garlic: Found in the spice aisle, adds incredible flavor.
  • Dried Minced Onion: Dried onion comes in different sizes, make sure you get minced so that it isn’t too big.
  • Coarse Sea Salt: You will want the larger coarse salt to go with the seeds and stick to the bagel or anything else you might put it on.

How to Make Homemade Bagel Seasoning

This really could not get any easier. I promise you, you cannot mess this up.

  1. Combine: Place all the ingredients in a bowl and stir till combined
  2. Store: Keep in tightly covered container.

All the ingredients in a bowl separated.

Tips and Variations For the Best Everything Bagel Seasoning

With this recipe being so easy, there isn’t much that go wrong, it can only taste right!

  • Customize: Love homemade recipes, I can totally customize them to my families liking. If you want lighter on the salt, go for it. Heavier on the salt, you can do that too. If you can’t find black sesame seeds, leave them out. It is just that simple. Make the way you love it!
  • Salt: You do not want to use table salt for this everything bagel seasoning. It needs to coarse, kosher salt for best results. Large flaked salt will work too.
  • Add Ins: This is the classic recipe for everything bagel seasoning. It is what you are going to find in the jar you can buy at the store. But since you made it at home, you can add in any other spices or herbs you desire. Add red pepper flakes for a bit of heat. Add some Italian seasoning for a more of an Italian flare , etc. My only advice is to keep whatever you add dried. No fresh herbs. They will go bad in your mix and you will have to throw it out.
  • Store: Keep your seasoning in a tightly sealed jar or container in a cool dry place. It will keep up to 6 months.

A bowl with the everything but the bagel seasoning and a spoon.

What To Serve Your Bagel Seasoning With

Besides being the perfect topping for bagels, this everything bagel seasoning goes with so many foods and makes them dynamite.

Scooping the seasoning out of a white bowl.

More Seasonings, Mixes and Sauces From Scratch

Everything tastes better from scratch, and it’s true. Knowing exactly what you are feeding your family is such a peaceful feeling. I love being able to control some of the additives and preservatives that enter our home, just by making a few more things homemade. Most of the time it only takes a few ingredients and a matter of minutes and I’m set for a while. Besides my kids love to help, and then turn around and eat their creations in something. Being able to customize them is huge advantage as well. Here are a few tried and true condiments to try in your home.

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Everything Bagel Seasoning

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
Everything Bagel Seasoning made at home takes 6 ingredients and less than 5 minutes! You are going to love this super easy and fast divine seasoning.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 ounces


  • 3 Tablespoons White Sesame Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Poppy Seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Minced Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Diced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt


  • In a small bowl combine ingredients. Use as needed.


Calories: 25kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 194mgPotassium: 24mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Seasoning
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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