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Our Favorite Ways to Use Everything Bagel Seasoning

And they go beyond bagels.
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Published July 17, 2023.

Typically made from a combination of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion flakes, garlic flakes, and kosher salt, everything bagel seasoning shines atop . . . well, everything. From ramen to roti, this popular topping has become a cult favorite spice blend in its own right.

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So what can you use everything bagel seasoning on? The sky’s the limit, but we have a few favorite options.

Cucumber Salad with Smoked Salmon and Capers

For a fresh, vegetable-forward take on a classic brunch staple, we combined the elements of one of our favorite loaded bagels—smoked salmon, cucumber, red onion, capers, and lemon—into a hearty salad. The addition of everything bagel seasoning in this dish really brings home the loaded bagel flavors and makes for a healthy meal thats reminiscent of the classic New York snack.

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Cucumber Salad with Smoked Salmon and Capers

Same great flavors. Fresher, more vegetable-forward presentation.
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Everything Bagel Pigs in Blankets

Yep, that’s right. Everything bagel seasoning’s signature salty succulence lends perfectly to an afternoon snack of pigs in blankets. Not only is the flavor of these childhood favorites elevated by the seasoning but the extra crunch it brings is a delicious treat, and the visual element is an unexpected surprise.

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Everything Bagel Pigs in Blankets

Puff pastry brings these from the kids' table to cocktail hour.
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Smoked Salmon and Potato Frittata

Didn’t think you could douse a fancy brunch in everything bagel seasoning and get away with it? Well, now you can. This superelevated brekky takes inspiration from the flavors of bagels and lox without the bagel. Just before this delicious frittata is placed into the oven, it’s topped with a generous sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning to give it that oomph that makes it such a stellar dish.

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Smoked Salmon and Potato Frittata

This brunch-worthy frittata features everything that makes a smoked salmon–topped bagel so delicious—minus the bagel.
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Everything Bagel–Crusted Grilled Pork Tenderloin

If you’ve been looking to hone your pork prowess, then this everything bagel seasoning crust has got to be the game changer. Elements of the seasoning—sesame seeds, garlic, poppy seeds, kosher salt—are pressed into the pork before cooking, creating a delectable and perfectly savory casing for what might be an otherwise bland cut.

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Everything Bagel-Crusted Grilled Pork Tenderloin

We sought to enliven this bland cut with a spice crust. Short of Krazy Glue, there had to be something we could we use to get it to stick.
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Brunch Burger Buns

Cook’s Country’s mouthwatering Brunch Burgers even use the seasoning for their buns to add a welcome crunch and burst of savory breakfast flavor.

If you have your own fanciful ideas of what can be improved by this versatile seasoning, you can just go ahead and make the blend yourself. Once you’ve got a jar of the stuff, there’s no telling what wondrous creations you can make. 

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Everything Bagel Seasoning

This savory mix adds "everything" flavor to, well, almost everything.
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But FYI, there’s already been an everything bagel ice cream flavor. And apparently it’s pretty good.

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