This Everything Bagel Seasoning only requires 5 ingredients but adds instant flavor to tons of recipes, like Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns, Sourdough Discard Flatbread, and this Everything Bagel Cheese Ball. I’ve played with the proportions extensively, and to me, this is the perfect combination!

The everything bagel was always my favorite bagel in the box.

Everything Bagel Seasoning - In a White Bowl with Wooden Spoon 

Yes, it has the most going on, but I’ve always been a “more is more” person with food.

Do I appreciate the simple things too? Of course, but I really love when you combine multiple flavors together and they create a new flavor that’s very distinct, and more than the sum of its parts. In that way, seasoning mixes kind of remind me of cocktails.

This everything bagel seasoning mix is one I’ve played with quite a bit, to try to get the best proportion of ingredients.

Everything Bagel Seasoning Recipe - Shown in A White Dish with Wooden Spoon

I am not going to claim that it’s the same as the Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning, but it’s certainly close, and I love this mix.

The sesame seeds take the starring role, with poppy seeds, onion, and garlic taking supporting roles, and a small amount of flaked sea salt adds flavor and a wonderfully crunchy texture.

Everything Bagel Seasoning Ingredients

Here are the 5 ingredients you need to make the seasoning: sesame seeds, garlic flakes, dried minced onion, poppy seeds, and Maldon sea salt:

Sesame Seeds, Dried Garlic Flakes, Dried Onion Flakes, Poppy Seeds, and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes in Packages

I was able to get all of these at the same grocery stores, albeit every one being from a different brand. But versions of these should be pretty easy to find.

How to Make Everything Bagel Seasoning

All you do is mix together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic flakes, dried onion flakes, and flaky sea salt:

Glass Bowl with Sesame Seeds, Dried Garlic Flakes, Dried Onion Flakes, Poppy Seeds, and Maldon Sea Salt Flakes   

Stir to combine:

Everything But the Bagel Seasoning Recipe - In a Glass Bowl Mixed with Spoon

Or, just place the ingredients in a sealable jar (affiliate), seal, and shake to combine.

Everything Bagel Seasoning In A Small White Bowl

Suggested Ways to Use The Seasoning:

Cajun SeasoningTaco SeasoningFajita Seasoning, and Sazon Seasoning are more of my other favorite mixes to make at home. Enjoy!

Everything Bagel Seasoning In A Small White Bowl

Everything Bagel Seasoning

This nostalgic mix of sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, garlic, and flaky sea salt adds instant flavor to lots of different recipes.

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  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds*
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp dried garlic flakes
  • 2 tbsp dried minced onion
  • 1 tbsp flaked sea salt (I use Maldon)


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store for 6 months at room temperature. Sesame seeds and poppy seeds tend to expire quickly compared to other spices.
  • Or, place all ingredients in a jar, seal, and shake to combine.


*I purchased a mix of regular, black, and toasted sesame seeds, all in one jar. You may use any type you like, though it's nice to have both white and black sesame seeds for color variation.


Calories: 36kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 636mg, Potassium: 60mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 1IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 61mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.