How to Make Everything-But-The-Bagel Seasoning

For the past year or so, I’ve been utilizing this seasoning from Trader Joe’s on pretty much everything. It’s a mixture of dried minced garlic and onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and salt.

I’ve seen this seasoning for sale at TJ Maxx and Target as well so it’s not only available at Trader Joe’s! I also see a lot of other recipes that use similar ingredients but in different quantities.

It’s a quick and easy way to add some flavor to soups, salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes. I’ve never been a huge fan of plain onions or plain garlic so this is my go-to seasoning to change things up a bit.

If you’re looking for more delicious seasoning recipes, you can check out my blog post on How to Make Everything-But-The-Bagel Seasoning: A blog that explains the different way to use the Everything but the bagel seasoning.

The Everything but the Bagel Seasoning was created and sold by Trader Joe’s. The seasoning is a blend of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, salt flakes and black sesame seeds. It is perfect to sprinkle on salads or on fish, meat, popcorn and vegetables. Recently there has been an increase in popularity for this seasoning, which led to an increase in price and a decrease in availability. This made me decide to start making my own seasoning.

The first step to making your own seasoning is to gather all the ingredients. The main ingredients for this seasoning are poppy seeds, sesame seeds, dried onions and garlic. You can buy these ingredients online but I find it easier to buy them from a local grocery store as it saves time and money by not having to wait for packages to be delivered. There are many different brands of poppy seeds available so make sure you find one that fits your needs. For example if you want a more coarse texture then you might want to look at Bob’s Red Mill which makes their poppy seed grinders coarser than most other brands.

The recipe calls for 4 tablespoons of poppy seeds which I normally use two tablespoons of Bob’s Red Mill Poppy Seeds and two tablespoons of Trader Joe’s Po

What is Everything but the Bagel Seasoning?

Everything but the Bagel Seasoning is a Trader Joe’s copycat seasoning made with sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried garlic and onion, and salt. It is great on avocado toast, eggs, sprinkled over a salad or even mixed into meatballs.

What Ingredients are in Everything but the Bagel Seasoning?

Sesame Seeds – Make sure you use white sesame seeds if possible. They have more flavor than toasted/black sesame seeds. If you can only find black sesame seeds that will work too!

Poppy Seeds – For this recipe I like to buy whole poppy seeds and grind them up in my coffee grinder. You can buy ground poppy seeds but they tend to be much more expensive than whole ones. If you don’t have a coffee grinder you could also put them in a mortar and pestle and crush them that way.

Dried Minced Garlic – This is sold in the spice aisle at most grocery stores. It is simply dried minced garlic that has been ground up even more so it’s even finer than granulated garlic.

Dried Minced Onion – Again this is sold in the spice aisle, just like the dried minced garlic, except it

I’ve been using my homemade Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on everything lately.

I threw it together one day when I wanted to make my own version of Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.

And ever since then, I’ve been sprinkling it on everything from eggs and avocado toast to roasted veggies and salads.

In this post, I’ll show you how to make this easy seasoning blend in your own kitchen with ingredients that you probably already have on hand!**

There are a lot of things that I love in life: pizza, my family, my dog, pizza, writing… and the list could go on for a while. But there is one thing I have been loving lately more than anything else… Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning.

If you haven’t tried it yet, you should definitely go pick some up. The name basically says it all: It’s everything you would find on top of an “everything bagel” minus the bagel part. You know what I mean? It’s got sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced dried garlic and onion and salt. That’s it!

And as I mentioned before, I am completely obsessed with this stuff!!! I could literally put it on everything.

I have seen a few recipes online where people have incorporated this seasoning in some very creative ways so I wanted to give it a try. And since I already love just about everything with cream cheese (hello bagels), I thought what better way to incorporate this seasoning than into my favorite recipe of all time: My Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes!

These potatoes are seriously delicious and they are super easy to make. They only require five

For a while now, I’ve been obsessed with Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. I used to use it to make avocado toast and have since moved on to sprinkling it on my eggs, salads, etc. So when I saw a recipe for homemade everything but the bagel seasoning, I had to try it!

I was pleasantly surprised. I mean, TBH, there is no way of recreating this exact blend… but you can come pretty damn close!

The trick is to use dehydrated garlic and onion (which you can find at most grocery stores), as well as sesame seeds and poppy seeds (which you can find in the spice section). Then grind them together using a food processor or blender.

And voila! You’ve got your own homemade version of Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Seasoning that tastes almost exactly the same.

One of the things I love most about my blog is interacting with all of you. Whether that be through comments, Instagram, or email, I love hearing what you’re eating, what you’re making, and what you’d like to see more of here on The Modern Proper.

I specifically remember one Saturday morning I was having a conversation on Instagram stories with one of my favorite followers, @she_eats_vegan and she said she loved Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel seasoning and wanted to know how she could put it in everything. She then proceeded to send me a picture of her putting it on eggs, which is genius and something I never would have thought of! After that, I started receiving DMs from many different followers asking for more ways to use EBTB on meals other than avocado toast or chicken salad.

So today we’re giving the people what they want. Here are 10 ideas for incorporating EBTB into your meals! (And if you don’t have EBTB seasoning, here are two amazing recipes to make your own – one savory and one sweet!)

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