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Everything Bagel Seasoning Is More Versatile Than You Think

It’s not just for bagels.
By Published May 13, 2022

Everything. Bagel. Seasoning. 

These three words can set mouths watering and tongues flapping and for good reason, too. Typically made from a combination of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, onion flakes, garlic flakes, and kosher salt, this popular topping shines atop everything from ramen to roti and has become a cult favorite spice blend in its own right.

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

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.

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 super-elevated 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.

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.

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. 

But FYI, there’s already been an Everything Bagel ice cream flavor. And apparently it’s pretty good.