Cookbook Club

13 Things to Give the Everything Bagel Treatment

March  9, 2018

My go-to type (and, I would argue, the best type) of bagel is the everything bagel. The salty, seedy seasoning is irresistible, and frankly deserves to used on far more than just bagels. Case in point: All this month we’re cooking through Deb Perelman’s latest cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, and one of the runaway favorites so far is her recipe for Everything Drop Biscuits with Cream Cheese.

Clearly, our Cookbook Club shares my love of everything bagel seasoning, but there’s no need to miss out if you don’t have Perelman’s book yet. Whether you make your own blend or use a premixed one (the Club is partial to Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning Blend), we’ve rounded up 13 ideas for putting it to good use:

All of the Breads

If you’re making bagels at home, go forth and make them everything bagels, of course, but don’t stop there. Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning on all sorts of breads: biscuits, scones, focaccia, and so much more.

Snacks & spreads

So many snacks could benefit from a sprinkle of everything bagel seasoning, from nut mixes to savory granola to popcorn. Sprinkle it on spreads like hummus or your next slice of avocado toast, too.

& more!

Don’t stop yet! We’re dreaming of everything bagel–crusted baked potatoes and adding the seasoning blend to breading mixtures for mozzarella sticks or chicken tenders.

Tell us: What do you like to give the everything bagel treatment?

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Naomi Brill Skena
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    Angie Tronset
I like esoteric facts about vegetables. Author of the IACP Award-nominated cookbook, Cooking with Scraps.


Naomi B. March 9, 2018
We like the Trader Joe's everything spice on fried eggs!
Angie T. March 13, 2018
Agreed! I always top my scrambled eggs with it.