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Cream Cheese Omelet With Everything Seasoning

May  5, 2021
12 Ratings
Photo by Ty Mecham. Food stylist: Anna Billingskog. Prop stylist: Amanda Widis.
  • Prep time 3 minutes
  • Cook time 3 minutes
  • Serves 1
Author Notes

Everything seasoning is best known for its original role as a bagel topping—but once you have a jar handy, you’ll find a million and one other ways to use it. I bow down to this seedy ingredient for its all-in-one crunch and savoriness. Poppy, sesame, garlic, onion, and salt are classic but, depending on the brand, you might cross paths with a newfangled addition like sunflower seeds; if you ask me, the more the merrier.

In this recipe, everything seasoning spreads its wings beyond being a crust-slash-topping, as a mix-in, too. Whisking the seasoning with the eggs means that every bite of omelet is full of seedy crunch and oniony allure. If you want, you can scale down to two eggs for a more modest portion—just use 2 teaspoons of everything seasoning instead, and keep the cream cheese the same because you only live once.

Serve with buttered toast or a simple salad. Or, if you really want to go all in, a cream-cheesed everything bagel.

This is one of our Big Little Recipes, our weekly column all about dishes with big flavor and little ingredient lists. Do you know (and love) a recipe that’s low in ask, high in reward? Let us know in the comments.Emma Laperruque

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Cream Cheese Omelet With Everything Seasoning
  • Canola oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon everything seasoning, plus more to finish
  • 1 ounce cream cheese
  1. Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat with a thin lacquer of canola oil. Meanwhile, crack the eggs into a bowl, add the everything seasoning, and whisk with a fork until smooth.
  2. Once the oil is hot enough that a test-drop of egg instantly sizzles, pour in all of the egg mixture. Use a flexible, heatproof spatula to drag the cooked outside toward the center (from 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock, repeat), tilting the pan so the runny egg fills in the gaps. When most of the egg is starting to set, lower the heat to medium-low. Use your hands to crumble the cream cheese into pieces and sprinkle them over the omelet, concentrating them along the centerline. Once there are only a few shiny spots of raw egg left, fold two edges of the omelet inward over the cheese (like you’re folding a piece of paper to go inside an envelope). Pat down and let cook for another 10 or so seconds to melt the cheese—if you’re feeling confident, you can give the omelet a flip in the pan to seal the seam, but this isn’t necessary.
  3. Turn onto a plate, sprinkle with a pinch more everything seasoning for good measure, and eat right away.

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Emma was the food editor at Food52. She created the award-winning column, Big Little Recipes, and turned it into a cookbook in 2021. These days, she's a senior editor at Bon Appétit, leading digital cooking coverage. Say hello on Instagram at @emmalaperruque.

25 Reviews

ajfeuerman February 6, 2022
I agree with the folks who said there’s too much seasoning. It made mine a little more salty than I’d like. I also subbed the canola oil for olive oil and it was fine (I never use Canola). I love the idea someone mentioned with goat cheese so if I make this again, I may try that.
SMM September 21, 2021
This looks great but I do not understand why you would use canola oil which everyone knows is really bad for you. Why not olive or avocado oil?
Linda D. May 1, 2021
Another winner! Thank you, Emma
Bcur1ey3 October 28, 2020
Love this seasoning! Use it on my eggs and on top of avocado toast! Am curious, I saw your episode when you coated chicken with poppy seeds. Would you recommend using the everything bagel seasoning as a chicken coating? Not sure if anything in the everything blend would burn while cooking in oil. Thanks!
cdthrstn October 11, 2020
This is an excellent omelet but way too much seasoning - perhaps it's supposed to be 1 teaspoon? Everything bagel seasoning is available at Wegman's stores. Goat cheese instead of the cream cheese does sound yummy!
cdthrstn October 29, 2020
That actually sounds very good and I don't know why anything in the seasoning would burn.

Also, I now notice a lot of stores are carrying the seasoning...
Rocky September 20, 2020
Looks good indeed but you didn't use "just" three ingredients... you used 4. The oil is the fourth.
2tattered March 2, 2021
Guessing Scotty forgot to beam you up.....lol.
2tattered March 2, 2021
She’s at minus 1:

Dana September 19, 2020
Great idea! Made this AM but used an additional egg and only 2 teaspoons of seasoning topped with fresh snipped chives and a dash more seasoning. Split it with my hubby with some fresh fruit. Still curious about the bread used for the toast in the video though...
Emma L. September 21, 2020
Hey Dana! That bread is from a great bakery in NJ called The Bread Stand. Its their seeded whole-wheat loaf. https://www.thebreadstandnj.com/
Kate W. September 19, 2020
Awful! Wayyyy too much seasoning. Too salty. Inedible. 🙁
Dana September 19, 2020
Okie dokie. This sounds delish but I gotta know what kind of yummy deliciousness bread you used for the toast in the corresponding YouTube video. Please and thank you!!!
vaughan September 17, 2020
Looks great. I want one with goat cheese too.
Ellen P. September 16, 2020
Does Fodd52 sell everything seasoning? I can't find it on the site.
LULULAND September 15, 2020
I havent made this yet but what is a sub for everything seasoning?
Emma L. September 16, 2020
You can make your own blend, but some version of everything seasoning (either bought or DIY) is essential to this recipe!
LULULAND September 16, 2020
Thanks, but wanted to know what spices to make my own.
glee212 September 17, 2020
Everything seasoning is the topping for an everything bagel. It's equal parts sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried onion, and garlic power and flaky sea salt. I have a jar of it from Trader Joe's.
LULULAND September 18, 2020
Thank you thats what I wanted, now I can make my own!
FS September 15, 2020
How does one "crumble" cream cheese? The stuff's gooey and can be pulled, but crumbled?
Jade D. September 15, 2020
She shows you in the video how this works. It’s not really crumbling, it’s more taking what looks like about 1 inch pieces and placing in the middle of the omelet before folding the sides in.
Christine's C. September 16, 2020
Look for real cream cheese in your favorite cheese shop. The good stuff crumbles (and is so delicious). Since I discovered it, I have not gone back to the gooey stuff.
FS September 16, 2020
Oh, the good cream cheese must be like French Boursain (sp?).
That stuff is very rich and crumbly ... yum!
Karen September 21, 2021
I like green pimento olives with a cream cheese omelet …