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22 Ways to Use Everything Bagel Seasoning

You've tried Everything Bagel Seasoning on bagels, so what's next? Here are some of the most inventive ways to use it in your cooking!

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It’s not just for bagels anymore

We all love an everything bagel. The perfect combination of sesame, onion, garlic, poppy seed and salt makes them a real treat (especially with a bit of cream cheese!). It’s no wonder then that everything bagel seasoning blends are popping up all over! Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning blend is probably the most popular, and for just a few bucks, it’s worth grabbing and then adding to all these dishes. No Trader Joe’s nearby? You can buy the seasoning on Amazon.

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Include it in trail mix

Trail mix might be a healthy snack, but here’s a way to make it a little more exciting. The tasty flavors of the poppy seeds, onions, and garlic in the Everything Bagel Seasoning is sure to give savory options an extra kick. Find a new favorite snack mix with these 18 easy recipes.

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Rub it on roast meat

Believe it or not, everything bagel seasoning makes an excellent rub for roast meat or a roasted chicken. When you’re seasoning your joint before you put it in the oven, you should include some of this mix. Use olive oil or even butter to rub the seasoning onto the meat directly and then cook.

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Use it on fried eggs


Looking for a new way to cook an egg at home? You might just have found it. When the eggs are frying in the pan, take a brief moment to sprinkle on some of the seasoning. If you time this right, you should find that the mix cooks inside the egg itself. Delicious. These are the frozen foods you should be buying from Trader Joe’s.

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Mix it into coleslaw

One of the nation’s favorite side dishes needs little introduction. However, there’s a quick and easy way to improve on this added extra. Mixing a little of everything bagel mix into your coleslaw gives it a little pizazz. The savory flavors of the mix work perfectly in this crunchy side.

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Sprinkle it on salad


Ready to take your salad game to the next level? You might already use dressing to give your healthy dish some extra pizazz but how about adding some seasoning too. The garlic and pepper flavors of this mix are sure to give a new dimension to your food. Give it a go! These are the 19 foods nutritionists always buy at Trader Joe’s.

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Combine it with butter

Love adding butter to your food? Don’t we all! If you’re looking for a way to make that salty taste even richer than before, you might just have found it. Heat up the butter in a pan (on low heat!) and then sprinkle in some of the seasoning. Slather the butter on whatever food you fancy. Yummy!

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Season roast vegetables

Roasting a tray of vegetables to go alongside some meat and potatoes? Nothing could be better. Adding a little of the everything seasoning to the tray (along with some oil) could be just the thing to give your greens that extra something. Be as generous as you dare.

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Add it to mac and cheese

There are few dishes are unashamedly comforting as mac and cheese! If you’re making a homemade version of this classic, here’s a quick way to step things up a notch. Before you add the top layer of cheese, sprinkle some Everything But the Bagel Seasoning onto the pasta. You won’t regret this move! Here are some cheap things you should really only buy at Trader Joe’s.

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Upgrade your Bloody Mary

A Bloody Mary is a classic cocktail that few of us can resist. Once you’ve stirred your drink to perfection, you need to make sure that you serve it properly. Many people like to put salt around the rim of the glass, but how about using seasoning instead? Everything bagel seasoning goes oh-so-well with tomato juice!

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Season your fries

If you’re partial to a side dish of fries with your main, you might think that the only way to serve them is with some salt. Well, what if you’re wrong? Rather than reaching for the salt shaker once they come out of the fryer, add some seasoning to them instead. Here’s the secret technique for crispy oven-baked fries.

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Use it on popcorn

Similarly, you might usually serve popcorn with a load of butter or just some salt. Let’s shake things up here—literally. When you’ve popped your corn, put it all in a paper bag. Add the bagel blend and then give it a good old shake. Serve while the popcorn is still piping hot.

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Sprinkle it on pizza

We all know that oregano is a classic seasoning for pizza, but you don’t have to stop there. When you’re finishing off your Italian-style feast, add some Everything Bagel Seasoning to the top of the pizza. Alternately, if you’re making your own base, you could mix the seasoning into the crust. Try these 10 other pizza upgrades.

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Mix it with some grains

Including whole grains in your diet is a great way to boost your health and wellbeing. That being said, they’re not always the most interesting of dishes. Give your barley or couscous a little flavor with this popular seasoning. Simply mix the seasoning blend into your next grain-infused salad bowl.

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Put it in a risotto

Are you a master of Italian cuisine? If you’ve already mastered how to make the perfect risotto, you may be looking for ways to experiment and put a twist on the classic. Just before you serve the dish, sprinkle some of the mix into it. This works best with mildly flavored risottos as it allows the flavor to come through. Find out the Trader Joe’s items you might actually want to skip.

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Make an olive oil dressing

Making your own salad dressing? Don’t panic if you’re low on ingredients! You can make a quick and easy dressing by just using some of the everything seasoning and some extra virgin olive oil. Be sure to taste the dressing as you make it so you get the proportions just right.

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Add it to an omelet

If you usually tend to season you omelets with salt and pepper, it might be time to up your game. Adding onions, scallions, and some red peppers into the mix is a great place to start. But what if you want more? Stirring some seasoning into the egg mix is the way to go. Get our secret to the fluffiest omelets ever.

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Spruce up your potato salad

Potato salad is one of the easiest sides you can possibly make. Just add some boiled potatoes to mayonnaise for a quick, no hassle dish. You’re good to go! Still, if you want to make it extra special, adding some Everything But the Bagel Seasoning is a fantastic idea. You can all the flavor with zero effort.

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Include it in ramen

When you’re in the mood for something filling and warming, you can’t go far wrong with a delicious bowl of ramen. This Japanese-style noodle soup is popular the world around. Often enough, people add a kick of chili to it. If you’d like a more subtle taste, try adding the seasoning directly to the liquid. Find out some secrets Trader Joe’s employees wish you knew.

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Make your own dip

Whether you’re enjoying a cheesy slice of pizza or some salty chips, you need a dip to go on the side. If you’re all out of store-bought options, here’s a fast way to whip something up for yourself. Put a few dollops of Greek yogurt in a bowl and then sprinkle on some bagel seasoning. Mix it up and you’re done.

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Stir it into soup

Homemade soup can be so warming and inviting, at the best of times. If you’re tired of the same old tomato and herb offering, why not spice things up. When you’re heating the soup, try stirring a little seasoning into the mix. Make sure that you taste it as you go! Check out some more delicious soup recipes ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Add it to toast

From avocado-toast to fresh tomatoes on toast, there are so many awesome breakfast options out there. Whatever you enjoy putting on top of your freshly toasted bread, be sure to season your dish well enough. The everything bagel seasoning works well on pretty much every breakfast or brunch treat!

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Sprinkle it into a stir-fry

Take some noodles, add some fresh vegetables of your choice, and get cooking. If you’re struggling to find a way to season this tasty little dish, we might just have the answer. The balanced flavor of the mix is ideal. Next, find out where the everything bagel seasoning ranks on the list of the top Trader Joe’s products.

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Charlotte Grainger
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