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3 Ingredient Everything But The Bagel Dip Recipe

This everything but the bagel dip is so great and easy to make! If you are looking for a unique dip, check this one out, it’s delicious!

Do you use Everything But The Bagel Seasoning?

If not, you should! It’s a great seasoning blend to have on hand for snacks and even breakfast. You can use them on your eggs, or to season up some roasted vegetables – it’s pretty versatile.

What do I get in the Everything But The Bagel Seasoning?

Sea salt, garlic, sesame seeds, onion, poppyseeds and spices (that would be paprika and turmeric).

Everything But the Bagel Dip: A Creamy Fusion of Classic Bagel Flavors

Get ready to experience all the beloved flavors of an everything bagel in a creamy, delicious dip form! This Everything But the Bagel Dip recipe combines sour cream, cream cheese, and a special blend of bagel seasoning for a tasty dip that’s perfect with crackers, veggies, and more. It’s an easy appetizer that will undoubtedly become one of your party favorites.


Can I Substitute Sour Cream With Something Else?

Yes, you can! Plain Greek yogurt is a great alternative to sour cream if you’re looking for a lower-fat option while retaining the tangy flavors.

What if I Can’t Find Bagel Seasoning?

If Trader Joe’s or your local grocery store is out of bagel seasoning, you can make a homemade version with poppy seeds, black and white sesame seeds, sea salt, garlic powder, and onion flakes.

Tips and Tricks

  • Room Temperature: For a smoother dip, make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature before mixing.

  • Hand Mixer: A hand mixer helps to thoroughly combine the ingredients, but a good old-fashioned wooden spoon works too. Just make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl.

  • Taste Test: Before serving, taste the dip and add additional seasoning based on your personal preference.

I got curious myself and went on their website to read more about this seasoning blend: “Everything but the Bagel Seasoning is a unique mixture of crunchy toppings that can add zest to anything you sprinkle it on.”

It has turmeric in the mix which is known for having anti-inflammatory properties. Everything But The Bagel also carries other spice blends such as cajun, chili lime and raspberry chipotle. Pretty cool!


  • Vegan Version: Substitute dairy products with vegan cream cheese and a plant-based sour cream.

  • Low Carb: To make it low-carb, use full-fat ingredients and pair with fresh vegetables like celery sticks and baby carrots as your favorite dippers.

  • Spinach Artichoke Twist: Incorporate elements of spinach artichoke dip for a unique flavor blend.

Where to Serve

This bagel dip is the perfect appetizer for a big party, game day, or even as an afternoon snack. It pairs well with plain bagels, air fryer bagel chips, pita chips, and fresh vegetables like carrot sticks.


To store, place the dip in an airtight container and wrap the top with plastic wrap. It will keep well in the refrigerator for up to five days.

It’s really popular here in NYC. I love the version from Trader’s Joes but many brands make it. I am sure it’s available in supermarkets everywhere.

I love cream cheese and I am always looking for excuses to eat more of it so when the opportunity arises, I get all excited! I can’t lie.

Common Problems and How to Avoid Them

  • Too Thick: If the dip is too thick, you can thin it out with a bit of lemon juice or an extra dollop of sour cream.

  • Not Flavorful Enough: Onion powder and garlic powder are great additions if you find the dip lacking in flavor.

Tips for Making This Recipe with Kids

The best part of this easy recipe is that it’s a great way to involve the kids. Let them measure out the ingredients and use a hand mixer under supervision. It’s a fun way to introduce them to new recipes and flavors.

Topping Options

  • Green Onions: A sprinkle of chopped green onions adds color and zing.

  • Additional Bagel Seasoning: A little bottle of extra bagel sesame seasoning blend on top elevates the bagel dip taste even further.

  • French Fries: For an indulgent twist, serve it as a dip for french fries or potato chips.

And what’s not to like? Creamy, salty and a little spicy from the jalapeno peppers. There are bits of pepper and scallion in there too which add some crunch and creaminess at the same time.

Eat with tortilla chips or toast points and you will be happy as a clam!

What ingredients do you need for this Everything But The Bagel Dip?

Just three easy ingredients!

  • 16oz Sour Cream 
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning 
  • Crackers & Veggies For Dunking 

You likely already have everything in your pantry! Make it today for a fun game day appetizer, or as an appetizer for a cocktail party, your guests will love it!

Why This Recipe Works

  1. Simple Ingredients: All you need is a medium bowl, a few dairy products, and your favorite bagel seasoning blend.

  2. Versatile: Whether you prefer it as a dip for your favorite crackers or a spread for plain bagels, the options are limitless.

  3. Easy to Make: With a prep time of just 10 minutes, it’s an easy dip recipe you can whip up anytime.

  4. Crowd-Pleaser: Whether it’s your next party or just an intimate gathering, this dip is always a hit.

 The next time you’re looking for a quick and delectable dip, give this Everything But the Bagel Dip recipe a try. It’s a great recipe that captures all the comforting and familiar flavors of bagel seasoning in a versatile and creamy dip!

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For a great selection of dip recipes be sure to check out 25 Incredible Dip Recipes For Game Day Appetizers!

Everything But The Bagel Dip Appetizer
Yield: 4-6 servings

Everything But The Bagel Dip Appetizer

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This everything but the bagel dip is so great and easy to make! Awesome for game day or party appetizers.


  • 16oz Sour Cream
  • 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Crackers & Veggies For Dunking


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine sour cream, cream cheese & everything bagel seasoning.
  2. Transfer to a serving dish.
  3. Dunk away! 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 306Total Fat 28gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 83mgSodium 237mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 5g

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