7 Everything Bagel Topping Ideas

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Everything bagels can be paired with savory toppings like herbed or plain cream cheese flavors, as well as avocado, eggs, and smoked salmon.

Try out these delicious savory toppings for your everything bagels!

Smoked Salmon with Cream Cheese

Everything bagels can be topped with a layer of plain cream cheese, and thinly sliced smoked salmon.

To give your bagel a hint of refreshing citrus flavor that pairs well with the salmon, add a little bit of lemon zest on top of the salmon.

Add a few thinly sliced red onions, capers, and sprigs of fresh dill to finish off this savory everything bagel.

Everything Bagel Topping Ideas

BLT Bagel

BLT bagels are more of a full, satisfying meal. To make a BLT bagel, smear a layer of plain cream cheese on either side of the bagel.

You can add a little bit of fresh chopped up parsley on top of the cream cheese for an herbed flavored cream cheese.

Top the bagel with tomatoes, lettuce, and crispy bacon. You’ll love the taste of this bagel!

You can serve it as a sandwich to eat it.

Pesto Cream Cheese

Pesto cream cheese has a sweet creamy and earthy flavor to it.

The nutty and herbed flavor of the pesto, combined with the sweet cream cheese goes well with everything bagels.

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Roasted Garlic Hummus

Roasted garlic hummus is a creamy, spread with a hint of garlic undertones. Hummus is a filling spread that goes well with an everything bagel.

You can top your bagel with a few thinly sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and a few bean sprouts.


Avocado is a filling, creamy food that you can put on top of your everything bagel.

There are a few options for using avocado on top of a bagel.

  • Spread a layer of plain cream cheese, then put slices of avocado on top with a few sprigs of dill (recipe)
  • mash avocado and spread a layer on top of the everything bagel. Top the bagel with a sunny side up egg (recipe)
  • mash avocado with a few spices including: pepper, salt, and paprika. Spread a layer on top of the everything bagel and sprinkle with a few sesame seeds. (recipe)

Caprese Bagel

Caprese bagel is packed with savory, creamy flavors.

Caprese everything bagel is made by spreading a layer of fresh pesto on the bagel.

Add fresh leaves of basil, fresh mozzarella slices, and freshly roasted tomatoes on top of the everything bagel.

Caprese bagels are juicy from the tomatoes, but they also have the creamy, decadent mozzarella cheese finish to it.

Herb and Garlic Cream Cheese

Herb and garlic cream cheese is one of the most favorited toppings for everything bagels.

Herb and garlic cream cheese combines your favorite earthy herbs, with hints of garlic that pair well with a salty, savory everything bagel.

Herb and garlic cream cheese can be made by adding dried basil, parsley, thyme, and minced garlic to plain cream cheese.

You’ll love the creamy, crunchy flavors of your everything bagel paired with herb and garlic cream cheese!