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Roasted Potatoes with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Small potatoes are tossed in garlicky Everything Bagel seasoning and roasted to a golden crisp for the perfect side dish.

Glass mixing bowl full of seasoned small potatoes.

Roasted potatoes with Everything Bagel Seasoning in a white serving bowl on white marble.

I’m confident I can speak for most of us when I say our dreams came true the day ‘Everything Bagel’ seasoning turned up in the spice aisle at the grocery store. When I got my hands on that magic dust, I sprinkled it on all of my food; eggs, shrimp, avocado toast, you name it. It was only recently that I decided to try it on roasted potatoes. And I don’t think I can ever look back. As far as bagels go, the everything bagel has always been my go-to with all of it’s garlicky onion-y salty goodness. It’s perfect with either cream cheese or butter (or both), and it makes for the perfect bagelwich.

At some point, someone somewhere decided that everything bagel seasoning needed to be introduced to more than just the bagel.

That person is brilliant.

What’s in ‘Everything Bagel’ seasoning?

The funny part about us being so thrilled over this seasoning being made available to us on store shelves is that it’s a jumble of seasonings we’ve had in our spice drawers all along:

  • dried garlic
  • dried onion
  • coarse salt
  • sesame seeds
  • poppy seeds

Yes. I felt foolish upon learning this, too.

Tips for making perfect roasted potatoes with ‘Everything Bagel’ seasoning.

Side view of a glass mixing bowl full of seasoned small potatoes.

Grate your garlic on a microplane. Grating your fresh garlic on a microplane makes a world of a difference. That extra garlicky goodness is more evenly spread throughout the potatoes and olive oil; it basically infuses everything. There won’t be a bland bite in the bunch! I use this method for my baked crispy smashed potatoes as well. They’re a dream.

Use a neutral-flavored oil with a high smoke point. The potatoes are roasted at high heat, so an oil with a high smoke point, like olive oil or avocado oil, is recommended. Peanut oil has a high smoke point, but it also has a dominant flavor, so I’d avoid it.

Keep your potatoes bite-sized. There are several small potato variations out there available in many shapes and sizes. To ensure an even cook, keep everything bite-sized. Slice them and dice them however you need to. If you’re using large potatoes, dice them into bite-sized pieces.

If you have a cast iron skillet, use it. I’ve found that a cast iron skillet results in the best crisped up potato edges. And that crisp is why we love roasted potatoes in the first place, right?

What can I serve these potatoes with?

Skillet with multicolored roasted potatoes.

These potatoes can be served next to just about anything since the dominant flavor here is onion and garlic, which goes into most cooking. Here are a few of my favorite meals to serve these roasted potatoes with:

Cast iron skillet full of everything bagel seasoned roasted potatoes with fresh herbs on top.
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Roasted Potatoes with Everything Bagel Seasoning

Small potatoes are tossed in garlicky Everything Bagel seasoning and roasted to a golden crisp for the perfect side dish.
Course Side Dish
Keyword everything bagel seasoning, roasted potatoes, Side dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Dana Sandonato


  • 1.5 lbs petite potatoes, halved or cut into bite-sized pieces You can use larger potatoes, like yukon golds, just be sure to dice them into bite-sized pieces.
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated to a paste or minced very fine Use a microplane or cheese grater to get a paste
  • 2 TBSP Everything Bagel Seasoning
  • Pinch of kosher salt and cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup shredded manchego, parmesan, or pecorino romano


  • Preheat oven to 425º F.
  • Rinse the potatoes under cool water and pat dry. Slice them in half, or into bite-sized chunks, then place them into a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle the potatoes with olive oil, then add the grated garlic. Using your hands, mix and massage the oil and garlic onto the potatoes to ensure even coverage.
  • Sprinkle the Everything Bagel Seasoning over the potatoes, followed by a pinch of salt and a few cracks of black pepper; toss the potatoes to coat them.
  • Transfer the potatoes to a cast iron skillet or a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until the potatoes turn golden in color and the edges crisp up. Halfway through, flip the potatoes with a spatula to ensure an even crisp, and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.



  • Trish Bozeman
    February 27, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    5 stars
    It’s like you read my mind, friend! I’ve been obsessed over my EBS and putting it on everything from toast to eggs. But man oh man am I going to put it on potatoes. Like tonight! AMAZING! (and yes, it’s a mix of spices that have all expired like 20 years ago in my drawer, LOL!)

  • Sean@Diversivore
    February 22, 2020 at 1:46 pm

    5 stars
    Fantaaaaaastic idea! I mean, I love a good roasted potato, but they can be a little underwhelming without the right spices. I usually just try to figure out a spice blend on the fly which is usually… effective-ish. But I love everything bagels (who doesn’t?) and the combination of spices is PERFECT for the starchy goodness of potatoes. I have to say, I really like they medley of potato colours you used too – looks amazing, and it adds a bit more diversity to the flavours of the final dish. Awesome stuff Dana!

  • Fran @ G'day Souffle'
    February 21, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    Hi, when do you add the cheese? I didn’t see that in the instructions?

    • Killing Thyme
      February 21, 2020 at 6:48 pm

      Fran! Thanks for catching that. I’ve fixed the instructions. Sprinkle the grated cheese over the potatoes halfway through the baking process. Hope you enjoy :)

  • Lisa
    February 20, 2020 at 9:40 am

    5 stars
    Inspired recipe. We love Everything Bagel Seasoning and you’re right, it makes so many things better, but this is the first time I’ve seen them on potatoes and I’m having one of those “duh” moments because it makes so much sense. I want to try this with our rotisserie chicken and I’m thinking it would be great with a holiday ham for Easter. My cast iron skillet is practically jumping out of the drawer ready to make these roasted potatoes.

  • Gloria
    February 20, 2020 at 8:45 am

    5 stars
    I just got some Everything Bagel seasoning. What a great place for it. With a dollop of sour cream, this would be amazing…and I could eat this all on its own. Love those purple potatoes too.


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