Copycat Trader Joe’s Everything Bagel Dip Recipe


  • Cream Cheese: 8 ounces (1 block), softened at room temperature
  • Sour Cream: 1 cup
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning: 3-4 tablespoons (start with less, you can always add more)
  • Optional Garnishes: Chopped chives, extra EBTB seasoning

Homemade Everything But the Bagel Seasoning (if you don’t have the premade blend)

  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


1. Make the Seasoning (if needed): If you’re making your seasoning blend, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl or jar and mix well.

2. Whip the Cream Cheese: In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer or a sturdy whisk to beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.

3. Add Sour Cream: Gradually fold the sour cream into the whipped cream cheese until well-combined and light.

4. Flavor Time: Add 3 tablespoons of the Everything But the Bagel Seasoning to the cream cheese mixture and stir gently until evenly distributed. Taste and add another tablespoon of seasoning if you want a stronger flavor.

5. Chill: Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and the dip to thicken slightly.

6. Garnish and Serve: Before serving, sprinkle a little extra Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on top and add chopped chives if you like. Serve with your favorite dippers!

Dipping Suggestions

  • Fresh vegetables (carrots, celery, bell peppers, cucumbers, etc.)
  • Pita chips
  • Pretzels
  • Crackers
  • Bagel chips (for the ultimate experience!)


Room Temperature Cream Cheese: This is key for a smooth and easily mixed dip.

Don’t Overmix: Overmixing can make the dip too thin. Gently fold ingredients together.

Flavor Adjustment: The amount of seasoning is a matter of taste. Start with a smaller amount and add more as you desire.

Chilling is Important: The resting time in the fridge enhances both flavor and texture.

Enjoy your delicious homemade Trader Joe’s inspired dip!


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