Everything But The Bagel Grilled Cheese

Y’all. I now wake up in the middle of the night with ideas for food to feature on the blog. I write them down so I won’t forget because unfortunately, I’ve forgotten some.

::super sad face::

I jotted this one down at 3:27AM a few weeks ago and HAVE MERCY. I’m so glad this one didn’t slip away into the idea ether. I honestly don’t know if I can go back to eating bagels. What’s better than a toasted bagel with all the fixin’s? All the fixin’s on a grilled cheese.

I whipped up a little schmear of whipped cream cheese with green onions in it because those sad dehydrated chives in the storebought cream cheeses give me a serious case of the vapors.

I slapped that schmear on some three cheese bread along with some everything bagel seasoning and mozzarella and smeared the outside with a little butter. I cooked it on medium low until it died and went to crispy, melty, ooey-gooey heaven.

Now listen. I don’t think this millennium has given us anything quite so great as everything bagel seasoning. Spoiler alert: I use it on, well, everything. Eggs, chicken, steamed broccoli. You name it I’ve tried it. But this has been my favorite application. I used a ton of it because last I checked this is America and I do what I want.

I topped it with a metric sheesh ton of toppings and dove in head first. It’s so, so very good. Our son spent the night somewhere else last night so I whipped these up for me and the Mr. They were a success! Maybe not date food though. Your breath will be quite funky and you may burp from the cucumbers. Charming. They don’t call me The Messy Mrs for nothing. Do as I say and not as I do. Make them on a night it’s more acceptable to have funky breath, if such a night exists in your world. I’m sure your world is far more refined than mine.

Make them today. Tomorrow. Whenever. Forever.

Everything But The Bagel Grilled Cheese

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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 523kcal


For the grilled cheese:

  • 4 slices three cheese seminola bread (tested with La Brea)
  • cup whipped cream cheese
  • 3 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Tbsp everything bagel seasoning
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp salted butter (tested with Kerrygold)


  • 1 tomato (sliced)
  • ½ small red onion (very thinly sliced)
  • 1 small cucumber (peeled and sliced)
  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • 1 Tbsp chives (cut into ½" pieces)


For the grilled cheese:

  • Mix together cream cheese and green onions together in a small bowl.
  • Divide and spread cream cheese mixture on 2 slices of the bread. Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning over the cream cheese. Add mozzarella over the everything bagel seasoning.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, melt half of the butter over medium-low heat. Add in pieces of bread with cream cheese mixture. Top with remaining pieces of bread. Cook until lightly golden, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  • Flip. Add remaining butter. Cook until lightly golden, about 4 to 6 minutes. Remove sandwiches and plate on 2 plates.

To top:

  • On top of the sandwiches, stack tomato, then onion, then cucumber. Top vegetables with salmon. Garnish with chives. Serve immediately.




Calories: 523kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 88mg | Sodium: 1999mg | Potassium: 665mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1630IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 322mg | Iron: 3mg
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7 thoughts on “Everything But The Bagel Grilled Cheese

  1. 5 stars
    This look so delicious! My daughter is a smoked salmon fiend so she’d really love this. Would be great for a nice brunch with some friends too. Awesome recipe!

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