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Everything Bagel Breadsticks & Smoked Salmon Dip

Everything Bagel Breadsticks with Smoked Salmon Dip - A party-perfect take on a breakfast classic! |

I know what you’re thinking: how many recipes is this girl going to invent that taste like everything bagels without actually being everything bagels? Goooooood question. Truthfully, there’s no end in sight for my love of everything bagel seasoning mix and ideas to use it. I’ve already made (and loved) everything bagel quinoa cakes, crusted salmon, bloody marys, pizza, and of course, the thing that started it all: The Everything English Muffin. If for some reason, you are crazy and don’t like the flavor of everything bagels, I’m sorry. I really am. I’m sorry you’re crazy.

Everything Bagel Breadsticks with Smoked Salmon Dip - A party-perfect take on a breakfast classic! |

Everybody knows it’s not a big game party without a great dip, but I get a little tired of crackers and chips. Let’s make breadsticks for dippin’. Everything bagel breadsticks, naturally. This was my first time making homemade breadsticks (yeast and all!), and I was very happy with how they turned out. They were actually quite simple, as they didn’t require any rise time at all. Just mix, knead, roll out on a baking pan, sprinkle with the bagel goodness, and bake.

While the breadsticks bake, it’s time to get your Smoked Salmon Dip on. Cream cheese and sour cream are whipped until light and fluffy, then flavored up with chopped smoked salmon, capers, herbs, lemon juice and Dijon mustard. I also added a spoonful of Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio, since I knew I would be opening a bottle to serve alongside this dish.

Everything Bagel Breadsticks with Smoked Salmon Dip - A party-perfect take on a breakfast classic! |

The bright citrus notes of pinot grigio pair perfectly with the smoke and seafood flavors of the dip, and the lightly acidic nature of the wine cuts right through all the creaminess to refresh your palate for the next bite. Because when it comes to dip, I’m all about the next bite. And then the next. Dip is almost certainly one of my favorite foods, and I’m not at all embarrassed to admit it.

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Everything Bagel Breadsticks & Smoked Salmon Dip

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes


For the Everything Bagel Breadsticks:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, divided
  • 1 (1/4 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups warm milk (about 120 degrees F)
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided, plus additional for work surface
  • 4 teaspoons Everything Bagel Seasoning Mix

For the Smoked Salmon Dip:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 ounces smoked salmon, chopped
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons capers, drained
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill


  1. Make the Everything Bagel Breadsticks: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Brush rimmed baking pan with 1-1/2 tablespoons butter.
  2. In large bowl, whisk yeast, sugar and salt until well combined. Whisk in milk and 1 cup flour until dry ingredients are moistened. Gradually whisk in remaining 2-1/2 cups flour. On a lightly floured work surface, knead dough 4 to 6 minutes or until smooth.
  3. Place dough on prepared baking pan and roll or pat into 10 x 12-inch rectangle (if it's more like an oval, that's fine). Using a pizza cutter to score the dough (make surface-deep cuts, but don't cut all the way through), score the dough in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 1-1/2 inch strips.
  4. Brush dough with remaining 1-1/2 tablespoons butter and sprinkle with seasoning mix. Use more or less seasoning mix depending on your taste, but be sure to use a bit more than you think you need, as some of the mix will fall off when you're cutting and serving the breadsticks.
  5. Transfer to oven and bake 18 to 20 minutes or until bottom is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before cutting and serving.
  6. Meanwhile, make the Smoked Salmon Dip: If desired, set aside a bit of smoked salmon, chives, dill and/or capers to use as garnish. In mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, mustard, wine, salt and pepper on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gently fold in salmon, capers, chives and dill. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish as desired. Serve with Everything Bagel Breadsticks.

Breadstick recipe adapted from Chocolate Moosey.

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31 Responses to “Everything Bagel Breadsticks & Smoked Salmon Dip”

  1. Renee — January 25, 2015 at 7:07 am

    I already know who I’m making this dip for – a friend who loves bagels and lox for breakfast. What a fabulous recipe.


  2. Michele @ Flavor Mosaic — January 25, 2015 at 7:42 am

    I loved that you turned a bagel into a breadstick and are serving it with that amazing dip! I want to dive in!


  3. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere — January 25, 2015 at 8:29 am

    Wow does this look good! I love the idea of those breadsticks!


  4. Susan — January 25, 2015 at 8:32 am

    You are a clever girl.  Sunday brunch meet tailgate food.  Which works since the game is on Sunday.  Now pass the breadsticks!


  5. Liz — January 25, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Oh, Lori, what a spectacular dip! I always have smoked salmon in the fridge and this is a must make for my next book club meeting! Perfect for the big game, too!


  6. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — January 25, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Oh my gosh, what a great dip!  I love it!


  7. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) — January 25, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Love the convenience of the breadstick shape! Seems less messy than handling a loaded bagel AND a glass of wine!


    • Lori Yates replied: — January 26th, 2015 @ 3:56 pm

      Haha, “a loaded bagel and a glass of wine.” Two things that don’t normally go together, but maybe they SHOULD 😉


  8. Jennie @themessybakerblog — January 25, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    This dip is superb. I love that you paired this delicious dip with everything bagel strips. You can never have too many dips on game day. Love this! Pinned.


  9. Nichole — January 25, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    I say you can never have enough Everything Bagel flavored dishes, lol! They look amazing and I love this dip, as well! Cheers


  10. Nancy @ gottagetbaked — January 25, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    What is this “everything bagel seasoning mix” that you speak of? Is this something else that we Canadians are deprived of? Whatever it is, these breadsticks look delicious. I love that there’s no rise time and um, hello, smoked salmon dip! Just pass me that entire plate and watch everything disappear!


    • Lori Yates replied: — January 26th, 2015 @ 3:58 pm

      Wait, you don’t have Everything Bagels in Canada? OK, maybe I CAN’T move to Vancouver and live happily ever after. It’s just a normal bagel, topped with a mix of poppyseeds, sesame seeds, caraway, dried garlic flakes and salt. It’s 100% addictive.


  11. Linda | Brunch with Joy — January 25, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Smoked salmon dip is so good, but adding pinot grigio makes it sound amazing! Love every scoop of it.


  12. Katie @ Recipe for Perfection — January 25, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    What a neat idea! I love that you turned bagels into breadsticks.


  13. Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen — January 25, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    You are calling my name with this! I ❤ everything bagels, and I am a Seattle(ish) girl so ya know I luvs me some smoked salmon!!


  14. Shaina — January 25, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    I am so not ashamed to admit that dip is one of my favorite foods too. I absolutely LOVE this idea! I will definitely be trying this out! I was wondering what to do with the capers I have in my fridge…


  15. Lauren @ Sew You Think You Can Cook — January 25, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Yes, everything bagels are the best bagel variety. And no, there’s nothing wrong with turning non-bagels into everything goodness! Your dip sounds perfect for everything bagel breadsticks, too. 


  16. Hezzi-D — January 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    This dish is just gorgeous. I love that you made bagels into breadsticks and then served it with a sophisticated dip.


  17. Family Foodie — January 25, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous recipe and pictures!


  18. Carla — January 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I’ve seen all kinds of everything bagel recipes, but this one would have to be my favorite 😉


  19. Alida — January 25, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    My favorite bagel flavor made into breadsticks…genius!!  And a tasty dip too!  You outdid yourself here.  Sounds incredible!


  20. Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips — January 25, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    This would also be so perfect for tailgates before noon games when you’re breaking out the brunch foods! Love it!


  21. Katie — January 26, 2015 at 10:15 am

    What a brilliant idea! Everything bagels are one of my all time favorites, and this is perfect finger food…


  22. Hannah — January 26, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I recently made bagels, and I have determined that will be a once in a lifetime adventure for me, so these bread sticks look fantastic! I might even bring them to our fancy snack party next Sunday (which is like a Superbowl party except that nobody in attendance is allowed to have a vested interest in the outcome of the game).


    • Lori Yates replied: — January 26th, 2015 @ 3:59 pm

      Oh my gosh, Hannah, I KNOW. I made bagels in culinary school once and it was sooooo much work. For something that will go stale in about 12 hours if you don’t freeze it. I think it was a once in a lifetime adventure for me, too. And I love your rules for your Super Bowl party. Sounds totally reasonable to me!


  23. Andrew Hopkins — March 18, 2016 at 4:14 am

    Excellent idea, I think I am going to make one large one for my family.
    I hope they like it.


    • Lori Yates replied: — March 20th, 2016 @ 2:22 pm

      Hope it turns out great, Andrew!


  24. L. Figueroa — April 10, 2016 at 1:22 am

    I will spend time to make this recipe ASAP and will show you my result on your Facebook page. Thank you for great recipe


    • Lori Yates replied: — April 11th, 2016 @ 9:48 am

      Awesome! Enjoy!


  25. Arabella — May 13, 2016 at 1:40 am

    I love the Smoked Salmon Dip, it looks too delicious, your bagel breadsticks are perfect too. Thanks for sharing


    • Lori Yates replied: — May 16th, 2016 @ 8:56 am

      Thanks so much, Arabella!


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