Bagel-Seasoned Saltines

Ever since I made a batch of Fire-Eater saltines I just cannot stop making flavor after flavor of crackers. You can use just about any seasoning you like, but whatever you do, you have to make these bagel-seasoned saltines. Poppy and sesame seeds combined with onion and garlic flavors, with just a hint of fennel (use a little or a lot, but start with a little) make for the perfect combination. There’s really no point in only making one sleeve of these saltines, they won’t last that long at all.
Bagel-Seasoned SaltinesThe seasoning may have trouble adhering to the crackers. If that happens to you add a bit more oil or just sprinkle the saltines with a bit more seasoning right before serving. Either way, everyone will love these bagel-seasoned saltines.

Also try my baked seasoned Ritz crackers.

Bagel-Seasoned Saltines

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours
Servings 30 or so crackers
Author Mike


For the Saltines

  • 1 sleeve Saltine crackers
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons Bagel seasoning from below

For the Bagel seasoning (makes approx 5 tablespoons)

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed crushed


For the Saltines

  • Place crackers in a large resealable bag or container.
  • Pour in the oil.
  • Sprinkle with the seasoning.
  • Seal and gently toss to coat.
  • Let sit (on the counter) for 12 hours to get 'happy', tossing gently every once-in-a-while.

For the Bagel seasoning

  • Combine all ingredients.