I love me some bagels and schmear and this garlic and herb schmear is some of the best I've ever eaten. It would be a disservice to bread not to share it.

Garlic and Herb Schmear

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I love me some bagels and schmear and this garlic and herb schmear is some of the best I’ve ever eaten. It would be a disservice to bread not to share it. A few months ago when I was making herb mixes for the year with my family, my sister and I (with the help of my mom) came up with the world’s best garlic bread seasoning mix. You gotta make some!

Bagels with garlic and herb schmear on top

We have been using it on everything from scrambled eggs to topping for baked potatoes. I’ve made compound butter, roasted vegetables, the best tortellini soup I ever ate in my life and more!

When I say you gotta try it, you gotta! It’s easy and fun to make.

Bagel and schmear

So after all these things I’ve tried, I’m pretty sure I found THE BEST way to enjoy the garlic bread seasoning mix and it’s garlic and herb schmear. OH MY WORD! It’s amazing.

And it couldn’t be easier to make. The one thing I will add is that it tastes better after it sits for a while. So let it marry together for an hour or so or up to several days for optimum deliciousness!

Schmear bagel

So the proper way to eat a bagel is to schmear a hefty amount of your “schmear” onto the bagel and enjoy. Schmear is a German originated word and usually refers to fatty spreads such as cream cheese, mayonnaise or butter.

But it has morphed into a term referring to the spreading of cream cheese on a bagel. And bagels are nearly a religion on some places. New York for sure has a bagel culture. And it’s one I’m not opposed to!

garlic bread seasoning mix in a spoon over a bowl of cream cheese

Cream cheese schmear

Schmear is a term applied to cream cheese to put on bagels, but schmear is delicious on any kind of bread. I love it on bagels which are some of my favorites, but another favorite is french bread. Oh yum. I’m getting hungry again!

Garlic Herb Schmear
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Savory delicious cream cheese spread for bagels or any other application you wish.

Course: Seasoning Mix
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: bagels and cream cheese, cream cheese schmear, garlic and herb schmear, garlic bread seasoning mix, schmear
Servings: 8
Author: Christina
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 T garlic bread seasoning mix
  1. Mix ingredients together

  2. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour to 24 hours.

I can’t wait to see your ratings on this mixture because I know you are going to love it! I promise if you make this mix, you’re going to want to use it on everything!

bagel with garlic bread seasoning cream cheese spread on it.

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