Old Bay must be one of my favorite spices. It can be delicious on just about anything. Maybe not Honey Nut Cheerios. Or a piece of leather. Don’t attempt to eat leather.
I like to add it to an assortment of dishes like omelets, baked chicken breasts, French fries, burgers and even roasted vegetables. There is one sea-dwelling creature that Old Bay was practically made for: crab. Old Bay is the peanut butter to crab’s jelly. When I made this dip for the Super Bowl, I knew I should have doubled this recipe! It was devoured. So, if you are hosting a larger party, please consider the amount of Old Bay lovers in your party and adjust this recipe accordingly. Enjoy!
P.S. When you think you’ve added enough Old Bay, add another dash!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Yields 3 ½ cups
- 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup mayo
- 4 tsp.-5 tsp. Old Bay Seasoning
- ½ tsp. ground mustard
- 1 pound lump crabmeat
- ½ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- ¼ cup crumbled bleu cheese (you may add more if you enjoy a stronger flavor)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the cream cheese, mayo, ground mustard, and Old Bay in a bowl. Blend well.
- Toss in the crab meat, cheddar cheese and bleu cheese; continue to mix well thoroughly.
- Pour the dip mixture into a 9” ceramic baking dish .
- Top the dip with more Old Bay and cheddar cheese to add a crisp edge to the top.
- Bake for 30 minutes and serve with vegetables, crackers or just eat it with a spoon (I’m not judging you).