Ingredients in Old Bay Creamy Crab Dip include an 8-ounce package of cream cheese, 1 cup of mayo, 1 pound of lump crab meat, 2 teaspoons of Old Bay seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon of ground mustard and 1/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese. The dip pairs with crackers or bread.
To prepare the crap dip, first preheat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the cream cheese, mayonnaise and spices in a medium bowl until creamy. Add the crab meat to the mixture and toss carefully.
Next, spread the mixture into an oven-safe dish or pie plate. Sprinkle the shredded cheddar over the top, along with additional OLD BAY, if desired. Bake the crap dip for about 30 minutes, or until it is heated through and bubbly. Serve the dip with assorted crackers, sliced French bread or any chosen crudités.
Old Bay seasoning originated in Baltimore in 1939. The name was inspired by a Chesapeake river steamship called the Old Bay Line that traveled between Baltimore, Maryland, and Norfolk, Virginia. Although Old Bay was originally exclusive to the Chesapeake Bay area, it is now available in grocery stores and seafood markets nationwide. The seasoning is primarily used to season shrimp or crab but may be used for anything from popcorn to corn on the cob.