Ida's Maryland Crabby Dip

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“My friend Ida shared this recipe with me... These are her comments: I served this dip in a rosemary and olive oil bread bowl. I toasted the bits of bread from the center, and served them along side. This was SO GOOD! Ida”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 (6 ounce) cans crabmeat, drained, and flaked
  • 18 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 lemon, juice of
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 bread, bowl and bread, chunks for dipping or 1 cracker


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a med. bowl, combine cream cheese, onion, lemon, Worcestershire sauce, Old Bay Seasoning, mayonnaise, crabmeat, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. If cream cheese is still too hard, place all ingredients into a bowl, and use a mixer, on low speed, to combine.
  4. Spread mixture into a 1 quart baking dish.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven.
  6. While the dip is baking, cut a circle in the top of the bread, and scoop out the inside, to create a bread bowl.
  7. Tear the removed bread into pieces for dipping.
  8. Remove baked crab dip from the oven, and stir well.
  9. Spoon the mixture into the hollowed out loaf.
  10. Place bread bowl and chunks of bread on a med. baking sheet, and bake for an additional 10 minutes.
  11. Serve hot.

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