Ida's Maryland Crabby Dip

READY IN: 40mins


  • 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
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1
    bread, bowl and bread, chunks for dipping or 1 cracker


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