Looking for something special to serve your family and friends this holiday season? Something with just a little more sophistication than your standard bean dip? This hot crab dip may just be the answer!

Looking for something special to serve your family and friends this holiday season? Something with just a little more sophistication than your standard bean dip? This hot crab dip may just be the answer!

Best served warm and paired with crackers, chips or raw vegetables.

Ingredients
1 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese (divided use)
1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, plus a dash more — divided use. (See below for ingredients in Old Bay seasoning)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 pound fresh lump crab meat

Directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine mayonnaise, 3/4 cup cheese, 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and mustard. Gently fold mixture into crab meat to combine.

Spoon into a 1-quart greased casserole (cooking spray may be used), top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with a dash of Old Bay seasoning.

Bake for 15 minutes or until mixture begins to bubble around the edges. Serve warm.

Serves 8 to 10

LA TIMES-WASHINGTON POST