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Hot Crab Dip with Old Bay Seasoning

Hot Crab Dip with Old Bay Seasoning
Serves 10

Ingredients:
8 oz. whipped cream cheese, softened – $2.19
3 scallions (about ¼ cup), chopped fine – $0.99
½ of a red bell pepper (2/3 cup) , chopped – $1.07
a heaping ½ cup grated Monterey Jack cheese – $1.09
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese – stock
1/3 cup mayonnaise – stock
1 Tablespoon Worcestshire sauce – stock
1 clove garlic, minced – stock
½ Teaspoon Old Bay seasoning – stock
¼ Teaspoon dry mustard – stock
Tabasco sauce or cayenne pepper, to taste – stock
½ lb. lump crab meat – $11.99
Grand Total Assuming a Well-Stocked Pantry: $17.33
Total per Serving:$1.73

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In a medium bowl combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT the crab, stirring well to combine.

3. Gently fold in the lump crab meat.

4. Transfer to a small casserole and bake for 40 minutes until the top is golden and the edges are beginning to bubble.

5. Serve with crackers or tortilla chips.