Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick spray. (Place the dish on a foil lined baking sheet for easier clean up, in case the crab dip bubbles over)
Gently pick through the crab meat and remove any shells. Add 1 teaspoon of Old Bay and gently stir in to combine.
½ lb crab meat
In a large bowl whisk together the cream cheese, sour cream, mayo, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce and mustard.
8 oz cream cheese, 6 oz sour cream, 2 tablespoon mayonnaise, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, ½ teaspoon mustard
Stir in the onions, garlic, half of the parsley, remaining Old Bay and 1 ¾ cups of the shredded cheddar cheese until it's all mixed together.
½ cup onion, 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon garlic, minced, 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Fold the crab meat into the bowl, making sure it is fully combined.
Spread the mixture in the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the remaining shredded cheddar cheese on top.
Bake for 25 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the dip is bubbly.
Switch the oven to broil and broil for 3-4 minutes, watching closely. Once the cheese is fully melted and is golden brown, remove the crab dip from the oven.
Sprinkle remaining parsley on top to garnish and serve immediately with baguettes, crackers, carrots or celery sticks.
baguettes, crackers, bread, carrots or celery for dipping