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Copycat Old Bay Spice Recipe

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This Copycat Old Bay Spice Recipe is so much better than store-bought. Home cooks agree that making your own spice blends at home is the best! This homemade Old Bay seasoning recipe adds so much great flavor to crab cakes, soups, and more. It really is the best when it comes to seafood seasonings.

Make sure to check out my other Copycat Recipes for even more delicious recipe ideas. It’s so much fun to make herbs and spices at home!

I use this spice all the time when I’m making soups and cooking up fish. I just love how it goes perfectly with anything and everything seafood!

Copycat Old Bay Spice Recipe

Making spice blends is simple and quite addictive. Not only do the blends smell great but it’s fun creating something quickly that you don’t even have to turn on your oven for! That’s the kind of recipe that I’ll gladly do!

Since we eat a lot of fish and seafood in our house, you can bet that we use this recipe a ton. My tastebuds crave this spice anytime I eat anything that is seafood based!

What is the best way to store this seasoning mix?

When it comes to this spice mix, you need to have it stored in an airtight container. Not only does this keep it fresh but it keeps out any moisture that may be floating around in the air as well.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Old Bay Blend Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

When making seasoning blends at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Make it a Meal:

Thinking that now is a great time to start meal planning? I think that you’re right! Once you start planning out your meals, you’re going to love the simplicity of it all!

Main Dish: RECIPE: Quick and Healthy Seafood Gumbo

Vegetable Side: Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables

Starch Side: Pan Fried Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Refreshing Drink: 4-Ingredient Lava Flow Mocktail Recipe

Don’t forget Dessert: Super Yummy Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Best Seafood Recipes:

Once you make this Easy Copycat Seasoning Recipe, I think that you’ll find yourself wanting to make some seafood so that you can use it! I have compiled some of my favorite recipes that I really think you’re going to love, too.

These Low Calorie Fish Recipes are great to bake up and cook!

Check out this Guinness Battered Fish and Chips Recipe!

Make up Emeril’s Essense Seasoning for a fun flavor you’ll love.

This Deep Fried Baby Shrimp recipe is one of the best!

Give this Shrimp and Penne Pasta dish a try!

I love making these Shrimp Kabobs on George Foreman Grill!

My tastebuds love this Grilled Garlic Shrimp Skewers recipe!

Can you use celery salt in place of celery seed?

As the name suggests, the celery salt is going to be so much saltier than the celery seed. I don’t recommend swapping them out for one another in this recipe.

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Copycat Old Bay Spice Recipe

Copycat Old Bay Spice Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Check out the flavor of this simple copycat blend recipe!


  • 8 Bay Leaves, crushed
  • 2 1/2 T celery seed
  • 1 T dried mustard
  • 1 T white pepper
  • 1 1/2 T ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 T ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 T ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 T smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 T chile pepper


Mix all the ingredients together and store them in an airtight container.

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