Old Bay Aioli

All it takes is five minutes (and, if you want, a little chilling time) to take an ordinary condiment like mayonnaise and turn it into something more special. And a little more spiced, too. Old Bay aioli supplies a ton of extra flavor and, of course, that extra Old Bay warmth as well. 

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Old Bay Aioli, delicious with fried seafood, french fries, and more.

It’s an excellent dipping sauce to serve with crab cakes (it is a crab seasoning, after all), but really any fried seafood works. Try it with french fries, too. The Old Bay warmth really adds flair to the table as a fry dipper. Use it, too, as a sandwich spread, particularly for fish sandwiches.

Old Bay seasoning contains paprika among its many herbs and spices, so there is a mild warmth to it. But it’s not truly “spicy”. If you’d like this aioli to kick things up a notch, add a pinch of cayenne powder. Cayenne has a no-doubt upper-medium heat, so start small, taste, and add more to taste. It’s relatively neutral in taste, so it won’t impact the delicious Old Bay flavor one bit.

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Old Bay Aioli

4.53 from 23 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chilling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 97 kcal


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic


  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes prior to serving for best flavor.


Calories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 0.4gProtein: 0.2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 0.1gVitamin A: 13IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 0.1mg
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on May 12, 2024 to include new content.
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