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A white plate of delicious pan-seared okra seasoned with Old Bay

Old Bay Skillet Okra

This pan seared skillet okra is perfect alongside your favorite Southern dishes. It's vegan, a little spicy, and so good on a hot summer evening!
Servings 4


  • ½ lb. okra
  • 1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Wash your okra, making sure to get any little hairs off. If you need to, scrub with your vegetable brush or a washcloth. Pat it dry.
  • Cut your okra into 1/2" or bite-sized pieces.
  • In a nonstick skillet, heat up your olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add your okra and sprinkle with salt.
  • Cook your okra over medium-high heat, stirring them occasionally.
  • When they start looking pretty good, or after about 5-6 minutes, sprinkle the Old Bay on and stir to combine.
  • Keep cooking your okra until they are fork-tender and the texture you prefer.


  • You can cook your okra longer to make it drier, or shorter to leave it softer.
  • To make it spicier, add a little more Old Bay. This is a super customizable recipe, so make it your own!
  • This stores in the fridge for about 2 days.