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Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

This is the easiest Shrimp Boil you’ll ever make! Baked on a sheet pan, this recipe completely skips the mess while keeping all the flavor.

A baking sheet with shrimp boil

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Hi there! My name is Natalya and I run the blog Momsdish. If you already follow me, you know I can’t get enough of easy meals that require simple ingredients. Well, this sheet pan dish is right up my alley! We love it and know you will too!

We love the ease of one-pan dinners like Salmon and Asparagus or Spatchcock Chicken. Our rendition of a classic shrimp boil cuts down on the mess and cook time by baking all the ingredients on a sheet pan instead.

Shrimp boil with shrimp, corn and potatoes baked on a sheet pan

Why Are Shrimp Boils so Popular?

Shrimp boils have been all the rage in America’s South forever and for good reason. A classic boil contains shrimp, corn, potatoes, and spicy kielbasa sausage tossed with Old Bay Seasoning.

All the ingredients are boiled in a big pot full of flavorful broth and spread out across a large picnic table covered with newspaper. Guests gather around a heaping pile of boiled goodies and chow down. That’s right – a classic shrimp boil is a meal and experience all wrapped into one.

Ingredients for the shrimp boil

How to do a Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Follow these easy steps to nail this sheet pan shrimp boil. Bon appetit!

  1. Cook potatoes and corn in two separate pots of water until tender.
  2. Drain your potatoes and corn and place them into a large bowl. Add shrimp and sliced kielbasa.
  3. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, old bay seasoning, and garlic.
  4. Toss all your ingredients together with your melted butter seasoning.
  5. Transfer to a large baking sheet and bake at 400℉ for 15 minutes.

Step by step details on adding shrimp boil to the baking sheet

Tips For The Best Shrimp Boil

  • Potatoes: Baby dutch or Yukon potatoes are your best bet. Cut potatoes into even-sized pieces to promote even cooking.
  • Corn: Boiled sweet corn is the perfect complement to all the savory ingredients in your boil. Cut cobs into 2-inch sized pieces.
  • Sausage: Smoked Andouille Sausage or any Cajun-style sausage will work. You could also use Polish Kielbasa in a pinch. Kielbasa and Potatoes go really well together.
  • Seasoning: Old Bay seasoning is a must. Every authentic shrimp boil requires it! You can find it at most grocery stores or even online.
  • Shrimp: Tail-on, large shrimp work the best. If you can get your hands on tiger shrimp, do it! Raw, thawed, and tail on is the way to go.

To Quick-Thaw Shrimp: If you don’t have time to thaw your shrimp in the refrigerator overnight, thaw it quickly by placing it in a colander in your sink. Run cool water over the frozen shrimps for 7-8 minutes until the ice dissolves then drain and pat dry with paper towels.

Shrimp boil baked and served on a baking sheet with sausage, corn, shrimp, and potatoes

What to Serve with a Shrimp Boil:

A shrimp boil is a hands-down crowd pleaser and a meal in itself. Just add a few sides to the mix and you’ve got a feast on your hands.

This pairs really well with Homemade Bread, some creamy Coleslaw, and a heaping pile of lemon wedges around your shrimp boil.

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Shrimp Boil Recipe

5 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Shrimp Boil Recipe on Sheet Pan with lemon wedges

This is the easiest shrimp boil you’ll ever do! Baked on a sheet pan, this recipe completely skips the mess while keeping all the flavor.

Author: Natalya Drozhzhin
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: Easy Shrimp Boil, Shrimp Boil
Cuisine: American
Course: Main Course
Calories: 571 kcal
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb baby potatoes cut into equal pieces
  • 3 ears of corn each cut into 5 pieces
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 5 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 16 oz smoked andouille sausage cut into pieces
  • 1 lb large shrimp raw, tail on
  • 2 lemons cut into wedges

Instructions

  1. In a large pot with water, cook potatoes until they become tender. In a separate pot with boiling water, cook corn for about 10 minutes.

  2. Drain corn and potatoes, and place them into a large bowl.

  3. Clean and pat dry shrimp, and add them to the bowl. Also, add sausage to the bowl.

  4. In a small bowl, combine butter with minced garlic and Old Bay seasoning. Pour the butter mixture over the shrimp boil ingredients and toss it all together.

  5. Transfer everything to a large baking sheet and bake at 400 °F for about 15 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked. Serve with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts
Shrimp Boil Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 284mg95%
Sodium 1397mg61%
Potassium 739mg21%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 574IU11%
Vitamin C 42mg51%
Calcium 153mg15%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Natalya Drozhzhin

Natalya is a food blogger who founded Momsdish.com to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Ukraine, Natalya was inspired by the amazing dishes that were prepared using simple ingredients. Natalya is most notably known for making cooking approachable for any person.

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  • Mary
    August 16, 2020

    Made this tonight and my husband and I both loved it! I used chicken andouille sausage, otherwise same ingredients. I may try it next time as someone mentioned by cooking raw corn & potatoes for 20 min, then adding shrimp and I assume sausage for 10 min. Lovely dish! We also love your salmon cakes and portabellas with spinach & havarti. Can’t wait to try other recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 16, 2020

      Sounds wonderful! I hope you love every recipe that you try, Mary.

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  • Shelley K Darrow
    August 7, 2020

    I love all your stuff.I use all of them.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 7, 2020

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes Shelley!

      Reply

  • Jackie Cabanlit
    August 6, 2020

    This will be our weekend dish! Delish!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 7, 2020

      Awesome! Looks like this is going to be one of your favorite recipes.

      Reply

  • Mima Benitez
    August 2, 2020

    We truly love this recipe try it the first time and now it’s part of meal plans. Atleast one every 2 weeks, I make it. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2020

      So nice to know that this has been added to your favorites list! Thanks for your good feedback, Mima. We appreciate it.

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  • Debbie
    August 2, 2020

    Made this last night for our annual crab feast! It was a huge hit!! There was so much flavor, and it was so much easier than boiling everything. Love your recipes!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 2, 2020

      I am so glad that the it was a success! Thank you so much for sharing that with us.

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  • Kristina
    July 31, 2020

    This recipe was delicious and a learning experience!

    We got everything for at the store, but our eyes were bigger than our sheet pan (lol) so, we got 1.5 lbs of fresh white gulf shrimp, and did around 17 oz. of polish sausage, and three whole unshucked ears of corn (we shucked them and cut them down to size, but corn got everywhere trying to cut through the ears) – did the pre-boil of the corn and potatoes (I threw in a little butter and old bay with both pots after reading others comments about doing the same!) smelled heavenly!

    Cleaning 1.5 lbs of shrimp when you’ve never done it is a little time-consuming, so I think next time we’ll get that done first and set them on ice, before doing everything else first. It was still worth it in the end!

    After we realized that it wasn’t all going to fit neatly on one large sheet pan, we decided to throw it all into our roasting pan and put it in the oven with the lid on.

    Smells heavenly! We paired it with a side of coleslaw/power slaw mix, lots of lemons, a loaf of heb French bread and cold beers dressed with tajin and lime!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 31, 2020

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me Kristina! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

  • Jane
    July 20, 2020

    I made this last night and it was soooo good! Love how easy it was to throw together too! Will be making this again.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 20, 2020

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Jane! thank you for sharing that great review with me!

      Reply

  • Yolanda
    July 3, 2020

    Going to try today but my family likes the sauce to dip it in, do I just double the butter mixture you provided and have you added crab legs to it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 3, 2020

      Hi Yolanda! I bet that could work!

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  • gretchen
    June 30, 2020

    We made this last night and it tastes amazing! One suggestion: Add a yellow onion, peeled and cut in half, to the water with the potatoes, then coat it with the butter/Old Bay mixture. Turned out so sweet and so yummy!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2020

      Thank you so much for that suggestion, Gretchen! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

      Reply

  • Lucy Mares
    June 25, 2020

    I have made Frogmore Stew (shrimp boil) for years and this is so much easier. I made it even easier buy tossing the raw potatoes, raw corn, and the sausage with about 2/3 of the butter mixture and baking that for about 20 minutes, then tossing the shrimp in the rest of the butter and adding it to the pan and cooking for about another 10 minutes until the shrimp is done! So good. No more giant pots of boiling water!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 25, 2020

      That’s a great idea! Thank you for sharing that awesome review with us Lucy!

      Reply

  • Cat
    June 23, 2020

    Can chorizo work as well? Thanks

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  • debbi smith
    June 21, 2020

    Made this tonight for Father’s Day dinner — It was great !! Everyone loved it and want it again — the only thing I would change is to make more !!! Great flavor – and the sauce !!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 22, 2020

      So wonderful to hear that everyone loved this recipe. Thank you so much!

      Reply

  • Nina
    June 21, 2020

    I live in a small town and our grocery store doesn’t carry Old Bay Seasoning. Would Cajun seasoning work in it’s place or do you have another alternative? Thanks!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2020

      Hi Nina. Old Bay seasoning is a must. Every authentic shrimp boil requires it! You can find it at most grocery stores or even online. I have not tried using cajun seasoning yet to advise.

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  • Leslie "Les" Amidon
    June 20, 2020

    Natasha,

    I enjoy your site and you have several times inspired my cooking. Case in point, your Low Country Bo… Bake! As I live in the South (Central Alabama), I substituted Old Bay with 2Tbs of Zataran’s Crab Boil. Amazing results. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 21, 2020

      You are so welcome and it’s my pleasure to be able to help inspire you to cook.

      Reply

  • Julia
    June 18, 2020

    Omg so yummy! I made this last night. The butter/Old Bay seasoning is very good; so good I doubled it 😀. I added scallops with the shrimp and replaced the corn and potatoes with zucchini and whole radishes plus broccoli, to keep it low carb. So easy To make, love the one pan meals.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 18, 2020

      That is awesome! I’m so glad you loved this recipe and thank you for sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Melody Holena
    June 18, 2020

    Could you do this in the air fryer?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 18, 2020

      Hi Melody, I have not tested that in an air fryer to advise. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

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  • Angela
    June 17, 2020

    This was delicious! My family asked if this can be a repeat meal. The only thing I would do next time is double the sauce because it’s that good!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2020

      That’s so great! It sounds like you have a new favorite!

      Reply

  • Alanna
    June 17, 2020

    we made it and it was so good

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2020

      That’s just awesome!

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  • Kayla
    June 17, 2020

    Could sweet Potatoes be used instead ?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 17, 2020

      Hi Kayla, I haven’t tested that with sweet potato but I imagine it may work. If you experiment please let me know how you like that.

      Reply

  • Victoriya
    June 17, 2020

    Made this last night because of that picture and totally loved it. Will be making again.

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    • Natasha
      June 17, 2020

      I’m so happy to hear that! It sounds like you found a new favorite in this shrimp boil recipe.

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    • Sarah M.
      June 17, 2020

      Hi Natasha. I would love to make this for my husband on Father’s Day. Quick question for you (if I may). Aside from the corn, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage…would it be okay to add one more item…like…hmm…a little bit of crab meat? Would that be okay or would it mess it all up? Love to hear your thoughts. We love all of your recipes by the way. You’re amazing!

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      • Natashas Kitchen
        June 17, 2020

        Hi Sarah, I bet that could work! If you experiment please let me know how you like that!

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  • Julie Michael
    June 17, 2020

    Could this be done on the bbq?

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    • Natasha
      June 17, 2020

      Hi Julie, that should work instead of the sheet pan but I would probably turn them into individual foil packets and then put them on the grill.

      Reply

  • Lucy
    June 16, 2020

    Looks delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 17, 2020

      It is so yummy. I hope you can try this!

      Reply

  • Stephanie
    June 16, 2020

    We had so much fun making doing this as a family and the food was incredible. Great idea and fantastic recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 16, 2020

      Thanks for your great comments, Stephanie. I am so glad you all enjoyed this recipe!

      Reply

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