Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe You Need To Try

Hey Cuties,

I am always trolling for dinner recipes. I need my meals to be delicious but also quick and easy. I cook because I have to, not because I enjoy it. I find a lot of great finds on Pinterest, the Tasty app, and my friends. This one came from my co-worker, she posted a pic on the Gram and I had to slide in her DM’s. Like come on sis, I need the details.

Shrimp Boils typically require a lot of work, but not this one. You save time, but it is equally delicious.  My photography skills don’t do this meal justice. My family crushed both sheets of the shrimp boil and it is now a regular favorite.

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Here is a quick list of ingredients even though we will get into them one by one.

Ingredients + Quantity:

1 pound potatoes + 3 ears corn, each cut crosswise into 6 pieces + 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted + 4 cloves garlic, minced + 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning + 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled + 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked sausage, + 1 lemon, cut into wedges + 2 tablespoons parsley leaves

I believe in remixing a recipe so let me share what I actually used.

The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of parsley. I added a little more before putting it in the oven.

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The recipe calls for 1 tablespoon of Old Bay Seasoning and that was plenty.

The recipe calls for 4 cloves garlic, I used minced garlic instead.

shrimp boil

The recipe called for 1 (12.8-ounce) package of smoked andouille sausage. I had beef kielbasa, so that is what I used.

The recipe called for 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, that was perfect.

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The recipe called for 1 pound of baby Dutch yellow potatoes. I purchased golden potatoes, they were delicious.

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The recipe called for 1 pound medium shrimp, that was a good amount. However, you can’t ever have too many shrimp. I’m just saying.

My son has a severe shellfish allergy so I made him a chicken version. All other ingredients were the same.

shrimp boil

The recipe called for 3 ears of corn, and they said to cut crosswise into 6 pieces. The way my cutting skills and knives are set up that was not a thing that I was about to do. However, my corn size worked out just fine.

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  1. Boil your potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water. Cook them until they are tender. During the last 5 – 10 minutes of cooking time add in the corn then drain everything once done.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  3. Cut up all of your ingredients so you can roll with the remaining steps.
  4. Grease up your sheet pan with a little oil or nonstick spray. I covered my pan with foil, the clean up was easier.
  5. Put your shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage on your baking sheet. Make sure they aren’t on top of one another.
  6. Combine your melted butter, garlic, and Old Bay seasoning into a small bowl,
  7. Pour it over your food and toss a little.
  8. Bake in the oven until your shrimp turns color and your corn is tender. About 12 – 15 minutes
  9. Squeeze your lemon juice over it, top it with parsley and serve.

shrimp boil dupe with chicken

For my son, I use shredded chicken to substitute the shrimp.


I remixed this after I made it the first time. This time I topped it with crab meat, and pieces of salmon. OH MY GOSH! It was even better than the first time around.

I told you my son is allergic, so this time I made his with salmon. This was a better choice to me over the chicken version. He enjoyed them both.

This is the shrimp boil recipe I used when I made it the first time. I like to put my own spin on recipes and switch out my ingredients.

What do you know about a shrimp boil? Chat with me in the comments below or FBIG, and Twitter.




This is the easiest shrimp boil ever, short on time but big on deliciousness. Toss it in the oven on a sheet pan and enjoy the magic in your mouth.


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  1. Aww yay!! This REALLY looks fabulous but this Mama Bear over here is all Vegan. If I wasn’t vegan I would definitely give it a shot. I always like to incorporate these and just put my non meats -my vegan spin off on it.

  2. Ooh, I just can’t do shrimp because I don’t eat anything that swims. But I love the idea of making this without it. It really does look good.

  3. Yum! I’ve never tried to make something like this before but it looks easy enough to try and would probably be a hit at a Thanksgiving potluck!! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Looks good! We make something similar with crab legs but your chicken option is a great idea for those with allergies or want a remix!

  5. This looks so delicious and I absolutely love shrimp. I’d have to make it without corn though as my husband isn’t really a fan of it.

  6. I made this before using a sheet pan and I had to make my husband one with different forms of sausage because he is allergic to seafood! But you just gave me an idea for dinner because this was a while ago and I would definitely add chicken to his next time!

  7. ” I cook because I have to, not because I enjoy it.” This statement gave me life! With that said this looks delicious and super easy to make. I like the substiution you gave because I live with a bunch of people who think I’m a short order cook. I love a good boil so this I would enjoy making!

  8. Great breakdown of your shrimp boil! My family is adding a shrimp boil for thanksgiving and I am excited about that!

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