Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil: A delicious shrimp boil recipe that anyone can make. This low country style shrimp boil is perfect for a weeknight dinner or a weekend party. With ingredients like corn, potatoes, seasoning, sausage and of course, shrimp, baked on a sheet pan, it is no wonder this is a family favorite.
This classic Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil recipe or a low country boil, is a simple and easy meal with little mess. It is a Classic Cajun Shrimp Boil recipe that uses the oven to finish off the cooking process. With the regular players: corn on the cob, potatoes, shrimp, and sausage, it is a favorite for sure. It is quick, easy, and totally flavorful, making it perfect for a Shrimp Boil party or just a casual dinner.
What is a southern boil?
In the south there is a large focus on family and friends getting together to spend time together. One of the ways they do that is with a southern boil. Everyone gets together to enjoy a meal of shrimp, sausage, sweet corn, red potatoes, and more. It is a fun way to gather and feast on tasty foods.
This tradition reminds me a lot of my own family. Being from a large family we don’t always get to see eachother on a regular basis, but when we do all get together it’s usually centered around a large meal. These meals are as much a social time as a meal time and it really brings us closer together.
Souther boils are all about tradition, but we are breaking that tradition a little with this sheet pan shrimp boil by simplifying the process for cooking the food, and reducing the mess!
What ingredients are in a shrimp boil?
A traditional shrimp boil usually consists of shrimp and other seafood, corn, potatoes, and other veggies, depending on the region the boil takes place. It might contain sausages, crawfish, etc. but my recipe simply consists of:
- Shrimp and Sausage
- Corn and Potatoes
While not completely traditional, this recipe still stays true to what inspired it. In this shrimp boil recipe I use Old Bay seasoning. You can find it in most grocery stores, or find it on amazon here https://amzn.to/2KWNRI1
Shrimp boil in the oven
Shrimp boils are traditionally done in a large pot, often cooked outside over a fire, on the beach, or in a picnic area. I prefer to cook mine in the oven, and on a sheet pan. It is easier. Less mess. And tastes just as great. I start by par boiling my potatoes and corn to get them tender quick, then I put all the ingredients on a baking sheet to finish everything off in the oven. I like these baking sheets from amazon. They have silicon handles, and a good lip to keep all the ingredients on the pan!
How much shrimp should I buy per person?
A shrimp boil is about bringing people together around food. The best way to do that is to have lots of it. In my experience the more shrimp the better, but usually a quarter pound of shrimp per person is enough when it’s served with potatoes, corn, and sausage, or other things on the side.
Recipes to Enjoy with Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil:
Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
- 1 pound baby red potatoes cut in half
- 1/2 pound yellow dutch baby potatoes
- 2 Tbs salt
- Water for boiling
- 4 ears corn each cut into 4-6 pieces
- 1 onion quartered
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 Tbs garlic minced
- 1 Tbs Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 Lb medium shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 Lb smoked andouille sausage sliced into chunks
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 2 Tbs fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray, and set aside.
- Fill a large pot with water, and salt and potatoes. Bring to a boil.
- Cook potatoes until just tender and parboiled, about 8-10 minutes.
- Add corn to the boiling water during the last 3 minutes of cooking time
- Drain water, set potatoes and put on the prepared baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, half the parsley and Old Bay Seasoning.
- Add shrimp and sausage and onions to the corn and potatoes and baking sheet
- Stir in butter mixture and gently toss to combine, then spread out to make sure everything is in a single layer.
- Place into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, sausage is hot, and corn is tender.
- Serve immediately garnished with remaining parsley and lemon wedges.
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