A classic shrimp boil recipe made even easier by baking it on a sheet pan instead of boiling it outside in a large pot. This delicious dish is loaded with shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes and garnished with parsley and lemon juice for a fresh and flavorful summer meal.

Serve this along side some Garlic Parmesan Crescent Rolls and a fresh Caesar Salad for the perfect meal!

white plate with shrimp, sausage. lemon wedge, corn, on it garnished with parsley

I love all things shrimp. In fact this amazing Shrimp Alfredo is one of our top favorite meals, so when summer hits and we want something a little lighter, this Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil is one of our go to recipes. It is delicious and flavorful. Has something for everyone and is super easy to make in the oven.

What is a Shrimp Boil?

When family and friends get together to spend time together in the South, there is generally food involved, and one of the classic get togethers is called a southern boil. Or a shrimp boil. This is where everyone gets together to enjoy a meal of shrimp, sausage, sweet corn, red potatoes, and more. The feast is cooked outdoors in large pots, and is often served by dumping the whole boil out onto a newspaper lined table.

This shrimp boil is a little different, but just as good. And when you finish it off with a cupcake topped with this peanut butter frosting, it is the perfect meal.

What Ingredients are in a Shrimp Boil?

A traditional shrimp boil usually consists of shrimp and other seafood often crawdads, corn, potatoes, and other veggies, but this recipe consists of:

  • Shrimp and Sausage
  • Corn
  • 2 different types of potatoes
  • Onions

While not completely traditional, this recipe still stays true to what inspired it. It has the same flavor profile with the Old Bay seasoning, and the classic ingredients, but is updated to be simpler and cooked indoors in the oven.

Shrimp boil on a sheet pan with corn, potatoes, shrimp, sausage, parsley, lemon wedges

How to Make Shrimp Boil in the Oven

Shrimp boils are traditionally done in a large pots outdoors, but I prefer to do mine in the oven. After par boiling the potatoes so they cook faster, and the shrimp does not overcook, I put all the ingredients on a baking sheet and put it in the oven to bake. I prefer this method because it’s easier and its low mess.

You can use a baking sheet liner of parchment paper or a silicone liner to reduce the mess even further.

The combination of the creamy potatoes, sweet corn, salty and flavorful sausage, and delicious shrimp topped with melted butter and seasoning is one to relish!

When you are finished baking it, you can season it further with some salt and pepper. But you definitely do not want to skip the fresh squeeze of lemon and some fresh parsley. Delicious!

Sheet pan shrimp boil, a white plate of shrimp boil with a sheet pan to the side.

How Much Shrimp Should I Buy Per Person

This recipe serves 4 people, and will be a generous helping. However, a shrimp boil is all about bringing people together around the table to bond and enjoy a meal, so the more food the better.

At a minimum you want a quarter pound of shrimp per person to serve with potatoes, corn, or other things on the side. But take into consideration who you are serving and adjust accordingly.

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil: A delicious shrimp boil recipe made on a sheetpan and cooked in the oven.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Rachael
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  • 1 pound red potatoes baby
  • ½ pound yellow potatoes dutch baby
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 ears corn
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 onion quartered
  • 1 pound shrimp medium, peeled, deveined
  • 1 pound smoked sausage sliced chunks
  • 1 lemon wedged
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°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 corn on the prepared baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, half the parsley and Old Bay Seasoning.
  • Add onion, shrimp, and sausage to the corn and potatoes on the 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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Nutrition Information

Calories: 771 | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 396mg | Sodium: 5475mg | Potassium: 1386mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 720IU | Vitamin C: 46.6mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 7.4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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  1. Listen!!! I have been making this recipe for 2-3 years now!! It’s freaking amazing!! Sooo easy too!!!5 stars

  2. This was delicious! Made this for supper last night and got so many compliments. I am not a fan of shrimp and even I enjoyed it. Thanks :)5 stars

    1. Hi Teresa, we have only made this recipe as listed but that sounds like a delicious addition! Let us know how it turns out.

  3. Rachel,
    In #4 of the directions for the shrimp sheet pan it says to “set potatoes”, what does that mean?

    1. Sorry about that Teri, set potatoes and corn on the prepared baking sheet! The recipe has been updated to reflect this!

  4. This was so yummy!! I’m going to use fewer potatoes and way more corn, sausage & shrimp next time.

  5. It is hard to find a meal that all of my kids & husband loves, but this was it! I added more shrimp & sausage to go around. This makes it easier to do more often vs dragging our huge boiling pot out & babysitting it on a burner our back porch. 5 stars

  6. Thanks for this recipe, Rachael! Our family loved it and made it recently on one of our barbecue get-togethers! It has become an instant hit! We added some boneless chicken and pork to the recipe and it tasted wonderful!5 stars

  7. This recipe was phenomenal. Made it last night and it was so amazing. Thank you! It didn’t say what to do with the onion so I just sliced and sauteed it and added it to the mix. Wonderful!5 stars

    1. Thank you Ashley! I’m so glad you loved it. Recipe updated, thank you for letting me know!

  8. Made it all up last night and covered with tin foil so I could toss it in tonight when we got home.

    Its so good.
    Big hit I also added a torn up rotisserie chicken in with the sausage and shrimp.5 stars

  9. That sounds wonderful, I have often seen versions of this recipe and always think ‘I must make it’… I really really must!5 stars

  10. That’s it, I have to visit the South! Yum. I don’t think I’ve ever had a proper Shrimp Boil. And I love the idea of making it on a sheet pan.5 stars

  11. I love boils and it is clever to do it in a sheet pan! Super colorful and so yummy can’t wait to dig in. Must make this soon at home shopping for ingredients this weekend.5 stars

  12. I love simple and easy recipes like this that get done in the background while I’m going thru my busy day. This sounds so delicious.5 stars