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.
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
- 2 different types of potatoes
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.
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!
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.
More Shrimp Recipes You’ll Love
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- Skillet Shrimp Fajitas
- Pineapple Teriyaki Shrimp Foil Packets – Mess Free!
- Shrimp Pasta Salad
- Creamy Garlic Shrimp – Rich and delicious!
Sheetpan Shrimp Boil
- 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.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)