Shrimp boil foil packets are the perfect quick prep meal for the oven or the grill!

Tender shrimp, juicy sausage, potatoes, and sweet corn are all smothered in flavorful buttery garlic sauce. This easy dinner has big flavor and requires little clean up.

This recipe has been sponsored by Challenge Dairy.

An Easy Buttery Favorite

  • Shrimp boil foil packets are an easy dinner that requires very little prep.
  • Challenge Butter makes an amazing garlicky buttery sauce with great flavor. Challenge butter is churned fresh daily and contains no additives, preservatives, hormones, or dyes. Just real buttery goodness.
  • Foil packets let each guest customize their own packet with their favorite additions.
  • These can be prepared ahead of time and cooked on the grill or in the oven.
  • Like most foil packets, these require almost no clean-up!

ingredients to make Shrimp Boil Foil Packets


MEAT: You’ll want to use large boiler shrimp and your favorite smoked sausage. You can also add in bay scallops, salmon, crawfish, crab, even bacon!

VEGGIES: The potatoes are slightly cooked before putting the packets together. This helps them cook quickly along with the corn, shrimp, and sausage. Feel free to add in asparagus spears, bell peppers, or even green beans!

FLAVOR: Challenge Butter adds the best flavor since it is made the old-fashioned way; from the freshest milk and cream from happy cows!

These packets are simply seasoned with a sprinkle of old bay, cajun seasoning, and some garlic. If you like a little bit of heat, add a few dashes of Tabasco!

Ingredients for a shrimp boil in a bowl

How to Make Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

These are yummy, easy to make, and customizable for summer BBQ time!

  1. Boil corn & potatoes in salted water until tender. Toss with the seasoned butter mixture.
  2. Place seasoned shrimp & veggies in the center of a square of heavy-duty aluminum foil & top with a slice of lemon (or a few dashes of hot sauce).
  3. Seal the packets & bake or grill per the recipe below.

These packets are great served with extra melted butter for dipping and dunking and a slice of cornbread.

seasoning a shrimp boil

Tips for Perfect Packets

  • Heavy-duty aluminum foil will stay intact during the cooking process as well as during serving and eating.
  • Since the shrimp cooks quickly, pre-cook the potatoes and corn so it all finishes at the same time.
  • Avoid overcrowding the packets so the shrimp and sausage heat through properly.
  • Make these ahead of time. When it’s time to eat, simply pull packets from the fridge and cook them!


Remove leftover shrimp boil ingredients from their packets and place in an airtight container. They should keep for about 3 days in the refrigerator. Reheat in a fresh foil packet on the grill, or on a baking sheet in the oven.

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Shrimp Boil Foil Packs

These Garlic Butter Shrimp Foil Packs are flavorful, filling, & full of fresh veggies, sausage, & shrimp!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 foil packs
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  • 1 lemon
  • cup salted Challenge butter melted, + 2 tablespoons
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh parsley chopped, divided
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 pound baby potatoes halved
  • 2 cobs corn cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 12 ounces smoked sausage cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 pound raw shrimp frozen, peeled, deveined, extra large (thawed)

For Serving

  • fresh parsley
  • melted butter
  • lemon wedges


  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. Slice half of the lemon and cut the other half into wedges.
  • In a small bowl combine ⅓ cup melted butter, garlic, 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, Cajun seasoning, Old Bay seasoning, and salt & pepper to taste. Mix well and set aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook just until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well.
  • Once drained, place the potatoes in a large bowl with the corn, sausage, and shrimp. Add the prepared garlic butter and toss well to coat.
  • Place 4 large sheets of heavy duty foil on the counter.
  • Divide the shrimp and sausage mixture over the 4 packets. Top each with a lemon slice and fold and seal well.
  • Place packets on the grill and cook for 7 minutes. Flip over and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes until shrimp are cooked through.
  • To serve, cut each foil packet open and sprinkle with additional parsley if desired. Melt the remaining butter and serve for dipping with lemon wedges.



Oven Directions:
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Place foil packets on a baking pan and cook 25 minutes or until shrimp are cooked through.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 602 | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 387mg | Sodium: 1745mg | Potassium: 779mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 988IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 201mg | Iron: 5mg

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

Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Seafood
Cuisine American
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  1. The shrimp boil turned out wonderful. Added a few extras like mushrooms,bell pepper, asparagus and salmon. This will go into my favorite list.5 stars

  2. The shrimp boil foil packs recipe was amazing,!!!!!! I will be making these again. Thanks so much.

    1. While I’ve never tried that, I’m sure that’d work just fine Ray! Let us know how it goes!

  3. This looks so good. Can’t wait to try it. I appreciate that you put the oven directions on there, for nights when my husband won’t be using the grill.5 stars