Delight the seafood fans at your table with this oh-so-delicious Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil recipe. It’s simple enough to put together for a weekday meal, yet it’s impressive enough for entertaining.
Best Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil Recipe
What is a Shrimp Boil? Shrimp boils are popular all over the South although seafood boils are most often associated with low country cooking. According to food historians the original low country seafood boil was called Frogmore Stew and originated out of necessity. Seafood and vegetables were thrown into a pot of boiling water while the cook tended to other duties. It resulted in a one pot meal that was worthy of feeding a large group of people and often included leftovers reinvented.
How to Make an Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
The beauty of this easy shrimp boil recipe is there’s no need to boil a thing. You add the potatoes, corn on the cob . sausage and shrimp at different times based on how long it takes each ingredient to cook. You’ll love the easy clean-up, too!
- Ingredients you’ll need to make an easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil: Salted or unsalted butter, vegetable oil, Old Bay seafood seasoning, baby potatoes, corn on the cob, kielbasa or andouille sausage, large tail on shrimp and lemon zest and wedges for serving.
- For this recipe, I use an oversized (Jumbo Nordic Ware) sheet pan. If you don’t have one, and you have 2 standard size sheet pans just separate the ingredients and you’ll be good to go.
- In this shrimp boil recipe, I chose to use a baby potato mix of red potatoes and golden potatoes. You can certainly use one or the other or cut potatoes should that be your preference.
- It’s important to keep the shrimp, sausages, potatoes and corn in a single layer for the most even cooking.
- What seafood seasoning is best? Old Bay seafood seasoning is classic, but at times I also use a seafood seasoning blend called Seafood Magic that we enjoy immensely. If you make your own seasoning blends, you can also adapt this recipe using that, of course.
- Lemon zest grated on top adds citrus notes and an acidic freshness to the entire dish. I highly recommend it.
- Keep in mind that seafood seasonings generally have ample salt for the entire dish, hence the reason there’s no salt called for in this recipe. Should you use a different blend, adjust the salt adding to your taste, as needed.
- How do I serve a sheet pan shrimp boil? You can enjoy it straight from the pan or transfer to a large serving platter for serving garnished with lemon wedges for an easy dinner any day of the week.
Other Shrimp Recipes to Add to the Menu
Most seafood fans all love shrimp and there are a variety of ways to serve it. It can be less expensive than some other varieties of seafood making it more accessible. Other quick and easy shrimp recipes to try:
- New Orleans inspired Shrimp Creole served over a bowl of rice.
- A cross between a lobster roll and a po’boy these Crispy Shrimp Rolls with Cole Slaw make a delicious casual meal.
- Summertime Kickin’ Shrimp Salad can be served on a bed of lettuce as an entrée or turned into an appetizer.
- Dreamy Shrimp and Cheddar Grits will bring the family running to the table.
- Skillet Lemon Garlic Butter Shrimp from Café Delights.
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Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
- 6 Tbsp salted butter melted
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 1/2 tsp Old Bay or similar seafood seasoning divided use
- 1 24 oz package mixed baby potatoes halved
- 4 medium ears fresh corn shucked and cut into 4 pieces each
- 1 12 oz smoked kielbasa or andouille sausage 1/4 inch slices
- 1 lb x-large tails on raw shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 Tbsp lemon zest
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh Italian parsley
- lemon slices or wedges for serving
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line an over sized rimmed sheet pan with foil or parchment. If using foil, spray with cooking spray. (Alternatively, use 2 standard sheet pans)
- Mix together melted butter and oil. Add halved potatoes to a mixing bowl. Drizzle with 1/3 butter-oil mixture. Season with 1 tsp Old Bay then, toss to coat. Arrange on pan cut side up. Bake for 15 minutes.
- In the same bowl, toss the corn with 1/3 butter-oil mixture. Add kielbasa, and 1 tsp Old Bay. Toss to coat. After 15 minutes, push potatoes to outer edge of pan and arrange corn and kielbasa in the center of pan. Bake for 12 minutes.
- In the same mixing bowl, add shrimp. Season with 1/2 tsp Old Bay and drizzle with remaining butter. Toss to coat. Push kielbasa and corn toward edge of pan near potatoes and add shrimp in a single layer to the middle of the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or just until pink.
- Use a large spoon to stir coating everything in pan juices. Garnish with lemon zest and parsley.
- Serve immediately with additional lemon slices or wedges, if desired.
- Keep in mind that seafood seasonings generally have ample salt for the entire dish, hence the reason there's no salt called for in this recipe. Should you use a different blend, adjust the salt adding to your taste, as needed.
- Lite smoked sausage or turkey kielbasa works well in this recipe.
- Light butter can be used.