shrimp boil

Classic Southern Shrimp Boil on a Sheet Pan

Use a sheet pan for an easier classic shrimp boil.

A classic shrimp boil is super popular in the southern states. This flavorful recipe captures the essence of a traditional shrimp boil by roasting the ingredients on a sheet pan instead of simmering them in a pot of broth.

Studio 5 Food Producer Alex Daynes says that this sheet pan shrimp boil is hearty, tasty, and the easiest way to make it at home! Plus, it’s less messy because it’s all confined to one sheet pan, rather than thrown about onto your kitchen table.

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Here’s Why You’ll Love the Sheet Pan Style

EASY: This recipe is so easy to throw together! Chop and prep the ingredients and parboil the potatoes and you’re ready to cook. You can also steam the potatoes in the microwave for 7 minutes instead. It comes together in less than 20 minutes, and then all you need is 15 minutes at 400°F and it’s ready to serve!

NO POT WATCHING: With a traditional shrimp boil, you boil it all together, which means you must watch your pot to make sure it doesn’t boil over. With this method, you don’t have to babysit it. You can throw it in the oven, and it’ll roast up beautifully. That’s my favorite thing about it!

FEEDS A CROWD: This recipe is for a hungry crowd! It would be perfect for your Father’s Day celebration or any of your upcoming summer parties!

FLAVOR: This recipe is simple, but that doesn’t mean it lacks flavor. With the sweet corn, smoked sausage, and of course, garlic butter and old bay seasonings, you will notice the perfect balance of salty, smoky, and sweet with a subtle kick of heat.

FUN: This recipe is just so fun! It’s a fun meal that screams celebration!


Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil


  • 1 pound baby Dutch yellow potatoes
  • 3 ears corn, each cut crosswise into 12 pieces
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 1 onion, diced thick
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook potatoes until just tender and parboiled, about 10-13 minutes. Stir in corn during the last 5 minutes of cooking time; drain well.
  3. In a small bowl, combine butter, garlic, and Old Bay seasoning.
  4. Place potatoes, corn, shrimp, sausage, and onion in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet. Stir in butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
  5. Place into oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and corn is tender.
  6. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley, if desired.


Homemade Old Bay Seasoning Blend


  • 2 Tablespoons paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon celery salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper


  1. Mix all the spices together and store it in an airtight container.

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