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Easy Shrimp Boil

This Easy Shrimp Boil is the easiest and most delicious shrimp boil recipe, a one-pot meal that's mess-free. Try it for a weeknight dinner recipe whenever you feel like shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: shrimp boil
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 446kcal
Author: TipBuzz


  • 1 1.5 oz bag seafood boil seasoning about ½ cup (see note)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 12 oz beer 1 ½ cups
  • 1 lb baby red potatoes
  • 1 large yellow onion cut into 1 inch / 2 cm chunks
  • 6 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 pound smoked sausage sliced into 1 inch / 2 cm pieces
  • 4 ears corn husked and halved
  • 2 lb raw large shrimp shell-on and deveined (see note)

Garnishes - optional

  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • lemon cut into wedges
  • hot sauce


  • Fill a large pot (8-12 quarts) with 4 quarts of water, the beer, shrimp boil seasoning and salt. Place over high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Add potatoes, onions and garlic. Boil for 10 minutes or until potatoes are just beginning to become fork-tender.
  • Reduce heat to a medium and add the corn and sausage. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the shrimp and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and let the shrimp sit in the pot for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to infuse.
  • Drain the liquid, reserving a few cups if you prefer broth on the side.
  • Transfer the shrimp and vegetables to a platter or dump onto newspaper.
  • Serve with optional melted butter, lemon wedges and hot sauce. Enjoy!


To make your own seafood boil seasoning, combine the following ingredients:
  • 2 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 8 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp dill seed
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper


Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 434mg | Sodium: 1947mg | Potassium: 656mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 15.5mg | Calcium: 243mg | Iron: 4.6mg