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Shrimp Boil With Shrimp, Sausage, Potatoes, and Corn

One of the best one-pot dinners you can make is a classic Shrimp Boil Recipe, also known as a Low Country Boil Recipe.

This simple recipe includes shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn made in one-pot! It’s a family southern favorite we often order when we are on vacation, but so simple to make at home.

Shrimp boil made with corn, potatoes and sausage, and served with butter and lemons on a white plate
Low Country Boil never tasted so good!

If you’ve never made a Shrimp Boil before, you’re going to be blown away by how easy this dish really is to make.

On top of being easy to put together, you really only need one big pot to cook it all in at once, leaving your kitchen mostly clean at the end of dinner. 

How to peel shrimp the easy way!

When you make a shrimp boil, you need to devein and peel the shrimp before cooking them. You can buy pre-peeled shrimp, but buying shrimp with the peel still on will save you some money.

  • Twist to remove the head, if still attached.
  • Slide your thumb under the belly of the shrimp and peel the skin and legs off.
  • Gently tug to remove the tail (you can skip this step for this Shrimp Boil recipe).
  • Carefully slide your knife along the back of the shrimp, and remove the thin grey vein.

How long does it take for shrimp to boil?

Shrimp boils very quickly, so it’s important to make sure to follow the order given below when adding ingredients to your pot. If you put everything in at once, some ingredients will be quite overdone.

Boiling Raw Shrimp and added to the One Pot Shrimp Boil Recipe
It only takes 1 – 2 minutes to boil shrimp – don’t over boil!

Expert Tips for Shrimp Boils

To make sure your Shrimp Boil turns out amazing every time, follow these tips:

  • Shrimp. When it comes to shrimp, there are a lot of options to choose from. Use large, jumbo shrimp in your Shrimp boil.
  • Corn. Fresh corn works and tastes so much better than frozen corn.
Fresh corn works best for this recipe!
  • Sausage. Make sure to use smoked kielbasa or andouille sausage to get the right flavor profile in your seafood boil.
Adding andouille sausage so the one pot with corn
Andouille sausage adds a nice flavor to the shrimp boil recipe
  • Order. Follow the recipe directions and add your ingredients in the order listed to make sure everything is cooked correctly.
  • Serving. Serve your shrimp boil HOT and as soon as it’s done cooking for the best eating experience!
Serve the shrimp boil immediately!

How do you make a Cajun seasoning?

The secret to an amazing Shrimp Boil recipe is the Cajun seasoning! Don’t rely on store-bought Old Bay seasoning, instead make your own with this made-from-scratch recipe!

Made from scratch cajun seasonining added to onions and lemons in the one-pot
Add your favorite made from scratch cajun seasoning

What side dish goes with seafood boil?

The beauty of a seafood boil is that it’s a main dish and a side dish all in one! If you want to serve something else with it, you can serve rice, mardi gras slaw, or a nice homemade cornbread to soak up all that buttery goodness.

What dessert goes with a shrimp boil?

Key Lime Pie or Lemon Meringue Pie would both be a nice light dessert that pairs well with a shrimp boil recipe! If you want to try something fun, you could try your hand at homemade Beignets too.

How do you make shrimp boil from scratch?

Gather your ingredients together, and a large pot, and get ready to cook! This will come together quicker than you think, so be ready to eat soon!

You are going to love how amazing this Shrimp Boil recipe turns out, and will want to make it again and again!

Shrimp boil made with corn, potatoes and sausage, and served with butter and lemons
Shrimp Boil or Low Country Boil is a true southern and classic favorite!

Shrimp Boil Recipe

One of the best one-pot dinners you can make is a classic Shrimp Boil Recipe with shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and corn! It’s a family favorite that everyone loves and is so simple to make.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Shrimp Boil Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 2634kcal
Author: Mark Rogers


  • 2 pounds large jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined, leave tails on
  • 1 pound smoked sausage kielbasa or andouille, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 ears corn each cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 pound small red potatoes cut in half
  • 1 medium onion cleaned and cut into large pieces
  • 4 lemons 2 for cooking, 2 for serving
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic cleaned and smashed
  • cup seafood seasoning like Old Bay
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley plus more for garnish chopped


  • Fill large pot with water
  • Cut 2 lemons into quarters and add to water
  • Add onion, garlic, seafood seasoning to water
  • Bring water to boil
  • Clean and cut potatoes and add to boiling water, cook for 10-12 minutes or until just barely fork tender
  • Clean and cut corn, add to boiling water
  • Add sausage and cook for 5-6 minutes
  • Add shrimp to boiling water and cook 2-3 minutes or until pink
  • Drain and place on large baking sheet
  • Melt butter in microwave safe bowl
  • Whisk in salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • Pour ½ of butter mixture over shrimp mixture and stir to coat
  • Reserve remaining butter mixture for serving
  • Garnish with additional chopped parsley and lemons
  • Sprinkle additional seafood seasoning to taste, if desired
  • Serve immediately
  • Store leftovers in refrigerator in airtight container for up to 2 days


Calories: 2634kcal | Carbohydrates: 121g | Protein: 73g | Fat: 219g | Saturated Fat: 101g | Trans Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 566mg | Sodium: 5087mg | Potassium: 2514mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 3611IU | Vitamin C: 257mg | Calcium: 205mg | Iron: 9mg

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