Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil

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This delicious quick and easy shrimp boil is a perfect summertime beach favorite with classic shrimp boil spice!

pot with potatoes, shrimp, and sauce in it

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Delicious Shrimp Boil

While enjoying our time at my family’s new home just outside Seaside Florida in Santa Rosa Beach, my mom and I wanted to eat as much local, delicious Florida Gulf seafood as possible. Florida’s panhandle is full of shops selling all sorts of fresh caught fish- and one day we grabbed some shrimp to throw in this Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen the video I made showing just how easy this shrimp boil is, but today I am sharing the recipe in an easy to print way! This makes for a tasty peel and eat meal, and is perfect for summer lounging. You can use full shrimp like we did (boiling them with the heads on adds lots of delicious flavor- simply peel it off when you eat)- or you can use heads off, or fully shelled shrimp. It’s totally up to you!

While you can just toss in the sausage, I like to lightly brown it first for extra flavor. You can also toss in garlic or onions (remove skins and give a rough chop- it’s just for flavor), or different types of potatoes. It is a very versatile recipe!

pot with potatoes, shrimp, and sauce in it

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Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil Recipe

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Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil in a blue pot on a marble countertop.

Quick and Easy Shrimp Boil

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This sausage and potato packed shrimp boil is the perfect summertime dinner!


  • 5 cups water
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 2 andouille sausage links, pre-browned and cut into 1" thick rounds
  • 2 ears of corn, cut into 3" rounds
  • 1 1/2 lbs shrimp, heads and tails on or off
  • 1 package shrimp boil seasoning.


  1. Boil water.
  2. Add potatoes and cook until soft.
  3. Add andouille sausage and corn, optional.
  4. Add shrimp, lemons, and 1 package shrimp boil seasoning.
  5. Cover and remove from heat.
  6. Let shrimp sit up to two hours (more time in the water = spicier, more flavor).
Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 413Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 374mgSodium 1915mgCarbohydrates 35gFiber 3gSugar 3gProtein 46g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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  1. Oh my! This looks so fabulous! Pinned and tweeted. Please join us tonight at 7 pm, and party with us. I can’t wait to see your new masterpieces or amazing classics! Lou Lou Girls

  2. I am from South Louisiana and we love a good seafood boil whether it’s shrimp, crab, or crawfish. Your Shrimp looks delicious and love the color of your pot.

  3. This is such a great recipe and makes me so homesick for the south. We don’t have fresh shrimp, andouille sausage or even shrimp boil up in Canada. I’d love to share this on our weekend features post with a link back to you. I can let you know when the post goes live if you’d like to share on social media. Thanks for a great recipe!