easy low country shrimp boil

Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil

An easy and delicious one pot meal that can be made on the stove!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword main course, shrimp
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 10 people
Calories 490 kcal
Author Jamie


  • 6 quarts water
  • 2 pounds small red potatoes
  • 10 ears corn cut into half or quarters husks removed
  • 2 pounds smoked sausage cut into chunks
  • 3-4 pounds shrimp (you can buy cooked ready to eat or uncooked with peels on)
  • 3/4 cup Old Bay seasoning


  1. Bring water and Old Bay seasoning to a full boil.
  2. Add potatoes and boil for 15 minutes.
  3. Add in sausage and cook for another 5 minutes.
  4. Add corn and cook for 5 more minutes.
  5. Last add shrimp and cook until pink usually 4 or 5 minutes.
  6. Drain liquid and serve on a large platter or can be served in the traditional way on a table covered with butcher or newspaper.

Recipe Notes

You can serve this with cocktail sauce, ketchup, BBQ sauce or just alone. Some people like to use lemon wedges or melted butter.
You can cut your potatoes into quarters if you don't have small potatoes.
You can sprinkle a little Old Bay seasoning on top after draining for a little extra flavor.

Adapted from Lemons for Lulu

Nutrition Facts
Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 490 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 407mg136%
Sodium 1873mg81%
Potassium 729mg21%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 41g82%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 282mg28%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.