Easy Stovetop Shrimp Boil


A shrimp boil on the stove sounds like a big ordeal, but this recipe is actually an easy one-pot dinner.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

A shrimp boil is great for an outdoor party and couldn't be simpler: Just throw the onions, lemon, garlic, potatoes, sausage, artichoke, shrimp, and corn into a large stockpot and bring to a boil with some dry shrimp-and-crab boil seasoning. You can find the seasoning in the spice aisle near the old bay seasoning; we love the brand Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil because it has good ingredients (read: no MSG).

After just about 20 minutes of cook time, your potatoes will be tender, and your shrimp will be cooked through. The results are spicy and well-seasoned. Drain and then dump the goods onto a big platter, or, for a festive occasion, cover your table in a washable tablecloth and serve straight from the surface.


  • 2 small yellow onions, halved

  • ½ cup dry shrimp-and-crab boil seasoning, such as Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seafood Boil

  • 1 lemon, halved, plus wedges for serving

  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise 

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt 

  • 8 ounces small red potatoes, halved 

  • 8 ounces andouille sausage, cut into 8 pieces 

  • 1 globe artichoke 

  • 1 ½ pounds large unpeeled shrimp

  • 2 ears fresh corn, shucked and cut into thirds


  1. Bring 4 quarts water, onions, seasoning, halved lemon, garlic, and salt to a boil in a large stockpot.

  2. Add potatoes, sausage, and artichoke and boil until potatoes are just tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

  3. Add shrimp and corn and cook until shrimp are opaque, about 3 minutes.

  4. Drain and serve on a large platter with lemon wedges.

    Easy Stovetop Shrimp Boil
    Greg DuPree

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
9g Fat
26g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 272mg 91%
Sodium 1802mg 78%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 44g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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