Crockpot Shrimp Boil is a southern classic recipe where Shrimps along with Andouille sausage, Corn, and Potatoes are boiled with Old Bay Seasoning. It's a flavorful and hearty meal. Also making Shrimp Boil in the Crockpot is even easier because it's just a basic dump and forget dinner recipe which is perfect for summers. Also, it takes just 5 minutes for Shrimp to boil while the rest of the ingredients cook for a longer time. You can have it cook all day in the slow cooker and serve it right on time for dinner. The Shrimp Boil seasoning is made with old bay seasoning which is a flavorful blend of a lot of spices and it's exactly this which makes this Shrimp Boil taste so amazing!!! This is seriously one of the greatest Summer Southern Seafood Recipes there is
Summers are incomplete without Shrimp Boil for dinner. This recipe is so simple, easy, and hearty that I try to make it as often that I can during Summers. It's one of my favorite Summer Crockpot Meals which tastes so good on a hot day along with some Creamy Summer Potato Salad or Macaroni Salad and a slice of Cornbread.
You can add other veggies like Okra or Asparagus or Beans to this recipe of Shrimp Boil.
I just love Shrimp recipes for dinner Shrimps are not only healthy but cook exceptionally quickly.
In my family, we just love Shrimp recipes. If you're a regular reader of my blog, you must know how many shrimp recipes I have made this summer. It's just my go-to protein. Also, it's healthy. Learn more about Shrimps here.
- 😋 Let's Talk Taste
- 🥘 Ingredients needed to make Shrimp Boil
- 👩🍳 Instructions on How to make Crockpot Shrimp Boil
- 📝 Cooking Variations
- 🧊 How to Store Shrimp Boil
- 💯 Top tips
- 🥗 What goes Shrimp Boil ?
- What is Shrimp Boil Seasoning made of?
- How long does it take for Shrimp to Boil?
- 🍤 Other Shrimp Recipes
- Crockpot Shrimp Boil Recipe
😋 Let's Talk Taste
This Crockpot Shrimp Boil makes for an easy dump and forgets dinner recipe. Shrimp Boil has a buttery taste to it. Also, there is the freshness of Lemon and Parsley. The Sweet Corn and Potato make this taste comforting and hearty. Also, the juicy Shrimps are of course the highlight of this recipe. I just like the hint of spice provided by the old bay seasoning. It's a true winner when it comes to flavors of Shrimp Boil.
Shrimp Boil in Crockpot tastes even better as it slow cooks for hours and the end result is juicy and hearty cooked potatoes and corn along with Shrimp!
You can easily dump all the ingredients and have it cook all day in the slow cooker and serve for dinner.
This Crockpot Shrimp Boil is especially easy as there is no-pre boiling of the Potatoes and Sausages. All you are doing is just dumping ingredients and slow cooking.
An especially easy and delicious weeknight dinner recipe. This is what I love about Southern food recipes. It's their simplicity but a burst of flavors makes southern food the most loved food in the world.
🥘 Ingredients needed to make Shrimp Boil
- Raw Shrimp - You can use peeled and deveined Shrimps if you want.
- Baby Red Potatoes - This recipe calls for baby potatoes, However you can use Yukon Gold Potatoes. Cut it into 1 1/2 inch chunk. You can leave the Petite whole.
- Red Onions - This brings a nice sweetness. You can replace with Yellow Onion
- Garlic - Garlic is exceptionally important for flavors in this recipe. I have used 7 cloves of miced garlic.
- Bay Leaf - Bay leaf is used for burst of earthy flavors.
- Corn - Corn on the Cob is required for this recipe. You cannot replace with Sweet Corn Kernels.
- Andouille sausage - You can replace this with smoked sausage or any other kind of sausage you're using.
- Old Bay Seasoining - You can make your own old bay seasoning. Get more details in the notes.
- Hot Sauce - I like to use hot sauce for spice. You can use Chili or Tabasco sauce as well.
- Lemon - Lemon juice is important for the burst of flavor and hint of freshness. You can also replace with Lime juice.
- Parsley - Freshly chopped Parsley is required for garnishing the Parsley.
See the recipe card for quantities. Also, watch the video for a quick visual.
👩🍳 Instructions on How to make Crockpot Shrimp Boil
STEP 1: Start by combining the Old Bay Seasoning with Water, Lemon Juice, and Hot Sauce. You can also add beer to this.
STEP 2: Dump chopped Red Potatoes in the slow cooker. Pour the water and seasoning mixture over it. Add the chopped onion, minced garlic, salt, pepper, and bay leaf to it. Cover with lid and slow cook on high for 2 hours or on low for 4 hours
STEP 3: Add the Chopped Corn on the Cob and chopped Andouille Sausage in the slow cooker. Cover with the lid and slow cook for 45 minutes on high
STEP 4: Add the Shrimp and cover cook for 5 minutes on high.
STEP 5: Get them out of the bowl. Garnish with melted butter, lemon juice, and freshly chopped Parsley. Serve with Cornbread and cold beer.
Remember - Cook the potatoes and corn for just 30-45 minutes. Do not overcook the shrimp. Shrimp cooks exceptionally quickly and you do not want to ruin the texture of Shrimps by overcooking them.
Hint: If you have frozen Shrimp, then I would suggest you thaw it on the counter and then throw it in the crockpot.
📝 Cooking Variations
- Dutch Oven - You can make this in a dutch oven. Just dump all the ingredients except corn and shrimp and cook on medium-high for 15 - 20 minutes. Add the Corn and cook for 15 minutes. Add the Shrimp only at last and cover cook for just 4-5 minutes. Drain the water and serve immediately.
- Oven Baked - You can make this in the oven as well. Learn more about oven baked shrimp boil here.
- Instant Pot - You can make the same recipe in Instant Pot. Just dump all the ingredients, except Shrimp. Cover with the lid and pressure cook on high for 3- minutes. After it gets cooked, release the pressure naturally. Add the Shrimps. Toss to combine and cover with the lid for 4-5 minutes. The Shimp will easily get cooked in the hot water and you donot need any extra cooking time, exclusively for the Shrimp. I love using the instant pot for this recipe of Shrimp Boil as it saves so much time.
🧊 How to Store Shrimp Boil
You can transfer this to an air-tight container or wrap it up tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate it. You can refrigerate for up to a week. You can also freeze this for 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and serve.
💯 Top tips
- Donot overcook the Shrimp. There is nothing more dishartening than seeing juicy plump shrimp get rubbery after overcooking them. Just cook for 4-5 minutes or until they turn Pinkish.
- Cook the Potatoes until fork tender. Slow Cooker takes about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours to cook Baby Red Potatoes. If you're using Yukon Gold Potatoes, then they will cook quikly in about 1 hour.
- Cook the Corn for 30-45 minutes. You donot want the corn to be raw and hard while eating.
- Top with some more Old Bay Seasoning before serving.
🥗 What goes Shrimp Boil ?
What is Shrimp Boil Seasoning made of?
The Shrimp Boil seasoning is Old Bay Seasoning. Old bay Seasoning is an extremely flavorful seasoning that is used in the Shrimp Boil recipe.
Its made with Paprika, Cayenne Pepper, Dry mustard, Ground Ginger, Cloves, Cardamom, All Spice, Ground Cinnamon, Ground Mace, and Celery Salt.
How long does it take for Shrimp to Boil?
Shrimp takes exceptionally quickly to get cooked. It takes just 4-5 minutes for Shrimp to boil and get cooked.
🍤 Other Shrimp Recipes
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Garlic Honey Lime Shrimp
- Spicy New Orleans Shrimp
- Creamy Garlic Parmesan Shrimp
- Blackened Shrimp Tacos
- Shrimp Udon Stir Fry
- Baja Shrimp Tacos Recipe
- Green Curry Shrimp | Thai Green Curry Recipe
- Cajun Shrimp and Rice (Instant Pot / Slow Cooker)
- Shrimp Fried Rice
Crockpot Shrimp Boil Recipe
- 2 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning more for garnish
- 2 tablespoon Hot Sauce
- 6 cups Water or Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 whole Dried Bay Leaf
- 1 lbs Red Potatoes 1 1/2 inch chunks
- 2 LARGE Andouille Sausage chopped. 1 inch chunks
- 2 medium sized Red Onions finely chopped
- 6 cloves Garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon Salt & Pepper
- 2 medium sized Corn on the Cob chopped into 2 inch chunks
- 1 lbs Shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 stick Unsalted Butter for garnish
- 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice divided
- chopped Parsley for garnish
- Combine water, old bay seasoning, and hot sauce in a bowl
- Add the water to the slow cooker. Throw in the potatoes along with onion, garlic, bay leaf, salt, and pepper. Cover cook on high for 2 hours.
- Add the chopped Corn on the cob and Andouille Sausage and cover cook for 30-45 minutes.
- Add the Shrimps and Cover cook for 5 minutes
- Get them out. Garnish with melted butter, old bay seasoning, lemon juice, and chopped Parsley. Enjoy!