This Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil is not only delicious, the easy cooking and clean up makes enjoying this meal even easier afterwards. This seafood bake is a family favorite of ours, and it’s so easy even your younger chefs can make this recipe.
MyWW Purple 6 points per serving, MyWW Blue 8 points per serving, MyWW Green 11 points per serving.
You’ll love this Weight Watchers sheet pan meal because you can enjoy a real treat without using too many of your daily points allowance.
Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil: Easy Dinner Recipe
A traditional shrimp boil is a seafood boil that is typically cooked in a huge soup pot. Seafood boils are traditionally done outside, often right near the water where seafood is caught.
Get a similar flavor and make it even easier with our sheet pan version that doesn’t even require boiling water.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Shrimp Boil Recipes
Here are the questions we receive the most often about this easy WW dinner recipe to use any night of the week.
Shrimp boils vary slightly, but most contain some variation of shrimp, different seafood, sausage, corn, lemon wedges and potatoes. The ingredients are boiled in a large pot, sometimes cooked outside. Once it’s ready, the Shrimp Boil is often served on newspaper covered tables for easy cleanup.
There are so many options for side dishes to a Shrimp Boil, but here are a few suggestions: cole Slaw, macaroni salad, pasta salad, potato salad, baked beans, dinner rolls, biscuits, or cornbread, and baked mac and cheese.
You can’t have a seafood bake without shrimp! The decision to devein shrimp is basically a matter of personal preference, not hygiene, and the vein is not harmful to the human body if eaten. Most cooks will not bother deveining medium sized or smaller shrimp unless they look particularly dirty. For our sheet pan shrimp boil I try to buy deveined shrimp when possible.
When properly cooked, the exterior should be pink with red tails and the flesh is slightly opaque and a little white in color. Uncooked shrimp are grey and if it is bright white in color, there’s a good change the shrimp may be overcooked. Overcooked shrimp is rubbery, so take care to cook shrimp only until just done.
We usually do not have many leftovers of this sheet pan shrimp boil, however you can freeze this meal before you cook it. To freeze and cook later: Freeze the unbaked seafood bake, except the potatoes, tightly sealed for up to 3 months. To cook, thaw the meal, add potatoes, and bake according to the recipe below. We do not recommend freezing this meal after cooking because the potatoes and shrimp become mushy.
How do you cook frozen raw shrimp?
TheKitchn says this, “Instructions, If frozen, thaw the shrimp. The shrimp will bend easily when thawed. Heat the oil or butter over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp to the hot pan. Season the shrimp with salt and pepper. Sauté the shrimp until pink and opaque. Transfer to a serving dish.”
Shrimp Boil Meal Prep
This easy sheet pan meal makes a great meal prep option. While you are meal prepping on the weekends, cook according to package directions, then package into individual containers for a week’s worth of delicious lunches.
Another option is to double the recipe when you make it, using one for tonight’s dinner and the leftovers for your lunches for the rest of the week.
For more simple weeknight dinner recipes, here is a complete list of easy WW dinner recipes for every night of the week.
WW Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
Here is our family’s favorite Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil recipe. This simple recipe bursts with amazing flavors you will love, and with the points so reasonable, you can enjoy it often.
Gather your ingredients for the Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil and preheat oven.
Here are my favorite seasonings for a Shrimp Boil. Old Bay seasoning is a must to get the classic shrimp boil flavor into your dish.
Melt the butter and add the garlic powder. Note: to reduce points even further, use 2-4 T vegetable broth instead of butter.
Add the Old Bay Seasoning to the melted butter as well.
Cut up the sausage in bit size pieces. Note that we used turkey sausage to reduce points. If you use regular sausage, adjust points accordingly.
Cut up potatoes in chunks and boil for 10 minutes. Add the corn to the boiling water for the last 5 minutes. Drain. Cut corn into serving-size chunks.
Spray a sheet pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper. Place potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage in a single layer onto baking sheet. Drizzle with seasoned butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
Yum! Bake for 10-15 minutes or until shrimp and corn are done.
Here are the full instructions for this yummy WW seafood recipe.
Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
- 1 pound medium shrimp raw, peeled and deveined
- 1 pound baby red potatoes
- 3 ears corn cut into 3 pieces each
- 2 T butter melted, or olive oil, or may substitute vegetable broth to reduce points
- 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 12 oz smoked turkey sausage
- 1 lemon cut into wedges
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook Potatoes for ten mins. For the last five mins, add corn to pot.
- In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic and Old Bay Seasoning.
- Place potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage in a single layer onto baking sheet. Drizzle with butter mixture and gently toss to combine.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and corn is tender. Take care not to overbake as this makes shrimp tough. Only cook until shrimp just turn pink.
- Serve immediately with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley, if desired.
What’s your favorite side dish to enjoy with this sheet pan shrimp boil or any seafood bake? Let us know in the comments below.
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