If you’re looking for a hearty yet simple meal on a beautiful afternoon, you’re going to love this Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil recipe. Filled with red potatoes, spicy sausage, and some sweet corn, this shrimp boil with Old Bay is packed full of flavor!
Have you ever had an actual shrimp boil? It’s so fresh and easy to make, but most importantly – it’s fun to eat! I mean, who doesn’t like to eat with their hands and make a mess?
The great part about it is that your slow cooker does all the work for you so you can just add the ingredients and dive in when it’s cooked and ready to go.
Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil
The taste and flavor of this shrimp boil are seriously out of this world. It’s packed full of shrimp, corn, potatoes…and a whole bunch of flavor! Every single bite is worth it and will leave you craving for more!
To make this shrimp dish, here is a list of ingredients you will need:
- Large Shrimp
- Red-skinned potatoes
- Cajun smoked andouille sausage
- Corn on the cob
- Old Bay seasoning
You’ll also need some parsley leaves for garnish and melted butter + hot sauce to serve on the side.
How To Make This Shrimp Boil Recipe:
Before you start cooking this seafood recipe, you’re going to want to prep all of the potatoes, sausage, and corn.
Take the red-skinned potatoes and quarter them to make room in the crockpot. Add the potatoes to the slow cooker.
For the sausage, slice them in thick bite-sized pieces so it cooks evenly with the rest of the ingredients.
Arrange the potatoes, corn, and sausage in a 6-quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle the Old Bay seasoning evenly over the top of the ingredients in the slow cooker.
Take some of your lemons and cut them in half. Squeeze the lemon halves over all of the ingredients and toss them on top of the slow cooker.
Add the water to cover the top of the food and make sure you don’t stir.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours until the veggies are almost completely tender.
While it is cooking, take this time to make sure you have cleaned your shrimp and deveined the tail.
During the last 15 minutes, add the shrimp to the pot and stir gently.
Once it’s done, scoop up some of the boiled shrimp into a bowl and serve with some lemon wedges, melted butter, and hot sauce.
Additions And Substitutions
If you want to have a couple of different varieties and seasonings, here is a list of additions and substitutions you can use in this shrimp boil.
- Add in some button mushrooms, garlic cloves, bay leaves, and king crab legs.
- If you prefer a milder flavor profile, sub out the spicy sausage for some mild chicken sausage.
More Slow Cooker Recipes
If you loved this Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil, check out some of our best recipes from The Slow Cooking Club:
- 1 pound small red-skinned potatoes, quartered
- 1 pound Cajun smoked Andouille cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 ears corn, shucked, cut into thirds crosswise ( 6 )
- 4 tbsp. minced garlic
- 1/4 cup Old Bay seasoning
- 1 medium lemon, halved, plus wedges for serving
- 6 cups of water
- 2 pounds large shrimp (16 to 20 per pound)
- Garnish parsley leaves, melted butter, and hot sauce
- Prep all potatoes, sausage and corn.
- Set to the side
- Add the potatoes to the slow cooker.
- Arrange the potatoes, corn, sausage in a 6-quart slow cooker.
- Sprinkle the Old Bay evenly over the ingredients in the slow cooker.
- Squeeze the lemon halves into the slow cooker.
- Place the squeezed lemons on top in the crockpot.
- Add the water to cover the top of the food.
- Do not stir.
- Cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.
- Cover and cook on the HIGH setting, 4 to 5 hours.
- Add the shrimp, stir gently 10 to 15 minutes.
- Strain and serve.
- Serve with the lemon wedges, melted butter, hot sauce.