This sheet pan low country boil combines the spicy flavors of the south. Using shrimp, corn, sausage, potatoes and old bay seasoning, you can make a shrimp boil in the oven with minimal clean up.
I gotta be honest and tell you that I’ve never heard of a low country boil before.
…that is, until I moved to Charleston South Carolina.
I’ve lived on the northeast coast in NJ (hello bagels and pizza) and on an island in Hawaii for 5 years, but being exposed to southern food was something I never experienced before.
What is a Low Country Boil?
Low country boil is a one pot meal that has origins in southern states like Louisiana and South Carolina. It was created by a guardsman to feed many soldiers at once. It is a delicious combination of shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn all boiled together with seasonings and spices to create this popular meal.
Thankfully, this recipe for sheet pan low country boil allows you to get the same flavors without all the mess. Everything is cooked on one pan and roasted in the oven for an easy meal that feeds a lot of mouths.
How to make a Low Country Boil in the Oven:
In a medium sized bowl, toss chopped potatoes with avocado oil and Old Bay seasoning until fully combined. Arrange potatoes on sheet pan and cook for 15 minutes at 375.
While potatoes are cooking, add chopped sausage, shrimp and corn to a bowl and toss with 2 tsp avocado oil and 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning and toss until fully combined in seasoning.
Once potatoes are par cooked, remove from oven, flip and add shrimp, corn and sausage mix making sure everything is a single layer then, turn your oven up to 400 degrees.
Roast sheet pan in oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fully cooked and all ingredients are warmed through.
Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges and serve hot family style.
Cooking Tips & Tricks:
- Use frozen corn on the cobb to shave some time off the cooking process. Frozen corn on the cobb can be found in the freezer section.
- Use shrimp that is already peeled, clean and deveined.
- You’ll need about one quarter pound of shrimp per person in each batch of low country boil.
- Leftovers last about 2-3 days in fridge covered and can be re-heated in the oven at 325 for about 20 minutes tossing half way through.
- Old bay seasoning is the most popular seasoning used in a low country boil, but feel free to use your favorite Cajun or New Orleans blend of spices.
- Old bay seasoning is Whole30 compliant so feel free to add it to your Whole30 meal plan.
- Popular side dishes to serve with a shrimp boil include: corn bread, coleslaw, baked beans, and roasted summer vegetables.
- Make sure your potatoes are all cut roughly the same size to ensure even cooking.
- Each cajun seasoning is different. Start with 2 tbsp and add more after cooking as necessary to suit your tastes.
Charleston Restaurants that serve Low Country Boil:
Sheet Pan Low Country Boil
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- 1 lb Large or Jumbo Shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 4 Links Andouille Sausage, sliced
- 1.5 lbs Baby Golden or Red Potatoes, quartered
- 4-6 pieces Frozen Corn on the Cobb (halved)
- 2 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning
- 2 tbsp Chopped Parsley
- 1 Lemon, cut into wedges
- 4 tsp Avocado Oil, divided
- Preheat your oven to 375
- In a medium sized bowl, toss chopped potatoes with avocado oil and Old Bay seasoning until fully combined.
- Arrange potatoes on sheet pan and cook for 15 minutes at 375.
- While potatoes are cooking, add chopped sausage, shrimp and corn to a bowl and toss with 2 tsp avocado oil and 1 tbsp Old Bay Seasoning and toss until fully combined in seasoning.
- Once potatoes are par cooked, remove from oven, flip and add shrimp, corn and sausage mix making sure everything is a single layer.
- Turn your oven up to 400 degrees.
- Roast sheet pan in oven for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are fully cooked and all ingredients are warmed through.
- Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
All seasonings and tastes are different! Feel free to start with 2 tbsp of seasoning for full batch and add more as necessary.
Make sure potatoes are cut into similar size pieces to ensure an even cooking at the same time.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 480
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