Shrimp Boil Skillet

Shrimp Boil Skillet

Servings: 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 lb. baby yellow potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 oz. turkey or chicken smoked sausage (I used Johnsonville Cajun Chicken Sausage), sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp butter, diced into small cubes
  • 3/4 lb large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 1 1/4 cups fresh corn or frozen, thawed corn
  • 2 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning*
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 4 oz baby spinach (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (optional)


  1. Place potatoes on a large plate and microwave on high power for 2 minutes. 
  2. Turn potatoes then continue to microwave until just tender, about 2 minutes longer (if they aren't really small they'll take a little longer. Make sure they are tender at this point). Let cool slightly then cut in half.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a very large non-stick skillet (at least 12-inches and deep) over medium heat. 

  4. Add onions and saute until tender, about 4 minutes. Push onions over to the far side of pan, add in potatoes.**

  5. Season with salt and pepper and cook turning occasionally, until lightly golden brown, about 3 minutes. Push potatoes to opposite side with onions.

  6. Add sausage to other side of pan and cook, tossing occasionally until sausage is starting to brown slightly, about 3 minutes. Scoot sausage add in garlic and saute 1 minute, or until lightly golden.
  7. Add butter, shrimp and corn to skillet. Sprinkle in seafood seasoning and thyme and season with salt and pepper to taste (don't overdue it with salt as the sausage is salty). 
  8. Cook tossing occasionally 2 minutes, then add spinach and cook until spinach has wilted and until the shrimp is cooked through (it should be opaque throughout). 
  9. Pour in lemon juice and toss. Serve warm garnished with parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes

  • Frozen and thawed shrimp is recommend instead of the shrimp at the meat counter. It may have been sitting there for a few days. Weight taken after shrimp is thawed.
  • *Note that this is spicy, if you don't like heat use another seafood seasoning and a milder sausage.
  • **Tip: put potatoes in cut side down so they'll brown nicely. Those rounded sides don't brown as well.
  • Also don't stir much during cooking so ingredients have a chance to brown a little.
  • Recipe source: inspired by my Shrimp Boil Packets and Woman's Day