I’m always looking for meals to add to our menu that are easy, cheap, and kid-friendly.
This week we tried Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil. I love this dinner idea because it turns a classic seafood dish into a practical weeknight family meal.
Using shrimp instead of crab legs is brilliant! It’s so much cheaper, faster, and easier for kids to eat.
I also really wanted to try this because I love incorporating sheet pan meals on our menu and it’s not that often we have a seafood night.
Shrimp Boil Ingredients
For this recipe, you will need medium size shrimp, corn on the cob, Italian sausage, and baby dutch yellow potatoes.
However, I used large, tail-off shrimp and red potatoes when I made this.
It only took about 30 minutes to come together and it was soooo delicious! My taste buds felt like they were on vacation in New Orleans somewhere.
I served it with a box of jiffy cornbread which paired very well with this sheet pan dinner and only took 15 minutes to bake in the oven.
Does it Pass the Picky-Eater Test?
I have four growing boys with big appetites (they are very active) and two of the four are extremely picky eaters — they will have a whole meltdown at the site of anything green on their plate.
Every time we try something new I have them all rate it on a scale from 1-10, so I can determine whether or not it’s worth making again.
Here’s how it went.
My two picky eaters (7 & 4) ate everything except their corn on the cob! Not surprised, since they hardly love vegetables.
Their only complaint was that the sausage was a bit too spicy for them, so next time I make this dish I will ease up on the Old Bay seasoning. They rated it a 5/10!
My other two brave boys LOVED this! They are 12 & 6 years old and rated it a 8/10.
I will definitely keep this meal rotating during the summer months because it’s expanding my kids’ pallet and I love that!
Are you going to give this dinner idea a try?
Get the recipe here: Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil
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