Food & Cooking

We Tried A New Recipe: Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

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.

Related: The Baked Ziti Recipe That My Picky Kids Approved

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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