Dinner

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.

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 Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil in rotation on our weekly menu 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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