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Easy Shrimp Boil Foil Packs Recipe

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Shrimp Boil Foil Packs make this classic so easy to make! This recipe has the perfect blend of cajun seasoning, red potatoes, andouille sausage, and sweet corn in foil packet dinners!

Serve these shrimp foil packets up with some lemon wedges and a little extra melted butter and you have an amazing meal. One great thing about these shrimp boil foil packs is that you can eat right out of the foil pack for easy cleanup.

Shrimp boil foil packet

It’s like eating a meal when you’re camping, without having to be out in the heat with the bugs! This foil packet meal is a great recipe for any time, it has so much flavor! I like to finish mine off with some fresh parsley and a little black pepper. If you don’t care for spicey, you can easily cut down on the seasoning in this easy shrimp recipe. But this is one even my picky eaters love to eat.

Why spend hours setting up a true shrimp boil when you can make this easy shrimp boil packets recipe instead? And if you like this recipe, make sure to check out this Air Fryer Shrimp Boil Recipe as well.

shrimp boil foil pack surrounded by potatoes

Easy Shrimp Boil Foil Packs Recipe

The thought of having a shrimp boil sounds like a ton of fun but let’s be real – it’s also a ton of work. If you’re not wanting to clean up a giant mess, this is where this shrimp boil in foil works really well.

Not only does it give everyone their own little foil packet of shrimp and ingredients to enjoy on their own but it makes each serving a good portion size as well.

Who knew that cooking with aluminum could be so versatile?

sausage on a fork with potatoes

How do you know that potatoes are done cooking?

The easiest way to check on the doneness of the potatoes is to poke them with a fork. If the potatoes are tender, they’re done. If the potatoes are hard to pierce with a fork, they need more time to cook.

Do you peel your potatoes for a shrimp boil?

I don’t! I just make certain that I clean them really well so that I don’t have to worry about dirt and grime. You can peel them if you’re really worried about it but I’ve found that I like the skin on because it also holds the potato chunks together quite well, too.

How do you know if you’ve overcooked shrimp?

Once shrimp starts to turn pink and form into a C it is time to remove it.

How to store leftover shrimp boil foil packs?

You can place the leftovers in an air-tight container in the fridge. I like to remove it from the foil, but you can also leave it and throw it in the air fryer or oven to reheat.

This amazing recipe for cajun shrimp boil foil packets is for the grill. But you can definitely place them on a baking sheet and cook that way too.

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Yield: 3 Packets

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs Recipe

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Shrimp Boil Foil Packs make this classic so easy to make! Thie perfect blend of cajun seasoning, potatoes, sausage, and corn in a foil pack!


  • 1 lb of large shrimp, peeled
  • 1 13 oz package of smoked andouille sausage, sliced
  • 8 red potatoes, quartered
  • 3 ears of corn, chopped into 3 sections

For The Sauce Pre Mix:

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of old bay seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice


  1. Place potatoes, sausage, corn, and shrimp in a large bowl and pour sauce over it and mix it well. shrimp boil packs ingredients in a large bowl
  2. Divide shrimp mixture onto 3 sheets of foil, you can double the foil for durability. shrimp boil packs ingredients in foil
  3. Close the pouches and place foil packets on the grill. shrimp boil packs on the grill
  4. Allow them to cook for 20-30 minutes until potatoes can be stabbed with a fork. Carefully unwrap and enjoy! unwrapped shrimp boil packs

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 1221Total Fat 53gSaturated Fat 24gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 356mgSodium 2552mgCarbohydrates 134gFiber 12gSugar 12gProtein 53g

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