Shrimp Boil Foil Packs take all of the fun of a shrimp boil and turn them into perfectly portioned individual packs! Juicy shrimp, tender potatoes, corn, sausage, and of course butter are grilled in a foil pack to give you a fun dinner option that everyone will love!

Shrimp boils are a southern classic meal, usually dumped onto a table lined with newspaper. Everyone at the table digs in! They can be a ton of fun, but they are quite messy. These shrimp boil foil packets take all of the great flavors from a shrimp boil and turn them into neat little packages that you can enjoy anytime!

Shrimp boil foil packets with parsley and a fork

Thank you to Princess Cruises for hosting our Alaskan cruise, serving us loads of amazing seafood and of course sponsoring and inspiring this delicious Shrimp Boil recipe!

My husband and I recently went on an Alaskan cruise with Princess Cruises which was definitely an experience of a lifetime! We had the most amazing weather and lots of sunny days making it perfect to explore all of the beauty Alaska has to offer! Before going, we selected our excursions at each stop in Alaska!

Alaskan waterfall

There were so many amazing things we got to see and experience including tons of wildlife, whales and seeing lots of stunning glaciers! One of my favorite excursions was Whale Watching & Seafood Feast, and trust me it was a huge feast!

We had an amazing crab and shrimp boil with heaps and heaps of Alaskan King Crab and Shrimp (view it here on Instagram)! The crab was hands down the best I’ve ever had, tender sweet and so good!  While crab is not readily available in my neck of the woods, the remaining ingredients are so I had to share a recipe inspired by this amazing excursion!

Crab legs in a big container

These shrimp boil foil packages are made on the grill, but you can also make them in the oven or even on the stovetop if you don’t have a grill handy!

This shrimp boil includes all of the classic shrimp boil ingredients: corn on the cob, potatoes, smoked sausage, and of course shrimp. Rather than boiling all of the ingredients in a large pot, I find that grilling them in a package like this really helps to keep the flavors in better!

Shrimp boil foil packets with a fork and lemon slices

In this shrimp boil recipe, I love adding Old Bay seasoning along with melted butter (of course) to the packages. A little lemon, and you have the perfect seasoning combo!

How To Do A Shrimp Boil

Shrimp boils are classically done in a large pot of boiling water. You boil each addition until everything is ready. Strain your components in a large colander and toss them in spices and butter. Dump the boil onto the table and dig in!

In this recipe, we make shrimp boil in foil, eliminating the mess and keeping a lot more of the flavors. Each pack can be made in advance and then grilled when you’re ready. I love making these for parties! The bonus? NO DISHES!

Butter being poured on shrimp boil foil packets

If you want to do a shrimp boil in the oven, you want to cook your foil packs for 25-30 minutes in a 375  degrees F oven.  When you shrimp boil foil packages up, be careful! A lot of steam will escape, and steam burns are never ever fun.

Both my husband and I loved every moment of our cruise from the excursions and views to dancing, cocktails and even bingo night on the ship itself! The cruise was filled with the  most incredible meals and seafood so you’ll be seeing many more recipes inspired by our Alaskan cruise!

Butter being poured on shrimp boil foil packets
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Shrimp Boil Foil Packets

All of the flavors you love from a shrimp boil in one tidy little package.
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound baby potatoes halved
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 corn on the cob cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning
  • 1 pound frozen peeled deveined shrimp extra large
  • 12 oz smoked sausage cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • ½ cup melted butter divided


  • Preheat grill to medium high heat. 
  • Boil potatoes until just tender, about 15 minutes. Drain well.
  • Prepare your foil packets buy placing 4 large sheets of heavy duty foil on your work surface. Place a large piece of parchment on top of each piece of foil.
  • Evenly distribute the potatoes on each prepared sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt & pepper and garlic powder.
  • Divide the corn, sausage and shrimp between the packets.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning, juice from 1/2 lemon and salt & pepper to taste. Drizzle over packages.
  • Add a slice of lemon on top of each packet and fold to seal.
  • Place on hot grill and cook for 7 minutes. Flip over and cook for an additional 7-8 minutes until shrimp are cooked through.
  • Cut into each foil pack, being careful not to burn yourself on the steam as it escapes! Drizzle with remaining butter and a sprinkle of parsley.
    You can eat these dinner packs right in the foil packet - no dishes required!


Oven Directions: 
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Place foil packets on a baking pan and cook 25-30 minutes (of shrimp are frozen) or until shrimp is cooked through.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 731kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 407mg | Sodium: 1821mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1135IU | Vitamin C: 49.3mg | Calcium: 213mg | Iron: 5.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

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