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Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil

Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil

Slow Cooker Shrimp Boil is a fun dinner that you get to eat with your hands! Juicy corn, perfectly cooked shrimp, sausage, and potatoes are all cooked in a flavorful broth with Cajun/Creole spices.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword crock pot shrimp boil recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 - 8
Calories 245 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton


  • 1 lb Baby Potatoes
  • 1 Onion, sliced thick
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 (12 oz) Beer (or broth/water)
  • 5 cups Low Sodium Chicken Stock
  • 4 Tbsp Old Bay Seasoning, divided
  • 3 Tbsp Creole or Cajun Seasoning, divided
  • 2 ears Corn on the Cob, cut in 4 pieces each
  • 1 lb Smoked Kielbasa (or Andouille) cut in 2.5" pieces
  • 2 lbs Jumbo Shrimp, shell on, deveined, thawed
  • 1 Lemon, cut in half


  1. In a 6 qt or larger slow cooker, add the baby potatoes, onion, garlic, beer, chicken stock, 2 Tbsp of the Old Bay, and 1 Tbsp of the Cajun/Creole seasoning.

  2. Cook on Low for 4 hours.

  3. Add the Corn, and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of the Old Bay, and 1 Tbsp of the Cajun/Creole seasoning.

  4. Cook for 2 hours.

  5. Add the Sausage.

  6. Cook for 1 hour.

  7. Add the shrimp. Sprinkle with the last Tbsp of Old Bay, and the last Tbsp of the Cajun/Creole seasoning.

  8. Cook for 15 - 30 minutes, or just until the shrimp turns pink. Don't overcook it!

  9. Stir well and squeeze the lemon over all of the shrimp boil.

  10. Serve straight from the crock, or remove all but the liquid from the crock and spread out on paper bags on the table.

  11. Fill some mugs with the liquid (we call it pot likker) and let each person have some to go with their serving. Great to dip crusty bread into!