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For a classic summery meal without a fuss, look no further than this slow cooker shrimp boil. With a simple ingredient list and a largely hands-off cooking method, this easy seafood boil is a perfect recipe to plan on for casual warm weather entertaining or even as a low-effort meal to make at the rental house during a beach vacation. We opted to pull the corn out after 30 minutes of cooking as we preferred it on the crisp side, but as long as your slow cooker is large enough, feel free to leave it in the pot as the shrimp and sausage cook. 

Recipe by MyRecipes


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
5 hrs
Serves 4 to 6


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Instructions Checklist
  • Combine water, potatoes, onions, garlic, lemon, boil-in-bag seasoning, and salt in a 6- or 8-quart slow cooker. Cover, and cook on LOW until potatoes are almost tender, about 4 hours.

  • Add sausage and corn to slow cooker. Cover, and cook on HIGH 30 minutes. Transfer corn to a serving platter. Add shrimp to slow cooker; cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is opaque and pink, 20 to 30 minutes.

  • To serve, drain and discard liquid and seasoning bag. Serve with lemon wedges, cocktail sauce, and melted butter.