Low-Country Boil


One pot is all you need for this easy Low-Country boil. We added green beans to the classic combination of potatoes, corn, shrimp and sausage to boost the veggie servings for a healthier crowd-pleasing meal. Dump the whole potful out on newspaper and serve with melted butter for dipping and crusty bread to round it all off!

Low-Country Boil
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
8 servings


  • 6 quarts water

  • 4 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seeds

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds

  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dill seed

  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 pound baby red potatoes

  • 8 ounces kielbasa sausage, cut crosswise into 8 pieces

  • 24 unpeeled raw shrimp (21-25 count; see Tip)

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed

  • 4 ears corn, husked and cut in half

  • 2 cups frozen pearl onions

  • ½ cup melted unsalted butter or ghee


  1. Combine water, Old Bay, mustard seeds, coriander seeds, cayenne, dill seed, allspice and bay leaves in a large stockpot. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and sausage and boil until the potatoes are almost tender, 18 to 20 minutes.

  2. Add shrimp, green beans, corn and onions and boil until the shrimp are pink and the vegetables are tender-crisp, 5 to 6 minutes more. Drain and serve with butter (or ghee) for dipping.


Tip: For sustainably raised shrimp, look for shrimp that's certified by an independent agency, such as the Marine Stewardship Council. If you can't find it, choose wild-caught shrimp from North America--it's more likely to be sustainably caught.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

353 Calories
20g Fat
26g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3 shrimp, 1 oz. sausage, 1/2 ear of corn, 1 cup vegetables & 1 Tbsp. butter
Calories 353
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 19g 37%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 57%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Vitamin A 987IU 20%
Vitamin C 22mg 25%
Folate 48mcg 12%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Calcium 57mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 54mg 13%
Potassium 515mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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