You don’t have to live in a coastal city to enjoy the deliciousness of a shrimp boil. The corn, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp are all things that you can easily get to create your own rustic spread. If you think that a shrimp boil only consists of, well, boiling shrimp, you’re sadly mistaken. It could be transformed into a saucy pasta dish, a grilled foil packet, or even a sheet pan dinner, for starters. To learn about how to throw a shrimp boil at home (indoors or outdoors!), keep on reading.

1. Shrimp Boil Pasta: Comfort food doesn’t get more comforting than this. Between the curly tripoline pasta, rich cream sauce, and tender andouille sausage, this shrimp boil-inspired pasta dish will put you in an instant food coma. (via Delish)

2. Garlic Loaded Southern Style Shrimp Boil: There’s no shortage of flavor in this Southern-style boil. You’ll use two whole heads (not cloves) of garlic and a homemade seasoning that’ll knock your socks off. (via Little Spice Jar)

3. Grilled Shrimp Boil Packets: Minimal cleanup is essential when you’re hosting friends for dinner. Save yourself precious time by preparing these mess-free foil packets, and you’ll have plenty of time to knock back a cold one while they cook. (via Cooking Classy)

4. Low Country Shrimp Boil in a Pressure Cooker: Put that new slow cooker or Instant Pot to work! This shrimp boil only takes 10 minutes to fully cook, so you can dip into a vat of melted lemon butter in no time. (via Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom)

5. One Pot Creole Shrimp Boil: Instead of using the standard Old Bay for flavor, this one uses a full half cup of Creole seasoning to light up your taste buds.(via Aberdeen’s Kitchen)

6. Foil Sheet Pan Oven Shrimp Boil: Instead of boiling all of your ingredients, try roasting them on a foil-lined sheet pan to intensify their flavor. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

7. Shrimp Beer Boil: If you’re going to boil your shrimp, potatoes, and corn, you might as well do it in beer — amirite? Go for your favorite pale ale for the best results. (via Jennifer Meyering)

8. Shrimp Boil Kabobs: Take your shrimp boil to the grill by threading each item onto a metal skewer. This way, you get a smokey char AND the classic flavor you love. (via Damn Delicious)

9. Shrimp Boil Soup: Whether you make this soup from scratch or repurpose your shrimp boil leftovers, serve with a crusty baguette to sop up the spicy broth and garnish with a sprinkle of fresh chives. (via Iowa Girl Eats)

10. Slow Cooker Low Country Boil: Instead of heating up your kitchen in the dead of summer, pile everything in your slow cooker and let it do the work while you relax. (via Everyday Good Thinking)

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