Skip to main navigation Skip to content Skip to footer
Peace. Love. Ranch.

Ranch Shrimp Boil

Throw out some newspaper and dig into this colorful version of a lowcountry shrimp boil. This fun party recipe, rooted in the gulf coast regions of the South, is a veritable mixing pot of all the best things — fresh shrimp, spicy sausage, corn and potatoes, also doused in Old Bay and Ranch seasoning.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Cook Time 30 min
  • Servings 6
  • Print print Print

Ingredients (10)

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

Steps (4)

  1. 1

    Fill a large pot with 4 quarts water. Squeeze the lemon juice into the water and add the squeezed halves, followed by the Old Bay seasoning, the ranch seasoning and the quartered red onions. Hold back 1–2 teaspoons of the ranch seasoning for sprinkling at the end.

  2. 2

    Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then turn down the heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes.

  3. 3

    Add potatoes and cook until almost tender, about 10 minutes. Add corn and cook about 3 more minutes; then add sausage and cook 4 minutes more.  Stir in the shrimp and cook until curled and opaque, about 2 minutes.

  4. 4

    Reserve about ¾ cup of the broth and drain the mixture. Stir the butter into the broth and pour over the ingredients, tossing to mix. If desired, sprinkle with additional Old Bay and the ranch seasoning. Platter and serve warm with lemon wedges, garnished with parsley if desired.

Did you make this recipe?

I made it

(26 people made this)


Keeping Notes? Save 'em here.

18 Reviews


recommend 88.9% would recommend this recipe

Rated 5 out of 5 by from 'Frogmore Stew' In the SC Lowcountry, Frogmore Stew, Beaufort Boil, or Ranch Shrimp Boil is always a hit. This is the first time we have included the Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning. That sets it apart from all others. This is the 2nd time we've made it using this recipe. Thank you!
Date published: 2022-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and delicious Was super easy to make and tasted delicious. A new favorite.
Date published: 2022-09-06
  • y_2023, m_2, d_5, h_21
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_3.0.34
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_1, tr_17
  • loc_en_US, sid_RECIPES_43054, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HELPFULNESS, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=POSITIVE_FEEDBACK, direction=DESCENDING), SortEntry(order=SUBMISSION_TIME, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_hiddenvalley
  • bvseo_sdk, p_sdk, 3.2.1
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 111.11ms
All Notes
You need to be logged in to access your private notes.
Click the button below to login or create an account!

Join Us For
Tasty Perks

Sign up now for free access to a huge library of Hidden Valley® Ranch recipes and Ranchology Rewards perks.


Whoops. Something went wrong. Please come back later.

the most delicious rewards program on the planet.

It’s easy to earn rewards: Just keep doing what you’re doing — checking out recipes, reviewing them and sharing.

Ranchology Rewards