Power Quick Pot Low Country Boil

There’s nothing I love more than a one pot meal. Only having to run one dish through the wash is like, my dream. There’s also nothing I love more than fresh seafood and that beach vacation feel.

My mom’s family is from the beaches of NC and saltwater runs through our veins. I can crack crab legs like a pro. When I miss that beautiful warm, sea air I get the ingredients for my favorite seafood dish.

We even had an ‘Under the Sea’ themed first birthday party for my daughter. The main course?? LOW COUNTRY BOIL

shrimp boil

Low Country Boil Made Easy in the Power Quick Pot

Shrimp Boil’s (or Low Country Boil) are one of the best Southern dishes, in my humble opinion. It combines shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes to make a wonderfully spicy meal that the whole family can gather around.

This meal makes a mess and is best served outside. What we like to do is line a picnic table with newspapers, dump the pot on the table, and dive in with our hands. No plates or silverware needed.

Sometimes this isn’t always an option for us – especially with our crazy weather and random snow in April. So, the Power Quick Pot comes to my rescue and I can have that hometown feel, even in the dead of winter.

What You’ll Need:

shrimp boil

1 1/2 Pounds of Red Potatoes (Small ones work best) – cut into half or quarters, your preference

1 (14-16 Ounce) package of Smoked Sausage – any brand, cut into 2 inch pieces

3 ears of corn – will need to cut into smaller pieces – about 2-3 from each ear

1 1/4 Pound of Medium Shrimp – it’s important to buy the shrimp raw, as you do not want to overcook it – also buy ones that are easy peel and already deveined to save you some hassle

1/2 cup of butter, melted

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons of creole or cajun seasoning – we use Old Bay brand – feel free to add more to add less to your spice preference

low country boil
shrimp boil

Power Quick Pot Low Country Boil

Spicy, buttery, garlicy – everything shrimp should be. Perfect seafood dish to share with friends and family 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 18 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 1 1/2 Pounds Red Potatoes
  • 1 14 Ounce Package of Smoked Sausage
  • 3 Ears Corn
  • 1 1/2 – 2 TBS Cajun or Creole Seasoning
  • 1 1/4 Pounds Shrimp, de-veined, easy peel
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  • 1. Prepare vegetables so that potatoes are cut into either halves or quarters. Sausage should be diced into 2 inch pieces. Corn should be cut so that each ear is 2-3 smaller ears
    2. Put potatoes, corn, and sausage into the Power Quick Pot with 3 cups of water and the Cajun seasoning. 
    3. Set the Power Quick Pot to ‘Pressure’ on high for 4-5 minutes
    4. Release the pressure on the Pot and then add the shrimp. Stir to combine ingredients 
    5. Allow the Pot to sit on ‘Keep Warm’ with the lid on and sit for 3-4 minutes
    6. Remove all items from the Pot with a slotted spoon or mesh basket 
    7. Mix the melted butter and garlic powder and serve on the side as a dipping sauce (feel free to add parsley, Cajun seasoning, or hot sauce!) 

What recipes remind you of home? What are your favorites to share with big crowds? Let us know!

About Jordan

New to blogging, I am a mommy of a four year old girl (in preschool). I have two fur babies; Sophie the Jack Russell and Trisha the Kitten. I'm from North Carolina and I've lived here my whole life. I spend my time practicing photography, taking trips, and doing crafts. I love fashion, natural products, food, and coffee. At any given time you can find me in the mountains of Gatlinburg Tenneessee or the beaches of Topsail Island in North Carolina.

Speak Your Mind

Recipe Rating


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: