Before I released my sheet pan formula, I had to test it out with a few sheet pan dinners myself. This cajun shrimp sheet pan dinner was one of them, and it’s by far one of my favorite meals to date.
Corn on the cob isn’t something I cook often. In my head, it’s one of those ingredients that are really only good if you grill them. I know you can boil them and such, because that’s how my mom would cook them growing up, but in my opinion, corn really isn’t good unless it’s grilled. Until I tried roasting it. I’m telling you right now, you’re going to be shocked how good this roasted corn is.
The shrimp doesn’t need much time to cook
Unlike other meat, fish—including shrimp—doesn’t need a ton of time to cook. Shrimp in particular really only needs 10 or 15 minutes in the oven. For this recipe, you’ll only have to roast the shrimp for 15 minutes.
However, this does mean the vegetables will need to roast for longer. So while the cook time for this cajun shrimp sheet pan dinner is 30 minutes, you’ll add the shrimp during the second half, since it only needs 15.
Cook the shrimp with shells on
And you’ll thank me for it. Why? Because buying frozen shelled frozen shrimp is much cheaper. I find that cooking shrimp with the shells on will result in a juicier shrimp later. So, cook the shrimp in shell and you can peel them as you eat. Let’s just say it’s part of the experience.
Other sheet pan dinners to make
I’ll keep adding to this list as time goes on, but if you’re interested in even more easy sheet pan dinner ideas, here are a few I have on my blog. And if you’re not seeing any more that sound good to you, you can always make one yourself with my easy sheet pan dinner formula!
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Cajun Shrimp Sheet Pan Dinner
- 2 corn on the cob shucked
- 2 cups grape tomatoes
- 4 yellow potatoes diced, skin on
- 20-35 frozen shrimp peels on (defrosted)
- 2 tsp olive oil divided
- 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
- Salt & pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Mix shrimp pin a bowl with one teaspoon of olive oil, half of the cajun seasoning, and a dash of salt and pepper. Let it marinate while you cook the vegetables.
- Dice up the potatoes into small chunks, leave the skins on.
- Chop up each corn into three smaller chunks.
- Add all vegetables to the sheet pan. Drizzle the other teaspoon of olive oil and sprinkle the rest of the cajun seasoning, as well as another dash of salt and pepper.
- Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Add the shrimp to the sheet pan. Roast for another 15 minutes.