Air-Fryer Shrimp "Boil"

Enjoy a Cajun-style feast without boiling any water by making shrimp, potatoes, and corn in your air fryer.

shrimp, corn, and potatoes on tray
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Cook Time:
15 mins
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 cups


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen shrimp in shells

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 8 ounce 1-inch tiny new potatoes*

  • 2 ears of corn, husks and silks removed and each cut crosswise into 4 pieces

  • 1 cup frozen small whole onions, thawed

  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted

  • 3 teaspoon seafood seasoning

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Hot pepper sauce


  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Peel and devein shrimp, leaving tails intact if desired. Rinse shrimp; pat dry. Chill until needed.

  2. Coat air-fryer basket with cooking spray. Preheat air fryer at 370°F to 375°F. In a large bowl combine potatoes, corn, onions, 2 Tbsp of the melted butter, and 1 1/2 tsp. of the seafood seasoning; toss to coat.

  3. Add potato mixture to prepared basket. Cook 10 minutes, stirring once. Stir in shrimp. Cook 5 minutes more or until potatoes are tender and shrimp are opaque.

  4. Transfer mixture to a platter. Drizzle with remaining 2 Tbsp. melted butter and sprinkle with cayenne pepper and remaining 1 1/2 tsp. seafood seasoning. Serve with hot pepper sauce.


If potatoes are larger, cut into 1-inch pieces.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

284 Calories
13g Fat
21g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 284
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 240mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 4.1mg 21%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 409mg 9%
Folate, total 19.5mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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