Easy Seafood Bake

5 from 2 votes
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This Seafood Bake recipe is for all my cajun seafood lovers out there. It’s very customizable to your liking and comes together in only 35 minutes!

If you love having seafood dishes for dinner, check out my Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Pasta.

Ingredients needed for a seafood bake:

For this recipe I used succulent crab legs, juicy lobster, shrimp, red potatoes, corn and lots of old bay with cajun butter sauce. However, many people add sausage and even boiled eggs to the mix! Andouille sausage is the best sausage to use in a seafood boil, just add it in when cooking the potatoes.

How long to bake a seafood boil?

Seafood tends to cook very quickly so, baking a seafood boil should take no more than 20 minutes. This is why we prepare our potatoes and corn beforehand so everything comes together perfectly in our cajun seafood bake.

Faqs for this recipe

Can I switch up the seafood in the recipe?

Absolutely! Feel free to add mussels, clams, even calamari. You can even omit the crab legs. Just add it in with the other seafood.

Can I leave out the sugar in a seafood bake?

Yes, you may leave out the sugar, but it really helps to balance out the flavors and it doesn’t taste sweet.

Can I use pre-cooked shrimp for this recipe?

Always use fresh shrimp. I wouldn’t recommend to use pre-cooked shrimp because it will come out overcooked and we don’t want that to happen.

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Seafood bake with lobster, crab, shrimp and seasonings in a pan with lemon and butter on the side.
5 from 2 votes

Easy Seafood Bake

By August DeWindt
This easy baked seafood boil is delicious, packed with flavor and comes together in only 35 minutes.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 c unsalted butter, two sticks
  • 2 lemons
  • 8 cloves garlic , minced
  • 2 lbs crab legs
  • 1/2 pound shrimp, shell on or off
  • 4 lobster claws, optional – can sub for more shrimp or mussels/clams
  • 4 red potatoes, cut into quartered pieces
  • 2 corn on the cob, cut in half
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tbsp hot old bay seasoning, regular old bay is fine
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, regular paprika is fine
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350. In a large pot bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Add the potatoes to boiling water. Cook for 10 minutes. Add in the corn and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Set on the side.
  • In a medium sized skillet melt butter on medium heat. Add in garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add in the cajun seasoning, old bay, smoked paprika and sugar. Stir and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the juice of 1 lemon and stir. Set on the side.
  • Using two 13×9 baking pans or sheets assemble the seafood, corn and potatoes. Pour the sauce all over the seafood. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • Take the bake out of the oven. Turn the oven to broil. Take the foil off the bake and place back into the oven for 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with parsley, and add lemon slices to the pan. Enjoy!



Calories: 682kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 215mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 1413mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2664IU | Vitamin C: 52mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: August DeWindt
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Seafood
Servings: 4
Calories: 682
Keyword: crab legs
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  1. 5 stars
    I’m making this tonight! 5 stars before, because I already know its gonna be so gooood! Thank you!

  2. Definitely on the menu for my next backyard party. Thank you for the clear cooking instructions.