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Old Bay Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

March 7, 2024

Seasoned with Old Bay, this asparagus, shrimp and sausage sheet pan dinner couldn’t be easier. Served with a lemon aioli, it’s the kind of meal that just might find its way into your weekly rotation!


Shrimp And Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with asparagus and lemon

Chicken Sausage, Shrimp and Asparagus, Oh My!

Hearty chicken sausage, fresh, juicy shrimp and asparagus make for a perfect sheet pan dinner. For seasonings, we kept our focus on the shrimp element and picked Old Bay as our trusty seasoning for the whole thing. And guess what? It’s as delicious on asparagus and sausage as it is on shrimp! To tie the whole meal together, you’ll whip up a super quick lemon aioli to serve on the side. In no time at all, you’ll be gathered around this feast of a sheet pan dinner, dipping shrimp and asparagus bites into that luscious, creamy, garlicky aioli. And if you love sheet pan meals, try our Cabbage and Sausage Sheet Pan.

Shrimp and sausage sheet pan dinner with asparagus, shallots and lemon

What Is a Sheet Pan Dinner?

Sheet pan dinners are our weeknight life-raft. They're quick, easy, and often on the healthy side. They're like one-pot meals, but instead of being cooked on the stove, all of the ingredients are nestled together on one sheet pan and baked in the oven. Prep is usually really basic and clean up is every easier. We make a LOT of sheet pan dinners (oh hello sheet pan fajitas! hey there sheet pan salmon! how's it going sheet pan meatloaf!?) and we're still not tired of them. But this shrimp-and-sausage sheet pan recipe was one of the first we tried and it's still a fave. Give it a go!

Everything You’ll Need to Make This Sausage and Shrimp Sheet Pan Recipe

Light, summery and even kinda-sorta healthy, this sheet pan dinner recipe is a go-to for us! Especially in the warm months, it’s always on rotation. Here’s everything you’ll need to make it:

  • Large shrimp

  • Chicken sausage

  • Asparagus

  • Shallots

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Old Bay seasoning

  • Lemon

  • Pepper

egg and olive oil in a mason jar for homemade aioli
homemade aioli on a spoon

And About That Bright, Garlicky Lemon Aioli

Aioli was born in the sunny south of France, of some of that region’s most iconic ingredients—olive oil, garlic and lemon. At once sharp, bright, rich and creamy, aioli is a super star that transforms finger food into a feast. There’s even a classic Provençal meal known as ‘le grand aioli’ (or sometimes “aïoli monstre”, which honestly is an even better name) that’s not terribly unlike this very sausage and shrimp sheet pan dinner. A grand aioli is simply a bunch of lightly prepped (usually blanched) chilled veggies, seafood (often shrimp) and hard-cooked eggs, served on a platter with a big bowl of aioli for dipping—in other words, exactly the kind of meal you want when it’s too hot to eat but you still need dinner (or at least something to soak up all that rosé). Plus, aioli is actually very easy to make! Simply use an immersion blender to emulsify:

  • Olive oil

  • A whole egg

  • Fresh garlic

  • Lemon juice and zest

  • A pinch of salt

Shrimp And Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with asparagus and lemon

How To Make This Easy, Quick Sheet Pan Dinner

You can use already-cooked chicken sausage, or just give your sausage a quick cook in a skillet before slicing it up and using it in this sheet pan recipe. Grab yourself about 20 minutes, and let’s make a really good dinner!

  1. Toss asparagus and shallots with olive oil and salt.

  2. Scatter them on a sheet pan with the chicken sausage, and roast for ten minutes.

  3. Add the shrimp to the pan, and season everything with Old Bay, a little salt and pepper. Keep roasting!

  4. While the sheet pan dinner bakes, make the aioli.

  5. When the shrimp is cooked through—about 7 minutes later—pull the pan out and dig in!

Shrimp And Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with asparagus and lemon

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Shrimp And Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner with asparagus and lemon aioli

Never Enough Sheet Pan Dinners

This is honestly how we feel. We’re constantly dreaming up more ways to put our sheet pan to work—sheet pan meals feel like such wonderful weeknight dinner magic, and we just know we haven’t even begun to scrape the surface of this wonderful way of cooking. When you make this easy shrimp sheet pan recipe, let us know how you like it, OK? Share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff! Happy eating!

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Old Bay Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

  • Serves: 6
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  18 min
  • Calories: 596


  • 1 lb large, raw, shrimp, peeled, deveined, tail on
  • 1 lb chicken sausage, fully cooked
  • 1 lb asparagus, trimmed and cut into 3" pieces
  • 2 medium shallots, sliced into wedges
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 1 lemon
  • pepper, to taste

Lemon Garlic Aioli

  • 1 cup neutral oil (such as avocado or vegetable)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, smashed
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, from 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. To make the aioli, add the oil, egg, garlic, lemon juice and zest and salt to a mason jar. Place hand blender (also known as an immersion blender) at the bottom of the jar and turn it on. In a few seconds you will see the aioli start to form at the bottom. It will quickly begin to emulsify and become thick. Hold the blender at the bottom of the jar for the first few seconds until the oil has been incorporated, then move the blender up slowly until fully combined!
  2. Heat oven to 400°F.
  3. In a large bowl toss asparagus and shallots in olive oil with 1/2 teaspoon salt and spread on baking sheet along with sausage. Place on center rack and roast for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove pan from oven and add shrimp. Season entire sheet pan with remaining salt, freshly ground pepper, old bay seasoning and squeeze the lemon over the top. Gently toss all ingredients on the pan and roast for an additional 6-7 minutes or until sausage is warmed through and shrimp is pink. Serve warm with the aioli. Enjoy!

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories596
  • Protein24 g
  • Carbohydrates13 g
  • Total Fat51 g
  • Dietary Fiber3 g
  • Cholesterol212 mg
  • sodium1966 mg
  • Total Sugars6 g

Old Bay Shrimp and Sausage Sheet Pan Dinner

Questions & Reviews

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  • Anthony

    How do you cook the shrimp?

    You cook it in the oven with everything else. Please see step 4 in the instructions. You just throw the shrimp on later than everything else so it doesn't get overcooked. Hope you enjoy Anthony!

  • Becky

    If we do the aioli with the mayonnaise recipe can I mix it in a bowl or does it have to be in food processor ?

    It would be pretty hard to get it to the right consistency just whisking it but you could try. Something with an electric blade will be easier like food process, blender or immersion blender.

  • Dona

    Any other tasty veggies to substitute or add?

    You can add any vegetables you like but most vegetables need to roast a bit longer so you would need to put them in first. (Broccoli & zucchini would both be delicious).

  • Krystal

    Hi I’m confused about the aioli/ I don’t see where to cook it? It has raw egg? Thank you!

    Yes, aioli and homemade mayo are both made with raw egg. If that makes you uncomfortable. you can always make lemon garlic aioli by using store bought mayonnaise and adding garlic, lemon and salt. Ingredients below, hope you enjoy!
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1 garlic cloves, minced
    2 tsp lemon zest
    2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
    1/2 tsp salt

  • Erin

    I bought cooked shrimp, how long should I bake cooked shrimp?

    The shrimp probably only needs 5 minutes in that case. Hope you enjoy!

  • Melissa

    This was absolutely delicious! It came together so quickly and easily. The aioli was so good. And it was a sheet pan dinner, which means easy clean up.

    Thanks Melissa, so happy you loved it!

  • Heather

    Great recipe! I am a terrible cook and this took me 3 hours start to finish lol! Thawed, unpeeled shrimp was not my friend! Rave reviews from my crew! I didn't make the aioli, but I bought lemons for the first time and they made the dinner! Thank you!

    We are so proud of you Heather! Great job and glad you loved it!

  • Cynthia

    My husband and I made this tonight. It was quite tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

    Thanks Cynthia, we are so happy you loved it!

  • thomas

    Italian sausage is way better than chicken sausage in this dish. Cook it separately of course.

    We definitely love both! Glad you enjoyed it Thomas!

  • Bethany

    We liked this a lot! It was a little too salty, but that's easy to change next time around. Thanks!

    Thanks Bethany, we are so happy you love it!