This shrimp sheet pan fajita recipe is flavorful, quick, and easy to make. The veggies and shrimp are cooked on a single pan, which makes for fast clean up. Make this sheet pan dinner tonight in less than 30 minutes for an easy weeknight win!

Roasted peppers, onions, and shrimp on a sheet pan with lime slices

These sheet pan shrimp fajitas will be your new favorite easy weeknight recipe. The beauty of sheet pan meals like this is they require minimal effort. Just chop up your ingredients, season everything, spread them out on a sheet pan, and let everything cook!

What are fajitas?

Fajitas are a Tex-Mex dish comprised of thinly sliced peppers and onions and a protein wrapped in a flour or corn tortilla. Traditionally, fajitas are made with skirt steak, but they can be prepared with whatever protein you enjoy!

I was originally inspired to make shrimp sheet pan fajitas when a friend of mine prepared these chicken sheet pan fajitas. I loved the flavors and ease of preparation, so I wanted to create a pescatarian version I could enjoy!

Prefer tacos to fajitas? Try my sheet pan roasted vegetable and chickpea tacos!

Ingredients in sheet pan shrimp fajitas

Here is everything you need to make this sheet pan recipe:

  • Bell peppers
  • Onions – you can use white or red onion
  • Shrimp
  • Soft flour tortillas
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Cumin
  • Paprika
  • Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Avocado, cilantro, and limes, for serving
Sheet pan shrimp fajita ingredients measured out on a grey backdrop

How to make sheet pan shrimp fajitas

  1. Start by mixing together olive oil, red wine vinegar, spices, salt, and pepper.
  2. Slice up the peppers and onions into thin strips. Put them in one mixing bowl, and put the shrimp in a second mixing bowl.
  3. Pour half of the the spice and olive oil mixture on the veggies, and the other half on the shrimp. Mix them both up to evenly distribute the seasoning.
  4. Spread the peppers and onions out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Cook them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Cook the veggies first because they take longer than the shrimp.
  5. Use a wooden spoon to push the veggies to one side of the sheet pan, then add the shrimp to the other side. Put everything back in the oven and finish cooking for about 7 minutes.
  6. Heat up the tortillas, then assemble your fajitas!
  7. Top each fajita with avocado slices, fresh cilantro, and lime juice.

What is fajita seasoning?

Fajita seasoning is a blend of different spices which are commonly used in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine. Spices in fajita seasoning include cumin, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, cayenne, and chili powder.

Fajita seasoning is similar to taco seasoning, since they contain similar spices. If you don’t have all the individual spices this recipe calls for, you can use premade fajita seasoning or taco seasoning for a similar flavor.

Tray of cooked shrimp and fajita vegetables next to a plate of tortillas, avocado cut in half, and cilantro

What to serve with fajitas

Serve fajitas with your favorite Mexican inspired dishes. These sheet pan fajitas would pair well with:

Can you prepare sheet pan shrimp fajitas in advance?

Yes! These fajitas can be prepared in advance or meal prepped. Once cooked, everything keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

When ready to serve, heat up your tortillas, and reheat the fajita filling in the microwave.

Hands assembling a shrimp fajita from a sheet pan with plate of flour tortillas and avocado halves surrounding

Shrimp nutrition benefits

Shrimp are a highly nutritious food filled with protein and other nutrients. A three ounce serving of cooked shrimp provides about 20 grams of high quality protein. Shrimp is considered a lean protein, because it has only 1.5 grams of fat per serving.

In addition, shrimp provides potassium, calcium, iron, and vitamin B12 in small amounts.

Let me know if you love this recipe by leaving a comment or star rating below, and check out Instagram and Pinterest for more healthy lifestyle inspiration. Thanks for stopping by!

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Roasted peppers, onions, and shrimp on a sheet pan with lime slices

30-Minute Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: serves 4
  • Category: main dish
  • Cuisine: Mexican-American

Description

This shrimp sheet pan fajita recipe is flavorful, quick, and easy to make. The veggies and shrimp are cooked on a single pan, which makes for fast clean up. Make this sheet pan dinner tonight in less than 30 minutes for an easy weeknight win!


Ingredients

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  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced (I used one red, one green)
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced (white or red onion)
  • 1 1/2 pounds extra-large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 8 fajita size flour tortillas
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 415 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Add the sliced peppers and onions to a large mixing bowl. Put the shrimp in a separate mixing bowl.
  4. Pour half the olive oil spice mixture on the veggies, and the other half onto the shrimp. Toss each bowl to coat the veggies and shrimp in the oil mixture.
  5. Transfer just the veggies to the sheet pan, spreading them out in an even layer. Roast for 15-20 minutes, until fork tender and just beginning to brown.
  6. Remove the sheet pan from the oven and use a mixing spoon to push the veggies to one side of the sheet pan.
  7. Add the shrimp to the other side of the sheet pan and return it to the oven. Cook for an additional 7-9 minutes, until shrimp are cooked through. They will be pink and opaque when done.
  8. Wrap up the flour tortillas together in tin foil. Put them on the top rack of your oven to warm. They should be warmed by the time the shrimp is finished cooking.
  9. Remove shrimp tails (if your shrimp was cooked with tails on). Then assemble your fajitas.
  10. Add avocado slices, fresh cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice to your fajitas.

Notes

These fajitas can be prepared in advance or meal prepped. Once cooked, everything keeps well in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

When ready to serve, heat up your tortillas, and reheat the fajita filling in the microwave.

Fajita seasoning is similar to taco seasoning, since they contain similar spices. If you don’t have all the individual spices this recipe calls for, you can use premade fajita seasoning or taco seasoning for a similar flavor.

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