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

30-Minute Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

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


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!


  • 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


  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.


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.