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This sheet pan shrimp fajitas recipe is a fast and easy dinner that involves a short amount of prep and really easy clean up!
This easy sheet pan shrimp fajita recipe gets you through prep quickly and gets dinner in the oven fast so you can focus on other things. It’s a perfect, healthy meal for busy weeknights.
What Are Sheet Pan Meals?
Sheet pan meals are very simple and easy meals you cook in the oven on a sheet pan. Think of it kind of like a one-pot meal, only on a sheet pan! Prep is typically very minimal, allowing you to get dinner in the oven and do other things while it cooks.
What Are Shrimp Fajitas?
They are just like chicken fajitas, but with shrimp instead of chicken. So you will have bell peppers, onions, spices, and shrimp. They are served in a corn or flour tortilla.
Are Shrimp Fajitas Healthier?
It depends on how you view different proteins. If you are of the school of thought that shrimp are healthier than beef, then yes. These are healthier. That being said, the part in all this that actually makes them healthier is the simplicity of the whole food, unprocessed ingredients.
Toppings For Fajitas
The best toppings are generally going to be any sides that traditionally get served with Mexican meals. Consider using:
- sour cream (or yogurt to keep it lower in fat)
- Fresh cilantro leaves, chopped or whole.
- Pico de Gallo
- Grated cheese such as cheddar, Mexican blend, or pepper jack cheese.
- Extra lime wedges
What To Serve With This Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
Here again, think of traditional Mexican meals and a side dish that would go well with that. Suggested sides are:
- Refried beans
- Black beans
- Mexican rice
- Chip and salsa
- Horchata to drink
About The Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe Ingredients
Shrimp – peeled and deveined if raw, thawed, and rinsed if frozen.
Red bell pepper – cut into long slices.
Green bell pepper – cut into long slices. If you don’t like green peppers, you can use an orange bell pepper instead.
Red onion – cut into long slices.
Oil – any type you normally cook with will work. But I would avoid olive oil due to it’s low smoke point.
Garlic granules – or garlic powder
Onion granules – or onion powder
Smoked paprika – if you don’t have this, switch to chili powder in the same amount.
Salt – I used pink Himalayan salt. But use whatever you normally cook with.
Juice of 1 lime – this is approximately 1 tbsp. if you are using bottled. But fresh will taste best.
Tortillas – look for simple ingredients, with no sugar added. Corn tortillas taste best, but flour tortillas will work too. It’s best to use warm tortillas as they are less likely to rip when folded. Simply wrap a stack of them in some damp paper towel, place them on a microwave-safe plate, and warm for 1-2 minutes, or until warmed through.
Toppings of your choice – see suggestions above.
How To This Make Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
Cut the bell peppers and onion into long slices.
Transfer them to a mixing bowl. Add the spices, shrimp, and oil, then stir well to coat everything in oil and spice. Note that the video shows the use of 2 tbsp. of each of the spices. This is very heavily spiced. For most people, 1 tbsp. will work just fine.
Spread the mix over a large baking sheet, or a couple of quarter-size sheet pans making sure to keep everything in one layer. You don’t want to pile this up because it won’t cook properly this way.
Bake at 450 F. for 40-50 minutes, or until everything is cooked to your liking. And yes, this is a long cooking time for shrimp. If that bothers you, You can stir them in later in the baking process. But for my taste, it worked just fine.
Once finished, remove the pans from the oven, squeeze some fresh lime juice over everything, season with any additional salt and pepper you want, and serve in a tortilla with your favorite toppings.
Storing This Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
If you need to store leftovers, put the fajitas (no tortillas in the container) into an airtight container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.
This can be wrapped well and frozen (without tortillas or toppings) for up to 2 months.
These can be easily reheated in the microwave. You can also reheat them on a sheet pan in the oven at 350 F. for about 15-20 minutes, or until warm. Lastly, you can put a little oil in a skillet and heat these up on a stovetop.
More Fajita Recipes
More Healthy Shrimp Recipes
- Popcorn Shrimp Recipe
- Healthy Shrimp Scampi
- Italian Shrimp
- Shrimp Campechana
- Shrimp Pad Thai
- Shrimp and Avocado Salad
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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
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- 1 or 2 Sheet pans
- 1 medium red bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 medium green bell pepper (sliced)
- 1 medium red onion (sliced)
- 1 tbsp. garlic powder
- 1 tbsp. onion powder
- 1 tbsp. ground cumin
- 1 tbsp. smoked paprika
- 3 tbsp. oil
- 1 lb. shrimp (peeled and deveined, if not already done)
- ½ tsp. salt
- Cut the bell peppers and onion into long slices.
- Transfer them to a mixing bowl. Add the spices, shrimp, and oil, then stir well to coat everything in oil and spice. Note that the video shows the use of 2 tbsp. of each of the spices. This is very heavily spiced. For most people, 1 tbsp. will work just fine.
- Spread the mix over one or two sheet pans making sure to keep everything in one layer. You don't want to pile this up because it won't cook properly this way.
- Bake at 450 F. for 40-50 minutes, or until everything is cooked to your liking. And yes, this is a long cooking time for shrimp. If that bothers you, You can stir them in later in the baking process. But for my taste, it worked just fine.
- Once finished, remove the pans from the oven, squeeze some fresh lime juice over everything, season with any additional salt and pepper you want, and serve in a tortilla with your favorite toppings.