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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

These Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas only take 30 minutes to make! It’s a quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas come together in just a few minutes and is perfect for those busy afternoons. It’s versatile enough that everyone can make it their own too!

It’s an easy way to get a lot of vegetables and eating a nice and colorful meal.

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What vegetables should I use?

To ensure that the vegetables cook at the same rate, you’ll want to pick vegetables that are similar thicknesses. Using various colors of peppers makes it nice and bright too!

My favorites to use for these sheet pan fajitas are:

  • Green bell peppers
  • Red bell peppers
  • Orange bell peppers
  • Sweet onions

You can switch out the sweet onion for red onions, if you’d rather. Poblano peppers are also a great option if you have access to those!

What seasoning blend should I use?

The seasoning blend for these sheet pan shrimp fajitas is Southwestern inspired. It has both warmth and spice to ensure that the

  • Chili powder
  • Cumin
  • Oregano
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper

If you’re looking for a little extra spice, try adding some cayenne pepper or hot Mexican chile powder.

To give a little more depth, you could also try using chipotle chili powder or smoked paprika.

a glass bowl of seasoned peeled, raw shrimp

How should I thaw shrimp if I’m using frozen?

It only takes a few steps to thaw your frozen shrimp!

You’ll want to fill a bowl with cold water to avoid cooking any part of the shrimp or changing the texture.

Once that’s ready to go, just place your frozen shrimp into a sealable bag and remove as much air as possible. Place that bag in the bowl full of water for about 10-20 minutes.

After they’re thawed, you’ll want to pat them down with a paper towel to remove any extra moisture.

Southern Living has this great article on How to Properly Thaw Shrimp if you’re looking for a more in-depth tutorial on how!

What size shrimp should I use?

Using any size shrimp, but the extra large types should work! Once you get to that size, they’re a little bit harder to put into the fajita itself.

a cookie sheet full of cooked shrimp, onions, and peppers with lime wedges

Can I use other proteins?

You can! You may need to change the way those are cooked depending on what you choose, but if shrimp isn’t you’re thing, you can definitely change it out.

Two of my favorites are this Chili Lime Tilapia or this Easy Baked Chicken Breast! The tilapia has a ton of similar flavors already using that recipe.

You’ll want to reserve some of the seasoning blend for the chicken, if you go that route. It’ll also take a bit longer that the shrimp does, so be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

What should I serve these with?

To finish off these easy shrimp fajitas, you’ll just want to top them with the following:

  • Lime juice
  • Tortillas – either corn or flour!
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro

They’re also great on rice bowls or salads if you’re looking for something a little different!

a close up of seasoned cooked shrimp, onions and peppers with lime wedges

Have extra shrimp? Try making one of these dishes:

a close up of the cooked shrimp, peppers and onions on a cookie sheet

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas only take 30 minutes to make! It's a quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will love.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

To serve:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Tortillas
  • Avocado
  • Cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and prepare a sheet pan with aluminum foil.
  2. In a small bowl, combine chili powder, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add sliced bell peppers and sliced onion to the sheet pan. Drizzle 2 Tablespoons of the olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle about half of the spice mixture. Toss to combine. Bake for about 20 minutes, flipping halfway through, to ensure vegetables are close to fork tender.
  4. While vegetables are cooking, toss shrimp in a large bowl with remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil and remaining spice mixture. Set aside.
  5. Remove sheet pan from oven and add shrimp to the sheet pan ensuring that it's laying in one layer. Bake for an additional 6-7 minutes until shrimp are pink and not translucent.
  6. Squeeze juice of one lime over sheet pan and toss. Serve warm with tortillas.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 332Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 1347mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 19g

Nutrition provided is only an estimate.

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