Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas are an easy, low preparation dinner all made on one sheet pan! Shrimp and bell peppers are tossed in olive oil and fajita seasonings and roasted in the oven for an easy weeknight dinner!
Sheet pan dinners are such a favorite in our house, that I’ve committed an entire day to them on our weekly menu. Every Thursday, it’s sheet pan dinner night! By Thursday, I’ve usually lost most of my motivation in the kitchen and my kids usually have activities, so I need something quick and easy to get us through the week. Then I don’t feel so bad about ordering pizza on Friday nights!
Not only are sheet pan dinners easy and require very little cleanup, but they’re usually a combination of vegetables and meat, which also makes them pretty healthy. There are so many different types of sheet pan dinners that you can make by changing up the meat, the vegetables, and the seasoning, so we never tire of them.
This recipe for sheet pan shrimp fajitas is no exception. It is made with all of the classic fajita ingredients – bell peppers, fajita spices, and shrimp, and all cooked on one baking sheet. Since shrimp doesn’t require a long cooking time, I bake the peppers and onions for 10 minutes before adding them, and finishing them off for another 10 minutes.
While it’s all cooking, get the toppings and tortillas ready. We kept things simple with some shredded cheese and sour cream but you could top it with any of your favorite fajita toppings.
Ingredients in Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Yellow and Red Bell Pepper – bell peppers are classic fajitas ingredients, and they add a delicious crunch and flavor to the fajitas. Green and orange bell peppers can also be used, if that is what you prefer or have in your fridge.
Red Onion – red onion is another classic vegetable used in fajitas. Red onions are great to add some color and a zip of flavor, however white and yellow onions are also good substitutions.
Shrimp – frozen or fresh shrimp work great in this recipe. I typically use deveined and tail-off frozen shrimp because they are easy to prep, affordable, and taste delicious!
Olive Oil – this recipe needs a bit of oil to toss the peppers and shrimp in with the spice mixture, and olive oil is a great healthy option.
Spices – the spice mixture for these fajitas includes chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. The chili powder does add a little bit of heat, but honestly not much. If you are sensitive to spice, scale it back a little bit.
Tortillas – warmed tortillas to scoop up all of the delicious shrimp fajita filling!
Cilantro, sour cream, cheese, avocado and salsa – these are delicious toppings to really take your fajitas up a notch!
How To Make Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
To start, prep the bell peppers and onions. I like to keep them in long slices. Then prep the spice mixture, consisting of chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper.
Toss the peppers in a large bowl with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and half of the spice mixture. The spices give the fajitas such great flavor! Place the vegetables on a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and bake in a 425 degree F oven for 10 minutes. While they are roasting, toss the shrimp in the remaining olive oil and spice mixture. Add the shrimp to the baking sheet after the peppers have cooked for 10 minutes and cook another 10-12 minutes. The shrimp should be curled up and no longer translucent and the veggies should be cooked.
Serve the fajitas on warm tortillas and sprinkle with fresh cilantro leaves, a dollop of sour cream and some shredded cheese! Other topping ideas are avocado, lime wedges, lime zest, guacamole, salsa, my green sauce, crema, and hot sauce! I like them with flour tortillas but corn tortillas work well, too! These are great served with rice, cauliflower rice, black beans, a salad, or chips.