Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas – This shrimp fajita recipe is seriously so easy and delicious! All you have to do is scoop the juicy shrimp, tender bell pepper and onions into a soft warm tortilla for a super fast and easy weeknight dinner!
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
The onions and bell pepper are sliced very thin so that they cook at the same rate as the shrimp, and everything is cooked on just one sheet pan. Finish this shrimp fajita recipe with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and chopped cilantro for a dinner that is packed with flavor and veggies! Yum! Just try and resist sneaking bites of this delicious shrimp hot out of the oven!
Shrimp Fajita Ingredients
- Shrimp – large peeled and deveined shrimp, tail on or off. Tail-off shrimp are easier to serve after cooking. Tail-on shrimp are pictured here in the photos. For best quality shrimp, buy frozen and thaw at home.
- Red Onions – can be substituted with yellow or white onions.
- Bell Peppers – yellow, red, orange, or green, if you prefer. I like to use a mix for a colorful dish.
- Fajita Seasoning – Chili Powder, Smoked Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Cumin, Salt, and Pepper. Alternatively, you can substitute a store bought fajita seasoning packet.
- Olive Oil – or avocado oil
- Lime Wedges
- Flour Tortillas or Corn Tortillas – for a low-carb version try lettuce warps or carb smart tortillas.
How to Make Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
- In a large bowl, toss together thinly sliced bell pepper, onions, olive oil, and seasonings.
- If you prefer, skip the bowl and mix everything on the sheet pan and toss to coat.
- Roast fajita mixture in the oven at 450 degrees for about 8 minutes.
- Then switch the broiler on and let the shrimp and bell pepper pick up a little char for about 2 minutes.
- Squeeze fresh lime juice over the hot shrimp and veggies and sprinkle with cilantro.
- While the shrimp are cooking, warm fajita-sized tortillas on the stove-top.
What are Good Toppings For Fajitas?
- Cheese – Shredded Cheese or Queso Fresco are good options
- Sour Cream – the cool tangy topping is perfect with the fajita spices
- Guacamole or Sliced Avocados – a delicious way to add extra nutrition and healthy fat
- Salsa – a delicious homemade salsa is always a welcome way to add extra flavor
- Pico de Gallo – add extra spice and texture
What To Serve Alongside Fajitas
On busy weeknights, we usually serve fajitas without a side dish. Using just tortillas, avocados, and sour cream to dress them up. But for hosting a bigger weeknight dinner, here are some ideas for side dishes.
- Mexican Rice – try stovetop Mexican Rice or Instant Pot Mexican Rice. They are both a reader and family favorites.
- Refried Beans – use canned beans with a splash of milk to make them smoother. For homemade refried beans, these Slow Cooker Refried Beans are amazing and make great leftovers.
- Black Beans – seasoned canned black beans are a quick way to add fiber to the meal.
- Mexican Vegetables – toss zucchini with olive oil and some of the same seasonings as the fajitas for a tasty roasted vegetable.
This is the best 20-minute dinner ever! So flavorful and unbelievably easy to make! I left the tails on the shrimp to make them look a little prettier in the pictures, but they can be removed prior to cooking if you prefer, and definitely remove before eating:0)
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How to Store Leftovers and Reheat
Store leftovers in the fridge tightly covered in an airtight container for up to three days. These work great for meal prepping! To reheat on the stove, use a large skillet over medium-high heat to quickly warm shrimp and bell peppers. To reheat in the microwave, heat in a microwave safe container for 1 minute, stir and add more time only as needed. Overheating will make the shrimp tough.
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
- 1 1/2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 yellow bell pepper sliced thin
- 1 red bell pepper sliced thin
- 1 orange bell pepper sliced thin
- 1 small red onion sliced thin
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- several turns of freshly ground pepper
- 2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- fresh cilantro for garnish
- tortillas warmed
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine onion, bell pepper, shrimp, olive oil, salt and pepper and spices.
Toss to combine.
Spray baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.
Spread shrimp, bell peppers and onions on baking sheet.
Cook at 450 degrees for about 8 minutes. Then turn oven to broil and cook for additional 2 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.
Squeeze juice from fresh lime over fajita mixture and top with fresh cilantro.
Serve in warm tortillas.
If preferred, remove shrimp tails prior to cooking for easier serving.
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This was delicious! I prepped everything in the morning, so all I had to do was put it on the sheet pan and put it in the oven. I used the same spices, just a little more of each. Thanks for the recipe!
Great idea! Thanks for sharing!
Should we add time if the shrimp are frozen??
I usually thaw them first by running cool water over them in a colander. It’s really quick!
I have been on a shrimp kick lately. This recipe looks delicious and quick! This works for me. I like using my broiler. It really gives the food that extra something. Lots of oohs and ahhs when it comes out of the broiler.
Melissa, the shrimp fajitas look great… definitely going to try them!! Do you use raw shrimp for the recipe?
Thank you! Yes, start with uncooked shrimp!
What size shri mp did you use, hate to under or overcook them.
Large Shrimp – adjust cooking time as needed
This is my question too.😆
This recipe was so easy and created the most delicious meal. My husband loved it. It’s perfect for a weeknight! Thank you!!
Thank you for sharing such an amazingly delicious recipe! It was very easy and quick to make. This one is such a keeper 🙂
Is the shrimp raw or the pre cooked?
Start with raw shrimp.
making tonight! skipping the tortillas and using lettuce cups and a little salsa on top
This looks awesome!! Have you tried with chicken or steak? I wonder if changing up the meat would change the cook time?
Yes, I have a chicken recipe and am working on the steak right now. The link to the chicken fajitas is at the top of the post! Thanks for asking:0)
I clicked on the chicken fajita recipe and it won’t show anything but a picture..
Thanks so much for letting me know, Amanda! It was a tech issue and has been updated!
Yummy! We had this last night for dinner and it was a total hit! The spices worked so well with the veggies and shrimp. We are going to try the spice combo on grilled chicken next. I used a large red and green pepper with only 1 lb of shrimp, so I didn’t use all of the spice mixture. I did think the bell peppers released a lot of moisture, so next time I may switch to broil a bit sooner. Oh, I used warm water shrimp from Argentina, so mine took a bit longer to cook (shrimp were larger). We had it with homemade spinach cheese soft shell tacos. Thanks so much for the tasty recipe!
I am deathly allergic to Peppers, so I added chopped asparagus, water chestnuts and mushrooms to this recipe and definitely bake the shrimp with shells on, all the flavor is in the shells, easy to remove after baking…Don’t overbake or shrimp get rubbery, but this is an AWESOME recipe!!!!
These sound amazing, must try them. Have pinned for later and plan to give them a go next week when i’m short on time. Will also feature in my weekly meal plan week #13 with link backs to you.
Melissa – Thank you for this amazing recipe! So quick, easy and DELICIOUS!! Can’t wait to try more 🙂
Made these tonight and they were delicious. Easy prep and 10 minute cooking time. Thanks for sharing!
Made exactly as recipe stated. ( minus measuring exact amount of spices and oil) this is so easy and delicious! Would never have thought about making them this way. Thanks for sharing!
This is so easy and SO delicious. My daughter is coming home from college for the weekend and requested this meal. Happy (and excited) to oblige!
thanks for this recipe. It was delicious and easy to make. I made it for my son’s birthday! Came out wonderful except for the fact that I peeled and DeVaned The shrimp myself. I must’ve missed a few shells. Next time I’ll spend the extra money and buy it already peeled And deveined.
Such a wonderfully delicious meal, will be making this over and over again! So easy to make too.
I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thank you!
These were SO. GOOD. After working all day and coming home to an insane toddler, these were easy to prep and get to the table. I served them with cheese, rice, lime cilantro crema, and store bought guacamole. YUM!!! Adding these to our dinner rotation …
That’s so great! Thank you Elena! I love hearing when families enjoy the recipes!
Could you use cooked shrimp for this? I’ve got a big bag of it in the freezer and trying to find something to make haha.
I would cook the veggies and then add the coked shrimp at the very end just to warm them!
This was really good. Thank you
Take the tails off the shrimp! Nothing like biting into a fajita to hear and feel the crunch of a shrimp tail in your mouth. 😀
But this looks great. I want some. It’s going to be on my list this month. 🙂
Completely agree! That would be annoying to place all that food in a tortilla and then have to take the tail off.
Easy and delicious! Great recipe!
I’ve made these (as stated) many times – this is a dinner that hits our table frequently. I serve with avocado slices; sour cream; and black beans cooked with a little cumin and garlic. Delish!
This was one of the best Pinterest recipes I’ve ever cooked. We will cook it longer next time. Probably 8 minutes and 5 minutes. Seasoning was perfect!! I did marinade the items for about an hour. Delish and simple!!
Chalice M Markus
I need more of these! This was absolutely delicious and so easy to make! The only thing I’d leave out was the chili powder. I only used a little but I don’t really like hot. But I ate it and it was great! We travel in an RV and this would be so easy to make on the road.
What kind of tortillas did you use ?
I use fajita sized flour tortillas. ?
A specific brand per chance? They look so yummy!
Made this for dinner tonight. Super easy and as delicious as it looked.
Thanks – will make this again!
Had this recipe last night and it was hands-down delicious! It’s hard to find recipes that my husband and I can agree on! I’ve had great success with many of your recipes and can always trust that they will turn out. So many times, I see something that looks good on a website, but when I actually make it, it’s meh. Your recipes are 100% solid! Thank you!
Looks fantastic and so easy! We love shrimp and although we live in Canada we’re from Dallas TX where they have the best Mexican food ever and we miss it dreadfully!! Your recipe will be a keeper! Merci Beaucoup! As they say up here in French Canadian Montreal!!
These are delicious! We have them on a weekly basis. Super easy & quick to the table. My fam loves them!
Amazing recipe!! I cook this at least once every couple weeks. My husband loves it! Wouldn’t change a thing 🙂
This sounds really good and I want to give it a try tonight. Just wondering, how far away should the oven rack be placed from the broiler element? Is it cool to have it there the whole time? Or should it be at a lower level in the oven and then move it on up when it’s broiler time? Thanks
This was amazing ! I’m always looking for quick and healthy week night meals since everyone is always running around after work and this was perfect! Even my picky boyfriend enjoyed it and it got a “definitely have to make this again!” I paired mine with some Romain lettuce leaves instead of tortillas to cut down on the carbs and paired the left overs with some cauliflower rice for fajita bowl lunch for tomorrow !! So yummy! Thanks for sharing!
Delicious! Fast and easy!
Making this again tonight for a dinner party. Easy and very tasty, I cut down on the chili powder as I felt it over powered the shrimp a bit.
Meant to add 5 stars-oops.
My best friend & I love this! Very easy to make & very tasty! I’ve made it several times now & look forward to making it again. Thanks for the recipe.
Delicious! Thanks for the tasty and easy recipe, everyone enjoyed it!
I’ve made this so many times and love it! Didn’t have enough shrimp the other day and added chicken to it too, it was really good!
Made this for dinner tonight, it is so delicious!! I ate it with some cabbage avocado and a jalapeño lime sauce! It was amazing! This will definitely be a staple in my meals!
I just wanted to say that I found this recipe about a year ago and it has quickly become a favorite in my household. My fiance loves it and my picky eater 5 year old even loves it. We love it so much that we are sad when we eat it all LOL. So thank you for sharing this one. I look forward to trying more of your recipes.
Easy, delicious and family approved!
Great recipe! I cut the recipe in fourth, and it turned out great! I never considered ending my earlier attempts on broil, it’s a simple idea, but so effective! I love that I got that bit of char in certain places that I usually don’t get in the oven. I added a few other spices and it turned out great!
These shrimp fajitas are absolutely the best & easiest ever! It’s the only shrimp fajita recipe I will ever use.
Rachael I Carnagey
These were easy and amazing! I added chicken thighs cut up to about the size of the shrimp and pretty much doubled the seasonings. This recipe is a KEEPER! Thank you!
The fajitas tasted great. TIP: since the broil option on my oven is broken, I cooked it for an extra 4 minutes at 450 degrees. The meal was delicious.
Brenda P Boyd
EXCELLENT RECIPE. so good. I preheated the Pan in oven while preheating so it sizzled when I dumped the shrimp and peppers in. Thank you.
We love this recipe. I’m making two giant pans/6 lbs of shrimp each for a picnic 26 people. Do you think I could toast two trays at the same time for furst cook and then finish with the broiling—one pan each? I’m also serving with sliced steak separately. Turning to consolidate time. Advice olease
Sorry. 3lbs each.
This recipe is so delicious! I’d like to make it a bunch. Have you turned the seasonings listed into a “Fajita Mix?” That way when I make it, I can just add a scoop of the bulk of the seasoning? That would be really helpful!
Absolutely amazing! The seasoning you used was flawless!
Love this easy and simple dinner! It is such a time saver to have it all on one sheet pan!
I am intimidated to cook with shrimp but these sheet pan method made it easy and came out perfectly. Thanks.
look delicious but I would like to know is it a WW recipe if yes how many point it is for blue green and purple WW plan
Loved it, but added more spices.
When I make this again I’ll mix it up in the am and put it in the oven at night. I know that will make it even more delish.
Thanks for the great recipe.
Quick, easy & delicious…I added a bit of garlic salt & chili powder after I took the pan out from the broiler. Took a picture but don’t see where to upload & share
Delicious! Make these often & yes quick to table!!
Made it for dinner tonight I loved it so did my husband. Thank you
I Love Love Love this recipe!!! I have made it twice exactly as written and it’s become my favorite! Thanks
How many calories is this meal ?
Nutrition Facts are estimated in the recipe card and do not include tortillas or toppings.
Delicious and super easy! It was the perfect combo of spices
WOW! I made this tonight exactly as stated and they came out fantastic! Pulling that screaming pan out from under the broiler was an added bonus, that’s truly where the magic happens! Five stars all the way!
Made this for dinner tonight & it was yummy.. Used low carb tortillas & fajita seasoning premade mix. Very quick & easy!
This recipe was excellent! I can’t eat onion or garlic and it turned out delicious even without those ingredients. Super easy and very satisfying
Simply the BEST! I have never left a review on a recipe. This is absolutely perfection!
Super easy to make and points for I usually have most the things on hand. Can prep the peppers before for even quicker preparation which is a huge bonus on a busy weeknight. Flavorful but not spicy so appealed to the masses. Cilantro and lime def elevate flavors. Hubs loved the easy cleanup. Will def be part of our usual rotation.
After 25 years of cooking for severe chicken, fish, walnut, and milk allergies between my husband and 3 kids, THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing a 10 minute very easy meal with none of the above allergies. I had everything cut and ready for when we got home from my daughters track and field meet, and there was only one disappointment….no fault of yours, my power went out after one minute of turning my oven on when we got home. So, I called a neighbor a couple miles from us and luckily she had power and I baked it at her house….Ugh, no easy meals ever in this house I guess….lol.
Definitely a rotation meal in the future. It was so good!!!
Mmm!! This is such a great, easy, & tasty meal for any night of the week!
I love how easy this is to make, especially on a busy night. And everyone loved it!
My family absolutely LOVED this! We wanted to make this at home because we love ordering it out but this was even better! Thank you!
I see that the recipe is written (and loved by many) to start with raw shrimp, but do you think the recipe could be adjusted to use up some cooked frozen shrimp in my freezer that is begging to be used? I have no idea what I intended to use the cooked frozen shrimp for, but it has been in there for awhile and I am super anxious to try this recipe!
I think I would cook the bell peppers and onions with all the spices and toss the thawed shrimp with them right out of the oven to warm and season them.
These were a *homerun* with my family. So easy and so good!! Win – Win!!!!!!!
Kathleen A Casale
This shrimp recipe for fajitas looks fabulous. Reading all the comments makes me want to try this recipe/method. However, I don’t see the list of spices for the marinade, other than the olive oil. Can someone help me with that?
Hi! The spices are listed in the recipe card.