Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas - Shrimp, Onions, and Bell Pepper is tossed in Olive oil, Cumin, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt & Pepper, and then it is baked until it becomes crispy on a Sheet Pan. Finally, it is served in a warm corn Tortilla. Isn't that a quick and easy weeknight dinner?
The sweet meaty texture of Shrimp, the crunch of Onions & Bell peppers, the heat of Paprika, the earthy taste of Cumin, and of course all of that wrapped in a corn Tortilla is beyond delicious. Moreover, the freshness of Cilantro and zesty Lime brings a roundedness to this easy 20-minute dinner recipe and makes it just sort of perfect.
If you have ever wanted to know a 5-star sheet pan dinners recipe then try this Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajita recipe. Of course, I have peeled and deveined my Shrimps. You can always buy peeled and deveined Shrimps from the market but I like to do it myself and save some money!
I always love a recipe that requires few ingredients and gets done in minutes. This Shrimp Fajita recipe is just that. For me, it ticks all the right boxes.
Why you'll Love Sheet pan Shrimp Fajitas?
- It's Easy to make: This recipe is as easy as it can get. All you have to do is season your veggies and shrimp with spices and then put it to bake.
- It requires few ingredients: We all LOVE a recipe that needs few ingredients. Especially, when we are making something on a weeknight when we are too tired to cook a Thanksgiving menu. This Sheet Pan Shrimp fajita recipe is just that. All you need is Shrimp, Onions, peppers, and some spices.
Ingredients Needed to Make Shrimp Fajitas in Sheet Pan:
- SHRIMP: Of course, we need Shrimp. How can we not need shrimp. Make sure you peel off the outer skin and devein it before using it for the recipe.
- ONIONS: Generally people make this with red onions. However, feel free to use Yellow or White Onions.
- PEPPERS: When making Fajitas, Peppers are a must. So just grab whatever pepper you have at home. You got only green pepper, not an issue, just slice them thinly. You got just red and yellow pepper. No Problem at all. Just cut them into thin slices. The idea is to cut them into thin slices so that it cooks evenly.
- OLIVE OIL: While making Fajitas I like using Extra virgin Olive oil.
- SPICES: I have used Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, Pepper, Ground Cumin, and, Smoked paprika. You can just use Taco Seasoning with Salt and Pepper and skip the rest.
- TORTILLAS: Finally you'll need some warm and soft tortillas to serve these Shrimp Fajitas.
How to Make Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas in 20-minutes?
- Season Shrimp & Veggies: In a bowl combine thinly sliced onions and bell peppers with olive oil and spices. In this recipe, I have used ground cumin, smoked paprika, Onion Powder, and Garlic Powder. However, you can just use Taco Seasoning in its place. Make sure your shrimps and veggies are evenly coated with the spices.
- Bake it in the oven: Pour it all in a sheet pan. Make sure you've greased your sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Bake it in a preheated oven until the veggies are cooked and the shrimp has a crust on top.
- Serve in Warm Tortillas: I generally warm my tortillas right over the flame. But you can also warm them up in your oven.
Tips for Success while making Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas:
- Cut Veggies in thin and equal slices: Cut veggies into thin equal slices. Once they are cut into thin slices they get cooked evenly. You definitely want it to get evenly cooked. If you don't cut your veggies evenly, your veggies will be undercooked and your shrimps will be chewy.
- Don't forget to Thaw Frozen Shrimp: Please remember that frozen shrimp needs to be thawed out first.
- Do Not Overcook: If you overcook then your Shrimps will become chewy.
Can I make Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas with Frozen Shrimp?
Yes, you definitely can. All you have to do is thaw it out. Just place those frozen Shrimp in a colander. Run them under tap water and let them sit on the countertop for a while. Maybe for a half hour. Once it feels normal to touch, you can use it in your recipe. You can surely use fresh shrimp if it's available and in season.
Can I Make this with Cooked Shrimps?
Got a big bag of cooked Shrimps in the fridge? Wondering if you can make Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas with cooked Shrimps? Well, generally this recipe is made with fresh or frozen shrimps. However, if you have a bag of cooked shrimps, then don't be disheartened. This recipe is still for you.
Just cook the veggies in the sheet pan as per directions. Add the cooked shrimps later while serving. And, voila! You just used your cooked shrimps into something so delicious.
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- 10-min Shrimp Scampi With Spaghetti
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- Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Roasted Garlic
- Easiest Cajun Shrimp Pasta
- Creamy Coconut Shrimp
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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
- 1.3 Pounds Shrimp Peeled and Deveined (about 500gm)
- 1 Small Red Onion thinly sliced
- 1 Medium-sized Yellow Bell Pepper cut into thin slices
- 1 Medium-sized Red Bell Pepper cut into thin slices
- 1 Medium-sized Green Bell Pepper cut into thin slices
- 2 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt and Pepper as per taste
- 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- Freshly chopped cilantro
- Warm Tortillas
- Preheat oven to 450°F or 230°C. Grease a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large mixing bowl combine onions, bell peppers, shrimps, Olive Oil, Smoked Paprika, Ground Cumin, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Salt, and Black Pepper. Toss well to combine.
- Spread this in your prepared baking dish. Bake this in a preheated oven at 450 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Next, turn your oven to broil mode and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes or until you see charr marks on shrimps.
- Squeeze lime juice on your sizzling shrimp fajitas. Garnish with freshly chopped cilantro and serve with some warm tortillas.
- If using frozen shrimp, make sure you thaw it out.
- Make sure you peel the outer layer and devein your shrimp before using it.
- Cut veggies thinly for even cooking. Or else your veggies will be undercooked and your shrimp will get chewy.
- You can replace all the spices with just Taco Seasoning, Salt and Pepper.
- You can prepare the shrimp with veggies in the morning and bake it in the evening. Make sure you keep them in the fridge after covering them with plastic wrap.
- If you want, you can serve them with some fresh slices of Avocado.