Shrimp and roasted vegetables for shrimp fajitas on a metal baking sheet next to a stainless steel bowl of sour cream sauce with lime wedges and corn tortillas to the side and a brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (with logo overlay)

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Cooking everything together at once on a sheet pan makes a quick and easy dinner. Have shrimp fajitas on the table in under 30 minutes.

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Recently, I have been all about the easy-to-make and easy-to-clean-up meals. I love a good sheet pan meal. Throw everything on a pan, place it in the oven, then it’s ready to go. It’s almost as good as using the instant pot or slow cooker.

This time, we decided to try some shrimp fajitas. I’ve made chicken fajitas before, and love using my own homemade fajita seasoning when we can. Since the boys weren’t home, Justin and I indulged on some shrimp for the two of us. I tried to keep it on the healthier side with lots of roasted veggies and corn tortilla shells.

Of course, we had to have some type of sauce, though. I always like sour cream on anything like this, but it isn’t Justin’s favorite. So I tried mixing a few extra things with the sour cream to give it a different flavor.

Step by Step

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup red onion, sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes, cut into wedges

Sauce:

  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Ingredients for sour cream sauce for shrimp fajitas in stainless steel bowls on a wooden surface

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400F. In a large mixing bowl, toss the shrimp, bell pepper, onion, oil, chili powder, cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt.

Shrimp fajita filling in marinade in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Spread the shrimp mixture out on a rimmed baking sheet. Roast in the preheated oven until the shrimp are cooked through, about 9-10 minutes.

Shrimp fajita filling ingredients spread out on a metal baking sheet on a wooden surface

Meanwhile, prepare the sauce in a small mixing bowl by whisking the ingredients together.

Sour cream sauce with a wire whisk in a stainless steel bowl on a wooden surface

Transfer the shrimp to a plate and cover to keep warm. Turn the broiler to high and broil the vegetables until they are slightly charred, about 3-4 minutes.

Cooked shrimp in a small stainless steel bowl next to a sheet pan with roasted vegetables on a wooden surface

Spoon the shrimp and vegetables evenly onto the tortillas and top with the sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges.

Shrimp and roasted vegetables for shrimp fajitas on a metal baking sheet next to a stainless steel bowl of sour cream sauce with lime wedges and corn tortillas to the side and a brown towel behind all on a wooden surface (vertical)

Leftovers

Shrimp fajitas make a great lunch the next day. Cover the sour cream sauce separately from the remaining shrimp and vegetables. Place them in the refrigerator and keep for up to 2-3 days. To reheat the shrimp and vegetables, either cook in the oven at 350F for about 5-10 minutes or microwave until heated through.

Recipe

Originally Published On: April 28, 2021

Shrimp and roasted vegetables for shrimp fajitas on a metal baking sheet next to a stainless steel bowl of sour cream sauce with lime wedges and corn tortillas to the side and a brown towel behind all on a wooden surface

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Cooking everything together at once on a sheet pan makes a quick and easy dinner. Have shrimp fajitas on the table in under 30 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course:
Main Dish
Cuisine:
American
Diet
Gluten Free
Keyword:
fajita
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one pan
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seafood
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sheet pan
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shrimp
Dietary Needs:
Egg-Free
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Gluten-Free
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Nut-Free
Meat:
Seafood
Cooking Method:
One-Pan Meals
Servings: 8 fajitas

Ingredients

  • 1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • 1 green bell pepper (sliced)
  • 1 cup red onion (sliced)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 6- inch corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves
  • 2 limes (cut into wedges)
Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp lime zest
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the shrimp, bell pepper, onion, oil, chili powder, cumin, and 1/2 tsp salt
  • Spread the shrimp mixture out on a rimmed baking sheet
  • Roast in the preheated oven until the shrimp are cooked through, about 9-10 minutes
  • Meanwhile, prepare the sauce in a small mixing bowl by whisking the ingredients together
  • Transfer the shrimp to a plate and cover to keep warm
  • Turn the broiler to high and broil the vegetables until they are slightly charred, about 3-4 minutes
  • Spoon the shrimp and vegetables evenly onto the tortillas and top with the sauce
  • Sprinkle with cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges
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Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas
Amount Per Serving (1 each)
Calories 219 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 706mg29%
Potassium 224mg6%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 536IU11%
Vitamin C 22mg27%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Shrimp Fajitas FAQs

Are shrimp fajitas keto?

Corn tortillas aren’t part of the keto diet. If you were to eat the filling without the shell, or on a bed of lettuce, then they could be keto.

Are these true fajitas?

It depends on how technical you want to get. The term fajita typically refers to Tex-Mex food with grilled meat on a tortilla shell. (Src: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fajita) In this recipe, we roast the shrimp instead of grill it. But it uses fajita seasoning and has the same general concept for the meal.

What size shrimp is best?

I like to use the medium shrimp. If you use the large ones, they don’t fit well in the tortilla shells. The small ones cook faster, so if you decide to use those, you may need to adjust your cooking time.

Can I use raw shrimp?

Yes, you can use raw shrimp. Just remember that they will need additional cooking time. I like to use the pre-cooked shrimp to make it quicker when we are busy.

4 thoughts on “Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas”

  1. Ooh, these sound so good! I love fajitas – I’ve never thought of putting shrimp in them though so I’ll have to give this a try. And it sounds quick and easy to make too, which is great!

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