April 30, 2021

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Easy Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas! These delicious shrimp fajitas are made entirely on the sheet pan and come together in around thirty minutes or less. This is sure to be a family favorite!

shrimp and veggies on corn tortillas

Easy One Pan Shrimp Fajitas

When it comes to an easy dinner option sheet pan meals are some of my favorites! Sheet pan recipes like these sheet pan chicken burrito bowls or sheet pan chicken fajitas help you get a healthy meal on the table fast and without a lot of cleanup.

These healthy and delicious sheet pan shrimp fajitas are a quick and easy recipe that will take you around thirty minutes to make. To save even more time you can chop your veggies and marinade in advance and then toss everything together when you are ready to cook.

You can serve the fajitas with tortillas, lettuce wraps, or turn them into a hearty burrito bowl. I know you’ll love this recipe!

raw shrimp in fajita marinade

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajita Ingredients

This is an overview of the main ingredients in this recipe. See the recipe card for full ingredients and instructions, below.

Large Shrimp: I like to use shrimp that are on the larger side for this recipe but feel free to use your favorite variety of shrimp. Peel (you can leave the tails on if you like) and devein the shrimp before cooking.

Bell Peppers: Orange, green, and yellow bell peppers were my colors of choice for this recipe, but feel free to use any combination of bell peppers that you like.

Red Onion: I like the flavor and color of red onion but you could also use white onion or a sweet yellow onion.

fajita marinade in white ramekin

The Shrimp and Veggie Marinade

What gives these sheet pan shrimp fajitas such flavor is the delicious and easy to make marinade that coats the shrimp and vegetables. The marinade is a combination of various spices and aromatics that pack a punch of flavor.

To make the marinade you’ll need: 

  • olive oil
  • fresh lime juice
  • lime zest
  • cumin
  • dried oregano
  • paprika
  • chipotle powder
  • garlic powder
  • chili powder
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt + pepper

lime cream ingredients in blender

The Most Delicious Cilantro Lime Crema

Traditional Mexican crema is made from a combination heavy cream, buttermilk, and lime juice. This recipe uses a combination of Greek yogurt and a little mayonnaise to achieve a similar texture and tangy flavor.

To make the crema you will need: 

  • full fat Greek yogurt
  • mayonnaise
  • lime juice
  • lime zest
  • salt

Helpful Tools You’ll Need

Sheet Pan

Parchment Paper

Cutting board

Mixing bowl

blender

whisk

raw shrimp and veggies on sheet pan

How to Make These Healthy Shrimp Fajitas

See the recipe card for full ingredients and instructions, below.

Step One: Make the marinade by combining the spices, oil, lime juice, and lime zest in a small mixing bowl.

Step Two: Next, pour half the fajita marinade on the veggies and toss until the vegetables are well coated in the marinade. Pour the veggies out onto a sheet pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees until the veggies are tender yet still crisp.

Step Three: While the veggies are in the oven, pour the other half of the marinade on the shrimp and stir until well coated. Let the shrimp marinate while the veggies are cooking.

Step Four: Now, make the cilantro lime crema. Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor. Blend or process until the crema is smooth and creamy.

Step Five: Once the veggies are tender, add the shrimp and bake for another 5-7 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through.

Step Six: Now it’s time to assemble the fajitas: start with a corn tortilla, then add the peppers/onions, and then shrimp. Top with cotija, pickled onions, fresh cilantro, crema, and whatever other toppings your heart desires!

shrimp fajitas on corn tortillas

How to Serve Shrimp Fajitas

Not only are these shrimp fajitas easy, they are incredibly versatile when it comes to serving. The obvious option is to serve the shrimp fajitas in your favorite tortillas. You could also use large romaine lettuce leaves or butter lettuce cups for serving instead.

If you want to go the untraditional route, you can also turn the fajitas into shrimp fajita veggie bowls. To serve them this way, place the fajitas over your favorite bed mixed greens and then pile on all of the toppings. You can also serve the shrimp and veggies over cilantro lime rice or cauliflower rice with a salad or veggies on the side.

The cilantro lime crema really brings everything together but there are few other toppings that can really help take these fajitas over the top:

  • pickled onions
  • fresh tomatoes
  • shredded romaine lettuce
  • chopped cilantro
  • fresh jalapeño slices
  • salsa
  • lime juice and zest
  • cotija cheese

sheet pan shrimp fajitas on sheet pan

More Recipes I Know You’ll Love

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Slow Cooker Chipotle Beef Burrito Bowls

Roasted Chipotle Cauliflower Tacos with Spicy Lime Tahini

I hope you give these Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas a try! They are quick, easy, and so flavorful!

If you do give this recipe a try, I want to know! Leave a comment with a star rating below. You can also snap a photo & tag @allthehealthythings or #allthehealthythings on Instagram. Your reviews help support All the Healthy Things and make it possible for me to continue to create the recipes you know and love.

Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA

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Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Scale:
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

For the Fajitas:

  • 1 1/2 pounds large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 3 bell peppers (orange, green, and yellow), thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced

Marinade:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper (optional)

For the Lime Crema:

  • 1/2 cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon lime zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

For Serving:

  • white corn tortillas
  • cotija cheese
  • chopped cilantro
  • pickled onions

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Make the marinade by combining the spices, oil, lime juice, and lime zest in a small mixing bowl.
  3. Next, pour half the fajita marinade on the veggies and toss until the vegetables are well coated in the marinade. Pour the veggies out onto a sheet pan that has been lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 425 degrees until the veggies are tender yet still crisp.
  4. While the veggies are in the oven, pour the other half of the marinade on the shrimp and stir until well coated. Let the shrimp marinate while the veggies are cooking.
  5. Now, make the cilantro lime crema. Add all of the ingredients to a high powered blender or food processor. Blend or process until the crema is smooth and creamy.
  6. Once the veggies are tender, add the shrimp and bake for another 5-7 minutes until the shrimp is cooked through.
  7. Now it’s time to assemble the fajitas: start with a corn tortilla, then add the peppers/onions, and then shrimp. Top with cotija, pickled onions, fresh cilantro, crema, and whatever other toppings your heart desires!

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    23 comments
  1. Delicious recipe! I made it on the stove instead of the oven, and it worked great! Really tasty. The spicy shrimp and peppers with the cool crema was just perfect. Thank you!

    • You’re so welcome, Kaydence! I’m so glad you made this recipe work for you! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  2. Yummmmmm. These are just like the local trendy taco place! Simple & packed with bright flavors. Can’t ask for more than that. My husband says “it’s a keeper!” I agree.

    • Yay! I’m so glad you all loved them, Lauren! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  3. Just another one of your recipes that will be on repeat at my house!! SO YUMMY (and EASY!) Spices are in point! Love that I can throw it in a tortilla, a lettuce wrap or make it a salad. Thanks for another delicious meal ❤️ You are my go to when I want to try something new!!

    • You’re so welcome, Laura! So happy that you loved the recipe! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  4. My fiance and I are obsessed with this recipe! So much so we made it three weeks in a row, and we never do that. The crema sauce is delightful, and we loved the marinade – such great flavors in this dish!

    • Haha! Yay! I’m so glad you all enjoyed the recipe, Natalie! Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m so glad you liked it, Fiorella! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

  5. This meal was so flavorful and spicy! The lime crema was light, sweet, and gave a good balance to the heat of the shrimp and veggie marinade. We will definitely be making this again!

  6. These are super simple and so delicious, makes for a great weeknight meal! These are a new staple in our home!

  7. Highly recommend this recipe! Not only did it come together super quickly, it was YUMMY! Ashlea brings her great taste and flavors to this dish.

  8. This recipe was a huge hit with the whole family and very approachable, but show-stopping.

  9. Made this tonight – OBSESSED. I’m new to seafood and trying to find trusted recipes that will expand my palette. This was so so good. The lime crema was the perfect addition to bring everything together. Highly recommend!

  10. This recipe was absolutely delicious! Lots of flavor. I subbed the tortillas for brown rice (didn’t have any) and made into a bowl. Loved the addition of the lime crema. Perfect!

    • I’m so happy you made this recipe work for you! That idea is so smart! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

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