Classic Shrimp Fajitas

This Shrimp Fajitas recipe is the ideal 30 minute meal: full of irresistible flavor that everyone loves! Add it to the regular rotation stat. Looking for an easy, tasty 30 minute meal that’s a hit every time? Try these classic Shrimp Fajitas! This Tex Mex favorite might be a little basic, we admit. But it’s a recipe for dinnertime success, which makes it a total gem! Every time we serve these, they get rave reviews from everyone around the table. The fajita veggies are seasoned to perfection, and the shrimp are juicy and buttery. Throw them in a tortilla and spritz with lime, and each bite makes you want to do a happy dance. Here’s what to know about making homemade fajitas! How to make shrimp fajitas: an overview Shrimp fajitas are a fantastic 30 minute meal to add to your regular rotation. You can make them using spices you might already have on hand, or purchased fajita seasoning. The best part? They’re loaded with deliciously tender vegetables. Here’s what to do! Prep the veggies: Use your most efficient knife skills! Cutting lots of veggies time, but using the right skills makes it quick and easy. Head to How to Cut a […]

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This Shrimp Fajitas recipe is the ideal 30 minute meal: full of irresistible flavor that everyone loves! Add it to the regular rotation stat.

Shrimp fajitas

Looking for an easy, tasty 30 minute meal that’s a hit every time? Try these classic Shrimp Fajitas! This Tex Mex favorite might be a little basic, we admit. But it’s a recipe for dinnertime success, which makes it a total gem! Every time we serve these, they get rave reviews from everyone around the table. The fajita veggies are seasoned to perfection, and the shrimp are juicy and buttery. Throw them in a tortilla and spritz with lime, and each bite makes you want to do a happy dance. Here’s what to know about making homemade fajitas!

How to make shrimp fajitas: an overview

Shrimp fajitas are a fantastic 30 minute meal to add to your regular rotation. You can make them using spices you might already have on hand, or purchased fajita seasoning. The best part? They’re loaded with deliciously tender vegetables. Here’s what to do!

  • Prep the veggies: Use your most efficient knife skills! Cutting lots of veggies time, but using the right skills makes it quick and easy. Head to How to Cut a Pepper or How to Cut an Onion if you need to brush up.
  • Cook the veggies (13 to 15 minutes): Throw them into your biggest skillet and get cooking! Cook until they’re super tender and lightly charred.
  • Cook the shrimp (3 minutes): Pull out the veggies and cook the shrimp! It takes just a few minutes to get that classic fajita skillet sizzle.
  • Serve. That’s it! Grab your favorite toppings and throw it all into a tortilla. Dinner is served!
Shrimp fajitas

Or, make sheet pan shrimp fajitas!

Can you make these shrimp fajitas in the oven too? Actually, you can! Choose the workflow that’s best for you. The advantage to a baked shrimp fajita recipe is that it’s pretty hands off, whereas the stovetop method takes some stirring. But the stovetop method is quicker! The sheet pan shrimp fajitas take 45 minutes total, including preheating and prep time. Here’s what to do:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  2. Prep the veggies and shrimp as noted in the recipe below.
  3. Place the vegetables onto a parchment lined baking sheet and roast 25 minutes until tender.
  4. Use a scraper to pull the veggies to one side. Add the shrimp to the baking sheet and bake 4 to 6 minutes until juicy and opaque, depending on the size of the shrimp.

Fajita seasonings: use spices or a mix!

Do you need fajita seasoning for shrimp fajitas? No. Our favorite way to make fajitas is using spices we already have on hand. So don’t go out and buy packets of fajita seasoning! You can use this combo of seasonings on both the veggies and shrimp. Here’s what to use to season these tasty veggies:

  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Smoked paprika: Smoked paprika is also labeled as pimentón at the grocery store. It has a very smoky flavor and is worth seeking out (you can also use it for these smoked paprika recipes).
  • Salt and pepper

Want to use fajita seasoning instead? You can do that too. Use a purchased brand or our Homemade Fajita Seasoning. See the recipe below for the quantities to use to substitute! Keep in mind fajita seasoning has salt, so pay attention to the notes we’ve provided on adjusting the kosher salt quantity.

Shrimp fajita recipe

Make this meal work for vegetarian and vegan eaters, too

Just a note: fajitas are a great customizable meal idea for people of different diets! These days, it’s not surprising to be feeding many different eaters around one table. You might be cooking for people who eat seafood and vegetarian or vegan eaters. This recipe works well as an option that fits for everyone! Here’s what to do:

  • Make this Shrimp Fajita recipe as noted below.
  • Add the seasoned pinto beans from our Vegetarian Fajitas as the protein for vegetarian or vegan eaters.
  • Customize your toppings based on diet!

Speaking of fajita toppings…

All the best fajita toppings

Use any of your favorite fajita toppings here! You can customize your topping ideas based on diet. Sour cream is a favorite of ours, but you can use cashew cream or another sauce if dairy free! Here are our must-have fajitas toppings:

  • Pico de gallo: It adds just the right zing
  • Sour cream: Always. For vegan, substitute Cashew Cream or Cilantro Sauce
  • Fresh cilantro: Another must! It’s the perfect contrast to the savory veggies
  • Guacamole: Optional — or use a mashed avocado
  • Cheese: Optional too! You can add shredded cheddar, feta, queso fresco or cotija cheese: but the flavor doesn’t need it! It’s ultra flavorful as is.
Shrimp fajita recipe

Lastly…what sides to serve with shrimp fajitas?

When we make these shrimp fajitas as a 30 minute weeknight meal, we usually don’t even make a side dish. But if you have time or are serving it as part of a nicer meal, here are a few easy ideas for what to serve with fajitas:

This shrimp fajita recipe is…

Pescatarian, dairy-free and gluten-free (with corn tortillas or other gluten-free tortilla option).

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Shrimp fajitas

Classic Shrimp Fajitas (30 Minutes!)


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Shrimp Fajitas recipe is the ideal 30 minute meal: full of irresistible flavor that everyone loves! Add it to the regular rotation stat.


Ingredients

For the fajita veggies

  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow, and green)
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin*
  • 1 teaspoon each chili powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika*
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

For the shrimp fajitas

  • 1 1/2 pounds medium shrimp, deveined (tail on or peeled)
  • 3/4 teaspoon each kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
  • 3 lime wedges
  • 8 to 12 small tortillas (flour or gluten free)
  • For the toppings: Sour cream, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro, guacamole (optional), shredded cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Thaw the shrimp, if frozen.
  2. Prep the veggies: Thinly slice the bell peppers and thinly slice the onion. Remove the stems and slice the portobello mushrooms. Smash the garlic cloves. Place all vegetables and garlic in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, salt, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and kosher salt
  3. In your largest skillet**, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium high heat. Add the vegetables and cook about 13 to 15 minutes until tender and lightly charred, stirring occasionally. Add additional salt to taste (we usually add a few more pinches). Remove and discard the garlic cloves. Place the vegetables in a bowl while you cook the shrimp.
  4. Cook the shrimp: Pat the shrimp dry. In a medium bowl, mix the shrimp with the salt, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cumin. In the same skillet, heat the butter on medium high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 1 to 2 minutes per side until just opaque and cooked through, turning them with tongs. Spritz with juice of the lime wedges.
  5. Serve: Warm the tortillas. Top with the toppings and serve. 

Notes

*If you have homemade or purchased Fajita Seasoning, you can substitute it for the spices. For the veggies, use 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning and reduce the kosher salt to 1 teaspoon. For the shrimp, use 1 tablespoon fajita seasoning and add 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.

**Sheet pan shrimp fajitas variation: Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Prep the veggies and shrimp as noted in the recipe. Place the vegetables on a parchment lined baking sheet and roast 25 minutes until tender. Use a scraper to pull the veggies to one side. Add the shrimp to the baking sheet and bake 4 to 6 minutes until juicy and opaque, depending on the size of the shrimp.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

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Epic Vegetarian Fajitas

Everyone loves this easy vegetarian fajitas recipe! This Tex Mex dinner is full of big flavor and beautiful colorful veggies. Here’s a Tex Mex favorite that no one can turn down…and it’s a great way to infuse loads of veggies without giving it a second thought. Try these Vegetarian Faijtas! These are so full flavored and satisfying, they please everyone around the table: even the meat lovers! This fajita recipe stars our favorite fajita veggies, blackened in the oven and finished on the stove, with pinto beans cooked in a flavorful fajita sauce. It’s so satisfying, you’ll promptly add it to your regular rotation. How to make vegetarian fajitas: an overview These vegetarian fajita recipe can come together in about 30 minutes, and the concepts are very simple. There’s a little back and forth between the cooking methods, so here’s a bit more about the why behind the what: Prep the veggies: There’s quite a bit of veggies here, so use your most efficient knife skills! Head to How to Cut a Pepper or How to Cut an Onion if you need to brush up. Broil the veggies (10 minutes): Throw the veggies in a broiler first. This gets them […]

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Everyone loves this easy vegetarian fajitas recipe! This Tex Mex dinner is full of big flavor and beautiful colorful veggies.

Vegetarian fajitas

Here’s a Tex Mex favorite that no one can turn down…and it’s a great way to infuse loads of veggies without giving it a second thought. Try these Vegetarian Faijtas! These are so full flavored and satisfying, they please everyone around the table: even the meat lovers! This fajita recipe stars our favorite fajita veggies, blackened in the oven and finished on the stove, with pinto beans cooked in a flavorful fajita sauce. It’s so satisfying, you’ll promptly add it to your regular rotation.

How to make vegetarian fajitas: an overview

These vegetarian fajita recipe can come together in about 30 minutes, and the concepts are very simple. There’s a little back and forth between the cooking methods, so here’s a bit more about the why behind the what:

  • Prep the veggies: There’s quite a bit of veggies here, so use your most efficient knife skills! Head to How to Cut a Pepper or How to Cut an Onion if you need to brush up.
  • Broil the veggies (10 minutes): Throw the veggies in a broiler first. This gets them to release their liquid so they’ll all fit in one saute pan, and gets them lightly charred. Why broil instead of baking? You don’t have to wait to preheat your oven, and it’s a quicker broil time.
  • Meanwhile, get the beans started: Make our homemade fajita sauce (more on that below) and throw it in a skillet with the beans.
  • Finish the veggies in a skillet: Finishing in the skillet gets them nice and tender. This makes it much quicker than roasting and gets that classic fajita skillet sizzle.
Vegetarian fajita recipe

Pinto beans add plant-based protein and flavor

The key to vegetarian fajitas is finding a stand in for meat that has great flavor and a good amount of protein. We’ve used portobello mushrooms in the vegetable mix to add big meaty flavor. But mushrooms don’t have protein, so on their own they’re not very filling.

Pinto beans are perfect for vegetarian fajitas! They’re savory with a robust flavor, and they taste incredible with homemade fajita sauce (we’ll get to that next). If you prefer, you can use black beans instead. Just don’t skimp on the beans, since they’re the major protein source.

Vegetarian fajitas

Homemade fajita sauce is key

We highly recommend our homemade fajita sauce for this recipe! It’s got a great zing from the lime juice, and a smoky body from the adobo sauce. Here’s a little breakdown of the ingredients, and make sure to head over to Homemade Fajita Sauce for the full recipe:

  • Lime juice
  • Cumin
  • Adobo sauce: from 1 can chipotle peppers
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Olive oil

What are chipotle peppers in adobo sauce? They’re easy to find at most grocery stores near the Mexican products. The can includes chipotle chiles: smoked and dried jalapeños that are rehydrated and canned, and adobo sauce, a purée of tomato, vinegar, garlic, and other spices. All you do is use a spoon to remove adobo sauce from the can. Refrigerate or freeze the remainder, and use it for more adobo sauce recipes, like tortilla soup or enchilada sauce.

Vegetarian fajitas

Toppings for vegetarian fajitas

Once you’ve made your veggies and pinto beans: let’s talk toppings! You can use any of your favorite fajita toppings here. In fact: the toppings are the only thing that make this vegetarian fajita recipe! Otherwise, all the ingredients are vegan. So you can make this a vegan fajitas recipe with plant-based toppings. Here are our must-have fajitas toppings (what are yours?):

  • Pico de gallo: It adds just the right zing
  • Sour cream: Always. For vegan, substitute Cashew Cream
  • Fresh cilantro: Another must! It’s the perfect contrast to the savory veggies
  • Guacamole: Optional — or use a mashed avocado
  • Cheese: Optional too! You can add shredded cheddar, feta, queso fresco or cotija cheese: but the flavor doesn’t need it! It’s ultra flavorful as is.
Vegetarian fajitas

Make it a meal: sides to add

These vegetarian fajitas are fantastic on their own: most nights we don’t even make a side to go with them! (Truth.) But here are a few easy side ideas for adding to make it a meal:

This vegetarian fajita recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free (with corn tortillas).

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Vegetarian fajitas

Epic Vegetarian Fajitas


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Everyone loves this easy vegetarian fajitas recipe! This Tex Mex dinner is full of big flavor and beautiful colorful veggies. 


Ingredients

  • 3 bell peppers (red, yellow, green)
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 2 portobello mushrooms
  • 4 tablespoons oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 3 cloves smashed garlic
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 each teaspoon chili powder, garlic powder, and smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 15-ounce cans pinto beans
  • 1 recipe Homemade Fajita Sauce*
  • Small tortillas
  • For the toppings: Sour cream, pico de gallo, fresh cilantro, guacamole (optional), shredded cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Broil the veggies: Preheat a broiler. Thinly slice the bell peppers and thinly slice the onion. Remove the stems and slice the portobello mushrooms. Place them in a bowl and toss with 2 tablespoons oil and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Spread the veggies on a parchment lined sheet pan. Place in the broiler and broil 8 to 10 minutes, stirring halfway through, until softened and blackened on some edges. Then go right to Step 3. 
  2. Cook the beans: Meanwhile in a skillet, whisk together the ingredients for the Homemade Fajita Sauce. Drain and rinse the pinto beans and add them to the skillet. Heat over medium heat and cook until warmed through and the sauce is thickened, about 6 to 8 minutes. Taste and stir in another 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  3. Saute the veggies: Once the veggies are done in the broiler, finish them on the stove by heating the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a cast iron skillet or large non-stick skillet over medium high heat. Add the broiled veggies, smashed garlic cloves, chili powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender. Remove and discard the garlic cloves before serving.
  4. Warm the tortillas: Warm and char the tortillas by placing them on an open gas flame on medium for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. (See How to Warm Tortillas.)
  5. Serve: Place bowls of fajita veggies and pinto beans on the table, with tortillas, sour cream, pico de gallo, guacamole, and fresh cilantro. Let each person add their desired toppings and serve. 

Notes

*We highly recommend this homemade fajita sauce! Or you can substitute 1/2 cup store bought sauce. For the fajita sauce, mix together 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice, 1 tablespoon cumin, 1 to 2 tablespoons adobo sauce (from 1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce), 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 cup olive oil.

  • Category: Main DIsh
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Tex Mex

Keywords: Vegetarian fajitas, vegetarian fajita recipe

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Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas with Quick Guac.

Sheet pan chicken fajitas are the most perfect weeknight meal.  Everything on one pan, perfectly charred and flavorful and shoved in warm tortillas with lots of lime! And cheese! And GUAC! If this isn’t the definition of my ideal meal I don’t know what is. We loooove fajitas in this house. They are a great […]

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Sheet pan chicken fajitas are the most perfect weeknight meal. 

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Everything on one pan, perfectly charred and flavorful and shoved in warm tortillas with lots of lime! And cheese! And GUAC!

If this isn’t the definition of my ideal meal I don’t know what is.

sheet pan chicken fajitas on tortillas with sour cream

We loooove fajitas in this house. They are a great meal to prep ahead of time (I often marinate both the meat and peppers a day or so ahead!), easy to throw together and usually provide us with a good amount of leftovers. We’re obsessed!

And that’s just the “regular” old fajitas – these sheet pan ones are even simpler!

sliced peppers and onions

As we enter the season of squash, where basically everything I want to eat tastes like a mixture of pumpkin and brown butter and sage, it’s so nice to occasionally have a dinner that doesn’t have those flavors. During this season I always find that having tacos or some sort of pasta tastes incredible, but the other things I’m making are so buttery and spiced. 

This totally makes up for that!

fajita marinade

Now, I do have a nacho sheet pan chicken – which is incredible. I use peppers in that too, and you can shred it and put it in tortillas, or just eat it as is.

However, I decided to share these fajitas with you too because so many of you want to make my shrimp version with chicken

pouring fajita marinade on peppers and onions

Yes… 

This is basically the chicken version of my lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas that we all flip over. Lime loaded, if you will. A favorite weeknight meal. One that truly everybody loves.

sheet pan chicken fajitas with cilantro

To make them come together in the best way possible, I cook the peppers and onions first, allowing them to get super caramely and roasty. Then, I push them to the side and add the chicken pieces. And we roast it all together so it’s done to perfection. 

This method is IDEAL for sheet pan meals. I’ve always struggled with them because items on the sheet pan rarely require the same cook time. 

This solves that! 

sheet pan chicken fajitas

My (and Eddie’s!) favorite fajita toppings? A simple sprinkle of fresh cilantro and crumbled cotija cheese. Cotija is just the best – it’s probably one of my favorite cheeses of all time. It adds SO much to a dish. 

Most of the time, I’ll add a few avocado slices or guacamole too. Eddie isn’t it to it, but the kids adore guac, so we almost always have it on hand.

My quick guacamole recipe here is one I throw together constantly. Bare bones, but tastes incredible. Skip the fancy add-ins for this guac and throw it on top of your fajitas.

sheet pan chicken fajitas on a tortilla

Finally, a drizzle of sour cream or even mayo for that creamy favorite. A big spritz of lime.

Lots of chip.

And a margarita please!

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

These sheet pan chicken fajitas are the easiest weeknight meal! Loaded with lots of lime flavor and super easy to throw together.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author How Sweet Eats

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bell peppers, red, orange, yellow
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for serving
  • lime wedges, for serving
  • warm tortillas, for serving
  • cotija cheese, for serving
  • sour cream, for serving

quick guacamole

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 to 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons diced onion
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Note: if desired, you can marinate the peppers and chicken 24 hours ahead of time in separate bags or dishes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prep a baking sheet (line with foil or spray with nonstick spray!) to use for the recipe.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, zest, honey, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic.
  • Place the peppers and onions on the baking sheet. Add half of the marinade and toss them well, until they’re all covered. Stick the sheet in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing once or twice during cook time.
  • In the meantime, place the chicken in a bowl and pour the remaining marinade over top. Let sit until the peppers are roasted.
  • Once the peppers are finished, toss them a few times and scoop them over to one side of the pan. Place the chicken on the sheet in a single layer. Roast the chicken for 15 more minutes or until and internet temp reads 165 degrees F.
  • Once the chicken is done, assemble your fajitas! Start with peppers and onions, add on the chicken. Spritz with lime, sprinkle with cotija cheese and top with sour cream, guacamole and fresh cilantro if you wish.

quick guacamole

  • Mash everything together in a bowl until combined!

sheet pan chicken fajitas

Definite crowd pleaser for sure.

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Hello! I can’t even handle how much we loooove these sheet pan shrimp fajitas!

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

DINNER TONIGHT?!

Seriously. If you’re in need of a good weeknight meal, I.have.got.your.back! 

lime marinated shrimp

I’m secretly even more excited about these than usual, because I’m back into shrimp and pumped to share such a fantasic dish.

I got weird about shrimp when I was pregnant with Max. It wasn’t a full-on aversion and it’s not like I’ve totally avoided it since. But I rarely choose it from a menu or even make it for dinner unless it’s a recipe that is SUPER good.

Like this one! 

lime crema

We live for fajitas in this house. My flank steak fajitas? Make ‘em every other week. At least. And I use that marinade on chicken a lot too. I grill them, roast them – whatever works for me that day. 

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Now here’s the key with the shrimp fajitas. Shrimp cooks so quickly that you can’t throw everything on the pan at once. You don’t want the shrimp to be dry or gummy. In order to avoid that, I roast the peppers and onions first while the shrimp marinates.

This allows the peppers and onions to get that classic caramely charred fajitas flavor, you know?

Once the peppers have done their thing ( about 15 to 20 minutes!), I add the shrimp to the pan and roast for another 6 to 8 minutes.

It’s PERFECT.

Everything is so flavorful and warm together and the shrimp is still juicy. We love it!

lime roasted shrimp

But! It gets better.

Warm the tortillas. Make a lime loaded crema (it’s super limey!) and then sprinkle a touch of cotija cheese on top. Oh my word. You won’t want to stop eating them!

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Also, all the bonus points for prepping ahead of time.

When I have fajitas on the menu, I slice the peppers and onions ahead of time. I store them in a stasher bag in the fridge with a paper towel. I make sure my shrimp is ready to go (defrosted, peeled, deveined, etc) and then when it’s time for dinner, all I have to do is assemble the sheet pan, then make the marinade and crema. It’s not much work for SUCH a flavorful dinner that everyone goes crazy for. 

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Leftovers are great too! Sure, they are good as the same – fajitas. But I love the peppers and shrimp on a salad the next day OR if you’re really feeling crazy, on nachos.

YEP. YEP. 

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

Lime Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, (minced)
  • 2 bell peppers, (red, orange, yellow)
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1 pound raw, peeled, deviled shrimp
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • lime wedges, (for serving)
  • warm tortillas, (for serving)
  • cotija cheese, (for serving)
  • pickled onions, (for serving)

lime crema

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, (2% or full fat)
  • 1 lime, (juiced and zest freshly grated)
  • 1 garlic clove, (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Prep a baking sheet (line with foil or spray with nonstick spray!) to use for the recipe.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lime juice, zest, honey, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper and garlic.
  3. Place the peppers and onions on the baking sheet. Add half of the marinade and toss them well, until they’re all covered. Stick the sheet in the oven and roast for 15 to 20 minutes, tossing once or twice during cook time.
  4. In the meantime, place the shrimp in a bowl and pour the remaining marinade over top. Let sit until the peppers are roasted! In this time, you can make the crema.
  5. Once the peppers are finished, toss them a few times and scoop them over to one side of the pan. Place the shrimp on the sheet in a single layer. Roast the shrimp for 6 to 8 minutes or until it’s just pink and opaque.
  6. Once the shrimp is finished, assemble your fajitas! Start with peppers and onions, add on the shrimp. Drizzle with the crema, sprinkle with cotija cheese and top with pickled onions and fresh cilantro if you wish.

lime crema

  1. Whisk together all ingredients and let them sit for at least 15 minutes before using. This stores great in the fridge for a few days!

These lime sheet pan shrimp fajitas are the best weeknight meal! Make everything on the sheet pan and serve in warm tortillas. Delicious!

I mean, seriously, look at those!

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