One of the easiest ways to make shrimp fajitas is to bake everything on a sheet pan. Just take a look at this simple recipe!
This sheet pan fajita recipe combines juicy shrimp with fresh vegetables. It's a quick and easy weeknight meal that the whole family will love. The shrimp are cooked in a flavorful marinade on the sheet pan and combined with fresh vegetables.
If you're looking for a simple meal, look no further! All you need is a sheet pan, some simple ingredients, and a few minutes to cook.
Let's take a look at what you'll need to make the shrimp fajita recipe.
- Fresh shrimp is preferred as they are marinated before baking.
- Bell peppers in different colors are sliced thinly for the fajita mixture.
- Jalapeño pepper adds in a little heat.
- Red onion gives a little color and flavor.
- Fresh lime juice adds in a tangy flavor.
- Celery pieces add in a little crunch to the mix.
- Spices include garlic powder, chili powder, Spanish paprika, ground cumin, salt, and ground black pepper.
- Optional add-ons to include when serving are avocado slices, sour cream, fresh cilantro, and warm tortillas.
- Remove the shells and tails on the shrimp. I left the tails on because it looks nicer in the photos. But the fajita mix is much easier to eat with the tail removed.
- Marinate shrimp longer. It's best to marinate the shrimp for at least 30 minutes. You can even prepare it the night before and allow it to marinate for up to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
Although you can make skillet shrimp fajitas instead, baking will free you from having to stand over the stove. Just follow these easy step-by-step directions.
Combine the shrimp seasoning ingredients for the marinade. Then drizzle half the mixture over the shrimp.
Season and bake vegetables
Spread the cut vegetables on a sheet pan, reserving half the red onion, and drizzle with remaining marinade. Bake in preheated oven.
Add shrimp and onion
Toss in the marinated shrimp and reserved red onion. Bake an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until the shrimp is fully cooked.
️ Serving suggestions
You may be tempted to serve fajitas without a tortilla to cut carbs. But, there are many low-carb tortillas that you can make or buy.
I came up with an egg free recipe for almond flour tortillas made with psyllium because I'm sensitive to egg whites. Most of the low carb tortillas you'll find in supermarkets contain wheat so you'll want to watch out for that if you're gluten-free.
It's surprisingly easy to make your own tortillas and the easiest way to make them thin and flat is to use a press. If you love Mexican dishes, you should definitely buy a tortilla press to make your own tortillas.
You can also serve up this shrimp low carb fajitas on lettuce wraps. Those work really well too as you just want something to hold the mix to eat with your hands.
Of course, the sheet pan fajita mix can also be eaten with a fork. But, I like to use either tortillas or lettuce for serving.
For added healthy fat, I serve the fajitas with avocado and sour cream. You can add in a salsa as well. My favorite is a homemade cucumber salsa as it's very low carb.
Before getting to the full recipe, here's answers to common questions people have about making these fajitas.
There are many different recipes for shrimp fajitas, but most include shrimp, peppers, onions, and spices wrapped in a tortilla.
Yes, you can use fajita seasoning on shrimp. However, you may want to adjust the amount of seasoning you use, as shrimp can be a bit more delicate than chicken or beef.
A fajita is a Tex-Mex dish that typically consists of grilled meat, vegetables, and tortillas. The meat can be chicken, beef, pork, or shrimp.
There are many ways to cook shrimp. The stove top method cooks each side about 2-3 minutes in hot oil. But raw shrimp can also be baked in the oven for about 5 to 8 minutes which is how it's cooked for this sheet pan recipe. Grilled shrimp fajitas are popular too.
Looking for more low-carb shrimp recipes? Here's a few of our favorites.
- Crockpot shrimp scampi is a simple alternative to the popular skillet dish.
- Sinigang na hipon is a delicious Filipino shrimp soup.
- Keto Bang Bang Shrimp will elevate your lunch or dinner with a crispy and spicy seafood dish.
- Shrimp boil is a perfect dish for summer that's bursting with flavor.
- Coconut shrimp adds a crispy gluten-free coating that's sure to please.
Sheet Pan Shrimp Fajitas (Keto)
- 1.1 pounds Fresh Shrimp about 500 grams
- 1 large Yellow Bell Pepper thinly sliced
- 1 medium Green Bell Pepper thinly sliced
- 2 small Red Bell Peppers thinly sliced
- 1 small Bell Pepper thinly sliced
- 2 medium Red Onion thinly sliced
- 3 Jalapeño thinly sliced
- ¾ cup celery stalks finely chopped
Marinade (divided) :
- 3 medium Lime or Green Lemon, extract juice
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Chili Powder
- ½ teaspoon Spanish Paprika
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Cumin
- ⅓ cup Olive Oil
- Salt & Ground Black Pepper to taste
- Low Carb Tortillas
- Sour Cream
- Fresh cilantro for garnish
- Wash shrimp thoroughly with ice cold water. Remove shell, head and devein. Keep tails intact if desired. Pat dry with paper towel. Set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime or green lemon juice, garlic powder, chili powder, Spanish paprika, cumin, salt and black pepper.
- Divide marinade for bell pepper slices and shrimp. Drizzle half of the mixture over shrimp. Marinate shrimp for at least 15 minutes.
- In a sheet pan, spread bell pepper slices, jalapeño, celery and half of red onions then drizzle marinade. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 5 minutes.
- In the same sheet pan, add shrimp and toss in the remaining red onions. Bake for 5 to 8 minutes. Keep watch as you don’t want to overcook the shrimp.
- To save time and energy, place tortilla over a wire rack and place in the broiler area in the same oven with the shrimp.
- Serve immediately with low carb tortilla, avocados on the side and drizzled with sour cream.
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First published on August 31, 2019. Post updated on May 27, 2022, with additional recipe information and new photos.