Are you looking for an easy weeknight meal? These sheet pan fajitas require minimal effort and yield a hearty Tex-Mex meal the entire family will love!
Is it easy to make sheet pan fajitas?
This recipe is SO easy to make since everything in this dish can be cooked together on a single sheet pan. Just add all your veggies and shrimp onto the pan with your desired seasonings, and that’s it! Once the vegetables and shrimp are cooked, all you have to do is throw the veggies and shrimp into a tortilla and top with your favorite toppings.
For an even more convenient option, you can use frozen shrimp. I like to keep shrimp stocked in the freezer for an easy last-minute dinner option.
What seasonings do I need for sheet pan fajitas?
The fajitas are loaded with colorful, flavorful, and healthy vegetables. I love to use several colors (red, orange, yellow & green) of peppers for color. I chop a large onion, preferably yellow or Vidalia. If I have a fresh jalapeno on hand, I will deseed it and chop it to go with the larger peppers.
Extra virgin olive oil is healthy and delicious, so I toss all the vegetables in it before spreading on a baking sheet. To season the vegetables and shrimp, I like to use tajin, taco seasoning, kosher salt, and pepper. Two of my favorite taco seasonings are Siete and DAK’s Spices Taco Knight seasoning. The Dak’s seasoning is salt-free, so I often use it with a smaller amount of regular taco seasoning to cut down on sodium.
What protein should I use in sheet pan fajitas?
When making sheet pan fajitas, I love using shrimp. I often use frozen shrimp (uncooked, peeled, tail-on). In a pinch, I have used Sea-Pak breaded shrimp with great results. When I use chicken, I cut it into small pieces to ensure that it will cook completely with the vegetables. I rarely use any beef for these, but flank or skirt steak is a great option.
What toppings should I add to my fajitas?
The best thing about sheet pan fajitas is that you can add whatever toppings you want! I typically choose sour cream, salsa, grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese, Cojita cheese, slaw, and fresh avocado. Here are some toppings that you can also make yourself that will take these fajitas to the next level:
- French Onion Cheese Fondue
- Perfect Guacamole in 5 Minutes
- Chuy’s Creamy Jalapeno Dip Copycat Recipe
- Black Bean, Corn, & Feta Dip
There are myriad ways to use this Tex-Mex blend besides fajitas! You can make a bowl (add rice or beans), soft tacos, or even loaded nachos. I’ve tried them all and have never been disappointed!
I hope you enjoy these sheet pan fajitas and can add them to your regular dinner rotation! I’d love to know how your fajitas turn out and how you make it your own, so please make sure to rate the receipt and comment below!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by. Be blessed and stay savvy!