You’ve probably tried beef tacos, chicken tacos, and maybe even fish tacos…but have you ever tasted shrimp tacos?
Not only are they delicious, but these simple and healthy Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos bake on one tray and are ready from start to finish in less than 30 minutes! With quick clean-up, nutritious ingredients, and kid-friendly taste, it’s a weeknight dinner that will become a regular in your meal planning routine.
If you’re like me, then you’re probably on a constant quest to find easy and kid-friendly ways to add more seafood to your diet.
What better way to introduce the little ones to the tender, mild shellfish than Shrimp Tacos? By combining familiar flavors with a few new ingredients, you’ll take the intimidation factor out of the “unknown” with a healthy twist on the classic favorite.
Shrimp is probably my #1 go-to seafood option, since we live in the middle of Virginia (nowhere near the ocean), without a full seafood counter in our little rural grocery store.
I can buy shrimp in bulk from the freezer section at Costco so that I always have a quick-cooking option on hand.
How to Make Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos:
If I’m going to prepare shrimp, the recipe better be EASY. Otherwise they’ll just be stashed in the freezer and forgotten!
Fortunately, these Shrimp Tacos only require a few minutes of hands-on time. Shall we get started?!
First, you’re going to whisk together your 3-ingredient marinade: olive oil, taco seasoning, and lime juice.
While the shrimp marinate and your oven preheats, stir together a light and fresh slaw for your Shrimp Tacos.
I love the contrast of the cool, crispy, creamy slaw when paired with the warm, zesty shrimp.
Again, you only need a handful of ingredients for this slaw: a bag of coleslaw mix (or shredded cabbage), Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise), lime juice, honey, salt and pepper.
The shrimp roast in a 400-degree oven for about 10 minutes. Don’t forget to wrap the tortillas in foil and warm them in the same oven during the final 5 minutes!
I just love multi-tasking…
A squeeze of fresh lime juice finishes off the shrimp as they come out of the oven, and then it’s time to assemble!
Shrimp tacos are completely customizable, so you can prepare each serving to suit the individuals at YOUR dinner table.
In addition to the slaw, you might like to top your tacos with sliced green onions, fresh cilantro, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, or avocado.
Mix up your next Taco Tuesday with a fresh, light, and healthy seafood supper that your whole family will enjoy.
Best of all, your Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos are a quick option with minimal clean-up!
SHEET PAN SHRIMP TACOS
Sheet Pan Shrimp Tacos
Yield 4-6 people
2 lbs. raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons dry taco seasoning (from a 1-ounce packet)
3 limes, divided
8 ounces (about 3.75 cups) coleslaw mix
¼ cup plain Greek-style yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise
½ teaspoon honey or agave
Salt and pepper, to taste
Corn or flour tortillas, for serving
Optional toppings: avocado slices, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro
In a glass measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together olive oil, taco seasoning, and juice from 1 lime.
Place shrimp in a large zip-top plastic bag and pour marinade over the shrimp. Seal the bag and toss to coat. Marinate for about 10-15 minutes while you wait for the oven to preheat and while you prepare the slaw.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Spray a foil-lined baking sheet with cooking spray and set aside.
While the shrimp marinate (and while the oven preheats), prepare the slaw.
For the slaw: In a large bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise), juice from 1 lime, honey, salt and pepper. Add the coleslaw mix to the bowl and toss until the cabbage is evenly coated with the sauce. It will look fairly dry initially, but as the slaw sits, the cabbage will absorb the sauce and it will become very moist. You can always add more lime juice or yogurt just before serving, if necessary. Set coleslaw aside.
Remove the shrimp from the marinade and spread in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
Roast shrimp for 10-12 minutes, or just until pink, stirring halfway through. Be sure to keep an eye on the shrimp so that you don’t overcook it (or it will be tough).
Wrap tortillas in foil and warm in the oven during the final 5 minutes of shrimp cooking time.
Remove from oven and squeeze juice from remaining lime over top. Toss to coat.
Fill warm tortillas with shrimp and slaw. Garnish with desired toppings!
Cooking Just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half and prepare according to the same baking instructions.
Serving Size 5 ounces raw shrimp + 2/3 cup slaw
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 9.8 g
Saturated Fat 1.5 g
Cholesterol 229.7 mg
Sodium 486 mg
Total Carbohydrates 8 g
Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
Sugars 3 g
Protein 32.5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.