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Sheet Pan 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!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword healthy shrimp taco recipe, shrimp tacos, Shrimp Tacos with Cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 258kcal
Author Blair Lonergan

Ingredients

  • 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 or shredded cabbage
  • ¼ cup plain Greek-style yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise
  • ½ teaspoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Corn or flour tortillas for serving
  • Optional toppings: avocado slices, salsa, shredded cheddar cheese, cilantro

Instructions

MARINATE THE SHRIMP:

  • 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.

BAKE THE SHRIMP:

  • 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!

Notes

  • You can use fresh shrimp or frozen shrimp that you thaw in the refrigerator overnight. To thaw frozen shrimp quickly, place them in a colander and run them under cold water.
  • Enjoy these shrimp tacos warm from the oven, or serve them at room temperature. It's an easy meal to prepare in advance, and you can even enjoy leftovers cold!
  • Don't want cabbage on your tacos? Substitute with plain shredded iceberg lettuce instead.
  • Cooking just for Two? Cut the ingredients in half! The rest of the cooking instructions remain the same.

Nutrition

Serving: 5ounces raw shrimp + ⅔ cup slaw | Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 32.5g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Cholesterol: 229.7mg | Sodium: 486mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 3g