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Sheet Pan Fish Tacos with Peppers

Fish tacos are a fun and tasty dinner. Now they're even easier because everything can be made on one sheet pan! Have flavour packed fish tacos on the table in half an hour. #fishtacos #mexicanrecipe #thecookreport #fishrecipe #tacorecipe

Fish tacos are a fun and tasty dinner. Now they’re even easier because everything can be made on one sheet pan! Have flavour packed fish tacos on the table in half an hour.

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Tacos are so much fun to make and eat. We eat them, and Mexican food in general, a lot. There’s some really yummy Mexican recipes already on the blog like these halloumi tacos or my favourite chipotle chilli beef enchiladas but my favourite thing about these sheet pan fish tacos is that they’re so super quick and simple.

Wooden board on a blue background with fish taco ingredients on it

Taco Thursday! That’s a thing right? It’s the much better version of Taco Tuesday because this one is just 2 days from the weekend!!

I cannot wait for the weekend. We’ve got some very relaxed plans mainly involving eating and sleeping and possibly eating some very easy Mexican food like these sheet pan fish tacos <—YES!

Fish with seasoning wrapped in foil

One of my favourite things about Mexican food is how bright and light it all is. It makes me feel like summer with all that colour.

These fish tacos are special because they’re all made on a sheet pan in the oven instead of in a skillet on the hob. That gives you plenty of extra time to make some cocktails and have a little dance round the kitchen.

Ingredients you need to make sheet pan fish tacos:

  • Butter
  • White Fish
  • Cumin
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Coriander
  • Chilli Powder
  • Red Pepper
  • Yellow Pepper
  • Red Onion
  • Olive Oil
  • Tortillas

Keep scrolling to get the full recipe for sheet pan fish tacos with peppers…

Fish, peppers and red onion on a wooden board on a blue background

I actually used frozen fish fillets for this. You can get some really good ones for pretty cheap, they cook straight from frozen and make everything extra easy.

The time I’ve put on the recipe is for fresh fish fillets but if you decide to use frozen then just cook for the time it says on the packet.

What goes with fish tacos

The beauty of these sheet pan fish tacos is that they’re pretty filling all by themselves but if you want something extra then they’ll go perfectly with all your classic Mexican sides. I’m thinking rice, tortilla chips, guacamole, salsa, sour cream and anything else you fancy!

Fish taco and tortillas on a wooden board

Although it’s not super authentic we served our tacos with rice in them because, well, I love rice and adding extra carbs where they’re not necessarily required.

And we had guac there as well although I could only add the tiniest bit because I’m still just trying to work out whether I like avocado again…I know, worst food blogger ever.

What fish to use in fish tacos

I use any firm white fish. Cod would be great or tilapia or even haddock. I tend to use whatever is on offer at the supermarket and consult the packaging if you want to confirm exact cooking times.

Sheet pan with fish, peppers and onion

How to make sheet pan fish tacos with peppers:

  • Wrapping the fish fillets in foil with butter and loads of spices helps to lock in all the flavour and stop it from drying out.
  • We like to char our tortillas on the gas hob. It takes a little extra effort but it’s so worth it for all the yummy flavour it adds.
  • Add rice, lime wedges, coriander (cilantro) and guacamole and you’ve got the best Mexican dinner. Seriously.

Fish, vegetables and guacamole on a wooden board


If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!

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Fish tacos and tortillas on a wooden board
5 from 5 votes

Sheet Pan Fish Tacos with Peppers

Fish tacos are a fun and tasty dinner. Now they're even easier because everything can be made on one sheet pan! Have flavour packed fish tacos on the table in half an hour.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 535 kcal
Author Amy


  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 6 fillets White Fish
  • 2 tsp Cumin
  • 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 2 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1 Red Pepper sliced
  • 1 Yellow Pepper sliced
  • 2 small Red Onions sliced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
  • Fresh Coriander, Guacamole and Lime Wedges to serve


  1. Heat the oven to 200°C/390°F. Wrap the fish fillets in aluminium foil with the butter and half the spices (you might need to do this in two parcels). Mix the veg with the olive oil and the rest of the spices and place on a large sheet pan with the fish parcels. Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

  2. Once the fish and vegetables have finished cooking remove the fish from the parcels and flake it. Serve the fish and vegetables with the flour tortillas, fresh coriander, lime wedges and guacamole if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Sheet Pan Fish Tacos with Peppers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 535 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 142mg 47%
Sodium 621mg 26%
Potassium 1054mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 57g 114%
Vitamin A 41.5%
Vitamin C 113.3%
Calcium 10.6%
Iron 27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Fish tacos on a wooden board on a blue background


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  • Reply
    16/03/2018 at 1:57 PM

    I could eat tacos every day for the rest of forever, and these look amazing!

  • Reply
    16/03/2018 at 2:06 PM

    I love fish tacos. Gotta try your recipe. Love that char on the tortillas too!

  • Reply
    Helene D'Souza
    16/03/2018 at 2:14 PM

    Yeas please! Count me in for taco night with sheet pan fish!! So hungry now after this. 😀

    • Reply
      17/03/2018 at 3:13 PM

      Thank you Helene 🙂

  • Reply
    16/03/2018 at 2:30 PM

    You had me at sheet pan 🙂 Srsly, I love all sheet pan meals…why did our parents not make them back in the day? Yours looks outstanding! I think fish is the best sheet pan protein out there b/c it cooks so quickly. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      17/03/2018 at 3:12 PM

      Right?!? Thanks Traci!

  • Reply
    16/03/2018 at 4:47 PM

    I am in love with sheet pan Recipes!! Such a easy and quick.way to serve meals!! This fish tocas looks so delicious and inviting

    • Reply
      17/03/2018 at 3:12 PM

      Thank you Soniya!

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