Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe

Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe with red pepper, green pepper, and onion, in flour tortillas on a plate. Topped with Cilantro Lime Crema, fresh cilantro leaves, and lime wedges. Sheet pan with pork, peppers, and onions in background along with crema and tortillas.
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Raise your hand if you hate washing dishes!  Well, my friend, sheet pan dinners are for you because everything cooks on a sheet pan for super easy cleanup. This Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe has all the incredible flavor you love from sizzling fajitas without the fuss because the oven does the work! The pork is tender, smoky, and so flavorful. Fill warmed flour tortillas with the pork, peppers and onions, then top with Cilantro Lime Crema!

SHEET PAN DINNERS

The basic rule with sheet pan dinners is to find items with similar cooking times or that can be added to the pan in the oven in stages.  For this Pork Fajitas Recipe, everything cooks at the same time.  However, in my Sheet Pan Flank Steak and Potatoes dinner, you need to start the potatoes earlier and then add the steak later.  Sometimes you may want to bulk up the dinner with some rice that you cooked ahead of time or a simple boiled pasta.  But in general, sheet pan dinners are a great way focus less on the starch and more on the veg!

Here are some of my favorite sheet pan dinners:

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Nothing special for this one! Just a large sheet pan (I use a 17×11)

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR THIS SHEET PAN PORK FAJITAS RECIPE

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are steps you can prepare ahead to save time on busy nights! (See the full recipe below) 

The good news about this recipe is that you can (a) prep all of the ingredients ahead and then cook on the night you want to eat or (b) cook everything ahead and reheat it!  There is a bit of prepping to do, so I HIGHLY recommend doing this on the weekend to save you time on the night you cook and eat it.

The Crema can be made up to 5 days in advance and stored in the fridge.  Chop the cilantro. Then in a mixing bowl, add the sour cream, cilantro, and salt. Cut the lime in half (stem to bottom) and add juice from half. Cut the other half into wedges for serving with finished fajitas. Mix the crema and keep in the fridge until serving.

Bowl with sour cream, cilantro, lime zest, and lime juice not mixed and lime cut in half next to bowl for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe with red pepper, green pepper, and onion.

For the rest of the veggies, peel, de-seed, and slice the peppers and onions into thin slices and place in a large bowl in the fridge until ready to mix with other ingredients.

Slice the pork tenderloin into thin strips about 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.

Strips of raw pork tenderloin on a plate for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe with red pepper, green pepper, and onion.

Add the pork to the bowl with sliced peppers and onions, along with the olive oil and water.

Last, mix seasonings in a small bowl (black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin powder, salt), then pour over the pork and veggies and mix to combine and coat.

 

COOK YOUR SHEET PAN PORK FAJITAS

Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Transfer the pork and veggies to a large sheet pan that is coated with olive oil. Spread out into a single layer. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

Raw seasoned strips of pork tenderloin, onion, red pepper, and green pepper on a sheet pan for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe.

While the pork and veggies bake, preheat a large pan and add the flour tortillas to slightly toast them on each side.

Cooked seasoned strips of pork tenderloin, onion, red pepper, and green pepper on a sheet pan for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe.
Serve the tortillas with the pork and veggies and top with the Crema.

RECIPE FAQS

Can I use another protein other than pork?  

You can substitute chicken breast strips or flank steak strips with the same cooking time.  You can also sub in shrimp, but check them at 10 minutes as they cook very fast.  If you want to go meatless, you could sub in slices of portabella mushrooms or zucchini.  You could also use extra firm tofu cut into strips.

How do I reheat the pork and veggies?  

If you cooked everything ahead and need to reheat it, you want to make sure you don’t dry out the pork.  The best way to do this is to warm it on medium heat in a skillet or pan.  You can add a couple tablespoons of water to both steam and moisten the fajita filling.  You can also warm in the microwave just until warmed, about 1-2 minutes.  Be careful not to overcook it in the microwave.

What can I serve with these Pork Fajitas?

You can serve a simple salad with some greens and tomato, steamed rice, Cilantro Lime Quinoa,  , or Easy Refried Black Beans.  On top, in addition to the tangy Cilantro Lime Crema, you can make this Easy Avocado Crema Recipe.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

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Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe

This Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe has all the incredible flavor you love from sizzling fajitas without the fuss because the oven does the work! The pork is tender, smoky, and so flavorful. Fill warmed flour tortillas with the pork, peppers and onions, then top with Cilantro Lime Crema!  The best part is the super easy clean up since it all cooks on 1 pan!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword fajitas, pork fajitas, pork tenderloin, sheet pan dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

CILANTRO LIME CREMA

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Lime
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

PORK, ONIONS, PEPPERS:

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 2 red peppers or green peppers
  • 2 yellow onions
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 tablespoons Water
  • 12 flour tortillas 6-8″

Instructions

Prep Ahead Steps

  1. MAKE CREMA. Chop the cilantro. Make the Cilantro Lime Crema by mixing the sour cream, cilantro, and salt. Cut the lime in half (stem to bottom) and add juice from half. Cut the other half into wedges for serving with finished fajitas. Mix the crema and keep in the fridge until serving.
    Bowl with sour cream, cilantro, lime zest, and lime juice not mixed and lime cut in half next to bowl for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe with red pepper, green pepper, and onion.
  2. PREP VEGGIES. Peel, de-seed, and slice the peppers and onions into thin slices and place in a large bowl in the fridge until ready to mix with other ingredients.
  3. PREP PORK. Slice the pork tenderloin into thin strips about 3 inches long and 1/2 inch wide. Add to a bowl with sliced peppers and onions, along with the olive oil and water.
    Strips of raw pork tenderloin on a plate for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe with red pepper, green pepper, and onion.
  4. MIX SEASONINGS. Mix seasonings in a small bowl (chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper), then pour over the pork and veggies and mix to combine and coat.
    Seasonings in a clear bowl on counter. From top clockwise, there is ground black pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, cumin powder, and salt for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe with red pepper, green pepper, and onion.

Cooking Steps

  1. ROAST. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Transfer the pork and veggies to a large sheet pan that is coated with olive oil. Spread out into a single layer. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes.

    Cooked seasoned strips of pork tenderloin, onion, red pepper, and green pepper on a sheet pan for the Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe.
  2. HEAT TORTILLAS. While the pork and veggies bake, preheat a large pan and add the flour tortillas to slightly toast them on each side.
  3. Serve the tortillas with the pork and veggies and top with the Crema. Enjoy!
    Sheet Pan Pork Fajitas Recipe with red pepper, green pepper, and onion, in flour tortillas on a plate. Topped with Cilantro Lime Crema, fresh cilantro leaves, and lime wedges.

Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham

Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe in a bowl with spoon and bread dipped in side and parsley, chopped cashews, and ham garnish on top. Ginger root and carrot pieces on table
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Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe in a bowl with parsley, chopped cashews, and ham garnish on top. Ginger root and carrot pieces on table

Want something other than chicken for dinner??  I did too and I also wanted something healthy and nourishing.  And so today I bring you my Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham!  This is a slightly sweet, mostly savory soup that’s filled with warm spices that will wake up all of your tastebuds!  It all starts with the fantastic sweet carrot that is blended into the most luxuriously creamy consistency.  Then turmeric is added for a gorgeous golden color and warm taste.  Ginger comes to the party with warm spice, garlic shows up with deep flavor, and ground thyme brings it all down to earth.  Finally, smoked ham is the guest of honor, bringing that smokey flavor and a meaty bite.  It’s an easy make-ahead-and-reheat lunch, dinner, or appetizer.  

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EAT MORE VEGGIES WITH SOUP!

Soup is such a great way to get your kids (or grownups) in your family to eat their veggies.  Here are some of the ways that soup can make this task easier.

You can add just about any flavors.  I have some many different flavors when it comes to soups.  Some have a Mexican theme, such as my Chicken Tortilla Soup with Kale or my Chicken Enchilada Soup.  Some have an Asian theme, such as my Chicken Ramen Noodle Soup.  And some are really just infused by the ingredients themselves, such as my Creamy Mushroom Soup and my Chilled Golden Corn Soup

You can mix and match veggies according to preferences.  A great example of this is my Chunky Chicken Veggie Soup or my Chicken Sausage & Tortellini Soup.  You can really swap any veggies you want into these soups.

Finally, you can blend up veggies that may not be favorites into a creamy form to completely transform them.  My girls and husband all hate peas.  I love them though!  So, I blended peas up with some mint and jalapeno for my Zesty Pea Soup.

What’s your favorite soup?  Tell me in the comments!

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

For this recipe, you need a large (5-6 quart) pot with lid that can go from the stove to the oven. My prized possession dutch oven was perfect for this! Or any good quality enameled cast iron 5-6 quart dutch oven with lid is great.

You also need a blender for blending the carrots into a creamy texture.

And finally, mincing garlic is made super easy with a Garlic Press.

PREP-AHEAD STEPS FOR YOUR CARROT GINGER SOUP RECIPE

We are all extremely busy and making dinner during the week can be overwhelming. Here are steps you can prepare ahead to save time on busy nights! (See the full recipe below)

The great thing about this recipe is that the entire soup can be made ahead and tastes just as good reheated!  But, there are a few steps that you can do even before the soup.  You can dice the carrots, onion, and ham.  Then mince the garlic and ginger.  To save even more time, you can find pre-minced garlic and ginger at the store!  I love Christopher Ranch Minced Garlic and Minced Ginger for quick dinners!

Can I used frozen carrots?

I prefer fresh carrots in this recipe as they really are the sweetest and blend up so beautifully smooth.  However, you can certainly use frozen carrots.  Regardless if they are carrot chips, dices, or other small pieces, simply add them the same way that the instructions indicate for fresh.  You will not likely need the same cooking time, as the frozen carrots will soften faster than fresh raw.  After the soup comes up to a boil, you can test the carrots at around 5-7 minutes to see if they are soft.

What kind of Ham do I buy?

For the ham, you have a few options.  First, you want to look for smoked ham for this recipe.  The smoky flavor works so well in this soup.  You can go to the deli counter and ask for 1/2 inch thick cut slices or you can buy a small cooked ham roast and slice it yourself.  Finally, you can look for a large ham steak in the meat section.  

COOK YOUR CARROT GINGER SOUP

The first step is to sear the diced ham and then transfer it to a plate.

Diced ham cooking in pot for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.
To the same pot, add another teaspoon of olive oil, then add the carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes stirring every so often, until slightly soft and onions are slightly translucent.

Diced carrots, onions, garlic, and ginger cooking in pot for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.
Add the broth to the veggies in the pot, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes to steam until soft. Remove from heat and let start to cool.

Broth being poured into carrots and onions cooking in pot for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.
When the carrot soup is cooled a bit, scoop out all of the carrots and onions with a slotted spoon or small strainer and add to a blender. Using a measuring cup, scoop out about 1-1 1/2 cups of the cooking liquid and add it to the blender with the carrots. (NOTE: leave some carrots and onions in the pot if you want texture and do not want to fully blend the entire soup.) Blend until you get a smooth creamy consistency, adding more of the cooking broth as needed until you get a thick smooth and creamy consistency. Pour the smooth carrot soup from the blender back into the pot and whisk into the remaining cooking liquid, so that it thins out.

Spoon transfering carrots from pot to blender for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.

Carrot soup blended in blender for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.

Add the cooked ham (leave 3 tablespoons for garnish) to the soup and bring the soup to a low simmer.
Plate the soup in a large bowl and garnish with Parsley, sour cream, and the remaining ham.

Adding diced ham to creamy carrots for Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe.

Can this soup be frozen?

Yes, you can portion out this soup and freeze it in freezer containers or freezer bags.  Thaw it in the fridge the night before you want to cook it.  It doesn’t’ have to be completely thawed, but enough to maneuver it out of the container and into a pot to warm on medium heat on the stove.

ENJOY!  😍 Carrie

Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe in a bowl with spoon and bread dipped in side and parsley, chopped cashews, and ham garnish on top. Ginger root and carrot pieces on table

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Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham

Golden Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe with Smoked Ham is a slightly sweet, mostly savory soup that's filled with warm spices that will wake up all of your tastebuds! Carrot that is blended into the most luxuriously creamy consistency.  Turmeric adds a gorgeous golden color, ginger brings warm spice, garlic gives more deep flavor, and ground thyme gives an earthy finish.  Finally, smoked ham brings smokey flavor and a meaty bite.  It's an easy make-ahead-and-reheat lunch, dinner, or appetizer.  

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Carrots, chicken soup, ginger, ham
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil divided into 2
  • 1 cup Smoked Ham finely diced
  • ½ cup Yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger minced
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 3 cups Carrots diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Thyme
  • 4 cups Chicken or Vegetable broth 32 ounces
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Optional Garnish Ideas

  • 1/2 cup Sour cream
  • 2 Tablespoons Parsley, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Cashews, Chopped

Instructions

Prep-Ahead Steps

  1. Dice carrots and onion. Mince garlic, mince ginger.
  2. Dice Ham.

Cooking Steps

  1. Preheat a large pot on high heat. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil and the diced ham. Spread it out into a single layer and let it cook for 3-4 minutes until browned. Stir and then transfer to a plate.
  2. To the same pot, add another teaspoon of olive oil, then add the carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, turmeric, thyme, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes stirring every so often, until slightly soft and onions are slightly translucent.
  3. Add the broth to the veggies in the pot, stir and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover for 10 minutes to steam until soft. Remove from heat and let start to cool.
  4. When the carrot soup is cooled a bit, scoop out all of the carrots and onions with a slotted spoon or small strainer and add to a blender. Using a measuring cup, scoop out about 1-1 1/2 cups of the cooking liquid and add it to the blender with the carrots. (NOTE: leave some carrots and onions in the pot if you want texture and do not want to fully blend the entire soup.) Blend until you get a smooth creamy consistency, adding more of the cooking broth as needed until you get a thick smooth and creamy consistency. Pour the smooth carrot soup from the blender back into the pot and whisk into the remaining cooking liquid, so that it thins out.

  5. Add the cooked ham (leave 3 tablespoons for garnish) to the soup and bring the soup to a low simmer.
  6. Plate the soup in a large bowl and garnish with Parsley, sour cream, chopped cashews, and the remaining ham.