Sheet Pan Tofu Fajitas

Sheet Pan Tofu Fajitas

This one-pan, easy tofu fajitas recipe will be permanently on your dinner rotation. Bright orange and yellow bell peppers, red onion, and tofu are tossed in a flavorful spice mix and then baked until golden brown. You can serve them on warm tortillas to make tacos or in a vegan fajita bowl.

sheet pan of tofu fajitas and tortillas

What Makes This Recipe Great

Sometimes getting dinner on the table quickly is such a struggle. Believe me, I know! Between kids, after-school activities, and sports it’s a miracle these kids get fed. With this recipe, you can get dinner on the table in 35 minutes! It is also easy to make, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

book cover for plant based on a budget

This recipe is from my friend Toni Okamoto’s book Plant Based on a Budget Quick and Easy and it’s destined to become a kitchen staple for anyone trying to eat well without spending a ton of time or money. It features 100 vegan recipes broken up into chapters on make-ahead breakfasts, one-pot meals, 30-minute meals, sheet pan dishes and casseroles, mix-and-match bowls, and even snacks and desserts. I highly recommend it!


bell pepper, tofu, salt, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and garlic on a white background

Tofu: I found that extra firm tofu works best for this. I like to press it for 5 minutes while I’m chopping my bell peppers, but it’s not necessary.

Taco Seasoning: If you want to save time you can use store-bought taco seasoning, but in the recipe notes you can find a recipe to make your own.

How to Make Tofu Vegan Fajitas?

tofu being pressed, taco seasoning in a bowl, bell pepper and garlic on a sheet tray, onions added to the sheet tray
  1. Press your tofu for 15 minutes and then drain and pat with paper towels.
  2. Mix the chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, and salt to make taco seasoning.
  3. On a sheet tray combine the bell peppers and garlic.
  4. Add the sliced onion.
tofu, bell pepper and onions on a sheet tray, spice mix added to sheet tray, oil added to the sheet tray, mixing with hands

5. Tear the tofu into chunks and add it to the sheet tray.

6. Add the taco seasoing.

7. Add the oil.

8. Mix everything with your hands and bake at 425°F for 25 minutes.

Expert Tips and Tricks

This recipe is very versatile and you can swap the vegetables, change the seasoning or adjust it to your liking. To cut down on the time you can swap the bell peppers for a 14 oz bag of frozen bell peppers ( no need to thaw them). You can also add 1 cup of sliced mushrooms for more umami in step 3. If you love strong bold flavors, add 1 1/2 extra teaspoons of taco seasoning.

a piece of tofu fajitas on a fork


I like to make tacos with these fajitas, garnished with cilantro, diced avocado, a squeeze of lime, and my favorite salsa. You can also serve them in fajita bowls, with Mexican Rice, Charro Beans, and Guacamole.


Store in the fridge for up to 5 days in an air-tight container.

a plate of tofu fajitas tacos


What vegetables are good in fajitas?

Any kind of pepper will work with fajitas. You can use red, orange, or yellow bell peppers. If you want a bit of a kick use poblanos, Anaheim, or Hatch Chiles. White, red, or yellow onions will also work. Mushrooms are a great addition to fajitas.

Can I have fajita veggies on keto?

Yes! Veggie fajitas are a great option for those trying to do a keto diet or a vegan keto diet.

easy tofu fajitas on a sheet tray with lime wedges
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Sheet Pan Tofu Fajitas

When you’ve got a pan of these fajitas baking in the oven, your home will fill up with some of my all-time favorite aromas. This mix of peppers, onions, and tofu doesn’t just smell amazing, though—it’s also extremely tasty! Besides fajitas, try it stuffed inside tacos and burritos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Diet Vegan
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 92kcal
Author Toni Okamoto


  • ½ package (14 t0 16 oz) extra- or super-firm tofu, drained and pressed
  • 2 bell peppers any color, sliced
  • 1 red or yellow onion sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning storebought or see Toni’s Tips below
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone mat or parchment paper.
  • Using your fingers, pull the tofu into 1-inch chunks and scatter them on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Add the bell peppers, onion, garlic, taco seasoning, and oil. Stir until everything is evenly coated, then spread it all out in a single layer.
  • Bake for 25 minutes. (If you’re using frozen bell peppers, add 5 more minutes.)


To save time, I recommend using store-bought taco seasoning, but you can make your own simple seasoning with the following recipe. In a small jar, combine 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder, 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika, and 1/2–3/4 teaspoon salt. Store in a cool, dry place until you’re ready to use it. It’s not just for Mexican food—try sprinkling it over popcorn on your next movie night for a twist on the classic cinema snack.
Optional additions and swaps:
Swap the fresh bell peppers for a 14-ounce bag frozen bell peppers (no need to thaw)
Add 1 cup sliced mushrooms in step 3
For a subtle cheesy taste, add 1 1/2 teaspoons nutritional yeast in step 3
For more flavor, add 1 1/2 teaspoons more taco seasoning in step 3
Serve with warm tortillas
Garnish with minced fresh cilantro
Garnish with diced avocado
Garnish with shredded vegan cheese or sour cream
Serve with lime wedges for squeezing
Serve with salsa
Testers’ tips:
“If you want to switch things up, you can also put the fajita filling into a hummus wrap.”
—Micah J. from Germany


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 175mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1981IU | Vitamin C: 79mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 0.4mg

Although attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates.

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