Halloumi traybake served in a casserole dish

Halloumi traybake

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(60 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr


Serves 4

Enjoy this easy veggie traybake with halloumi, roasted veg and chickpeas as a nutritious family dinner. Full of colour, it packs in four of your 5-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal564
  • fat24g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs53g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre12g
  • protein28g
  • salt1.6g
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  • 750g baby new potatoes, halved
  • 2 medium red onions, quartered and broken up into large pieces
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • 400g can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 large red pepper, sliced into strips
  • ½ romanesco broccoli or cauliflower (about 400g), cut into small florets
  • 250g mixed colour cherry tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 250g pack reduced fat halloumi, thinly sliced



    A semi-hard chewy, white cheese originating from Cyprus and made from cow's, goat's or…

  • small bunch basil, leaves torn



    Most closely associated with Mediterranean cooking but also very prevalent in Asian food, the…


  1. Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Put the potatoes in a large roasting tin with the onion. Pour over 2 tbsp olive oil and roast in the oven for about 30 mins.

  2. Add the chickpeas, pepper, romanesco, tomatoes and garlic. Drizzle with 2 tbsp oil, then roast for a further 20-25 mins until everything is cooked and browning nicely. Toss together briefly and put the halloumi slices on top. Put it under the grill for 5-10 mins, or until the cheese is melting and browning (keep an eye on it). Scatter over the basil leaves to serve.

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Zoe Mallam's picture
Zoe Mallam
20th May, 2020
Tasty but as others have pointed out it needs a higher temperature. You also need to ensure that the oil covers as much of the veg as possible as the broccoli became very crispy. Maybe some herbs or spices could be added for extra flavour.
20th Feb, 2020
Not making this one again. Used a higher temperature and potatoes still weren't cooked. Drizzling the oil over and not mixing until after the second roasting means that only some of the veg got oiled. Finally, dish very bland. My usually very forgiving family requested that we didn't have this again. I always make a recipe exactly as stated first time around but I'd have to change this one a lot to make it tasty.
3rd Jan, 2020
Love this recipe. I'm not usually a fan of chickpeas but as soon as I saw halloumi I had to try it. I felt really refreshed eating it and healthy. Cooked perfectly, I halved the amount of everything as I live alone and there's still plenty! I ate with a little bit of mayo on the side. Next time I might try adding some sweetcorn and I might serve with a little mustard mayo combo instead to experiment.
18th Apr, 2019
This was easy to make, however the result was disappointing. The dish is very bland. Also I found the the booking time needed to be a lot longer as the potatoes were very hard after the recommended timings
15th Oct, 2018
Very tasty meal. I used a mix of potatoes and butternut squash and added some veg stock at the end as it looked a bit dry. Agree with others re temperature. Had to turn it up to 180-200.
2nd Jul, 2018
I really liked the basis of this recipe but i agree with others that it needs a higher temperature. I set my oven at 200C Fan then reduced temperature to 180C to roast the vegetables. I changed the vegetables omitting the cauliflower/broccoli replacing with a courgette and some butternut squash. I added 2 tsp smoked paprika when I added the vegetables and stirred through We all enjoyed it.
22nd Mar, 2018
This is a really good side dish to go with roast chicken or fish. I parboil the potatoes which I’ve halved. Then put in the oven with onions, (oven set at 200c) cook until potatoes start to soften then I reduce temperature to 180c then throw in rest of veg with a sprinkle of oregano. I don’t put in chickpeas just because my youngest doesn’t like them! I’ve used feta sometimes if I don’t have halloumi. Any left over my husband takes for his lunch next day.
20th Feb, 2018
I would agree with the other readers that the temperature should definitely be increased. Also, it's quite a lot of veg to a relatively small amount of cheese, so next time I might bump up the halloumi amount as well. Otherwise, super healthy and very flavorful!
16th Feb, 2018
The temperature and timing for this recipe is way out. With the initial stage of cooking the potatoes, you need to have the oven on at least gas mark 6 for anything to start cooking. The time provided is also not enough time to cook the broccoli so would either cook separately or for longer.
17th Jan, 2018
This was very tasty but for my oven this was not nearly hot enough. It took much longer and I had to turn it up to 200 deg C to brown the vegetables and cook the potatoes.
4th Jul, 2020
although the method says add romanesco there is nothing about this in the ingedients. I suspect without the romanesco sauce this would be very dry!!!!
lulu_grimes's picture
6th Jul, 2020
Hi, Romanesco is a type of broccoli or cauliflower, it looks like a cross between the two and you can see it in the picture - the ends look a little browned and crisp. The sauce is romesco - and would go well with this if you would like to try it. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/romesco-sauce Lulu
29th Jan, 2018
Can this meal be frozen
goodfoodteam's picture
29th Jan, 2018
Thanks for your question. This recipe does not freeze well. All our freezable recipes are marked with a blue star above the nutritional information.
3rd Feb, 2018
Cooked this at 190c after reading previous comment. Only had old potatoes so cut them up small, gave them a stir after 15 mins. Substituted courgettes for romano/broccoli as I find the stems tend to stay tough when roasted. Halved about 1/3 of the tomatoes to help add a little moisture to the dish, and added salt and pepper and some dried Italian herb seasoning with the veg halfway through, and put the whole thing back in the oven for 10 mins after topping with halloumi. Could have done with an extra 5 mins to really brown the cheese but I was hungry! Very tasty.
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