Halloumi Bake with Tomato and Basil

By | January 4, 2017

I’m slightly obsessed with halloumi. I love cheese generally, but halloumi is special. It isn’t like cheese. It’s just halloumi. It makes your teeth squeak and it’s wonderful. Coupled with my love of anything one pan and this is a pretty perfect meal. Lots of veggies, loads of flavour, really easy to make, and very limited washing up! Beautiful. Feel free to change the vegetables to those you like, or add more/less, it’ll still work.

You will need:

  • 250g Halloumi cheese
  • 500g New potatoes
  • 3 Courgettes
  • 1 Yellow pepper
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 100g Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 2 tsp. Basil
  • Pinch of Salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Oil

Firstly, cut the potatoes in half, add to a pan of water, bring to the boil and let simmer for around 10 minutes. I have tried to do it, just throwing them into the pan completely uncooked. But, they take so much longer to cook than everything else that it just doesn’t work as well.

While this is happening, preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Next, roughly chop all the vegetables, cut the tomatoes in half, and slice the block of halloumi into 8. Don’t worry about them being even.

Place the courgettes, peppers and onions into a baking tray. Drain the potatoes and add them. Drizzle with oil, add a pinch of salt and pepper and a good shake of basil. Then mix everything together. I think even at this point it looks incredible. All the colours just make it look exceptionally appetising.

Bake in the oven for 40 minutes.

After 40 minutes, remove from the oven, and mix. Add the tomatoes, and place the halloumi on top. Top with another shake of basil, and another drizzle of oil if you think it’s too dry. I like to use a fry light spray so I spray and then toss everything about again, to make sure it’s spread evenly.

Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes. Serve straight away.

Enjoy.

Halloumi Bake with Tomato and Basil

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

serves 4

Halloumi Bake with Tomato and Basil

Fantastic one pan meal, full of vegetables and flavour

Ingredients

  • • 250g Halloumi cheese
  • • 500g New potatoes
  • • 3 Courgettes
  • • 1 Yellow pepper
  • • 1 Red Pepper
  • • 1 Red Onion
  • • 100g Cherry tomatoes
  • • 2 tsp. Basil
  • • Pinch of Salt and pepper
  • • 2 tbsp. Oil

Instructions

  1. Cut the potatoes in half and boil for 10 minutes
  2. Roughly chop the peppers, onions and courgettes. Cut the tomatoes in half and slice the halloumi into 8
  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  4. Add the peppers, onions, courgettes and partly cooked potatoes in a large baking tray, drizzle with oil, and sprinkle over a pinch of salt and pepper and a cook shake of basil.
  5. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes
  6. Remove from the oven, add halloumi and tomatoes, a splash more oil and a shake of basil, mix together well
  7. Return to the oven and bake for a further 10 minutes
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  • Oh my gosh this sounds so yummy! I love halloumi but haven’t been having it loads as have been trying to be dairy free although I’ll make an exception for this one!! I don’t really like peppers so might substitute them but otherwise will pin this and try next week xx

    • donna

      It’s gorgeous! Any substitutions would work well!

  • Ohhh this sounds so good. I’m going to try it next week! Halloumi is life (haha)!

    #FoodieFriday

    • donna

      Halloumi is life!!

  • Amy

    I love halloumi! I will be trying this!! #foodiefriday

  • Kat

    Oh wow this does look good, I love Halloumi! #FoodieFriday

    • donna

      It was lovely! I think everyone loves halloumi

  • Sounds delicious. Big halloumi fans here so we will be giving it a go!

    #FoodieFriday

    • donna

      Leftovers were fantastic too!

  • Ooooo this sounds perfect for me and my lot. We are a house full of veggies and this dish includes everything we love. Yum!!
    Thanks for linking to #foodiefriday

  • This looks really tummy, I absolutely love halloumi x

    #coolmumclub

    • Halloumi is amazing isn’t it? I love it just fried on it’s own

  • SQUEAK SQUEAK NOM NOM

    Def trying this one! Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  • Becky sparklymummy

    Love love love halloumi this sounds so yummy definitely one I’ll be giving a try very soon

    Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFriday

    • Yay! It really was yummy. I need to find more halloumi recipes