Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake

Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake is a super simple family dinner. It’s easy, fast and filled with both flavour and colour. It’s the perfect midweek meal!

I love halloumi. It’s one of my favourite things in the world.

I’m a big cheese fan generally, but halloumi is a little different. Because it has such a high melting point and stays in a fairly solid slice, it’s perfect for use as a main ingredient in meals. This is why it’s such a great meat substitute. It also means that it’s easy to cook with. 

I also love traybake dinners. They are so easy. You just slice lots of your favourite ingredients, throw it in the oven and let it all roast. With a bit of tossing to spread the flavours.

Obviously, this also has the added bonus of not leaving much washing up!

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baking tray with halloumi, veg and potatoes, served portion in white bowl to the side.

What Vegetables Can You Add to a Halloumi Traybake?

Any of them? Maybe? I haven’t tried. 

I favour a Halloumi and Mediterranean Vegetable Traybake, so I use courgette, potato, pepper, onion and tomatoes. 

roasted veg, potatoes and chorizo on baking tray.

I love the flavours and the colours and they all roast really well.

For my Potato chorizo and Halloumi Traybake, I like to use baby or new potatoes that are fairly small. I slice them in half. 

You can, however, use any potatoes. If yours are bigger, you don’t need to peel, just make sure you slice them into roughly 5mm rounds, any bigger and they’ll take longer to cook. 

side view of halloumi, vegetables, chorizo and potatoes on baking tray.

If you want to try different roasted vegetables with halloumi you could try root veg, like carrots and parsnips, or add aubergine. 

Does Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake Need a Sauce or Gravy?

No! 

One of my favourite things about traybake dinners is that they generally don’t need any kind of sauce or gravy. 

Some, like my sausage and bean traybake or chicken and leek traybake, cook better in a sauce. But most of the time, you are just roasting veg and potatoes, so you just need a bit of oil and some herbs and spices for flavour. 

olive oil, paprika, oregano and cumin in small glass dish.

Because this is a Halloumi Traybake with Chorizo, you don’t even need to roast the vegetables and potatoes in oil. 

Just roast the potatoes and chorizo for 10 minutes, and the tray will be covered in oil from the chorizo. You can toss everything else in this.

potatoes and chorizo on baking tray.

Then I just mix some olive oil with smoked paprika, cumin, oregano and salt and pepper, and use this to rub the halloumi before I grill it. This just adds yummy flavour and means that the halloumi doesn’t burn. 

sliced halloumi brushed with oil and paprika on plate.

What Spices Go Well with Halloumi?

I always think that halloumi is one of those ingredients that work well with all kinds of different herbs and spices, often depending on what else you are cooking it with.

When I make Greek Halloumi Wraps I brush my halloumi with a mixture of olive oil, a lot of oregano and a pinch of chilli. The oregano is the main flavour. 

When I make my Halloumi Pasta Bake, I add Cajun seasoning, which works really with the tomato sauce.

served portion of halloumi and chorizo traybake in pasta bowl with knife and fork.

For this Chorizo Halloumi and Tomato Traybake, I try to really highlight the chorizo oils which coat the roasted veg, so I brush my halloumi with oil, just a little oregano, smoked paprika and a little cumin. 

What Do You Serve with Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake?

Halloumi and Med Veg Traybake has it all! Potatoes, veg, chorizo and halloumi. You can serve it as it is, straight off the tray. 

served halloumi and veg in bowl, baking tray to the side.

If you want to add something extra to your Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake, I recommend crusty bread to mop up the lovely oils. 

How to Make Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake 

This Halloumi traybake recipe is so easy!

ingredients for chorizo and halloumi traybake, includes halloumi, potatoes, tomatoes, cumin, oregano, paprika, chorizo, peppers, oil, salt and pepper, courgettes and red onion.

As I say, I start by roasting the potatoes and chorizo for 10 minutes. This just gives the potatoes a head start, and the chorizo a chance to release its oils.

After this I give everything a good toss, to coat the potatoes and the base of the tray in oil so that nothing sticks. Then roast for another 10 minutes before adding the vegetables (not tomatoes) and tossing again.

Now I roast for 20 minutes. While this is happening, I mix my oil and spices, and cover the halloumi with it. 

After 20 minutes I remove and toss once more, before changing my oven setting to grill and increasing the temperature. 

I toss in the tomatoes, and carefully lay the halloumi on top. 

uncooked halloumi on roasted veg and potatoes.

Then I return the tray to the oven and grill for 5 minutes, before flipping the halloumi over and grilling for 5 more minutes. You can grill for longer if you prefer crispier halloumi. 

Cooked halloumi and chorizo traybake on baking tray.
Yield: 6 Servings

Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake

Cooked halloumi and chorizo traybake on baking tray.

Halloumi and Chorizo Traybake is a super simple family dinner. It’s easy, fast and filled with both flavour and colour. It’s the perfect midweek meal!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 450g Halloumi Cheese – 2 Packs each sliced into 4 thick slices, so 8 total
  • 225g Chorizo – Sliced
  • 500g Baby Potatoes – Halved
  • 2 Courgettes – Topped and tailed and sliced into 2-3mm rounds
  • 1 Red Pepper – Deseeded and chopped into large slices
  • 1 Yellow Pepper - Deseeded and chopped into large slices
  • 1 Red Onion – Peeled and chopped into 8 large chunks
  • 250g Mixed Baby Tomatoes
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • ½ Teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • Pinch Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan assisted) and find a large, deep baking tray
  2. Place the potatoes and chorizo on the tray
  3. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  4. Remove from the oven - the chorizo should have released plenty of oils – toss well to make sure the potatoes are coated in oil
  5. Return to the oven and bake for 10 minutes
  6. Add the courgettes, peppers and onion and mix carefully, so the chorizo oil coats the veg and the potatoes are tossed
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
  8. Mix together the olive oil, smoked paprika, oregano, cumin and salt and pepper
  9. Brush or rub the halloumi slices with this oil mixture and leave on a clean plate
  10. Remove from the oven and toss well
  11. Turn on your grill (or change your oven setting to grill) at a medium-high temperature
  12. Mix the tomatoes in with everything else on the baking tray
  13. Gently place the halloumi on the top
  14. Grill for 5 minutes
  15. Remove from the oven, flip the halloumi over and grill for a further 5 minutes

Notes

  • If any small pieces of halloumi break off as you slice, coat these in oil and add them to the tray with the larger slices.
  • If you prefer crispier halloumi, grill for a little longer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 765Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 1211mgCarbohydrates: 69gFiber: 9gSugar: 14gProtein: 34g

The nutritional information provided is approximate and is calculated using online tools. Information can vary depending on various factors.

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