Turkish halloumi bake recipe

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This classic Turkish halloumi bake is simple to make, perfect for vegetarians and for feeding the whole family on a good budget

Turkish halloumi bake
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time1 hours
Total Time1 hours 20 mins
Five A DayOne
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories413 Kcal21%
Sugar19.4 g22%
Fat14.6 g21%
Saturated Fat8.1 g41%
Salt0.9 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein29.2 g58%
Carbohydrates43.7 g17%
Salt0.9 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Our mouthwatering Turkish halloumi bake is ready in just three steps.

Turkish halloumi bake is packed full of freshly cooked vegetables such as sweet potato, aubergine, and red peppers. Topped with thick chunks of creamy halloumi which melts and bakes into the mix for added flavour. Serve with ciabatta.


  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into large pieces
  • 1 aubergine, sliced, cut into chunks
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, about 500g, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 large courgette, thickly sliced
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds, optional
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 150g red split lentils, rinsed
  • ¾ litre hot vegetable stock
  • 250g pack halloumi cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • Handful of fresh parsley leaves, for garnish
  • Ciabatta, to serve




  1. Set the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Put the prepared veg and fennel seeds, if using, in a large roasting tin or baking dish. Drizzle with oil, season well and then mix them together by hand.
  2. Roast for 30 mins. Sprinkle the lentils over, then pour in the hot stock. Roast for another 15-20 mins, until the veg and lentils are cooked through.
  3. Set the grill to high. Lay the cheese slices on top of the veg, then grill for 5-8 mins, until golden. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with the warmed bread.

Top tips for making Turkish halloumi bake

Leftover veg can easily be made into a nourishing soup — just add stock, simmer for 10 minutes, then whizz in a blender.

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies