Baked Halloumi Casserole
Serves 3
Chewy, crispy halloumi cheese on a bed of mixed veggies (you can even use any that you have leftover in your fridge). A vegetarian dish even the meat eaters will enjoy.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
For the casserole
  1. 1 onion
  2. 4 cloves of garlic
  3. 1 aubergine
  4. 1 courgette
  5. 1/2 tinned lentils of your choice
  6. 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  7. 2 tbsp tomato passata
  8. 2 tsp cumin
  9. 2 tsp smoked paprika
  10. 1 tsp honey
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
For the top
  1. 300-400g halloumi cheese
For the casserole
  1. Soften the onions and garlic on a medium heat
  2. Chop remaining vegetables
  3. Once softened, add remaining vegetables to onions and garlic and soften for 5 minutes
  4. Add lentils
  5. Add spices, condiments, honey, chopped tomatoes and passata
  6. Leave covered on a medium heat to thicken, stirring occasionally
For the top
  1. Pre-heat the grill to high
  2. Put thickened casserole in to a casserole dish
  3. Slice halloumi cheese (as thickly as you choose...)
  4. Layer sliced halloumi cheese over the top of the casserole
  5. Spray with olive oil / fry light spray
  6. Place in grill for 5-15 minutes until halloumi is crispy and brown
  1. You can add more protein, water or vegetables to pad this dish out.
  2. Add old vegetables you have leftover in your fridge.
  3. Cook for longer for a thicker casserole.
  4. I served mine with olive bread for dipping.
  5. Enjoy mindfully, without distraction.
Emilia Fitness


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