Easy Roasted Vegetable and Halloumi Sheet Pan Dinner with Sauce

This roasted vegetable and halloumi sheet pan dinner is quickly becoming one of favourite easy to prepare, meatless dinners. I love that you can use whatever vegetable is in season or available in your fridge or freezer. And the halloumi! Yowza – crispy and golden on the outside, soft and pillowy on the inside.

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So easy, we made it for lunch. Don’t forget the sauce!

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Sheet pan dinners are when you cook an entire meal, including your protein on one pan in the oven. That means – only one pan to clean too!

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One pan – halloumi sheet pan dinner.

We enjoy sheet pan dinners with chicken, fish and sausage, they’re all tasty and easy to prepare. I’m super excited to add another sheet pan dinner to our rotation – this time a meat free version featuring halloumi cheese. Halloumi is an excellent source of calcium, high in protein with a saltiness and chewiness that makes for a great meat alternative.

What is Halloumi Cheese?

Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened cheese traditionally made from a mixture of goats’ and sheep’s milk. But, like our friends at ChaebanArtisan do, it can also be made with 100% cow’s milk.

plain halloumi on plate very white
Halloumi – white, soft yet firm, salty, chewy, squeaky, grillable.

Halloumi can be enjoyed raw, but best of all it can be fried, grilled or roasted. Thanks to its high melting point, it keeps its shape when heated. It gets a delicious crispy golden crust while the inside melts to soften it slightly.

As for flavour and texture – it has a little bit of the salty/briny flavour of feta (not as intense) with the texture of a fresh ball of mozzarella cheese just a little bit rubbery and stretchy. And it is squeaky! Yup, you can feel and hear a definite squeak when you eat raw halloumi. The squeak lessens when heated – but depending on how soft the inside gets, you’ll still get the odd squeak. We call that kid bait – a sure way to get kids to eat their halloumi sheet pan dinner!

halloumi cubes with broccoli
Raw halloumi cubes. Do you enjoy the squeak?

Is Halloumi Vegetarian?

Yes and no – it depends on how it’s made, so read the ingredient list carefully as every manufacturer makes it slightly different.

Some cheesemakers use animal-derived rennet to make their halloumi. This type of halloumi is not vegetarian.

ChaebanArtisan uses microbial enzymes to make their halloumi to ensure their product is vegetarian and Halal.

halloumi in Chaeban package
Chaeban Artisan halloumi is vegetarian and Halal.

What Vegetables Work Best for Sheet Pan Dinners

They can all work! You just need to add them to the pan at the right time. Basically, I separate them into two types of veggies – hardy veggies that need an extra long roasting time (squash & root veggies) and tender or frozen veggies that just need a little bit of roasting time (zucchini, frozen green beans, etc.)

Hardy Veggies

Put these veggies in at the very beginning so they get extra roasting time:

Potatoes, sweet potatoes, beets, squash, brussel sprouts, onions, raw cauliflower or broccoli (depending on how tender you like them).

Tender Veggies

Add these veggies for the last 15 minutes of roasting:

Green beans, asparagus, frozen vegetables, sweet peppers, peas, zucchini, tomatoes.

halloumi sheet pan dinner on plate with sauce
Delicious crispy veggies and halloumi.

Recipe for Vegetable and Halloumi Sheet Pan Dinner

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Roasted Vegetable and Halloumi Sheet Pan Dinner

An easy and delicious one pan dinner featuring seasonal vegetables and halloumi cheese. Try it with root vegetables, squash, sweet potatoes, Brussel sprouts and tender veggies like beans, sweet peppers, zucchini or asparagus. And don't skip the sauce – it's a tasty finishing touch for kids and adults alike.
Prep : 10 mins
Cook : 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Getty Stewart

Ingredients

  • 3 cups root vegetables (choice of potatoes, sweet potatoes, rutabaga, beets, carrots, parsnips or squash)
  • 1 med onion red or yellow
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1-2 tsp Season All seasoning paprika, garlic pwdr, black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper
  • 225 g halloumi 8 oz
  • 3 cups tender veggies green beans, asparagus, sweet peppers, broccoli, zucchini

Sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F (204°C).
  • Cut hardy root vegetables and onion into even sized pieces,1/2 to 1". (The larger they're cut, the longer the roasting time). Place on baking sheet, drizzle with oil and spices and toss. Spread veggies evenly on baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cut halloumi and tender veggies into even sized pieces, 1/2 to 1".
  • Add to hot, partially roasted root vegetables. Toss to coat with oil and seasoning – adding more if needed. Roast for 10 minutes. Turn ingredients and bake another 5-10 minutes until root veggies are tender and halloumi is crispy golden brown on outside.
  • To make the sauce simply stir together mayonnaise, BBQ sauce, hot sauce and garlic powder.
  • Serve immediately with finishing sauce.

Notes

Change up the seasoning. Try Cajun seasoning, Greek seasoning, lemon pepper, za’atar, etc. 
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

Calories: 554kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 44g | Sodium: 1736mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Iron: 1mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy one pan dinner, halloumi, one pan dinner, root vegetables, sheet pan dinner

Have you tried sheet pan dinners before? What’s your favorite combination?

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