Healthy Halloumi Bake with Aubergine

This vegetarian halloumi bake recipe is the perfect way to use this delicious salty cheese! The halloumi is layered on top of tomato and aubergine and cooked until browned and crispy.

This healthy halloumi bake is inspired by one of my all time favourite halloumi recipes (and one of the most popular here on the blog), this tomato and halloumi bake with courgette.

I decided to change it up a bit and use aubergine and it works so well.

t starts off in the same way, with onions and garlic, but then you add chopped aubergine and gently cook it in a richly spiced tomato sauce until it’s super soft and almost creamy.

I love when aubergine goes like that. It’s really the only way to eat it I think. I’ve made plenty of aubergine recipes for the blog and it’s truly one of my favourite vegetables.

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Healthy Halloumi Bake with Aubergine

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This vegetarian halloumi bake recipe is the perfect way to use this delicious salty cheese! The halloumi is layered on top of tomato and aubergine and cooked until browned and crispy.

This healthy halloumi bake is inspired by one of my all time favourite halloumi recipes (and one of the most popular here on the blog), this tomato and halloumi bake with courgette.

I decided to change it up a bit and use aubergine and it works so well.

Click here to pin this recipe for later!

Overhead shot of halloumi bake on a patterned cloth with bread and basil

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Side angle shot of halloumi bake in a green baking dish on a patterned cloth

It starts off in the same way, with onions and garlic, but then you add chopped aubergine and gently cook it in a richly spiced tomato sauce until it’s super soft and almost creamy.

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I love when aubergine goes like that. It’s really the only way to eat it I think. I’ve made plenty of aubergine recipes for the blog and it’s truly one of my favourite vegetables.

Overhead shot of halloumi bake in a bowl on a grey background

My favourite thing about this recipe is that flavour combination of the rich tomato sauce and salty cheese, it’s honestly one that you won’t forget.

I swear you will absolutely love it!

Overhead shot of halloumi bake with a spoonful taken on a patterned cloth

Why we love this aubergine and halloumi bake:

  • It’s a comforting vegetarian recipe so it’s perfect for when you’re avoiding meat
  • It’s an easy weeknight dinner which is full of flavour and plenty of healthy ingredients
  • The whole thing takes about 40 minutes from start to finish 
Blue bowl of a portion of halloumi bake with bread

lloumi Bake with Aubergine Ingredients:

To make this healthy halloumi bake you will need:

  • Onion and Garlic: How all good recipes start!
  • Aubergine: Chopped into cubes. If you want to try a version of this recipe with a different vegetable then make sure you try out my version of this halloumi bake with courgette.
  • Chopped Tomatoes & Tomato Puree: So that you can make that rich tomatoey sauce 🧡
  • Spices: I love to add turmeric, cumin, smoked paprika and chilli flakes to this halloumi bake. You could try a more classic Italian flavour if you prefer with oregano and thyme or even go Mexican with some coriander and chilli powder!
  • Halloumi: My all time favourite cheese (possibly even favourite food!). If you love it too then make sure you check out my halloumi recipes collection.
  • Fresh Basil: To serve. If you don’t have any then feel free to use another fresh herb you have on hand, parsley would be delicious.
Overhead shot of halloumi bake on a patterned cloth
Side angle shot of halloumi bake in a green baking dish

How to make this Halloumi Bake with Aubergine:

To make this simple halloumi bake you need to:

  1. Fry the aromatics and aubergine. Heat the oil, fry the onion, garlic and aubergine then add all the spices and tomato puree.
  2. Add the tomatoes and simmer. Plus a little water and simmer for 15 minutes until you have a lovely rich and thickened sauce.
  3. Transfer into a baking dish and add halloumi slices. Bake until the halloumi is browned and serve with crusty bread.

Healthy Halloumi Bake with Aubergine

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means we may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that we have recommended. For more information please visit our Privacy Policy

This vegetarian halloumi bake recipe is the perfect way to use this delicious salty cheese! The halloumi is layered on top of tomato and aubergine and cooked until browned and crispy.

This healthy halloumi bake is inspired by one of my all time favourite halloumi recipes (and one of the most popular here on the blog), this tomato and halloumi bake with courgette.

I decided to change it up a bit and use aubergine and it works so well.

Click here to pin this recipe for later!

Overhead shot of halloumi bake on a patterned cloth with bread and basil

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Side angle shot of halloumi bake in a green baking dish on a patterned cloth

It starts off in the same way, with onions and garlic, but then you add chopped aubergine and gently cook it in a richly spiced tomato sauce until it’s super soft and almost creamy.

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I love when aubergine goes like that. It’s really the only way to eat it I think. I’ve made plenty of aubergine recipes for the blog and it’s truly one of my favourite vegetables.

Overhead shot of halloumi bake in a bowl on a grey background

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My favourite thing about this recipe is that flavour combination of the rich tomato sauce and salty cheese, it’s honestly one that you won’t forget.

I swear you will absolutely love it!

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Overhead shot of halloumi bake with a spoonful taken on a patterned cloth

Why we love this aubergine and halloumi bake:

  • It’s a comforting vegetarian recipe so it’s perfect for when you’re avoiding meat
  • It’s an easy weeknight dinner which is full of flavour and plenty of healthy ingredients
  • The whole thing takes about 40 minutes from start to finish 
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Blue bowl of a portion of halloumi bake with bread

Halloumi Bake with Aubergine Ingredients:

To make this healthy halloumi bake you will need:

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  • Onion and Garlic: How all good recipes start!
  • Aubergine: Chopped into cubes. If you want to try a version of this recipe with a different vegetable then make sure you try out my version of this halloumi bake with courgette.
  • Chopped Tomatoes & Tomato Puree: So that you can make that rich tomatoey sauce 🧡
  • Spices: I love to add turmeric, cumin, smoked paprika and chilli flakes to this halloumi bake. You could try a more classic Italian flavour if you prefer with oregano and thyme or even go Mexican with some coriander and chilli powder!
  • Halloumi: My all time favourite cheese (possibly even favourite food!). If you love it too then make sure you check out my halloumi recipes collection.
  • Fresh Basil: To serve. If you don’t have any then feel free to use another fresh herb you have on hand, parsley would be delicious.
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Overhead shot of halloumi bake on a patterned cloth

Side angle shot of halloumi bake in a green baking dish

How to make this Halloumi Bake with Aubergine:

To make this simple halloumi bake you need to:

  1. Fry the aromatics and aubergine. Heat the oil, fry the onion, garlic and aubergine then add all the spices and tomato puree.
  2. Add the tomatoes and simmer. Plus a little water and simmer for 15 minutes until you have a lovely rich and thickened sauce.
  3. Transfer into a baking dish and add halloumi slices. Bake until the halloumi is browned and serve with crusty bread.

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Halloumi Bake Variations

You could make plenty of changes to this halloumi bake to make it just how you like it!

  • Add some beans. This would work amazingly with chickpeas or butter beans added to the tomato mixture before transferring to a baking dish.
  • Make it meaty. Some minced beef would be lovely in here, fry it with the onion and garlic before adding all the other ingredients.
  • Bulk it out. Try adding some cooked lentils to the tomato sauce to make it extra filling.
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