Why? Why are we so obsessed with meals made completely and entirely on a sheet pan.
One pan! One pan people! That means virtually no clean up. All you have to do is roll up that piece of parchment and voila! You are done like dinner.
They are mostly hands off. Once the food goes in the oven you are free to do other things. Like clean your kitchen, take care of your kids, or sit down and enjoy a glass of wine (or two).
And most importantly, they are pretty darn delicious. When that tray comes out of the oven filled with caramelized and golden brown delicious food, you are in for a real treat. Like this Halloumi and Vegetable Sheet Pan Dinner.
We first discovered the joy that is oven roasted halloumi cheese way back in April, and since then, we can’t get enough of the stuff, or this method of cooking it. This really is a meal in one – you’ve got your protein, veg, and starch all in one pan. Everything that a truly satisfying meal should have. No need to cook up anything else. And when you get a forkful of the toasted bread with the melty cheese and soft cooked veg, it’s like a grilled cheese sandwich, only way better because it’s halloumi. And you didn’t have to stand and slave over a hot pan while it cooks.
It’s also got all the makings of a perfect family meal – everyone can pick and choose their favourites off the tray. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll go straight for that halloumi cheese.
Switch up the veg for whatever you’ve got on hand, use your favourite bread, but whatever you do, don’t leave out the halloumi.
And if you find yourself only cooking meals on your sheet pan from now on, well, you’re welcome.