Lemony Broiled Potatoes With Halloumi Cheese Recipe

Browned on top, creamy on bottom, and bright with lemon, these broiled potatoes topped off with melty halloumi cheese combine the best of roast potatoes and gratin.

Vicky Wasik

Why It Works

  • The lemon juice not only adds flavor but also steams the potatoes from below, giving them a creamy texture.
  • Slicing the potatoes thinly and leaving them in a single shingled layer ensures they cook through in a short time under the broiler.

This easy one-skillet side dish—perfect with roasted meats—combines the best of several worlds. It takes inspiration from slow-roasted Greek potatoes, rich with lemon, olive oil, and oregano; presents them in potato-gratin form, as a layer of thin, shingled slices; and is topped off with browned and melty halloumi cheese, reminiscent of saganaki (minus the pyrotechnics).

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 2 to 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound (450g) Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced 1/8 inch thick

  • Kosher or sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) fresh lemon juice, from about 1 lemon, plus zest of 1 lemon

  • 8 ounces (225g) halloumi cheese, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano


  1. Preheat broiler and set top oven rack about 6 inches from broiler element. Add olive oil to a 12-inch cast iron skillet and spread evenly all over.

  2. Add potatoes, shingling the slices around the pan in a single circular layer. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Broil until the potatoes have puffed up slightly, mostly cooked through, and browned on top, about 7 minutes.

  4. Pour lemon juice all over potatoes and sprinkle zest on top. Add halloumi cheese in an even layer on top and broil until cheese is golden brown all over and potatoes are fully cooked through, about 4 minutes.

  5. Sprinkle oregano on top and serve.

Special equipment

12-inch cast iron skillet

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
339 Calories
20g Fat
27g Carbs
15g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 339
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 25%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 800mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 315mg 24%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 674mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)