Recipe for Spanish Tray Bake

PUBLISHED: 12:27 20 July 2020 | UPDATED: 12:27 20 July 2020

Spanish Tray Bake

Spanish Tray Bake


Lisa from Hackney’s Weeknight Diner Cookery School serves up a fuss-free meal to share with friends

Tray bakes are pretty fuss-free. They require very little attention and very little washing up. In fact, you might find this the perfect recipe now that we are allowed to mix households. With all the catching up to do, who wants a time consuming dish and a pile of dirty pans?

Spanish Tray Bake (serves 4)


1 tbsp olive oil

350g Spanish Chorizo sliced

2 leeks or 1 onion chopped into chunks

4 garlic cloves, skin on

250g cherry tomatoes

1 courgette halved lengthways and sliced

You may also want to watch:

1 red pepper cut into chunks

350g new potatoes halved lengthways and parboiled

50g peas

salt and pepper


Heat the oven to 200 degrees

Parboil the potatoes in salted water, drain and leave to dry out a little.

Place all the above ingredients, except the peas, on a large baking tray, add the parboiled potatoes and toss in the olive oil and season.

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally until the vegetables and potatoes take on a golden colour.

Add the frozen peas and bake for a further 3 minutes.

When the peas are heated through, take out the oven and divide between four plates with all the tray juices.

This dish goes really well with fish and chicken or salad and crusty bread to mop up all the juices.

To see more recipe ideas please visit Lisa on Instagram @weeknightdiner

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Islington Gazette