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I love ratatouille. No, I’m not talking about the Disney movie (although I did enjoy that film as well), I mean the delicious vegetable dish!
The recipe contains simple, tasty ingredients; many of which you may already have laying around the house. There are many slight variations to this recipe, but I’ve found this to be my favorite thus far. And the beautiful spiral shape of the veggies is sure to impress even the most fickle of foodies.
This dish works great as a main meal or a side and allows you to add any other of your favorite veggies. Depending on how well you slice your veggies, and how large your skillet is, you may not end up using all of the vegetables in this recipe. I sliced each veggie fully and picked the best-sized coins from each one.
Hope you enjoy!
- 2 zucchini
- 2 yellow squash
- 2 small small eggplants
- 5 roma tomatoes
- 26 ounces of tomato basil pasta sauce
- 1 yellow or red bell pepper
- 2 Tablespoons of fresh parsley
- 2 Tablespoons of fresh thyme
- 2 Tablespoons of fresh basil (about 7-9 leaves)
- 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 Tablespoons of olive oil
- Prepare your veggies. Slice your zucchini into thin coins and repeat for each vegetable. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Prepare your sauce. Saute diced bell pepper in a bit of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once heated (about 3-4min), add your sauce and reduce heat to low. Once warmed, pour sauce into the base of your cast iron skillet (I used a 12')
- Next, layer vegetable coins in a spiral pattern around the skillet until the entire pan is covered.
- Prepare your herb drizzle. Combine the minced garlic, chopped thyme, basil and parsley with 4 T of olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix well and evenly pour over the top of the veggies.
- Cover finished dish with tinfoil and bake for 40-45 minutes covered, and remove the foil for the last 15-20 minutes until the veggies are soft.
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Delicious and easy with the help of a mandolin slicer! I will say that there were wayyyyy too many veggies for my 12” cast iron skillet, but that’s a good thing! I made a whole ‘nother batch in a 9×9 glass baking dish and even had more left over – I’ll use them for something else. I did eyeball the sliced herbs for the drizzle, and I added extra slivers of garlic (2 cloves) randomly tucked into the arranged veg before baking. Served with mini burrata and crusty bread, this is a killer cheap vegetarian weeknight meal. Definitely adding to my rotation! Thanks so much.
So glad you enjoyed it and all the veggies! It’s certainly a yummy one!
Made this today because we were gifted with two large eggplants and lots of summer squash and onions. We didn’t have the tomato basil sauce so we made that from scratch as well. It turned out wonderful. We didn’t have fresh herbs so we used a combination of dried and essential oils.
Definitely a great way to use up your eggplant! So glad you were able to try it out! It’s a good one!