The Italian way Ratatouille

Sabrina Nichols

By
@Sabrina_Nichols

I made this tonight and it was awesome! I looked at different recipes and came up with this one on my own. I wanted to try Ratatouille but didn't want the stew type, and I thought it would taste better if it was a little more Italian style...and I was right! Try it with cooked pasta and garlic bread. Enjoy :)


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 medium
egg plant
1 large
zucchini
1 large
yellow squash
1 small
sweet yellow onion
2 large
roma tomatoes
1 large
green pepper
1/4 c
olive oil divided
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
1/2 c
mozzarella cheese shredded
1/2 c
italian bread crumbs
2-3 large
fresh basil leafs
1 tsp
thyme
1 Tbsp
sea salt divided
1 tsp
fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp
oregano
2-3 tsp
minced garlic
4-5 Tbsp
cooking red wine
10-12 Tbsp
marinara sauce (or left over pizza sauce)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
egg plant sea salt- cut in to thin slices. Salt front and back, soak in water for about 30min to an hour. Rinse well pat dry and sprinkle with oregano.
2
Thinly slice all veggies, set tomatoes aside. Toss all veggies except tomatoes with olive oil. Toss tomatoes in red wine and sprinkle with thyme and set them a side.
3
Coat and heat a large skillet with olive oil add minced garlic cook 1-2 mins. Lightly brown all veggies except tomatoes on both sides. ONLY for 1-2 mins.
Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Don't over load you skillet. Give the veggies room to brown. Pre heat oven 350.
4
Lightly spray baking dish with cooking spray.

Layer half the veggies plus tomatoes sprinkle the 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Layer with the remainder of veggies.
5
wash and pat dry basil leafs and roll them up together and thinly slice add to dish.

Spoon about 10-12 Tablespoons of marinara and drop in different spot on top of veggies.

Top with mozzarella cheese and bake at 350 for 25-30 mins.

( you could serve this over some cooked pasta )

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Healthy
Hashtag: #ratatouille