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the italian way ratatouille

★★★★★ 1
a recipe 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 :)

★★★★★ 1
serves 4-6
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For the italian way ratatouille

  • 1 md
    egg plant
  • 1 lg
  • 1 lg
    yellow squash
  • 1 sm
    sweet yellow onion
  • 2 lg
    roma tomatoes
  • 1 lg
    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 lg
    fresh basil leafs
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    sea salt divided
  • 1 tsp
    fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp
  • 2-3 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 4-5 Tbsp
    cooking red wine
  • 10-12 Tbsp
    marinara sauce (or left over pizza sauce)

How To Make the italian way ratatouille

  • 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 )