The Italian way Ratatouille

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Sabrina Nichols

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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 :)

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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)

How to Make The Italian way Ratatouille

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 )

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About The Italian way Ratatouille

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



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