redneck ratatouille

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Paula Mullins
from Bealeton, VA

Ever see the movie, Ratatouille? Found a recipe for it but I didn't have some of the ingredients, so I came up with my own version. This time of year is wonderful because of the abundance of these veggies.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This ratatouille recipe is easy and delicious! It's filled with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, tomatoes, and mushrooms. Rich garlic tomato sauce bakes in between the layers of veggies. Topped with melted cheese, it's a fantastic summertime dinner.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3 Reviews
prep time 20 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For redneck ratatouille

  • 1 jar
    spaghetti sauce, original flavor (24 oz)
  • 1
    onion, diced
  • 3 Tbsp
    garlic, minced (I used pre-minced in oil)
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • 2 tsp
    thyme, fresh
  • 1 sm
    eggplant, sliced thin
  • 2
    zucchini, sliced thin
  • 1
    yellow squash, sliced thin
  • 1 pkg
    fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2
    tomatoes, sliced thin
  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil, extra virgin
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c
    Monterey Jack cheese
  • rice, cooked
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How To Make redneck ratatouille

  • Spaghetti sauce, onions, garlic, and thyme in a casserole dish.
    1
    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put spaghetti sauce, onions, garlic, and thyme in the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish. Stir to mix.
  • Vegetables stacked in a casserole dish.
    2
    Arrange eggplant, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, and tomatoes (like laid-over dominoes) around the dish in the sauce.
  • Olive oil, salt, and pepper added to the casserole dish.
    3
    Drizzle olive oil lightly over the veggies and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Parchment paper covering the casserole dish.
    4
    Lay a piece of parchment paper, cut to size of the casserole dish, over veggies (just learned this new trick).
  • Ratatouille baking in the oven.
    5
    Bake for 45 minutes.
  • Cheese added to the ratatouille.
    6
    Remove parchment paper and add Monterey Jack cheese. Return to oven and bake for 10 more minutes. Serve over cooked rice.
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