Ratatouille (not the movie) 

Funny story behind this recipe, I needed a challenge so I posted a status and said any recipes people want to know how to make post it here and I will make it on Sunday during my meal prep. So my friend Dan says ratatouille (as in the movie, not the actual dish) now me being me, think oh ratatouille that’s a good French dish I can make that no problem. So I make it. Send him the picture and recipe and he said I’ve never had it before only heard of it from the movie, so I’m like wow I’m an idiot he was totally kidding and I didn’t even think of the movie. But hey it was a damn good comment because this was absolutely delicious. 

Ratatouille is a common French and Mediterranean dish. It can be made as a stew or how I have it. It’s vegetables that are in a tomato stew and seasoned to perfection. Sounds fancy but it’s super simple to make.   


  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1/4 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (can use red wine or balsamic) 
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning 
  • Salt and pepper to taste (I always add salt after I roast my veggies) 
  • 1 eggplant 
  • 1 yellow squash 
  • 1-2 tomatoes 
  • 1 medium red onion 
  • 1 zucchini 
  • 1 can of tomato paste 
  • 1 can of diced fire roasted tomatoes (can substitute tomato sauce in place of the paste and diced tomatoes) 
  • 5 fresh basil leaves 
  • Parmesan cheese to top with 
  1. Mix the tomato paste, diced tomato, 1 tablespoon of olive oil, Italian seasoning, apple cider vinegar, and garlic in a bowl 
  2. Spray the bottom of a baking dish with cooking spray 
  3. Spread the tomato mixture on the bottom, leave a little to stick in between the veggies 
  4. Slice your veggies, to get an even cut use a mandala to get the uniform slices. 
  5. Then put them in the sauce and layer them
  6. Brush the tips of your veggies with olive oil to give them a nice coat and drop the rest of the tomato mixture down in between 
  7. Bake them in the oven at 350 for about 30-45 minutes or until the veggies are roasted and golden brown on the edges
  8. Sprinkle with parenesean cheese and enjoy! 

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