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Easy Ratatouille


An easy ratatouille recipe (oven baked) with red onion, garlic, tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines and peppers. Perfect with pasta or grilled chicken. Why not enjoy al fresco with a chilled glass of white wine?

Easy Ratatouille in baking dish

EASY OVEN BAKED RATATOUILLE


Look how colourful it is! This tasty oven baked vegetable dish is summer on a plate. The cherry tomatoes blister in the oven and create a wonderfully rich tomato sauce in which the other vegetables nestle.

Oven baking the vegetables retains their vibrant colour, more so than if you fried or stewed them. It also means you don't have to be standing over the hob stirring constantly.


step by step ratatouille

WHAT IS RATATOUILLE?


The vegetable dish consisting of onions, courgettes, aubergines, tomatoes and peppers originates in southern France. 

Traditionally, the vegetables are fried or stewed in oil, but this ratatouille recipe oven bakes them instead. Herbs commonly used to flavour the dish are basil and thyme.


Vegetables ready to make ratatouille



PIN THE RATATOUILLE FOR LATER!


Easy Oven Baked Ratatouille Pin


STEP BY STEP EASY RATATOUILLE


Step 1: Wash your veggies ready for cooking. Peel the red onion ready for slicing.

Courgette, Pepper, Onion, Tomatoes

Step 2: Chop up the courgette, aubergine and pepper into equal size pieces. Thinly slice the red onion and leave the garlic clove in its skin.

Ratatouille vegetables ready for the oven

Step 3: Place in the oven, and bake for 20 minutes. After this time, add the cherry tomatoes and place back in the oven.

Ratatouille

Step 4: Once the tomatoes have started to soften and make a sauce (roughly 10-15 minutes), take the ratatouille out of the oven. Scatter over some basil leaves, squeeze the garlic out of it's skin (and mix in), and season with salt and pepper. Leave to cool if not using immediately.

Oven Baked Easy Ratatouille

Step 5: Serve the ratatouille with your favourite grilled fish and meat. Alternatively stir through some cooked pasta. It makes a lovely summery lunch.

Ratatouille served with pasta

TOP TIPS FOR MAKING THIS EASY RATATOUILLE


You could add other veggies to the roasting tray. How about some cubed butternut squash or sweet potato. Not authentic but it would taste great.

If you have some, add a few tablespoons of red wine vinegar when you add the cherry tomatoes. It really helps to bring out their flavour.

Season with plenty of salt and pepper.

Close up of Easy Ratatouille




This classic ratatouille dish would go really well with my Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Dauphinoise recipe. It's very creamy and indulgent but so worth the effort.


Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Dauphinoise

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Read on for the Easy Ratatouille recipe! Let me know if you make it by leaving a comment below.



Easy Ratatouille, Oven Baked Ratatouille
Vegetarian, Vegetables
Vegetarian
Yield: 4 as a side dish
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Easy Ratatouille

Easy Ratatouille

Prep time: 15 MCook time: 30 MTotal time: 45 M
An easy ratatouille recipe (oven baked) with tomatoes, courgettes, aubergines, red onion and garlic. Perfect with pasta or grilled fish and chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 1 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 Red Onion, sliced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, leave in skin
  • 1 Courgette, chopped
  • 1 Aubergine, chopped
  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped
  • 200g Cherry Tomatoes
  • Handful of Basil Leaves
  • Salt and Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°c (180°fan).
  2. Place the red onion, garlic cloves,  courgette, aubergine and red pepper in a large roasting tray. Oven bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Take out of the oven and scatter over the cherry tomatoes. Oven bake for a further 10-15 minutes, until tomatoes are soft.
  4. Mix the ratatouille with a wooden spoon and then squeeze out the garlic (which should now be soft) on to the vegetables. Give it a final mix.
  5. Serve with basil leaves and season with salt and pepper. It tastes really good stirred through cooked pasta for a quick and healthy vegetarian main meal.
Calories
120.49
Fat (grams)
4.20
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.60
Carbs (grams)
20.97
Fiber (grams)
5.63
Net carbs
15.34
Sugar (grams)
9.19
Protein (grams)
3.37
Sodium (milligrams)
81.58
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
Calories and nutrition is for 1 portion.
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15 comments

  1. This is such a colourful, healthy and flavourful dish. It's great that it's nice and easy to make. Perfect as an addition to pasta.

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    1. My kids love the ratatouille stirred through pasta, with loads of grated cheese on top.

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  2. Mellissa Williams6 May 2020 at 21:26

    This looks like such a delicious dish! I haven't had ratatouille in so long but I might just have to make it this week!

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    1. It's lovely and summery, so perfect for this time of year.

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  3. I havent tried making Ratatouille before however this looks delicious, and something i should get round to doing, great article.

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  4. We often make ratatouille and freeze the extra. Very useful when we're in a rush on a weeknight. I must remember to put more fresh basil in mine though.

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    1. I LOVE basil so always put lots in. I sometimes even spoon basil pesto over the ratatouille to make it extra tasty.

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  5. I literally just made Ratatouille the other night for dinner, so will have to give your recipe a go x

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  6. I love Ratatouille but rarely cook it as my kids don't like it. You have inspired me to try it with them again

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  7. I’ve never made this before your recipe looks really delicious I really want to try this! I think my boys would love it to

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  8. I like doing ratatouille as a side dish when we have guests as it is so easy and colourful and most people seem to like it. Mich x

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    1. I love the fact its so colourful. So easy too.

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  9. What a delicious and colourful dish this is . I make it often and throw in any veg I have in my fridge . I like your recipe , I will try it for sure .

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  10. This really is a quick easy meal, perfect for when you are busy or just can't be bothered cooking. My family have recently become vegan so we are always on the look out for meals to try, especially quick ones because I am not a massive fan of cooking

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  11. I've always been curious and found that dish tasty ever since I saw it from the movie Ratatouille. I'd love to make this someday and I'm sure the kids will love it.

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