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Ratatouille Recipe
Ratatouille is a classic French vegetable stew made with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs. It's a flavorful and nutritious dish that's perfect for any occasion.

Hi, I’m Jacob Allen from Beyond The Bayou Blog! Today, I tried making a classic Ratatouille, a tasty dish from Southern France. It’s full of yummy veggies, herbs, and a bit of olive oil that gives it a nice flavor. It always makes me feel like I’m soaking up the sun in the Mediterranean!

While I chopped the veggies, I remembered walking through lively markets in Provence. I got to try real Ratatouille made by a chef in a cute little restaurant. The colors and smells were amazing and stuck with me.

That experience made me really want to get good at making Ratatouille myself. I’m excited to share my recipe with you today. Let’s cook and enjoy a bit of the Mediterranean flavor! Want more dishes like this?

Overview: How to Make Ratatouille Recipe?

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Ratatouille is a traditional French dish bursting with flavors from fresh vegetables. It’s a colorful medley of eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic, all cooked together to create a hearty and satisfying meal.

To start, chop up your vegetables into bite-sized pieces. In a large pan, sauté onions and garlic until soft and aromatic. Then, add in the rest of the vegetables, letting them simmer gently until they’re tender and infused with flavor.

Serve your ratatouille hot, either as a main dish or a side. It’s perfect with crusty bread or alongside grilled meats. With its simple ingredients and delicious taste, ratatouille is a classic dish that’s sure to please everyone at the table.

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Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille is a classic French vegetable stew made with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, and aromatic herbs. It's a flavorful and nutritious dish that's perfect for any occasion.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Jacob Allen
Servings: 4 Servings


  • Large Skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 3-4 ripe tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and diced onion, sauté until softened.
  • Add diced eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes to the skillet.
  • Stir in dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 20-25 minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh basil leaves before serving.


  1. Ratatouille tastes even better the next day, so feel free to make it ahead of time and reheat before serving.
  2. You can customize the vegetables in this recipe based on your preferences or what’s in season.


Serving: 1Cup | Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 20mg | Fiber: 7g

Time For My Personal Tips!

Tip 1: To really amp up the flavor, try layering your veggies in the skillet rather than tossing them all in at once. This way, each vegetable gets its moment to shine and develop its own delicious caramelization.

Tip 2: Want to elevate your Ratatouille? Opt for ripe, juicy tomatoes. They not only add sweetness but also help create a luscious sauce as they break down during cooking. Trust me, it’s worth it!

Tip 3: Don’t skimp on the herbs! Dried thyme and oregano bring a depth of flavor that’s essential to this dish. If you have fresh herbs on hand, even better – toss them in towards the end for a burst of freshness that’ll make your Ratatouille sing.

French Way of Eating Focaccia Recipe:

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In France, ratatouille is commonly served with tuna and other fish, as well as paired with quiche and souffle. So yes you can that’s the French way to eat focaccia.

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How Do I Make Sure My Ratatouille Doesn’t Turn Out Mushy?

To avoid mushy ratatouille, make sure to cook the vegetables just until they’re tender but still have some bite to them. Also, try to cut the vegetables into evenly sized pieces so they cook at the same rate.

Does Ratatouille have Meat in It?

Nope, not a trace! So feel free to serve it for meatless meals and to meatless guests!

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