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French Ratatouille

Do you want to try making Ratatouille? Feel the flavor of roasted vegetables with this healthy, easily prepared French Ratatouille recipe. Add flavor to your meals with fresh herbs and olive oil.

March 9, 2023
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French RatatouillePhoto By Canva
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 70 mins

French Ratatouille Recipe Video



  1. Cut the eggplants and zucchini into slices. Soak the eggplants in salty water, drain on absorbent papers.
  2. Chop the onions and peppers into thin slices.
  3. Heat the olive oil in the pan (4 tbsp), then fry the eggplants. Strain the oil after frying.
  4. Pour the oil that you use for the eggplant and heat the oil (4 tbsp) for the zucchini. Fry the zucchini. Then adding the onions to the oil and fry.
  5. Arrange the eggplants on the bottom on the another pan, spread the zucchini and onions on the eggplants. Then fry the peppers with a separate oil (2 tbsp) and place them on the top of onions.
  6. To prepare tomato sauce, fry the garlic in olive oil. Adding oregano, salt , black pepper and sliced tomatoes, then cook. After the sauce is cooked, add hot water and boil one more time.
  7. Pour the sauce on the vegetables and cook for about 10 minutes on low heat. Serve with the parsley.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 French Ratatouille
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Sodium 412 mg17.9%
Potassium 1211 mg25.8%
Protein 5.8 g11.6%
Total Fat 26.7 g34.2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use fresh vegetables. Choose firm and shiny eggplants, soft and small zucchini, and plump and brightly colored bell peppers.
  • Finely chop the vegetables. Do not slice vegetables too thickly. In this case, the food may be cooked late.
  • In order for the food to cook well, be careful to cut all the ingredients to the same thickness.
  • Salt the eggplants and zucchini to remove excess water.
  • Use a wide and deep frying pan. This ensures that the heat is sufficiently dissipated.
  • Arrange the vegetables in layers. When the tomato sauce is ready, arrange the vegetables side by side in a casserole dish in layers in the form of eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, and tomatoes. Repeat until all the vegetables are gone, then pour the tomato sauce on top.
  • Cook at a low temperature. Ratatouille is traditionally cooked slowly over low heat, allowing the flavors to mingle and the vegetables to soften. Bake at 320 °F (160 °C) for 1-2 hours, checking occasionally to make sure it hasn't dried out.
  • You can sprinkle with fresh basil or thyme when serving.
  • You can also add a mixture of olive oil and salt.
  • You can also serve it warm or cold.
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Ratatouille is one of the traditional flavors of French cuisine. This classic vegetable stew is a dish made with a variety of vegetables, such as eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes, and cooked in tomato sauce. It is an indispensable dish for vegetarians and dieters as it is a vegetable dish.

How to Make Ratatouille? If you're wondering, here is a unique vegetable stew recipe that you can consume with meat dishes or as a main course! Enjoy your meal.

What Is Ratatouille?

Ratatouille is a French dish. Eggplant and tomato are the basic vegetables in the traditional Ratatouille recipe. It can also be called a vegetable stew. Potatoes can be consumed with meat dishes or as a side dish.

Is Ratatouille Healthy To Eat?

Yes. Ratatouille, a vegetable dish, is healthy and nutritious. It is a meal rich in vitamins B and C, folic acid, fiber and potassium.

Is Ratatouille eaten hot or cold? This flavor, which you can consume hot or cold, is a low-calorie meal.

Do You Need To Peel Eggplant For Ratatouille?

In fact, you can cook eggplant with or without the shell, according to your preference. However, it is recommended that you peel off the lid to let the water out. You can slice the peeled eggplants and salt them. Zucchini should also be sliced and salted.

Ratatouille in a PanPhoto By Canva

What To Serve with Ratatouille?

You can serve this delicious dish in different ways. You can consume it as a main course or side dish, as an appetizer. As a garnish with toasted bread slices; Or you can prepare a great meal with the pasta with minced meat. You can prefer it with rice or potatoes. You can serve it for breakfast, lunch, along with cooked or boiled eggs. You can also use it as an appetizer for dinner. You can make a very tasty and protein-rich meal with chicken or meat.

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How To Store Ratatouille?

How long will Ratatouille keep in the fridge? You can store Ratatouille left over in an airtight container. This way, it will stay fresh in the fridge for 3-5 days.

How long does Ratatouille last in the freezer? After cooling at room temperature, store in an airtight container or refrigerator bag. You can consume it for up to 3 months this way. When preparing Ratatouille, if you do not consume it immediately, cook it a little.

When you heat the vegetables to consume them, the vegetables will be soft at the rate you want. But do not freeze vegetables without cooking. This can cause the texture of the vegetables to deteriorate. Put the food in the fridge the night before cooking.

How To Reheat Ratatouille?

Take the thawed Ratatouille out of the refrigerator and heat it in a pot over medium heat. Keep the cover closed. Check until it boils every 5 minutes.

If you want to reheat it in the microwave, heat it for about 10 minutes until it thaws.

If you want to heat it in the oven, bake it in a 350 °F (175 °C) oven for 10-15 minutes.

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