Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish. The modern recipe contains a mix of vegetables such as garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers in tomatoes and seasoned with herbs. My version is incredibly easy to make and full of super tasty and colorful veggies.


  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups of diced yellow onion
  • 1 teaspoon of minced garlic
  • 2 cups of diced eggplant
  • 2 cups of diced red, orange, yellow, or green bell peppers
  • 1 cup of diced zucchini squash
  • 1 cup of diced yellow squash
  • 1 1/2 cups of chopped tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh basil
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley
  • salt
  • black pepper


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan.
  2. Add the diced onions and minced garlic to the hot pan.
  3. Cook the onions for 5 to 7 minutes or until caramelized. Stir occasionally.
  4. Add the diced eggplant and thyme to the pan.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  6. Add the green peppers, red peppers, zucchini squash, and yellow squash to the pan.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  8. Add the tomatoes, basil, and parsley to the pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Cook for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  10. Serve hot.
  11. Refrigerate any uneaten ratatouille.

Garlic Chopped Onion

Eggplant Chopped Eggplant


Chopped Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers Yellow Squash

Tomato Basil

Browning the Onions Cooking the Eggplant


Adding the Peppers Ratatouille 1

Ratatouille 2 Ratatouille 3

Image Credits

Ratatouille Recipe © 2012 Heather Johnson
Garlic © 2012 Heather Johnson
Chopped Onion © 2012 Heather Johnson
Eggplant © 2012 Heather Johnson
Chopped Eggplant © 2012 Heather Johnson
Chopped Red, Yellow, and Orange Peppers © 2012 Heather Johnson
Yellow Squash © 2012 Heather Johnson
Tomato © 2012 Heather Johnson
Basil © 2012 Heather Johnson
Browning the Onions © 2012 Heather Johnson
Cooking the Eggplant © 2012 Heather Johnson
Adding the Peppers © 2012 Heather Johnson
Ratatouille 1 © 2012 Heather Johnson
Ratatouille 2 © 2012 Heather Johnson
Ratatouille 3 © 2012 Heather Johnson

Written by Heather

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, homemaker, homeschooler, and mother.

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