Easy Ratatouille Recipe Baked

This is an easy ratatouille recipe, quicker and healthier to make than a traditional one and you are not compromising in taste and creaminess.

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A traditional ratatouille can be very labor intensive to make as all the vegetables should be fried separately to preserve their creamy taste.

With this method, all the vegetables are baked in the oven for 1.5 hours, and even if it takes a long time to cook, it doesn't require your full attention.

I make large quantities and store it in the fridge.

This baked ratatouille is even better if it rests for a day as all the flavors nicely combine overnight.

You can eat as much as you want, the amount of olive oil required is much lower than a traditional ratatouille, there is hardly any fat making it a healthier option.

I tried this recipe in two different ways:

  1. Using fresh tomatoes
  2. Using tomato sauce

Using Fresh tomatoes

The tomatoes are added from the beginning together with all the other vegetables.

The fresh tomatoes give the ratatouille a fresh and summery taste.

Due to its delicate taste, it can be combined with fish and seafood.

Here I serve it with Cod baked with onion and potatoes.

Halibut Baked With Potatoes And Onions

easy ratatouille with fork

Using tomato sauce

The tomato sauce is added only in the last 30 minutes of cooking time once all the vegetables have caramelized.

The tomato sauce absorbs all the juices from the other vegetables creating a nice creamy sauce.

This ratatouille is rich and full of flavor, without being greasy.

Here I serve it with brown rice which makes a perfect contrast with its crunchy and nutty grains.

It is a great vegan recipe, so filling you will not miss the proteins.

If you are looking for more eggplant recipes, below you will find some more ideas.

Regular, round, small, long, white and tiger, a different way of cooking each shape.

Long eggplants

As a matter of interest, I always cut my vegetables over a dedicated vegetable cutting board as it is more hygienic.

I use a Joseph Joseph Large Index Advance Chopping Board Setyou can find on Amazon (affiliate link)

 Each board is colour coded and has a symbol indicating its use e.g. meat (red), fish (blue), vegetables (green), and cooked food (white).

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Easy Ratatouille Recipe Baked

Easy Ratatouille Recipe Baked
Prep Time
15 mins

Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins

Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

 

 This baked ratatouille is a healthy option as it uses less olive oil.  There are 2 options: 1 using fresh tomatoes for a more delicate taste and 2 with tomato sauce for a richer taste

Course:

Side Dishes
Cuisine:

French
Keyword:

healthy meal, side dish, vegetables
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 175 kcal

Ingredients
  • 3
    red peppers
  • 4
    zucchini
  • 3
    eggplants
  • 2
    onions
  • 4
    cloves
    garlic
  • 10
    leaves
    basil
    or 1 tbsp Provencal herbs
  • 2
    tsp
    salt
  • 3
    tbsp
    extra virgin olive oil
  • pepper
  • 4
    fresh tomatoes or
    1 can of tomato sauce

Instructions
  1. Prepare all the ingredients, washed, peeled and cut into cubes

  2. Grease with olive oil a large baking tray 

    Oil a baking tin
  3. Add all the vegetables, basil, garlic season and stir. If you are using tomato sauce instead of fresh tomatoes, leave it for later.

    Put the chopped vegetables
  4. Bake in the oven at 180 C - 350 F for 30 minutes

  5. Stir all the vegetables and put back in the oven for another 30 minutes

  6. Add the tomato sauce, stir and put back in the oven for another 30 minutes 

  7. The ratatouille can be served immediately or the next day

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

Calories 175 calories per serving
Fat 8 gr per serving
Carbohydrates 25 gr per serving
Proteins 5 gr per serving
Sugar 16 gr per serving
Sodium 794 mg per serving

Nutritional information is provided for general purpose only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely.

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  10 comments for “Easy Ratatouille Recipe Baked

  1. 6th August 2018 at 12:52 pm

    What a great fresh summery recipe! I have all these fresh tomatoes that I need ideas for. This is perfect.

    • Laura
      6th August 2018 at 2:06 pm

      Yes, it is perfect when you have lots of vegs to use

  2. 6th August 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Delicious! My family will love this meal and I really like how you giive 2 options for tomatoes.

    • Laura
      6th August 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Thanks, they are the same recipe but still so different

  3. 6th August 2018 at 1:49 pm

    I am a huge fan of eggplant. I love that you shared both ways you made this recipe. It looks delicious and I can’t wait to check your other eggplant recipes out!

    • Laura
      6th August 2018 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you, eggplants are such a tasty vegetable

  4. 6th August 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Oh I have never heard of this one but this looks spectacular and sounds delicious I need to make this soon for sure!

    • Laura
      6th August 2018 at 2:04 pm

      Thanks, it is very good and healthy

  5. 6th August 2018 at 3:22 pm

    I’ve never had ratatouille but it looks and sounds super delicious. Can’t wait to give it a try.

    • Laura
      6th August 2018 at 3:31 pm

      You should, it is so filling and comforting even if it is only vegs

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