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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 345.6
  • Total Fat: 8.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 315.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 59.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.2 g
  • Protein: 10.3 g

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Nathan's Two-Thumbs-Up Ratatouille

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Nathan's Two-Thumbs-Up Ratatouille

Introduction

Inspired by the animated feature film, Ratatouille, this veggie-packed dish makes six healthy and hearty servings. Inspired by the animated feature film, Ratatouille, this veggie-packed dish makes six healthy and hearty servings.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 small onions, chopped
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    1 bay leaf
    3 Tbsp. olive oil
    1 medium eggplant, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
    1.5 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil OR 2 tsp. dried basil
    1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
    3/4 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. chopped fresh marjoram, OR 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
    2 summer squash, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
    1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
    2 cups chopped tomatoes
    12 ounces dry pasta, cooked according to package directions
    Optional ingredients (not included in Nutrition Information): sliced black olives, fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Saute onion, garlic and bay leaf in olive oil for 5 minutes.
2. Add eggplant, basil, rosemary, salt and marjoram.
3. Cover and cook over medium heat.
4. Stir occasionally until eggplant is soft, about 15-20 minutes.
5. Add squash, sweet peppers and tomatoes.
6. Simmer 10 minutes until tender.
7. Remove the bay leaf carefully.
8. Serve over hot, prepared pasta.
9. Sprinkle with parsley, black olives, shredded
10. Mozzarella cheese and/or grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SPARKPEOPLE.






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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love ratatouilee -- although I drench the sliced eggplant in lots of salt for 20 minutes (remove sharp taste from it) then rinse in cold water before adding to the sauteed onion and garlic and zuccini. Even better the next day. - 7/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Excellent recipe! My children fell in love with ratatouille after the Disney movie, and learned how to make it -- my son wants to be a professional chef someday. Or a tuba player. Whatever. - 8/8/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Reminds me of my childhood days in Belgium - 11/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This was an easy recipe! I added mushrooms and used rice in place of pasta. I grilled chicken breasts to go with the dish. My whole family loved it. Great summer meal! - 8/12/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good and easy to make. I dislike eggplant so I omitted this and doubled up on the squash. Great way to get in lots of veggies!! - 11/10/07

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a great recipe. I do a cooking booth in a grocery store and have made it several times there with rave reviews. I have used canned diced tomatoes with some of the juice drained and it still came out very well. - 7/24/07

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is a favorite in our house now! I added boiled chicken breast to it and skipped the pasta. I also used zuchini instead of eggplant. All the vegtable's I used were from my Moms garden. Thank you so much for sharing!! - 7/24/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Big thumbs up for my French fiance, who is from the South of France, where this recipe comes from. He told me that his mom actually bakes her Ratatouille in the oven, so I'll try that next time. This recipe absolutely needs zucchini - arguably the most important ingredient!- so I added that in. Yum! - 2/6/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe was delicious. My guys don't tend to like veggie dishes. I baked a chicken tenderloin for each of them and tossed it with their dish. I could eat this everyday! Thanks - 4/7/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My 7 year-old son loved helping me make this and my entire family really enjoyed the flavor. It filled me up more quickly than I had thought it would. Good Stuff! - 10/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My husband claims not to like eggplant, but he liked this! Me too! - 9/27/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this with some substitutions, and it turned out great. Since it was all veggies I expected it to be lighter, and it was a little too heavy for a summer evening, for me. But certainly rich and delicious. I expect the leftovers to be even more flavorful. - 8/24/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very flavorful, hubby wants chicken added next time. - 8/22/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    we all love this at our house it is the best last time we made it we added some broccoli and cauliflower it was wonderful we cooked these 2 veggies a little before we added them we have also used this as a lasagna type sauce that is awesome - 7/25/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love this dish,lots of flavor,plus if you want you can toss in a little boiled chicken breast and just add the calorie difference in - 7/16/07

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  • This is the best Ratatouille I have ever eaten! Fresh herbs make it even better. - 10/12/13

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  • Used the black olives & some red bell pepper. I used this as a side dish with lamb patties so made serving size less. Was very good. - 10/1/13

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  • We liked this filling, healthy dinner a lot. I served it with couscous and it was excellent, though I think I will boost the seasonings next time. - 5/6/13

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  • Very similar to ratatouille I make for DH frequently. I add in courgette (zucchini) too, and green bell pepper.
    It's definitely better with fresh peeled & chopped tomato than with tinned.
    No squash (DH preference), and I add the aubergine (egg plant) last.
    DH loves it as veg, also as base for so - 7/14/12

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  • This recipe is delicious! Next time I will cut the squash down smaller so they will cook faster, but the flavors were incredible! Definitely will be making this again! - 7/1/12

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  • To all you out there that have not tried ratatouille before.
    It doesn't usually look so soggy. I am inspired to get a camera to get a picture of other versions. - 5/18/12

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  • I was disappointed in this recipe. It had very little flavor. I will try to make it again and tweak it so its more flavorful. - 9/21/11

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  • Super yummy way to fit more veggies into your diet! Take away the pasta, and it's also great with couscous or brown rice. - 9/19/11

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  • Very tasty.. even my 5yr old liked it (even if she did pick out the eggplant). I would make it again. - 9/2/11

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  • (Forgot to add the rating last time!) This was my first time making ratatouille and this recipe was very easy to follow. It came out delicious! I'll definitely make it again. - 8/17/11

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  • I liked it, but DH didn't. Very filling and tastes like summer. - 8/2/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I probably would NOT use Egg plant . The WW points for this is a 9 ! WOW.... - 7/9/11

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  • Delicious! - 6/15/11

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  • Even my picky daughters love this. Great on bow tie pasta. - 6/8/11

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  • Excellent! I divided it in half and added 1 lb. peeled shrimp to one half to appease my carnivorous husband! We ate it over brown rice. I think it would be great with quinoa as well. - 5/15/11

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  • Just made this tonight. It is delicious! Loving all the veggies. I will be taking it for lunch (served over pasta) this week. Great recipe! - 5/8/11

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  • Scrumptious and with just 2 of us eating it there are tons of leftovers! It was last night's dinner and today's lunch. - 2/3/11

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  • Very good. I usually don't like eggplant but took others' suggestions to salt and rinse it first. It made all the difference. I'd definitely make this again. - 1/29/11

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  • Yummy!!!!! - 11/7/10

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  • Great recipe. My Dad used to make ratatouille, but with more garlic and less herbs. I like this recipe much better. I served over brown rice, with grilled fish on the side. I didn't have time for the olives and parmesan, but will do so next time! - 9/23/10

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  • Sounds fantastic! Many years ago I had found a recipe for a green tomato ratatouille that I had made that was outstanding - plus it used up lots of those non-ripened tomatoes out of the garden!! Might have to make up a big batch this week as I have a table full of those!! - 9/20/10

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  • Love this it is so tasty, I will for sure make it again. - 8/22/10

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  • Very good! I added a little Merlot & sliced portabella mushrooms - and skipped the pasta. My husband even liked it. - 8/9/10

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  • Made this last night and even the eggplant haters went back for seconds! Definitely a keeper. I posted links to this recipe on 3 of my spark teams! - 8/5/10

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  • I have never had ratatouille before and I thoroughly enjoyed this! I didn't use the marjoram or bay leaf but I did get to use fresh basil and rosemary from my garden. I used rice instead of pasta and asiago instead of parmesean. It was very good. - 7/10/10

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  • love this, I make it for my lunches at work. I add one slice motz to top and have cup watermelong on side. - 6/27/10

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  • Anything that includes eggplant is my dish!! - 6/6/10

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  • Absolutely the best thing ever! - 6/6/10

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  • This was really delicious and really easy! I didn't have egg plant, so I just subbed some zucchini (per other rating suggestions). I tossed it up with some whole wheat penne, and it was awesome! Looking forward to the leftovers! - 3/29/10

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  • really good, I added a bit to the spices and used canned Hunts tomatoes, yum - 2/14/10

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  • I was pleasantly surprised by this. I am by no means a vegetarian so I decided to make this with extreme skepticism. But I will definately make it again. - 1/30/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This didn't really do much for my family. It wasn't terrible, but I wasn't as wowed as some of the other reviewers! I added some cooked chicken and omitted the eggplant, but doubled the squash. Seemed a bit dry to me. - 1/19/10

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  • Very yummy! Very filling! Especially liked the cheese and olives add to it! Added some chicken as well. - 1/9/10

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  • Excellent! Seasonings add alot of flavor. - 12/20/09

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  • This Thanksgiving we played games after lunch. One was to think of a forgein word starting with an R. Ratatoullie was one that we came up with and there was a disscussion about what it was. It would be good to fix, and watch the movie about the mouse, somenight when my nieces are here. Thank you! - 11/29/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delish! I will be making this recipe on December 1. GIve Nathan a big hug for me. - 11/26/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We had it over pasta.With a salad and bread. - 9/28/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very nice and flavoursome. Dad and my sister typical meat eaters went back for seconds. Definately will be made again - 9/7/09

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I was underwhelmed. It was alright but it didn't really have anything special, any pizazz. My husband and I thought it was a bit boring. - 8/29/09

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Cool I think I'll try it - 8/18/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Nom! Alot of prep work but well worth it. I've never had ratatouilee before so I cant compare but this was delicious. definitly a keeper. - 7/21/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to try this. My mom used to make ratatouilee and it was great. I miss it. - 7/8/09

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good, easy to make. I would make it again. We ate it over noodles. Next time, I think I will use rice. - 6/29/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow!!! I loved this dish. - 6/6/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an awesome Ratatouille!!! I am new to healthy eating and this was not only easy to make, but Incredibly Delicious!!! TWO THUMBS WAY UP THERE!!! - 11/29/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was amazing and SO very filling. There is enough left over to last us the whole weekend! I will surely be making this again! - 6/7/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was a pretty good recipe. I substituted in zucchini instead of the summer squash and it turned out alright. I thought that it needed a bit more flavour though. - 1/26/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This as good but a little bland. I added a lot of crushed red pepper to give it more spice. - 11/8/07

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It was good. - 8/26/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was fantastic! - 8/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Lots of flavor! Very yummy!! I'll be eating it all week. - 8/12/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Tons of flavor! Great way to use veggies from the garden - 8/9/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    VERY GOOD! - 8/8/07

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very very tasty! Makes enough for a week of good eating! - 8/8/07

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  • Incredible!
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    deliscious - 7/21/07

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