Ahead of Time Toppings Vegetables Vegetarian


Written by ClareW

Ratatouille is a simple French vegetarian dish that helps complete so many other dishes. Whether it be as a topping on a baked potato to a side dish for a meat dish it works each time. I have used the traditional aubergine, courgette, tomatoes, onions and red pepper but the options are vast. Ratatouille serves on fish is a delight that I would recommend. as well.



A favourite side dish that goes with so many dishes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Vegetables, Vegetarian
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 1353kcal



  • Ratatouille is a collection of chopping to start with.
  • Slice the courgettes into 1 in pieces.
  • Slice the aubergines lengthways into quarters and then also into 1in slices.
  • Remove the seeds from the peppers and slice into pieces.
  • Peel the tomatoes. (make a small slice in the base of each tomato and place them into a bowl Cover with boiling water and leave for about a minute. Drain and when cool, the skin should just peel away).
  • When peeled, chop into slices.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pyrex dish and add the chopped onions. Cook for about 10 minutes until the onions are solft and tender with a golden colour.
  • Add the slices on the aubergine, courgette, peppers and tomatoes in the dish alternatively to create a lovely pattern in the dish. A little time spent here make it look amazing.
  • Heat on the hob for a few minutes and add the sugar, garlic together with a pinch of salt and pepper for seasoning and about half of the basil.
  • Pour the chicken stock to the dish to give moisture but not to drown it.
  • Cover with foil and cook gently for about 20 minutes. You don’t want a hard heat on the delicate vegetables.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle with the remaining basil for a fresh flavour.


Sodium: 200mg | Calcium: 509mg | Vitamin C: 730mg | Vitamin A: 19765IU | Sugar: 118g | Fiber: 64g | Potassium: 8998mg | Calories: 1353kcal | Saturated Fat: 10g | Fat: 65g | Protein: 41g | Carbohydrates: 183g | Iron: 12mg