This is a great recipe for the popular side dish of Ratatouille. It uses fresh Mediterranean vegetables like eggplant, zucchini and tomato.
Hey, ive made this recipe quite a few times now, and i think that with these improvements, you could have a 5 star dish: 1) Fry the onion with the aubergine and garlic. Otherwise the onions still stay crunchy when youve got them out of the oven. 2) You dont have to layer it if you dont want to. Its just if you need to be particularly careful over presentation. 3) In the last 5 minutes of cooking, take the lid off the casserole dish, to allow the parmesan to brown slightly 4) Leave the casserole lid off for the last 15 minutes of cooking, to try to evaporate the liquid that stores up at the bottom of the pan. Otherwise, you'll end up with a rataouille soup! Anyway, thanks for sharing! - 16 Oct 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
This is a flavorful, hearty recipe, but very low calorie. I served it as a main dish with couscous to soak up the liquid. Like many other reviewers, I made a few adjustments based on the availability ingredients, and prices at the supermarket, but nothing major: *I cooked everything in a crock pot on low for 8 hours (the house smelled wonderful!) *I added only a little freshly grated romano cheese just before serving, instead of parmesan as the recipe calls for *I added yellow squash in addition to the zucchini I had enough ratatouille for dinner for my husband and myself, lunch the next day, dinner several days later, and frozen portions for an easy dinner this winter. Great recipe! - 24 Oct 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I usually make a saute version of ratatouille, to keep the vegetables crispy, but this baked version came out with nice crisp vegetables too, and it was very easy to make. I added some thyme and rosemary, and a splash of white wine and served over rice to soak up the delicious juices. This is a perfect addition to my harvest season collection. - 15 Aug 2004 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)