To be completely honest…
Prior to watching the Disney Pixar Movie, I had no idea what Ratatouille was. The only thing I knew was it was a French dish & I love French food. After watching the movie, I researched several recipes online on how to make the dish “exactly” the way Remy, the rat, made it. I tried different versions. They were all time consuming and lacked a little something. In my head, I had this idea of what I thought it should taste like. Once I have that vision, I can pretty much duplicate any dish.
Over the past few years, I have perfected my fancy schmancy recipe for Ratatouille but in all honesty, because it’s time-consuming, I don’t make it as often as I would like. That led to Lazy girl *points to self* coming up with an easier yet still tasty version of a dish that I have grown to love. This dish is all veggies and great for those who do meatless Mondays or meatless period. It’s also great when the weather gets cooler and you’re in need of something hearty and warm.
For the love of Crockpots
If you don’t already own a crockpot, you should. They have them for less than $20 at Walmart! If you have a bigger family, get a 6-quart size.
Here’s some that I have and can recommend:
Next time I make the fancier version of this, I’ll be sure to share it but for now here’s the easiest Ratatouille dish you will ever make. It’s quick, crockpot & tasty!
Sharing from SnapChat
I’m always sharing things daily on SnapChat. Here’s a quick demo on making this dish
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- 2 quart or larger crockpot
- 1 large Eggplant, rough chopped
- 2 Zucchini's, rough chopped
- 4 Roma tomatoes, rough chopped
- 2 Bell peppers, rough chopped
- 1/2 Onion, rough chopped
- 1 T garlic
- 1 8 oz can Tomato sauce
- 2 T Italian seasoning
- salt & pepper
- 1 cup grated Parmesan & Romano
- In a pan, add the onions & garlic and sauté till onions are translucent.
- Then add can of tomato sauce & simmer for 2 mins.
- While onion mix simmers, add the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot & season with Italian seasoning & salt & pepper.
- Top with onion mixture and 1/2 cup of grated cheese.
- Cook on low for 5-6 hours or 4 hours on high.
- Top with the other 1/2 cup of grated cheese before serving.
- Optional: Yellow squash & mushrooms can be added to this dish as well.
- Serve this as a side dish or as a main dish over rice or with some crusty bread & a salad.