Ratatouille Recipe

June 21, 2013

Ratatouille is one of those dishes that I just can’t spell but that I love to cook up a big batch of. It makes a perfect accompaniment alongside so many dishes. Serve it with pan fried pork or chicken breasts for a burst of summer flavour.

Ratatouille is also a film about a rat who learns to become a chef. The dish does not involve any rats but is a mix of tomatoes and vegetables. I love the taste and it is really easy to prepare. It also freezes very well so I bag up several portions and freeze to use later.

There are many different ways of making Ratatouille but I just take the simple approach and fry a load of vegetables and add tomatoes. You can vary the vegetables you use to make it your own. The family is not keen on aubergines so I did not include these for example.

Ratatouille Recipe



  1. Chop up the onions, garlic, courgettes and red pepper.ratauoille
  2. Warm some oil in a pan and add the onions, garlic, courgettes and red pepper.
  3. When these are nearly soft add the red pepper, cherry tomatoes and cabbage
  4. Pour over the tomatoes and add chopped rosemary and black pepper to season.
  5. Cook until softened, but do not let the vegetables get too soft

Cabbage is not normally part of the dish but as I had a glut of cabbage having bought the most enormous one from the local farm I decided to add it in. It actually worked very well.


5 responses to “Ratatouille Recipe”

  1. You can buy it ready made in tins or jars in France so I always have a couple in the cupboard and often use it as a quick standby. I’d never thought about adding mushrooms to it though – good idea 🙂

  2. Sue says:

    I like to use oregano or basil in mine. Aubergine is also a good ingredient.

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