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Baked Ratatouille Recipe

Baked Ratatouille Recipe

This recipe is heavenly when made with homegrown vegetables. It's so good, I sometimes make the casserole all for myself, then eat it for lunch a few days in a row.—Catherine Lee, Chandler, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 50 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup sliced onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 large eggplant (about 1-1/4 pounds), peeled and cubed
  • 4 medium zucchini, sliced
  • 1 large green pepper, cut into strips
  • 8 to 12 ounces sliced Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook bacon and onion over medium heat until bacon is crisp; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, oil, garlic, salt and Italian seasoning.
  • 2. Spread half into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the eggplant, zucchini, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 50-55 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 250 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 607 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 11 g protein.

Reviews for Baked Ratatouille

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Reviewed Aug. 29, 2013

"My new favorite ratatouille recipe! Did bake it covered kept it moist and the vegetables were just right..not too soft. And did omit the bacon and didn't miss. Still lots of flavor. Used provolone cheese since a favorite. Would stir the casserole after baking as better taste when mixed. Thanks for a great way to prepare this dish!"

Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

"Wow, this is packed with flavor and, while it is delicious right out of the oven, the next day it's even better. I will definitely keep this recipe close and use it again. Yummy!!"

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2012

"This is one of the freshest, best tasting meals we've ever had. I've recommended this recipe several times and my mouth waters just thinking about making it again this weekend."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2012

"I have made this many times. Family will ask if i will make it for get together. So juicy and all the flavors bind so well. Definitely stimulating to the taste buds."

Reviewed Feb. 7, 2012

"I found that the tomato mixture was too sparse. Also, my zucchini on top came out a little bit dry. I don't think the bacon or eggplant really complemented it. It was okay, I would probably make it again because my mom liked it a lot, but probably not for only myself."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2012

"I omitted the bacon and added fresh mushrooms. Delicious! I have also added browned chicken tenderloins on top for the last 30 minutes of baking."

Reviewed Sep. 28, 2011

"I doubled the diced tomatoes and used a whole can of tomato paste."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"like others, I made this dish for our son since he loved the movie. I enjoyed it, and will be adding it to my recipe collection. The only change in made is shredded cheese, and I can see where the sliced cheese would be better. Also, I baked it uncovered, per directions, but I may cover it next time, and let it crisp up the last 10 minutes or so uncovered. I thought it left the dish a bit too dry on top."

Reviewed Aug. 8, 2010

"very good, great way to use veggies from the garden!"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"This recipe is absolutely amazing. We had never had ratatouille before, but are completely hooked on this one. The only substitution we made was we placed mozzarella slices on top instead of the monterey jack. This dish was incredibly delicious. It tasted very fresh and you felt good about eating it."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2010

"This recipe was delicious the first day right out of the oven. Not as good as leftovers reheated in the microwave. Too oily. Next time I will reduce the oil to 1-2 tbs. since the cheese produces oil already."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2010

"My daughters are hooked on the Disney Movie Ratatouille, so I looked up a recipe to surprise them with.. The enjoyed the surprise but not the actual recipe. LOL.. But my husband and myself really loved this recipe. It was very yummy and was a refeshing change from the same ole vegetable side dish. Next time we are going to add cut up cooked chicken in with the vegetables for a meal."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"We love the movie as much as we loved this dish. I have three boys that never seem to want to eat their veggies. To my suprise they ate this dish and liked it! I will continue to make this dish in the years to come."

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2008

"Re Baked Ratatouille

This recipe is so easy and my family LOVES it! Thank you so much!

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2008

"Re: Baked Ratatouille

This is excellent - not soggy, the perfect consistency and flavor. Thank you, mojazz"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2008

"What a great recipe! I used to make it on top of the stove,but this is so much easier.Thanks!"

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