Ratatouille, a classic French dish with tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper and onion, is frequently cooked low and slow until it turns silky and luscious. We kept the classic flavor but gave it a makeover by thinly slicing the vegetables and layering them in a cast-iron pan. We brighten up the flavor at the end with a splash of red-wine vinegar.

Hilary Meyer
Source: EatingWell.com, May 2018


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper is soft and the onion is beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat. Carefully layer eggplant, zucchini (and/or summer squash) and tomatoes in an alternating shingle pattern over the pepper and onion. (They will overlap quite a bit.) If you have extra vegetable slices, save them for another use. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil and sprinkle with pepper and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  • Place the pan in the oven and bake until the vegetables are tender, about 1 hour. Drizzle vinegar and the remaining 1 tablespoon oil over the top and sprinkle with marjoram. Let cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Leftovers can be refrigerated for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

199.5 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 15.9g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 5.8g 23% DV; sugars 9.3g; fat 14.7g 23% DV; saturated fat 2.1g 10% DV; vitamin a iu 1881.4IU 38% DV; vitamin c 65.2mg 109% DV; folate 71.2mcg 18% DV; calcium 45mg 5% DV; iron 1.3mg 7% DV; magnesium 43.9mg 16% DV; potassium 730.9mg 21% DV; sodium 304.9mg 12% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.