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Served with plenty of crusty bread and a green salad, this is a perfect dish for brunch or a light supper. Roasting is an excellent technique for ratatouille because the vegetables retain a distinct texture, yet the flavors meld. Pay close attention while you are cooking the eggs in the oven; they turn from nicely set to hard as a rock in a flash.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, Fall 2002


Recipe Summary

1 hr 40 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Combine eggplant, onion, zucchini, bell pepper and garlic in a large bowl; drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil; toss to coat. Spread the vegetables on the prepared baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Roast the vegetables, uncovered, turning often, until lightly browned and tender, about 45 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Cut tomatoes into chunks. Stir the tomatoes (and their juices), basil and parsley into the vegetables. Cover with foil.

  • Bake until the ratatouille is hot and bubbling, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven.

  • With a large spoon, make four evenly spaced indentations in the hot ratatouille. Carefully break an egg into each indentation. Sprinkle cheese over the vegetables and eggs. Bake, uncovered, until the eggs are set and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • While the eggs are baking, toast bread and drizzle each slice with 12 teaspoon olive oil. Divide bread slices among 4 plates or shallow soup bowls.

  • To serve, lift an egg and ratatouille from the baking dish and place on top of a slice of toasted bread. Spoon the remaining vegetables and juices around the edges, distributing evenly. Garnish with more basil, if desired.


Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 4, cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat before continuing.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 28.7g; dietary fiber 5.6g; sugars 11g; fat 20.7g; saturated fat 6.4g; cholesterol 204.4mg; vitamin a iu 1317.6IU; vitamin c 34.8mg; folate 133.9mcg; calcium 273.3mg; iron 2.1mg; magnesium 43.6mg; potassium 495.2mg; sodium 540.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

1 starch, 3 vegetable, 2 medium-fat meat, 2 fat