The kids and I made Ratatouille tonight in homage to the Disney movie Ratatouille! We just went to Walt Disney World last week with my sister and nephews and Disney was fresh on our minds! We also got a huge produce box from Springs Farms, overflowing with Zucchini, Eggplant, Squash, Tomatoes and more. It was the perfect opportunity to use the fresh produce and make a healthy dish themed after my favorite place in the world!
Both the kids got involved in the kitchen to help make this recipe; it was quite labor intensive and we needed all hands on deck!
I looked at a few different Ratatouille recipes and didn’t find one that I thought sounded really good, so I tweaked a recipe I found on allrecipes.com. This takes a lot of work, but I definitely think it’s worth it!
Let me know if you give it a try!
Disney's Ratatouille Recipe
- 1 (6 ounce) can of Hunt's tomato paste
- 1/4 cup frozen cut white onions
- 1 Tbsp. white sugar
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3/4 cup water
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
- 1 small eggplant
- 1 zucchini
- 1 yellow squash
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 3 Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 Tbsp. mascarpone cheese
- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees
- Slice the squash, zucchini and peppers extremely thin and set aside. Slice the eggplant by cutting in half and then cutting thin slices. Toss the eggplant in a generous pinch of salt and set aside for 30 minutes. You can remove the bitterness from the eggplant by coating in salt, then rinsing prior to use.
- Heat up olive oil in a sauté pan. Add garlic, onions and sugar. (The sugar helps the onions caramelize). Sauté until the onions are clear. Add tomato paste, salt, Italian seasoning and water. Heat through.
- Layer the thinly sliced vegetables in a concentric circle, alternating slices of eggplant, zucchini, squash, red and yellow bell peppers. Drizzle the vegetables with 3 Tbsp. of olive oil and season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
- Remove from oven, let cool and then serve with dollops of mascarpone cheese.
Courses Side Dish
Serving Size Nutrition for entire recipe
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 19.1 g
Total Carbohydrates 25 g
Protein 5.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.