How to Make Ratatouille: A Simple and Flavorful Vegetable Stew

This Ratatouille recipe is a classic French vegetarian dish that is perfect for any occasion. Follow this easy step-by-step guide to make this delicious and healthy vegetable stew.

Ratatouille is a classic French dish that originated in Nice, France. It is a simple and flavorful vegetable stew made with eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic, and is seasoned with thyme and herbs de Provence. This vegetarian dish is perfect for any occasion and is the perfect way to showcase the fresh flavors of summer vegetables.

vegetarian ratatouille with fresh vegetables and herbs


  • 1 eggplant, diced
  • 2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Crusty bread, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large baking dish, combine the eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, onion, and garlic.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil over the vegetables and sprinkle with the dried thyme, herbs de Provence, salt, and pepper.
  4. Toss the vegetables to coat evenly.
  5. Pour the vegetable stock over the top of the vegetables.
  6. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 45 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  8. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the vegetables.
  9. Serve with crusty bread.
Srewed vegetable ratatouille with mozzarella cheese in white oven pan. French dish.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Use fresh and high-quality vegetables for the best flavor.
  • Cut the vegetables into similar sizes for even cooking.
  • Use a good-quality vegetable stock for the best flavor.
  • Add a pinch of sugar to the stew if the tomatoes are too acidic.
  • Ratatouille can be served hot, cold, or at room temperature.


  • Grilled Ratatouille: Grill the vegetables before baking for a smoky flavor.
  • Ratatouille Tart: Use the Ratatouille as a filling for a savory tart.

Ratatouille is a classic French vegetable stew that is easy to make and perfect for any occasion. The combination of eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic creates a flavorful and healthy dish that is perfect for a summer meal. Whether you serve it with crusty bread or as a side dish, it’s sure to be a hit with your guests.

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