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Ratatouille (Yes, like from the movie)

Recipe Date: November 24, 2023
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Difficulty: Medium
Measurements: Imperial (US)
Ratatouille (Yes, from the movie)
2021 ‘Space Pants’ Mourvèdre


  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 small eggplant, trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • 1 zucchini, trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow squash, trimmed and very thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored and very thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons mascarpone cheese


Step 1
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).


Step 2
Spread tomato paste onto the bottom of a 10-inch square
baking dish. Sprinkle with onion and garlic. Stir in water
and 1 tablespoon olive oil until thoroughly combined.
Season with salt and pepper.


Step 3
Arrange alternating slices of eggplant, zucchini, yellow
squash, red bell pepper, and yellow bell pepper, starting
at the outer edge of the dish and working concentrical-
ly towards the center. Overlap slices a little to display


Step 4
Drizzle vegetables with remaining 3 tablespoons olive
oil; season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with thyme
leaves. Cover vegetables with a piece of parchment paper
cut to fit inside.


Step 5
Bake in the preheated oven until vegetables are roasted
and tender, about 45 minutes. Serve with dollops of mas-
carpone cheese.


Photo credit: Gianna Ghilarducci