Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Recipe Testing: "Ratatouille"

Last night I was craving Italian food, but didn't necessarily want to eat pasta. I initially thought about this noodle-less lasagne I had been seeing all over Pinterest but I don't love ricotta or cottage cheese. So I created something of my own and I am totally obsessed. It was the perfect dinner, my own take on ratatouille

Ingredients (to serve four):
- one large eggplant
- one large zucchini
- one red pepper
- half of a white onion
- basil
- chicken sausage
- fresh mozzerella
- tomato sauce (my favorite out of the jar sauce of Rao's)

1. Remove chicken sausage from the casing and brown it in a pan, while cooking all the way through.
2. On medium to high heat, add chopped eggplant, zucchini, red pepper and onion. Mix around until onions are beginning to become transparent
3. Add half a jar of tomato sauce and fresh basil
4. Cover and let simmer on low for 10 minutes (or until sauce is cooked down a bit and vegetables are cooked through)
5. Plate food, and add fresh mozzarella (we also added a little bit of parm)
6. Serve!

It was a really filling, healthy, hearty dish that can be revised with all different vegetables (next time I want to try spinach and broccoli). My husband, who typically doesn't like carb-less dinners loved it too. Definitely a success.


  1. ratatouille is so easy and so good/healthy! mmm.

  2. Looks delish, but I totally thought those were marshmallows! Haha. Definitely caught my attention! I make a similar sausage, peppers & onions with parmesan. So good. So easy!

  3. This sounds perfect and so easy! Can't wait to try.

  4. This looks incredible, definitely testing it out this week!

  5. Looks amazing! I thought the mozzarella balls were marshmallows as well! Thank you for posting, I am pinning it to my food board so I can remember to try it out.

  6. Definitely making this! Looks delish :)

  7. Yum! Looks like hearty & healthy meal! Must try soon :)
    Simply Akshara

  8. Oh wow that looks absolutely delicious! :)

  9. Yumm!! Might be good with spaghetti squash too, if you're looking for a pasta-like consistency but want to use vegetables instead..? Going to have to try this for myself!

  10. Looks so good! I have been wanting to try that no bake lasagna too. Love the idea of adding the sausage in too!

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