Prep 30 mins
Cook 9 hrs
Hello Vegetarians...here's a crock pot recipe for you. I love ratatouille because it's so versatile and can be used to make a killer pizza, great on pasta or as part of a casserole with chicken and cheese, or how about ratatouille lasagna? I guess I'd better stop brainstorming and write down these recipes to post too!
- 2 large onions, cut in half and sliced
- 1 large eggplant, sliced, cut in 2 inch pieces
- 4 small zucchini, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 large green bell peppers, de-seeded and cut into thin strips
- 2 large tomatoes, cut into 1/2 inch wedges
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- red pepper flakes, to spice it up
- Layer half the vegetables in a large crock pot in the following order: onion, eggplant, zucchini, garlic, green peppers, tomatoes.
- Next sprinkle half the basil, oregano, sugar, parsley, salt and pepper on the veggies.
- Dot with half of the tomato paste.
- Repeat layering process with remaining vegetables, spices and tomato paste.
- Drizzle with olive oil.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours.
- Place in serving bowl and sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
- Refrigerate to store.
- May freeze up to 6 weeks.
Wow! What a great recipe! I cleaned out the kitchen sink with this. I added all sorts of fresh veggies I had in the fridge, including green beans, asparagus, celery, poatoes. I went a little overboard and had to press down on the lid of the crock pot to get it to close. It made a lot! I froze quite a bit of the leftovers for future use. So far I have had this with pasta, as a pizza base, and on a toasted baguette as an open faced sandwich. This recipe is so versatile you can so soooo much with it, and it is delicious!
Really liked this. I thought it was a little boring just eating it plain, but it makes the best sandwiches ever. I buttered up some dutch crunch rolls and toasted them in the oven, then melted some mozzarella on one side and added the ratatouille. It was pretty messy because the ratatouille is so juicy, but it was amazing! I think I could eat those sandwiches every day.
My DH & DD loved this recipie. I did have a few additions and two substitution. In place of the fresh tomatoes I used 2 28oz cans of diced, and I added diced celery, carrots and zucchini. I didn't have red pepper flakes so I used chili powder instead. This recipie was a great base to start with and is awsome even without my changes! Thanks so much!