Fusilli in Ratatouille Sauce

"This hearty sauce is Creole-French, and although this recipe places it over pasta, rice could work as well. It was always a good way to get my children to eat eggplant when they were little. Presented with a green salad and crusty garlic bread, it's also a meal that I can serve my vegetarian friends."
photo by Catherine B. photo by Catherine B.
photo by Catherine B.
photo by Mrs Goodall photo by Mrs Goodall
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  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over med. heat.
  • Add the onion and bell pepper and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 6 minutes.
  • Add the eggplant, zucchini, garlic, salt, pepper, sugar, and Cajun spice.
  • Reduce the heat to med-low; cover and cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomatoes, the vinegar, and the 3 tablespoons of water.
  • Simmer, covered for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, cook the fusilli according the the package directions.
  • When the fusilli is done, drain well and toss it into the ratatouille.
  • Serve immediately while still hot.

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  1. Cindy O.
    We loved this - even my kids. The cajun spices and vinegar really set this recipe apart. We served it over polenta. Yum!
  2. Catherine B.
    This was the perfect dish to make the most of the fresh veggies from my trip to the Farmer's Market this morning. I followed the recipe exactly and wouldn't change a thing.,,,,,except I chose to serve it over cheese grits, for a vegetarian version of one of our favorite shrimp dishes. This is a keeper!
  3. Claidan
    OMG! This was so delicious and easy to make. The kids (I have 7 year old twins) and I made this for our dinner and a movie night. We made Ratatouille for the Ratatouille movie and even my sometimes picky eaters (when it comes to veggies, etc) loved it! We served it over pasta (b/c I thought that would look more appealing to them and they devoured it). Next time we will just eat it w bread alone. Thanks for an AWESOME and healthy recipe!
  4. la cuisiniere TRUBL
    quick, easy, delicious!
  5. Mrs Goodall
    I made this as my last recipe of ZWT 3. I have to admit, I thought it would be maybe a 4 star recipe. It turned out to be 5 stars for me! It was easy and really yummy. I served with orzo pasta. I love when simple looking, easy to make recipes turn out to be such winners! Thanks Bert's Kitchen Witch!!


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