Fusilli in Ratatouille Sauce
photo by Catherine B.
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- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large yellow onion (sliced thinly)
- 1 green bell pepper (diced)
- 1 small eggplant (unpeeled and diced)
- 1 medium zucchini (unpeeled and diced)
- 4 garlic cloves (minced)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cajun spices
- 1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes in puree
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 12 ounces fusilli
- 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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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!
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!
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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