Layered Ratatouille

Layered Ratatouille

  • Preheat your oven to 375°F.

  • Cook the chopped onion, minced garlic, and chopped bell pepper in 2 Tbsp of nice olive oil over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently until tender.

  • Add in the can of crushed tomatoes and herbs, simmer for 15 minutes while stirring frequently until thickened. Taste and adjust your seasoning with salt and pepper.

  • While the sauce is cooking, cut your vegetables into 1/8″ slices.

  • Once the sauce has reached a nice consistency, carefully pour it into a 2 qt baking dish. Arrange your sliced vegetables in alternating fashion, standing up on their sides over the sauce. Brush the vegetables with your remaining olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

  • Cover tightly with foil or a lid and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, carefully remove the dish from the oven and uncover. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes or so, until your vegetables are tender and golden-brown and delicious.

  • Carefully remove from the oven and let stand for a few minutes. Sprinkle your chopped fresh basil over the top and enjoy!