- 1 each (preferably long and skinny, very thinly sliced): yellow squash, zucchini, eggplant, red bell pepper
- 1 1/2 c. tomato sauce
- 3 T. olive oil, divided
- 1/2 medium onion, minced
- 2 T. minced garlic
- 2 t. balsamic vinegar
- 1 t. fresh thyme
- s/p to taste
- parchment paper
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Spread tomato sauce in the bottom of an 8x8" square or approximately 9" round casserole dish.
4. Drizzle with remaining olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with fresh thyme, salt, and pepper.
And for the Michael-approved version, I added sliced salami in place of the eggplant and cooked as above. He appreciated the addition of meat since we ate it as a main course. Although, I'm sure it's completely sacrilegious to add salami to ratatouille, it did look pretty good.
Optional (but recommended): Follow up with your favorite Disney movie night! The girls really enjoyed watching Ratatouille and eating the dish made just like Remy the rat did.