Photo of Ratatouille Bake by WW

Ratatouille Bake

2
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr 25 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
1 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
This classic French dish is traditionally a stew that requires cooking each vegetable separately before simmering them together. Our baked version cuts down the hands-on cooking time and makes for a showstopping presentation.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

4 spray(s)

Plum tomato(es)

4 large, sliced 1⁄4 inch thick

Olive oil

2 Tbsp, divided

Uncooked onion(s)

1 large, thinly sliced

Garlic clove

4 clove(s), finely chopped, divided (about 4 tsp)

Kosher salt

1¾ tsp, divided

Fresh thyme

1½ tsp, chopped, divided

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Uncooked zucchini

1 large, sliced 1⁄4 inch thick

Yellow summer squash

1 large, sliced 1⁄4 inch thick

Eggplant(s)

1 small, baby Italian or small Japanese, sliced 1⁄4 inch thick

Basil

¼ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the tomato slices in a single layer on paper towels to drain.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tsp oil over medium-low. Add the onion, 2 tsp garlic, ¼ tsp salt, and ½ tsp thyme. Cook, stirring often, until the onion softens slightly, 7 to 8 minutes. Spread the onions across the bottom of the prepared pan.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the black pepper and the remaining 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp oil, 2 tsp garlic, 1½ tsp salt, and 1 tsp thyme. In a large bowl, combine the zucchini, summer squash, and eggplant slices. Add the oil mixture and toss to coat.
  4. Working along the outside of the baking dish, arrange the zucchini, squash, eggplant, and tomato slices in a circle so the slices are upright, alternating the vegetable slices to complete the circle. Repeat to create a smaller circle of alternating vegetables inside the outer circle. Tightly fill in the center with any remaining vegetables, fitting in as many slices as possible. Pour any remaining oil in the bowl over the vegetables.
  5. Bake, uncovered, until the vegetables are browned and tender, 50 to 55 minutes. Let the ratatouille stand for 5 minutes. Before serving, garnish with the basil.
  6. Serving size: about ¾ cup