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Easy Slow Cooker Ratatouille


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  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

There is no need to heat up the kitchen when making Easy Slow Cooker Ratatouille. It is delicious as an entree or side dish and is loaded with a bounty of fresh vegetables.


Ingredients

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  • 4 cups diced eggplant, about 1 1/2 pounds (1 1/2 inch dice)
  • 3 cups diced zucchini (1 1/2 inch dice)
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes (1 1/2 inch dice)
  • 1 1/2 cups diced red bell pepper (1 1/2 inch dice)
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 1/2 inch dice)
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • 1 can (8-ounce) tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil
  • shredded Parmesan cheese, for serving

Instructions

  1. Add ingredients to slow cooker: In a slow cooker, combine eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, and herbes de Provence. Pour tomato sauce over vegetables, stir to combine, and cover with the lid.
  2. Cook: Set slow cooker on LOW heat setting for 4 1/2 to 5 hours or on HIGH heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours.
  3. Serve: Serve as a side dish. Or serve as a main dish over rice, pasta, or polenta. Serve as an appetizer on crusty bread. Sprinkle with basil and shredded Parmesan cheese.

Notes

  • Summer vegetables are the best for this recipe. But this is a very forgiving recipe and even winter vegetables are fabulous in the dish.
  • Cut all the vegetables in the same size pieces. This helps them all cook at an even rate.
  • This is a great make ahead dish. Ratatouille tastes even better on day 2 or even 3!
  • Reheat this dish over medium low heat and stir occasionally. Or heat in the microwave on 60 percent power for 1 minute. Continue heating at 30 second intervals. Or heat covered in a 350 degree F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutritional information is an estimate and based on the ingredients and cooking methods used in this recipe.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 72
  • Sugar: 8.8.g
  • Sodium: 246
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.4 g
  • Fiber: 6.2 g
  • Protein: 3.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg