Slow Cooker Ratatouille Recipe

Ratatouille is a traditional French Vegetable Stew prepared mainly with tomatoes which is the key ingredient and along with onions, garlic, eggplant, squash, zucchini, bell peppers and herbs. According to wiki, there is much debate on how to make a traditional ratatouille. Basically it’s sautéing and then baking then I thought why not prepared it in my own easy way with slow cooker? So here is the slow cooker Ratatouille – a perfect summer recipe.

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Ratatouille – what a wonderful movie right? But today I am not going to talk about the movie. It’s about the recipe. It’s a perfect summer recipe where you get all these seasonal veggies. But you can add any veggies you like and also modify the herbs according to your preference. I used thyme and basil but you can also use fennel, marjoram etc.  I didn’t want to slow cook raw onions and garlic so I sautéed them first and then slow cooked along with rest of the veggies.

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Slow Cooker Alternatives:

  • If you don’t have slow cooker, sauté all the veggies and then layer them bakeware, add the vegetable stock and bake them until the veggies are soft and tender.
  • You can also simmer all these veggies along with herbs and vegetable stock in a casserole until the veggies are soft and tender.

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Here is my slow cooker ratatouille recipe,

Ingredients:

  • Medium Sized Onion – 1
  • Garlic Cloves – 3
  • Half of big size eggplant approximately 2 cups chopped
  • Tomatoes – 3 to 4
  • Zucchini – 1
  • Yellow Zucchini – 1 
  • Colored Bell Peppers – 1/4 each. (I used red, yellow and orange)
  • Fresh Basil Leaves – 10
  • Dried Thyme –  3 tsps
  • Vegetable Stock – 16 oz
  • Salt – 3 tsps
  • Ground Pepper – 2 tsps
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 3 tbsps

Prep Work:

  • Chop all the veggies into cubes including onions and garlic.

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Steps:

  • Heat a pan and add the olive oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté until they are translucent.
  • Turn the heat off and now add them to the slow cooker.
  • Add all the other veggies, salt, ground pepper, basil, thyme and vegetable stock.
  • Mix well and let it cook in slow mode for 4 to 4.5 hours.

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That’s it. Ratatouille is ready. Serve hot with French bread or just by itself. It’s a healthy and complete meal on its own.

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Notes:

  • I didn’t add squash but went with yellow zucchini.
  • Add veggies and adjust their proportion according to your preference. Same with salt and pepper.
  • Instead of fresh basil, dried basil can be used too. 

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Slow Cooker Ratatouille Recipe
Ratatouille is a traditional French Vegetable Stew prepared mainly with tomatoes which is the key ingredient and along with onions, garlic, eggplant, squash, zucchini, bell peppers and herbs.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
5 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
5 hr
Ingredients
  1. Medium Sized Onion - 1
  2. Garlic Cloves - 3
  3. Half of big size eggplant approximately 2 cups chopped
  4. Tomatoes - 3 to 4
  5. Zucchini - 1
  6. Yellow Zucchini - 1
  7. Colored Bell Peppers - 1/4 each. (I used red, yellow and orange)
  8. Fresh Basil Leaves - 10
  9. Dried Thyme - 3 tsps
  10. Vegetable Stock - 16 oz
  11. Salt - 3 tsps
  12. Ground Pepper - 2 tsps
  13. Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 3 tbsps
Prep Work
  1. Chop all the veggies into cubes including onions and garlic.
Steps
  1. Heat a pan and add the olive oil.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté until they are translucent.
  3. Turn the heat off and now add them to the slow cooker.
  4. Add all the other veggies, salt, ground pepper, basil, thyme and vegetable stock.
  5. Mix well and let it cook in slow mode for 4 to 4.5 hours.
  6. That’s it. Ratatouille is ready. Serve hot with French bread or just by itself. It’s a healthy and complete meal on its own.
Notes
  1. I didn’t add squash but went with yellow zucchini.
  2. Add veggies and adjust their proportion according to your preference. Same with salt and pepper.
  3. Instead of fresh basil, dried basil can be used too.
Slow Cooker Alternatives
  1. If you don’t have slow cooker, sauté all the veggies and then layer them bakeware, add the vegetable stock and bake them until the veggies are soft and tender.
  2. You can also simmer all these veggies along with herbs and vegetable stock in a casserole until the veggies are soft and tender.
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14 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Ratatouille Recipe

  1. Ratatouille is very impressive.. I do have a slow cooker which has been resting for some time now, looks like I have to put it to use. Luv the one pot dish with load of veggies!

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I found you on my website as I use Sumome, you popped up in the discover box in the corner of my screen .. So I thought I would let you know it is working! Also, I printed this recipe which you made super easy for me and cannot wait to try it!!

  3. Guess what Sri.. S asked me to make Ratatouille a few weeks back! I had to tell him that the actual one does not look anywhere close to the one shown in the movie :) Yours is looking fab – would love a big bowl of it!

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