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One-Pan Ratatouille
James Carrier
Yields MAKES: 4 servings
This one-pan ratatouille is an easy vegetable stew that makes a great main dish when served over pasta, grilled artisan-style bread, or polenta. You can also serve it as a side dish with grilled burgers or chicken.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a 12-inch frying pan with sides at least 2 inches tall, or a 5- to 6-quart pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and stir frequently until onion is limp, about 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Add tomatoes (with juice), eggplant, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is soft when pierced, about 10 minutes.

Step 3
3

Stir in bell peppers, zucchini, and yellow squash. Return to a simmer, cover, and cook until squash is tender when pierced, 8 to 10 minutes longer.

Step 4
4

Stir in basil and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients

 3 tablespoons olive oil
 1 onion (8 oz.), peeled and diced (1/2 in.)
 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
 2 cans (14 1/2 oz. each) diced tomatoes
 8 ounces Asian eggplant, rinsed and diced (3/4 in.)
  About 1/2 teaspoon salt
  About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
 1 pound red, yellow, and/or orange bell peppers, rinsed, stemmed, seeded, and diced (1/2 in.)
 8 ounces zucchini, rinsed, ends trimmed, and diced (1/2 in.)
 8 ounces yellow summer squash, rinsed, ends trimmed, and diced (1/2 in.)
 3/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves

Directions

Step 1
1

In a 12-inch frying pan with sides at least 2 inches tall, or a 5- to 6-quart pan, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic and stir frequently until onion is limp, about 5 minutes.

Step 2
2

Add tomatoes (with juice), eggplant, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1/2 cup water and bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until eggplant is soft when pierced, about 10 minutes.

Step 3
3

Stir in bell peppers, zucchini, and yellow squash. Return to a simmer, cover, and cook until squash is tender when pierced, 8 to 10 minutes longer.

Step 4
4

Stir in basil and remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Add more salt and pepper to taste.

One-Pan Ratatouille