A comforting vegetarian dish that for sure can be a perfect kick-start to your weekend especially if like me you are spending it at home because who doesn’t love staying in the comfort of their home. 

Ratatouille is a famous vegetable casserole that is well-known because of the movie Ratatouille. If you didn’t watch this movie go watch it, it will make cooking this dish much more fun!

The beauty of this dish is that it is easy to make, combines your favourite vegetables and is unresistible, I mean look at those colours. 



I did add some twists to the regular recipe to make it my own, they are completely optional but they do give an infusion of flavour, so give them a try. 


Vegetables – all sliced into thin circular slices  

  • 1 yellow squash 
  • 1 zucchini (big/tall)
  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes
  • 1 carrot ( optional) 

Bechamel sauce (optional)- 

  • 1tablespoon of butter ( substitute for coconut butter, if vegan)
  • 1 tablespoon of flour 
  • 1 cup of milk ( substitute for almond milk, if vegan) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste 


  • Garlic – 2 cloves crushed 
  • Paprika (optional) – 2 Tsp 
  • Rosemary (optional) – 2 Tsp 
  • 1tsp of chilli flakes (optional)
  • Coriander – A handful chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup Tomato juice 
  • Basil – a handful chopped (optional)
  • 3 Tsp of olive oil 


  1. Start by making the bechamel sauce, in a pot, melt the butter and add the flour. Mix until flour turns yellow/brown, add the milk and whisk until it becomes thick in texture, bring to a boil and put aside. 
  2. In a tray, add the bechamel sauce, then add the tomato juice on top – 1 cup may be too much depending on the size of the tray and the amount of bechamel made. 
  3. After slicing all the veggies place them in a bowl and add the spices, olive oil, garlic, coriander and basil and mix thoroughly- I like to leave my veggies to marinate and soak in the flavors for 10- 15minutes. 
  4. Start placing the seasoned veggies on top of the bechamel sauce and tomato juice in an orderly manner – The way you arrange the veggies is up to you ad you could simply place the veggies on top of each other like a lasagne, I chose to stack them like done in the movie to give it the same feel.  
  5. Bake for 30 minutes at 350*F- serve hot 

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. victoriapinch says:

    This looks fab!

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  2. Ramyarecipes says:

    When I saw Ratatouille movie.. I’m impressed with this dish.. it’s colorful and loaded with flavours.. thanks for sharing it’s easy to make… 🙂👍

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    1. cravethedish says:

      Thank you for your beautiful feedback!

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  3. I always thought the ratatouille in the movie looked delicious! Now I can make it for myself too 😊

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    1. cravethedish says:

      You should definitely give it a try, it tasted amazing!

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  4. Hi,
    Nice to have a look about Ratatouilli ! 🙂 this looks really good ! 🙂
    Thank you for this recipe. 🙂
    Love ratatouilli. I will have an article about the ratatouilli of my mom (👌).
    See you soon,

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    1. cravethedish says:

      Thank you, Can’t wait to read your article on your mum’s Ratatouille! 🙂

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      1. Thank you 😀
        One of my foreigner friend tried to do this meal but it was not like yours. I really like it ! 🙂

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  5. mistimaan says:

    Looks nice and tasty 🙂


  6. Lea says:

    This looks mouth-watering.Simply gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Cynthia says:

    Hey! Nominated you for thr Leibester

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  8. Ellen Hawley says:

    You’ve made it look beautiful.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Looks delicious, and so pretty!! *lovehearteyes emoji*

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