If you want an authentic Ratatouille recipe, this is the one you're looking for! This classic French vegetable stew is outrageously delicious and healthy- perfect for a meatless Monday meal or an easy side dish.
Heat 2 Tablespoons oil in large saute pan over medium high heat.
Add eggplant and saute until just starting to brown, stirring often- about 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan.
Add remaining Tablespoon oil and saute zucchini for 5 minutes and remove from pan.
Add a tiny bit more oil (only if needed) then add onions and peppers, Saute to soften about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and thyme and cook about 3 minutes.
Add tomatoes, garlic, salt and black pepper and red pepper flakes and stir to combine. Cook 5 more minutes..
Add eggplant and zucchini back into pan. Partially cover and reduce heat to low and cook around 30-40 more minutes, stirring periodically.
Stir in parsley and basil 2 minutes before you finish cooking.
Taste and adjust seasonings and serve immediately.
Like most great Grandma recipes, the amounts are just approximate- cook and season with your heart.
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