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Below, Nathan proudly shares his ratatouille recipe. I hope your family adventure with ratatouille becomes as memorable as mine. Now…off to the movie!

Nathan's Two-Thumbs-Up Ratatouille
This veggie-packed dish makes six healthy and hearty servings.

  • 2 small onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium eggplant, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
  • 1.5 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil OR 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh marjoram, OR 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 2 summer squash, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 12 ounces dry pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • Optional ingredients: sliced black olives, fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese, Mozzarella cheese
  1. Sauté onion, garlic and bay leaf in olive oil for 5 minutes.
  2. Add eggplant, basil, rosemary, salt and marjoram.
  3. Cover and cook over medium heat.
  4. Stir occasionally until eggplant is soft, about 15-20 minutes.
  5. Add squash, sweet peppers and tomatoes.
  6. Simmer 10 minutes until tender.
  7. Remove the bay leaf carefully.
  8. Serve over hot, prepared pasta.
  9. Sprinkle with parsley, black olives, shredded Mozzarella cheese and/or grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
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