Do you love the Disney movie Ratatouille? Well, now you can make your own ratatouille with this easy recipe! This dish is perfect for a summer barbecue, or any gathering of family and friends. The best part is, it’s really easy to make – even if you’re not a great cook.
Where Is Disney Ratatouille From?
If you remember the iconic scene from the movie, ratatouille is a traditional French dish made from vegetables. Remy, the rat from the movie, is a great cook and he makes this dish for his human friend, Linguini. After he tries it, Linguini is hooked and decides to put it on the menu at his restaurant. The dish is simple but so flavorful, and it’s sure to be a hit with your family and friends.
What You Need To Make Disney Ratatouille
The ingredients for Disney’s Ratatouille are simple and easy to find. You’ll need:
Vegetables: I used a combination of bell peppers, tomatoes, green and yellow squash, eggplant, and onion.
Herbs: I used thyme and rosemary, but you could also use oregano or basil.
Vegetable Stock: To give the ratatouille a little bit of extra flavor, I used vegetable stock but you can also use water.
Olive Oil: This will be used to cook the vegetables.
Salt and Pepper: I like to season my ratatouille with a little bit of salt and pepper.
Garlic: I used one clove, but you could use more or less depending on your preference.
Parsley: This is optional, but I like to add a little bit of parsley for garnish.
How To Make Disney Ratatouille From Scratch
Making this Disney Ratatouille recipe is very easy, despite taking some time.
To start, you will need to prepare the vegetables. That includes slicing all of your raw vegetables like the yellow and green squash and the eggplants.
Then, you can also blanch and peel the tomatoes. Two tomatoes need to be sliced, and the remaining six can be diced (for the sauce).
If you haven’t already, you can also roast and dice the yellow and red bell peppers.
Once all your ingredients have been prepared, you can make the sauce. To start, fry the onions and garlic. Then, you add the remaining sauce ingredients. Allow them to cook for a little bit before removing them from the heat. Blend the sauce to get a smooth mixture. Set the sauce aside.
Next, start assembling the ratatouille. Add a generous layer of sauce to the bottom of your baking dish. Then, layer the vegetables in the following order; eggplant, tomato, yellow squash, and green squash.
Drizzle some olive oil, salt, pepper, and rosemary over the dish. Add a sheet of cut parchment paper into the baking dish.
Then, bake your Disney ratatouille for an hour. Once baked, allow it to cool slightly.
Then, place a ring mold on a plate. Add a spoonful of vegetables into the mold. Keep stacking until the mold is completely packed full. Clean up any sauce that runs out of the sides. Then, carefully remove the ring mold.
In a separate bowl, combine some of the roasted sauce in the baking dish with olive oil. Use this mixture to garnish your plate. Top the ratatouille with fresh parsley and chives.
Cooking Tips For My Disney Ratatouille Recipe
- Disney’s Ratatouille is a great dish for summer, but you can make it all year round. If you can’t find fresh vegetables, you can use frozen ones instead. You will have to cook them for a bit longer, but the results will be just as delicious.
- I like to use a combination of different colored bell peppers, but you could just use one color if that’s what you have on hand.
- If you want a little bit of extra flavor, try roasting the vegetables before adding them to the ratatouille. This step is optional, but it’s worth it if you have the time.
- Disney Ratatouille is best served immediately, but leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to four days.
- This dish is vegan, but you could also add some shredded chicken or sausage if you want.
Is Ratatouille a French dish?
Yes, ratatouille is a traditional French dish made from vegetables.
What kind of vegetables do you need for Disney Ratatouille?
I used a combination of bell peppers, tomatoes, green and yellow squash, eggplant, and onion. You could also use zucchini, mushrooms, or any other vegetable you like.
Do you have to roast the vegetables?
No, you don’t have to roast the vegetables, but it does give them a bit of extra flavor. If you’re short on time, you can skip this step.
Is Disney Ratatouille healthy?
Yes, Disney Ratatouille is a healthy dish made from vegetables. You could also add some shredded chicken or sausage to make it more hearty.
Is the dish from the movie actually Ratatouille?
Technically, the dish that Remy makes in the movie is called tian, which is very similar to ratatouille.
Disney Ratatouille Recipe From Scratch With Homemade Sauce
For the vegetables
- 2 medium yellow squash
- 2 medium green squash
- 2 medium Japanese eggplants
- 8 medium Roma tomatoes, blanched and peeled
For the sauce
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 red bell pepper, roasted and diced
- 1 yellow bell pepper, roasted and diced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 2 sprigs fresh thyme, picked
- 5 leaves fresh parsley, torn
- 1 sprig fresh basil, torn
Assembling the ratatouille
- Olive oil, for drizzling
- Sea salt flakes, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 2 sprigs rosemary, picked
- Fresh parsley, for garnish
- Fresh chives, for garnish
Prepare the vegetables
- To start, top and tail the vegetables to remove any roots and hard bits. Then, slice the yellow squash, green squash, and eggplants on a mandolin. You can also slice them thinly by hand.
- Next, bring a pot of water to a rolling boil. Make a small X incision at the bottom of each tomato. Then, place the tomatoes in the boiling water for 10-15 seconds.
- Remove the tomatoes from the boiling water and place them in a bowl filled with ice and water. Allow them to cool completely.
- Once they are cooled, peel their skin off and discard it. Keep the peeled tomatoes aside on a chopping board.
- Then, slice two tomatoes into thin slices using a knife. They won't slice on a mandolin because they are too soft and juicy. The remaining six tomatoes can be diced.
Make the sauce
- To start, heat some olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Then, add the onions and garlic and allow them to saute for about 5 minutes. Or until the onions become translucent.
- Then, add the roasted diced bell peppers and the diced peeled tomatoes.
- Add your seasoning ingredients including salt, pepper, thyme, parsley, and basil.
- Give the mixture a good stir and allow them to cook for 5-8 minutes.
- Remove them from the heat and blend the ingredients until they are smooth.
- Set the blended sauce aside and allow it to cool completely.
Assemble the ratatouille
- Preheat your oven to 360ºF (180ºC).
- To start, spread a generous layer of sauce on the bottom of your baking dish.
- Then, layer the vegetables in a circle starting with the eggplant, then tomato, yellow squash, and finally green squash. Only create one layer of vegetables.
- Finally, drizzle the vegetables with some olive oil, salt, pepper, and chopped fresh rosemary.
- Top the baking dish with a piece of parchment paper that fits perfectly inside.
Bake and finish off the ratatouille
- Bake your ratatouille for about 60 minutes in your preheated oven.
- Once baked, remove the dish from the oven and take off the parchment paper sheet.
- Place a ring mold on the plate of your choice. Then, add a spoonful of ratatouille vegetables and place it inside.
- Keep stacking vegetables until the ring is completely filled. Wipe away any juices that run out underneath the ring.
- Carefully remove the ring and clean up any juices flowing out.
- Finally, combine some of your leftover baked sauce with olive oil. Use it to garnish the plate. Finish off your dish with fresh parsley and a few sprigs of chives.