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Ratatouille Pasta Sauce

Ratatouille Pasta Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pasta #sauce #recipe

After my Bolognese sauce turned out so well, I needed something more to make with all my fresh garden vegetables, so I cooked up a vegetarian pasta sauce. Full of peppers, eggplants and tomatoes, garlic, onion and herbs, it has all the flavors of Ratatouille. It’s a simple sauce to make. I left my sauce a little chunky to highlight the beauty of veggies, but you can puree it in a blender if you prefer your sauce smooth.

Fairy tale eggplant are the tiny little lavender purple eggplant that are about 3 – 5 inches long. You can use other eggplant if you don’t have fairy tale. A small Japanese eggplant or the end of a large eggplant would also work just fine.

I ended up giving the rest of this sauce to my sister who has four little ones. It’ll make an easy meal for them. There are more garden goodies now … I can always make more sauce. I love this time of year, when there are so many fresh vegetables from the garden to play with.

Ratatouille Pasta Sauce

Ratatouille Pasta Sauce


  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 - 6 cloves of garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 3/4 cup chopped zucchini
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped onion
  • 2 bell peppers, chopped
  • 2 fairy tale eggplant, chopped
  • 1 pint of tomato sauce
  • 1 pint of canned tomatoes, crushed, with juices
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh herbs (I used basil, oregano & a bit of rosemary)


  1. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat, then add the olive oil, garlic, zucchini, onion and bell pepper and sautee for a few minutes or until the onion is translucent and the zucchini is tender.
  2. Add the eggplant and cook for a few minutes longer until the eggplant is tender too.
  3. Stir in the tomato sauce, tomatoes, salt and herbs. Cover, reduce heat to medium low, and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes to let all the flavors mingle well.
  4. Serve over hot pasta with some grated cheese on top, garnished with fresh oregano or basil.


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Ratatouille Pasta Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pasta #sauce #recipe

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4 Responses

  1. Stopping by from All My Bloggy Friends. I love that this sauce is just bursting with summer garden goodness. The color is so deep and rich too!

    September 3, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Michelle! I’m so happy that you like the sauce 🙂

      September 3, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    My husband is a huge fan of pasta, Ann. He would surely love this! I’ve pinned it to make one of these Sunday’s! Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week – Shared this on FB!

    September 8, 2013 at 12:29 pm

  3. This looks so good. We are definitely pasta eaters here, so I will be trying this soon. Thanks for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” I hope you will be able to join us again this week. http://our4kiddos.blogspot.com/2013/09/try-new-recipe-tuesday-september-10.html

    September 10, 2013 at 4:00 pm