I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions and this recipe for Ratatouille are all my own!
One of my all time favorite Disney movies is Ratatouille. I guess I fell in love with this one more than the others because I love to cook. This month for Netflix, we are talking all things Disney, so I decided to get in the kitchen and try making Remy's version of Ratatouille!
Of course! It turned out delicious. The day I made this I was heading out of town to visit Pittsburgh, so I whipped it up with some fresh veggies from the garden, and left it for Kayla for dinner. Y'all — I didn't even get to taste my own creation.
She texted me later telling me that it was one of the most tastiest dishes she had ever put in her mouth. Making it took no time — the hardest part was cutting up the veggies.
It takes less than 15 minutes to put it together, and then you let the cooking time do everything else! The crushed tomato sauce really makes it taste amazing and the fresh basil on top is pure perfection.
How to Make Ratatouille
- 1 cup crushed tomatoes
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, sliced (about 3-4 large leaves), plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence spice mix
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 medium sweet or red onion, sliced
- 1 large zucchini, sliced (about 1 1/2 cups slices)
- 3 large roma tomatoes, sliced (about 3 cups slices)
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 6"x9" baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the crushed tomatoes, oil and vinegar. Stir in the garlic, basil, herbs de Provence, salt, pepper, and chili powder.
- Pour the tomato mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth it out.
- Stack the veggie slices in alternating patters (e.g.: onion, zucchini, tomato and then repeat) and place them on their side in the pan, leaning against the edge of the pan. Repeat until you've formed a couple of rows of veggies, filled the pan, and used up all of the veggie slices.
- Now, you can spray exposed tops of the veggies with oil to encourage browning in the oven.
- Bake for about an hour, until the tomato sauce at the bottom is bubbling and the veggies are tender.
- Garnish with additional chopped fresh basil before serving.
So Why is Netflix Talking About Disney This Month?
Starting this month, Netflix is beginning to show ALL kinds of Disney movies — and some of them are my all time favorite like Zootopia (which we have already watched 5 times), Tarzan, Pirates of the Carribean, Holes, Mulan, and MORE!
While Ratatouille is not on there yet, I know it won't be long. My son is counting down the days until Toy Story is on there. I mean, he is almost 22. He grew up with Buzz and Woody!
There are SO many great movies on Netflix this month and so many more to come so be sure to sign up now and get your monthly subscription started. I love mine and have been using it for about 5 years now. I cannot even imagine life without it.