Oven baked ratatouille is an extremely versatile dish. Super easy to make, and delicious served hot or cold, it is an ideal hearty vegan main dish or simple side dish. And ratatouille also freezes well, so why not stock the freezer with this easy meal.
TOTAL TIME INVESTMENT: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES
If I could cook everything in the oven, I think I probably would. I use my oven all the time to whip up easy side dishes, create pasta sauces, cook entire main meals, preserve the tomato harvest, cook lunchbox treats for The Princess, and then there is (always) dessert.
I love my oven so much that I constantly convert conventional recipes just so I can cook them in the oven instead. And this easy baked ratatouille recipe is case in point.
There are many things to love about my roasted ratatouille recipe. It is packed full of vegetables, so big tick on the nutrition front. It is also delicious served hot or cold, it works well as either a side dish or the main event with crusty bread, and the biggest tick (in my opinion) is that it freezes brilliantly.
Bake a huge batch of this easy ratatouille recipe at the height of summer when eggplants and zucchinis are in season, then stock up the freezer for that little reminder of summer in the dead of winter.
And if you are looking for other ideas for easy freezer meals, make sure you grab the free freezer meals guide from my library. Simply click the link below or request the password for my Resource Library at the end of this post.
Table of contents
- Why Oven Bake/Roast Ratatouille?
- Ingredient Substitutions for Oven Baked Ratatouille
- Baked Ratatouille Recipe: Frequently Asked Questions
- How To Freeze Ratatouille
- Baked Ratatouille Recipe: A Few Tips & Tricks
- How to Enjoy Your Baked Ratatouille Recipe
Why Oven Bake/Roast Ratatouille?
Whilst I know a slow cooker provides all the convenience of the oven, what a slow cooker cannot do is add that extra dimension to a dish that an oven does. In the oven, flavours concentrate, the edges of foods darken and caramelise, and crispy bits develop; which all adds to the eating experience.
I also love the freedom that