Ratatouille hotpot

Ratatouille hotpot

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Cooking time

Prep: 25 mins Cook: 1 hr, 30 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4 - 6

A classic French vegetarian casserole, oven-baked with a cheesy potato gratin topping for great texture

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
512
protein
15g
carbs
41g
fat
32g
saturates
18g
fibre
8g
sugar
16g
salt
0.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 red onions, chopped into 2cm dice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 red peppers, cut into 2cm dice
  • 3 courgettes, cut into 2cm dice
  • 1 aubergine, cut into 2cm dice
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 3 potatoes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ nutmeg, grated
  • 150ml double cream
  • small bunch basil, chopped
  • 85g Gruyère (or vegetarian alternative), grated
  • salad, to serve (optional)

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a shallow flameproof casserole dish or pan. Add the onions and cook for 2 mins, then tip in the garlic, peppers, courgettes and aubergine. Cook over a medium heat for 10 mins (adding a splash of water if the dish looks dry), until the vegetables are soft.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and 4 tbsp water. Season well. Cover and leave to bubble gently for 15 mins. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4.
  3. Meanwhile, tip the potato slices into a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and the nutmeg, then pour over the cream. Toss everything to coat. Remove the casserole dish from the heat and stir in the basil. Lay the potato slices on top of the ratatouille, creating a spiral pattern, then pour over any remaining cream. Place in the oven, uncovered, for 40 mins.
  4. Remove from the oven and increase heat to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Scatter over the cheese and bake for a further 20 mins until golden and bubbling. Serve with salad, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2012

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snubs123's picture

Delicious! Will probably reduce the water a little next time though as it was a little watery but the potato and cheese topping makes this dish something special.

clamlett's picture
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I love this recipe. I cheat a bit and fry the veg for about 8 mins then add passata and leave it to cook only as long as it takes to prepare the potatoes. I cook it in the oven for about 25 mins and it's always amazing.

cazandjay's picture

Very very nice, served this with extra sprouts on the side, hubby loved it too.

KittyStir's picture

Very tasty. As I have an AGA I had to leave out the additional liquid and I only used the tomatoes from the tin and not their juice. Delicious.

stokesd1's picture

Made last night for a party, and it went down like a treat!

dix's picture

Delicious!! I added a can of butter beans for a main veggie course. Went down really well.

jmilne's picture

Loved this! Just returned from South of France where ratatouille is served with many dishes. This was a lovely take on basic ratatouille. The potato topping made it a more substantial side dish & one I will definitely make again.

chloehodges44's picture

Delicious although slightly watery..

last edited: 16:15, 21st Jun, 2013
knlashbrooke's picture
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Delicious, will definitely make it again. I changed the double cream to AlproSoya single cream to make it healthier and lower in saturated fat - couldn't taste the difference. Whole family loved it, including 2 year old son and 1 yr old daughter.

cheekygemma's picture
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Absolutely beautiful, I'd eat it every day if I could!! Shame the fella is such a meat lover <3

chippy45's picture

Lovely dish I have a number of times and its always a pleaser

thecherub's picture
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Ooops. I said cheesy mash. Of course it isnt mash it is more like dauphinaise potatoes on top. It was lovely!

thecherub's picture
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This was FAB! Loved that it was healthy (had loads of veg) and tasted so comforting like a good pie should do. The cheesy mash made all the difference. Will definitely be making this again.

tiller_girl's picture
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Delicious! I wanted a really good ratatouille and this was it. We'll have it for dinner again soon.

catmcca's picture
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Lovely. Definitely make this again

lizzafezza's picture
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Delicious - will defo make again.

gooseberrycrumble's picture
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This is delicious! Even my dad - the most ardent carnivore I know - loved this dish and wanted seconds! Although it took ages to cook (but no longer than recipe suggested), the preparation was easy. Will definitely be making it again.

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