Ratatouille is basically a potpourri of chopped vegetables that forms into something that can only be described as a vegetable stew so deep in flavor, you forget it’s made of only veggies!
Served as the perfect side dish at any temperature or as a meal itself, you’ll absolutely love this rustic dish PACKED full of flavor – it will taste like a wonderful harvest in your mouth…directly from your Instant Pot!
Here’s How I Made It!:
Start off with an eggplant…
…green bell pepper…
…red bell pepper…
…all diced up and added to a bowl.
Now take an onion…
…and coarsely dice it up and set aside.
Add some olive oil to the Instant Pot and heat it up.
Then add in the onions and some garlic…
…and cook for a few minutes until onions begin to soften.
Now toss in a little tomato paste…
…and mix it in with the onions and garlic.
Time to add in our chopped veggies…
…and a can of diced tomatoes (or fresh ones if you prefer).
Season it up with a little Italian seasoning…
…and black pepper.
Stir it all up nice and good!
Now add in some vegetable broth, secure the lid and good on high pressure.
When done, perform a quick release and marvel at the sight (and the smell)….
…and serve it up! Healthy food at its TASTIEST and most SATISFYING!
- 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large Vidalia (sweet) onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp of crushed garlic
- 1 large eggplant, skin on and cut into cubes
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into medium chunks
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into medium chunks
- 1 large zucchini (green squash), cut into discs and the quartered
- 1 medium yellow squash, cut into discs and the quartered
- 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp of Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence
- 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1/2 cup dry red wine or vegetable broth (I used 1/2 tsp of Vegetable Better Than Bouillon + 1 cup of water)
- 6 oz can of tomato paste
- Grated Parmesan cheese, for topping (optional)
- Add the oil to your Instant Pot and then hit “Sauté” and “Adjust” so it’s on the “More” setting. Once the display reads “Hot” add the onions and stir for about 3 minutes until they begin to soften and get a little color. Add the garlic and stir for another minute and and stir well
- Add all the other vegetables as well as the seasonings and pour the wine (or vegetable broth) and diced tomatoes over it when done. Secure the lid and hit “Keep Warm/Cancel” and then hit “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” High Pressure for 6 minutes. When done, allow a natural release for another 6 minutes and follow with a quick release. This will cook the veggies PERFECTLY
- Remove the lid, add in the can of tomato paste and give it a nice stir. Let cool for a few minutes as it will be VERY hot! Don’t worry if it looks a little “soupy” – it should be a little bit and it will also thicken as it cools down a little and the vegetables will continue to absorb the broth
- When cooled, transfer to a serving bowl and serve as a side OR a main and serve it hot, warm, room temperature OR cold! Sprinkle some parmesan cheese for an extra flavor kick
- Note: These slightly vary from the video as I’ve made a few slight updates since then to make it even more amazing!
Add 1.5 more cups of vegetable broth to make it an AMAZING vegetable soup. Add some Ditalini pasta to that to make it an amazing MINESTRONE soup!