Slow cooker ratatouille - no oil!! Just throw the veg in the slow cooker, and you're done. They become so flavourful!

100% vegetables!

That’s what’s in this slow cooker ratatouille – pure vegetables. Nothing else.

No oil (!!), no additional flavourings – they’re just not needed! Slow cooking the vegetables makes them super soft and super sweet, and makes for an incredible ratatouille.

Slow cooker ratatouille - no oil!! Just throw the veg in the slow cooker, and you're done. They become so flavourful!

This is the sort of dish that reminds you just how amazing vegetables can be on their own.

Don’t get me wrong, I occasionally have meals that contain precisely zero of them (cheese on toast, pizza, omelette… usually things with lots of cheese), but most of the time, the best thing on the plate is a few well-roasted tomatoes, or some garlicky sautéed spinach. Vegetables are ace.

Of course, for a more balanced meal, you’d serve this slow cooker ratatouille alongside some protein and carbs – it’s great stirred through pasta, or you could even try it as a replacement for pizza sauce… but it’s amazing on its own too, straight out of the bowl.

(which may or may not be how I ate this…)

Slow cooker ratatouille - no oil!! Just throw the veg in the slow cooker, and you're done. They become so flavourful!

Ratatouille is a classic French dish that I’ve made a million times, both on the stove top and in the oven, but this was the first time I’d made it in the slow cooker. Now I’m absolutely kicking myself that I didn’t think of this sooner! It’s really quick to throw together – chop, chop, chop (ratatouille will always involve a lot of chopping…), then throw it all in the slow cooker. Badda bing badda boom.

Slow cooker ratatouille - no oil!! Just throw the veg in the slow cooker, and you're done. They become so flavourful!

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Slow cooker ratatouille

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 3 hrs 30 mins
Total Time: 3 hrs 40 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 medium aubergine
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • ~4 medium mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 tbsp fresh basil

Instructions

  • Prepare the vegetables, and cut them all into 1cm dice. Add them to the slow cooker with the tomato puree and some salt and pepper. Mix well until the tomato puree is evenly distributed, and cook on high for 3 1/2 hours.
  • Chop the fresh basil, and stir it through the ratatouille once cooked.
Course: Side Dish
Author: Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

Slow cooker ratatouille - no oil!! Just throw the veg in the slow cooker, and you're done. They become so flavourful!

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