Roasted Ratatouille with Red Lentil Pasta

All of a sudden, you have too much of everything!

Let’s call it a sauce

Serve it your way

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced into rings
  • I head garlic, cloves separated but not peeled
  • 1 sweet red pepper, sliced
  • 1 sweet green pepper, sliced
  • 1 medium to large yellow summer squash, sliced
  • 1 medium to large zucchini, sliced
  • 4 medium to large meaty, ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp. herbes de Provence
  • ½ tsp. lavender flowers, crushed
  • 1 tsp. fennel seeds, crushed
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 8 to 10 oz. pasta of choice
  • Parmesan cheese, shaved, or goat cheese, crumbled, optional


Bake about 15 minutes, or until white is set but yolk is still jammy.

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56 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    A great harvest dish, we make it often as does much of the Mediterranean in one guise or another.It’s great to get post from you.

    1. Thanks for the comment, which came up Anonymous! Don’t know what is going on with WP these days!
      The dish Im sure was originally born out of the abundance of the harvest, and is great however you make it in your own kitchen.

  2. Lara Kaye says:

    It looks delicious. Adding lavender flowers sounds interesting.

    1. I love adding lavender to both sweet and savory dishes. Not everyone is a fan, but with so much going on here, it adds a lovely little “Je ne sais quoi!”

  3. Looks fantastic. I love roasting the vegetables as the flavour is so rich and intense. Yummy!

    1. Thanks! The roasting really makes a difference with this dish. Grilling is pretty awesome too!

  4. The lentil pasta is a wonderful idea!

    1. Thanks! It was a nice surprise!

  5. Bernadette says:

    I love the idea of a nest of vegetables for an egg. How was the pasta?

    1. I love this particular pasta, and so does everyone else. It cooks up beautifully, and you’d never guess you were eating a pasta made with beans! I bought another box that is waiting in my pantry!

  6. Forestwood says:

    Mashed potato with Ratatouille – the m.o.t h. would love it ! Thanks for the idea.

    1. It’s so good Amanda! You never know what treasure you will find in mixing up leftovers!

      1. Forestwood says:

        I trust your judgment and will definitely try it.

      2. I think you’ll like it! Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Chef Mimi says:

    What a great idea! Ratatouille as a pasta sauce. Brilliant!

    1. Thanks Mimi! It can be just about anything it wants!

  8. Fabulous post. I LOVE this brand of pasta, and the recipe looks divine. I will make it this weekend. And thanks for the tip on leftovers!

    1. I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty this gluten-free pasta was, and the texture was lovely as well! Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!

  9. Misky and I were talking about what to use instead of eggplant in ratatouille. BAM!
    Loving that red lentil pasta!

    1. Are either of you allergic?
      I make a nice zucchini ganoush!

      1. I don’t like eggplant and neither does Misky’s husband; a zucchini ganoush sounds delightful! No for allergies here!

      2. Truthfully, it isn’t missed in this version. Eggplant pretty much absorbs the flavors around it and doesn’t add much to the party.

  10. Natasha says:

    what a perfect way to celebrate the start of autumn!

    1. Thank you Natasha! It is one of our favorites, and a dish I know can stretch for more than one meal – in some form!

  11. Roasted vegetables go with anything, what a colorful combo! Sorry you can’t have eggplant. The red lentil pasta is a different twist, I’ll have to look for that.

    1. Thank you! While I used to love eggplant parm, it’s really just as good with zucchini! I don’t miss it at all in a ratatouille.

  12. A healthy and delicious way to eat pasta/ Love ratatouille and your recipe looks fantastic.

    1. Thanks so much! We really enjoy this fish over pasta!

  13. NativeNM says:

    You are so frugal! I always have a few veggies that I don’t know what to do with. Great idea!

    1. Thanks! Toss them in Jan! Or too with some nuts and serve it up again!

  14. Yum! This sounds absolutely delicious and definitely fits in with dishes that my husband and I love. I will definitely give it a try!

    1. Thanks so much! Enjoy all those wonderful vegetables!

  15. ckennedy says:

    Such a great way to get in all those vegetables! This dish looks fantastic.

  16. nancyc says:

    I love recipes like this where you can use extra veggies up, and it looks delicious! That Red Lentil Pasta sounds great too!

    1. The pasta was really tasty, and has definitely earned a spot in the pantry!

  17. Rainbow of colors and tastes. 🙂

    1. It is a rainbow Judy!
      But there was a bit of fall in the air yesterday…

  18. Suzassippi says:

    Oh my goodness but this looks delicious. I have peppers and squash that need to be cooked–I think it will be my supper for tonight!

    1. It’s so easy, and so delicious!

      1. Anonymous says:

        I did not get it done that night, but I made it tonight and it was delicious! I served it over spaghetti.

      2. So glad you enjoyed it! Such a wonderful taste of the seasons!

  19. This recipe looks very good, and I like your serving plate!

    1. Thank you Mary! I think everything tastes a little better when presented with some care, and my Blue Willow plates have great family memories.

  20. This must have the most divine layers of taste and scent. Roasting veg first makes a big difference to flavor! Good morning!

    1. Good morning Cecilia! Thank you so much for your comment. The flavor of this dish is one I crave, and you are so right, the roasting makes a big difference!

  21. Yummy!!!! The color of the food on that beautiful platter is so mouthwatering!

    1. Thank you! The first bite with the eyes!

  22. TaMara says:

    What a great way to use up the last of the garden veggies!

    1. It’s always so flavorful, tastes like summer even as it is slowly leaving us.

  23. Velva says:

    This is a beautiful way to celebrate late summer. Fresh, healthy and delicious.

    1. Thank you! It sure ticks all the boxes!

  24. What a super delicious dish and super nutrient as well! As you said, no matter how you cook the veggies, this would be super tasty! I love red lentil pasta!

    1. I never get tired of this one in any form!

  25. Christy B says:

    Sorry to hear of your eggplant allergy, Dorothy. I love this recipe and will look for red lentil pasta in the future!

    1. Happy hunter gathering!

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