Almost Turkish Recipes

Baked Ratatouille (Fırında Ratatouille)

After watching Ratatouille: Rat-a-too-ee last weekend, I was intrigued to replicate Remy's ratatouille recipe, not ingredients-wise, but by following his cooking style. The result was baked ratatouille with vegetables put together in a fancy order. Preparing the dish was fun, and the dish was delicious.

2 yellow squashes, cut in thin rounds
3 zucchinis, cut in thin rounds
4-5 small tomatoes, cut in thin rounds
1 big or two medium tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
1 tbsp fresh basil
2 tbsp dill
3 tbsp parsley
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes

-Put olive oil, vinegar, 2 medium tomatoes, tomato paste, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tbsp fresh basil, dill, oregano, black pepper, pepper flakes, and salt in a food processor and blend. You'll have nice smelling tomato + herby sauce.
-Wet the bottom of an oven dish with this sauce.
-Place thin rounds of zucchini, yellow squash, and tomato one after the other in an order you like.
-Pour the rest of the tomato sauce on top. (Don't add extra water; the vegetables will release more than necessary) Scatter finely chopped parsley.
-Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake in a preheated oven at 375 for approximately an hour.
Serve as a side dish with meat or serve as a main dish with any kind of rice.


  1. Thanks for the beautifully presented ratatouille, Burcu. I've always made mine all in one big pot, more like a stew. I definitely prefer this lovely arrangement though. Which should I try first, the movie or the recipe? Maybe I'll go the movie first, then make this for dinner afterwards. How's that? :)

  2. Just gorgeous. I think yours looks as good, if not better, than the movie version. When I get more zucchini I think I'll try the oven-roasted type.

  3. Burku, it looks divine and worthy of trying out!

  4. Wow, that looks nice! My mother makes ratatouille in the oven (when she gets around to turning on her oven, which happens about once every quarter): I like the flavor of roasted vegetables.

  5. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Another glorious creation! You are so artistic; I am so impressed by your beautiful photos. I bet it tastes good too.

  6. I love the presentation and idea of making it in the oven-brava Burcu!

  7. Thank you all for your flattering comments! Both making and eating the Rat-a-too-ee-style ratatouille was fun :)

  8. Ooooh, I like this! What an elegant way to make ratatouille!
    A great centerpiece for a buffet table!
    Wish I could see the movie.... in time!

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  10. This does look wonderful - nice and colourful! I won't see the movie until mid-August, until then I must practice my own ratatouille then :)

  11. Anonymous1:48 AM

    Burcu! It looks so beautiful and really captures the scene from the film. I love the way you laid it out in the baking pan. And the finished dish is gorgeous! Brava!

  12. Anonymous6:11 AM

    Very original Burcu, great presentation too. I like the idea of baked Ratatouille. Great for a buffet, where the stewed one would fail to present as well as yours.

  13. Thank you all for your very nice comments! But it really is Remy's creation, not mine. Yet ratatouille does seem and taste very nice this way.

  14. I tried it out! It tasted great, though I wish I had had the time for the home-made sauce. Mine didn't look so pretty, but take a look:

  15. I also made Ratatouille after watching the movie- I guess I'm pretty suggestible. I followed a different recipe, but I thought you might enjoy seeing my ratatouille. Thank you for sharing yours!


  16. Anonymous7:33 PM


    Are the dill, parsely, and oregano dried?


  17. basil and parsley are fresh, but oregano is dried

  18. Anonymous8:28 AM

    beautiful! can it be assembled a day ahead?

  19. It can be, but you should put the sauce right before cooking.

  20. Anonymous3:21 PM

    Thank you..i am so excited to serve this for Thanksgiving! will let everyone know how it came out putting it together a day ahead!
    Happy Holiday to all!

  21. Anonymous8:06 AM

    ok so i assembled it all a day ahead and then also decided to bake it a day ahead and then refrigerate. i reheated the next day at 350 for about 15 minutes covered, then an additional 10 minutes uncovered. the flavors had blended together so beautifully after spending the night together. great do ahead recipe and so delicious! thank you!!