Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on July 11, 2023 | Last Updated on November 4, 2023

If you are a fan of the animated film Ratatouille, you know how delicious and flavorful the classic French dish Ratatouille can be. Now celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay brings his own version of this classic to your table.

Read this article & learn how to make it with our step-by-step guide so you can enjoy a beautiful plate of Ratatouille yourself! We’ll also provide some tips & tricks along the way to help you master Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille.

Gordon Ramsay's Ratatouille Recipe

What is Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille?

Like every other dish of Gordon Ramsay, this ratatouille is fresh and full of flavor. It’s a take on the classic French Provençal stew with diced vegetables simmered in tomato sauce. 

What makes Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille unique is the combination of herbs and spices he uses to bring out the flavors of the vegetables.

It is typically made with eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato, onion, and garlic cooked in olive oil and tomato sauce. It can be served as a side dish or main course and is often accompanied by starch.

What does it taste like?

Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille is a savory and richly flavored dish that has a combination of sweet and sour flavors.

Its texture is soft with the vegetables being cooked through but still retaining some bite. The herbs and spices add an extra depth of flavor to this classic French dish.

The eggplant and zucchini provide a nice contrast with their mild flavor and firm texture. Meanwhile, the bell pepper adds sweetness and a crunchy texture while the tomato provides acidity.

Finally, the onion lends an earthiness to the dish while the garlic adds a subtle aromatic note. All these flavors come together to create a delicious and comforting meal that is sure to satisfy you.

How did I first get introduced to Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille?

I was first introduced to Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille when I stumbled upon one of his cooking videos on YouTube. From the moment I saw it, I knew I had to try making it myself.

The combination of vegetables and herbs sounded so delicious that I had to give it a go. After watching the video a few times, I gathered all the ingredients and got to work.

As I started chopping all the vegetables, I noticed a number of similarities with my grandmother’s ratatouille. The tomato sauce was similar, as were the herbs and spices but Gordon Ramsay had given it his own unique twist which made me even more eager to give it a try.

Once cooked, I took my first bite and it was delicious! I could really taste all the flavors coming through – the sweetness from the bell pepper, the earthiness of the onion, and of course, the garlic. It was quite similar to my grandmother’s recipe but with a subtle difference that made it stand out on its own.

Since then, I have been making Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille regularly. It is one of my go-to dishes whenever I am looking for something quick and easy but also packed full of flavor. Plus, it’s a great way to impress friends and family with a delicious homemade dish!

How to make Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille?

Making Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille is simple and straightforward. Here are the ingredients & step-by-step instructions you’ll need:

You can also read the following appetizer recipes:

Ingredients

  • Eggplant: This is the key ingredient in this dish. Eggplant can be found at most grocery stores, and it adds texture and flavor to the dish.
  • Zucchini: Zucchini works well in ratatouille because of its mild flavor and firm texture.
  • Bell pepper: Bell peppers are a great addition to ratatouille because they add a sweet flavor and crunchy texture.
  • Tomato: Tomatoes are a classic ingredient in ratatouille, as they add sweetness and acidity to the dish.
  • Onion: Onions give the dish an added layer of flavor and helps to thicken the sauce.
  • Garlic: Garlic adds some zing to ratatouille and gives it a subtle aromatic flavor.
  • Tomato sauce: This is the base of Gordon Ramsay’s ratatouille and helps to bind all of the ingredients together.
  • Olive oil: Olive oil adds a depth of flavor and helps to bring out the flavors in the other ingredients.
  • Salt & pepper: Salt & pepper is essential for seasoning your ratatouille and bringing out its best help.
Gordon Ramsay's Ratatouille Recipe

Step-by-step instructions

Step 1

Dice the eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato, and onion. Mince the garlic clove.

Step 2

Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Once hot add the diced vegetables and minced garlic to the pot. Stir everything together until it is all evenly mixed.

Step 3

Season with salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Step 4

Add the tomato sauce and stir to combine. Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender but still have some bite.

Step 5

Serve warm.

Tips

– Use ripe, fresh vegetables for the best flavor.

– Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your taste.

– You can also add other herbs and spices like oregano and thyme for extra flavor.

– If you like a thicker sauce, you can add a tablespoon of cornstarch or arrowroot powder when adding the tomato sauce.

– If you want a heartier dish, add cooked beans such as chickpeas or lentils.

Gordon Ramsay's Ratatouille Recipe

Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille Recipe

If you are a fan of the animated film Ratatouille, you know how delicious and flavorful the classic French dish Ratatouille can be. Now celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay brings his own version of this classic to your table.
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 13 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 352kcal

Equipment

  • pot

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of premium tomato sauce carefully selected for its rich and robust flavor
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil adding a luxurious and fruity note to the dish
  • 2 bell peppers expertly diced into vibrant chunks, lending a colorful and sweet flavor to the dish
  • 2 tomatoes freshly diced for a burst of juicy and ripe flavors
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste, enhancing the overall seasoning and flavor profile
  • 2 onions finely diced to infuse a sweet and aromatic base to the dish
  • 2 eggplants carefully diced into bite-sized cubes, adding a rich and creamy texture to the dish
  • 2 zucchinis meticulously diced into uniform pieces, providing a refreshing and crisp element to the recipe
  • 2 garlic cloves lovingly minced to release their pungent and savory essence

Instructions

  • Dice the eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, tomato, and onion. Mince the garlic clove.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Once hot add the diced vegetables and minced garlic to the pot. Stir everything together until it is all evenly mixed.
  • Season with salt and black pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add the tomato sauce and stir to combine. Simmer over low heat for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender but still have some bite.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

– Use ripe, fresh vegetables for the best flavor.
– Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your taste.
– You can also add other herbs and spices like oregano and thyme for extra flavor.
– If you like a thicker sauce, you can add a tablespoon of cornstarch or arrowroot powder when adding the tomato sauce.
– If you want a heartier dish, add cooked beans such as chickpeas or lentils.
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Nutrition Information

One serving of this dish (1/4 of the dish) contains:

Calories: 378 kcal

Fat: 10 g

Saturated fat: 1.5 g

Unsaturated fat: 8.5 g

Carbohydrates: 22 g

Fiber: 5 g

Sugar: 10 g

Protein: 4 g

Salt: 0.5 g

What to serve with Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille?

Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille can be served as a side dish or as the main course. It goes well with starch such as rice, potatoes, couscous, or quinoa.

It also pairs nicely with roasted fish or chicken for a complete meal. For an even heartier dish, you can add cooked beans such as chickpeas to the ratatouille.

Finally, a simple green salad goes great with this dish and adds a nice freshness. You can also serve it with crusty bread for dipping in the sauce or a dollop of Greek yogurt to balance the flavors.

How to store leftover Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille?

Any leftover Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille can be stored in an airtight container and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

It can also be frozen for up to 3 months. To freeze, let it cool completely before transferring it to a freezer-safe container or bag. Make sure to label it with the date so you know when you put it in the freezer.

When you’re ready to enjoy your ratatouille, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and warm it up on the stovetop or in the microwave before serving.

Can pregnant women eat this?

Yes, pregnant women can eat Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille. It is a healthy dish with lots of vitamins and minerals that are good for both the mother and growing baby.

It is important to make sure all the ingredients are fresh and cooked through. Pregnant women should avoid eating raw or undercooked eggplant, as it could contain harmful bacteria. 

If you are pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor before eating this dish.

FAQs 

Can I add other vegetables?

Yes, you can add other vegetables to Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille. Some popular additions include mushrooms, asparagus, and spinach.

Can I make this dish vegan?

Yes, you can make this dish vegan by omitting the eggplant or substituting it with another vegetable such as zucchini. You could also use vegetable broth instead of tomato sauce.

Is this dish gluten-free?

Yes, Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille is a naturally gluten-free dish. Make sure to use a gluten-free sauce or broth if needed.

Can I make it spicy?

Yes, you can add a pinch of red pepper flakes to Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille for some heat. You could also add hot sauces or harissa paste.

Wrapping Up

Gordon Ramsay’s Ratatouille is a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for weeknight dinners or when you’re entertaining guests.

It has all the flavors of traditional ratatouille but with Gordon Ramsay’s unique twist which adds an extra layer of flavor. Making this dish is simple and requires minimal time and effort. Plus, it’s a great way to get your daily serving of vegetables!

Thank you for taking the time to read about this delicious. We hope you enjoy making and eating it as much as we do! Please share this article with your friends and family.

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Dr. Leah Alexander

Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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