Ratatouille slow cooker recipe

Ratatouille slow cooker recipe

My mum first introduced me to ratatouille when I was at school and on hearing the name I loved the sound of the word. She would serve it up with baked chicken pieces or as a side dish to many different main courses. It sounded exciting, something I should be eating and so I tucked in and wasn’t disappointed.

It would also be delicious as a jacket potato topping!

Continuing on with my bbq side ideas that are easy to prepare and can be made in advance I’m adding to last week’s peperonata recipe with another, this classic French stewed vegetable recipe, the famous ratatouille. Only my recipe is a ratatouille slow cooker one.

This is a perfect side for all year round, great with grilled chops, sausages, gammon and chicken too. Perfect to accompany salamis and a cheeseboard and also fabulous for popping on the buffet at bbqs. It’s best served up hot but can be eaten cold too.

Ratatouille is a traditional French Provençal stewed vegetable dish originating from Nice. Interestingly the recipe comes form Occitan cuisine which is a Mediterranean gastronomy taking in Catalan cuisine to the east and Italian cuisine to the west. It bases its recipes on local produce and adapts them to the area.

I did serve it to my children but Alice, the less adventurous of the two ate the tomatoes and left pretty much the rest whereas Bessie wasn’t over enthused. Peppers do have a particular taste to them which can be quite prominent once the sweetness of the tomato sauce has disappeared.

ratatouille slow cooker recipe

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Ratatouille - slow cooker recipe
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A French stewed vegetable recipe that pretty much goes with anything. Easy to prepare and delicious to eat
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Serves: 6
  • Olive oil
  • 2 red onions cut into wedges
  • 1 clove of garlic cut finely
  • 1 aubergine cut into small cubes
  • 2 courgettes cut into cubes
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 8 - 10 fresh cherry tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • thyme
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • basil
  1. I cooked my ratatouille in the slow cooker. I use a Sage multi cooker which allows me to saute and then slow cook in the same cooker, saving me time and washing up.
  2. Saute the onions until softened and add the garlic.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients apart from the basil which is added at the end to retain it's flavour.
  4. Cook on low for 4 hours.


  1. July 11, 2014 / 7:55 AM

    This looks delicious. Have already printed out the recipe!

    • July 14, 2014 / 1:42 PM

      It’s dead simple, try it and let me know how you get on.

  2. July 11, 2014 / 5:01 PM

    Oh yum Mari, that looks delicious. I’d never have thought to serve ratatouille at a BBQ, but you’re right, it would be perfect. There’s always a distinct lack of veg at our BBQs it’s a total meat-fest!

    • July 14, 2014 / 1:43 PM

      The good thing about Ratatouille is if it cools down it still tastes delicious.

  3. July 12, 2014 / 8:52 AM

    Oh my i cooked something similar but with chicken in it yesterday. Didn’t think that this could work with jacked potato though! Good idea :)

    • July 14, 2014 / 1:44 PM

      Yep, I’m keeping that idea for the autumn for quick lunches to eat whilst I am working

    • July 14, 2014 / 1:45 PM

      I must be honest, I am so pleased with the photo I took, think it might me my best yet

  4. July 14, 2014 / 1:43 PM

    I’d love to know how you get on, I found it really easy to make and it went down well with the family

  5. July 20, 2014 / 9:42 PM

    I love ratatouille, but never thought to do it in the slow cooker! Thanks for linking up to the parenting pin it party!

    • July 21, 2014 / 6:28 PM

      I seem to be using my slow cooker more and more these days. If it saves time it’s worth a go, I think that’s my new motto :)

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