Summery Ratatouille

Summery Ratatouille

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"In this recipe, abundant summer vegetables and ground pork are simmered together, then baked with cheese. My kids actually eat their veggies! Serve the dish with noodles or rice to make a meal."

Ingredients

1 h 29 m servings 599 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 599 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 37.7 g
  • 58%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 31.8 g
  • 64%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 83 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 2442 mg
  • 98%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large casserole dish.
  2. Place the ground pork in a large skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring to crumble, until evenly browned. Remove meat from skillet with a slotted spoon, reserving drippings, and place in a bowl. Add the onion and bell pepper to the skillet, and cook over medium heat until translucent and tender. Place in bowl with the ground pork.
  3. Add the olive oil to the same large skillet, swirling to coat pan. Stir in zucchini, yellow squash, and garlic; cook over medium heat until tender, about 4 minutes. Mix in the tomatoes, parsley, oregano, salt, and pepper; simmer over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in the sausage and onions; simmer 5 minutes more.
  4. Mix the cracker crumbs and Parmesan cheese together in a bowl. Set aside.
  5. Spread half the vegetable-sausage mixture over the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Spread remaining vegetable sausage mixture over the cheese. Top evenly with the cracker crumb and Parmesan cheese mixture.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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CREATOR'S COMMENTS: When I make this dish I do not crumble the ground pork; I make semi-rough meatballs about 1/2 thumb size. That way not every bite has pork in it. Also, I have found that usin...

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Sometimes I don't understand the ratings on this site at all. This recipe is a case in point. Agree with the reviewer who said he didn't like the taste or texture of the ground pork. Simple v...

Sometimes I don't understand the ratings on this site at all. This recipe is a case in point. Agree with the reviewer who said he didn't like the taste or texture of the ground pork. Simple v...

CREATOR'S COMMENTS: When I make this dish I do not crumble the ground pork; I make semi-rough meatballs about 1/2 thumb size. That way not every bite has pork in it. Also, I have found that usin...

This was delicious! I used Italian Turkey Sausage in place of the ground pork. I also used Garlic and Herb Wheat Thins (Reduced Fat) for the cracker topping. The combo was perfect! This was a co...

I substituted japanese eggplant for the bell peppers and used an ice cube of basil instead of the dried seasonings. Also used Panko breadcrumbs instead of the crackers. I got 6 servings out of i...

This was absolutely delicious! I made it for company the other night and even my father -- who hates vegetables and tomato dishes -- raved about it. I used reduced fat crackers and omitted the b...

This was great. In order to make this a complete meal, I added some ziti. I added eggplant because I had one that was about to go bad. I had enough drippings from my italian sausage so I didnt h...

This was excellent. Great flavor.

WOW! Yum! This was delicious! I'm so full but I still want more! I added a little ground sage to the pork and used Ritz vegetable crackers, but other than that I stuck to the recipe. I never...

Amazing recipe. I used a mix of chorizo and italian sausage in place of the ground pork. I also omitted the layer of mozzarella cheese. I mixed cracked pepper flavored crackers with a cup of ...