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Italian Sausage Ratatouille

Use up the last of your summer vegetables with a spin on this classic dish that’s both simple and hearty – Italian sausage ratatouille.

Italian Sausage Ratatouille Recipe - Real Plans

Use up the last of your summer vegetables with a spin on this classic dish that’s both simple and hearty – Italian sausage ratatouille.

Imagine sausage crisped up in bacon fat and popping with sweet and spicy hints of fennel, anise, and pepper. The magical melody of eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, and tomatoes. A sprinkle of fresh thyme. One layer of vegetables after another, baked until the flavors soften and come together.

Pair Italian sausage ratatouille as a side dish for Spaghetti Squash and Clams (AIP) for a little surf, turf, and ultimate nutrient-density.


Italian Sausage Ratatouille

  • 4.8 stars
  • 20m
  • 45m
  • 1h 5m


  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 tbsp. bacon fat
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme, (or herbs of your choosing)
  • 1 large eggplant
  • 2 summer squash, and/or zucchini
  • 3 bell peppers, (any color)
  • 2 pt cherry tomatoes
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • coarse sea salt, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Remove sausage from casing. Saute over medium high heat in fat. Set aside.
  3. Chop the onion and mince the garlic. Chop herbs. Wash the eggplant and summer squash and/or zucchini and chop into 1 inch chunks. Deseed and chop up the bell peppers. Wash but leave the cherry tomatoes whole.
  4. Layer in a casserole dish starting with onions, then eggplant and peppers, squash, and finally cherry tomatoes.
  5. Douse with a generous serving of olive oil.
  6. Sprinkle with herbs, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  7. After the veggies have roasted for about 30 minutes add the sausage and continue cooking for about 15 minutes, or until veggies are tender.
  8. Serve immediately, or cool and refrigerate, allowing the flavors to mingle before serving.


  • 4
  • 613
  • 22g
  • 32g
  • 11g
  • 42g
  • 14g
  • 87mg
  • 19g
  • 1005mg

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  • Amazing and I do not like zucchini but I had to do something with my husband’s crop. I made it with hot sausage, because that is what I had on hand. I taste tested it for seasoning, and was surprised that I liked it.

  • easy and delicious. This recipe was so easy and very delicious. Highly recommend and will definitely make again!

  • Have never made ratatouille before so didn’t know what to expect. Next time I would halve the veggies and double the meat!

  • great, simple and healthy. Super easy, can be customized in a million ways. For my leftovers I added a marinara sauce and frittata – wow what a breakfast dish too! Leftovers handle well with the larger chunks of vegetables. Like another poster, if I was looking for a main protein I would also double the meat – but as an accent to the dish, the amount described is just right.

  • Can this be any better? First, I love a one-ish pot meal! this was so simple and took a casserole dish and a quick use of a skillet! Second, this is now my family’s favorite dish I’ve made so far. And honestly, who can complain? It’s packed full of veggies, simple, clean and overly tasty! Great simple meal that i’m just as excited to eat as leftovers for lunches this week!

  • Easy and delish! Perfect recipe that is filling and delicious!

  • Easy and delicious, great for make-ahead. This was a simple weeknight dinner that was very tasty! I love just being able to put it in the oven and be done. Love all the variety and amount of vegetables. I will definitely make again.

  • This hit the spot! We didn’t add as much olive oil as the recipe called for because it seemed like a lot, and it turned out fine.

  • After reading the reviews, I used half the vegetables to one pound of sausage. Same seasoning and it was delicious. So easy and flavorful.

  • Yum and Easy! We kept getting eggplant in our local produce box and I didn’t know what to do with it as it isn’t something I often buy. This dish made it so easy to use and tasty too. I have made this many times now and we really enjoy it. It is great with eggs for a scramble the next day. I do usually add more sausage because I am stretching it to feed 6 people (3 of whom are little and don’t eat a ton). I love all the veggies as I am always trying to get more in, so this is perfect.

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