Ratatouille. Did I spell that correctly? Ratatouille in an Instant Pot® - yes! Did you ever see the cute Disney movie by the same name? Despite my hatred for rats (hey, big city living), I adore that movie. I could watch it again and again, and it always warms my heart. I also adore ratatouille. It is a really easy dish to prepare. Savory, stewy, and the perfect side for chicken, fish, or even as a pizza or pasta topping. It is naturally vegan and gluten-free, which makes it a great dish to have in your recipe repertoire.
Ratatouille is a traditional French dish made with eggplant, zuchinni, onions, and peppers. You can bake it in the oven, saute it on the stovetop, or even use an Instant Pot® pressure cooker. I love to use roasted red peppers in a jar because they are already peeled, and do not leave pepper skins in your finished dish. This perfect summery side is even better the next day, so make it ahead of your next gathering and serve it at room temperature.
Ratatouille in an Instant Pot®
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 small eggplants, peeled and sliced thin
4 small zucchini, sliced thin
1 medium onion, sliced thin
1 12 oz. jar roasted red peppers, drained and sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon salt
1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup water
1. Using a slicing disk on a food processor, prepare eggplant, zucchini, and onion. You can also slice by hand.
2. Set Instant Pot® to saute. Heat the olive oil until shimmering and then add the vegetables. Saute for 3 minutes, until they begin to soften. Season with salt and add the crushed tomatoes and water, stirring to combine.
3. Set the Instant Pot® to manual - high pressure, making sure the valve is in the sealing position. Adjust the time to 4 minutes. When finished, do a quick pressure release by setting the valve to venting. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 5 days.
Hi, I am Julie and welcome to Instantly Delicious. I am so glad you are here to share in my adventures with using an Instant Pot ® to make easy, nutritious, and Instantly Delicious food.
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