Traditional ratatouille is a thick, hearty and colorful stew-like mass that sticks to your ribs and warms you throughout. Hard to believe it's nothing but vegetables and a bit of cheese. It certainly is peasant food, but peasant food fit for a king.
Sausage Ratatouille: The classic French ratatouille is made by simmering eggplant with other vegetables and herbs. It's often served as a side or appetizer with bread, but our addition of Italian sausage turns it into a hearty meal for cooler months.
Baked Ratatouille Sausage Penne: A healthier casserole choice with turkey sausage, whole wheat pasta and just a sprinkling of cheese. Maybe add red pepper and mushrooms. Also, use 5 links of sausage and tomatoes.
Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables - Made from potato, gnocchi are thicker and more pillowy than wheat pasta. When tossed with sauteed squash and grape tomatoes, they make a starchy contrast to the tender veggies.