One-Pan Ratatouille Risoni

Indulge in the rustic flavors of One-Pan Ratatouille Risoni, a comforting dish that combines the Mediterranean goodness of ratatouille with the satisfying texture of risoni pasta. Perfect for a simple and wholesome meal.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 cup risoni (orzo) pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 eggplant, diced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 can (14oz) diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh basil, chopped (for garnish)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese (optional, for serving)


1. Sauté the Vegetables:

  1. In a large skillet or shallow pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add diced onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  3. Add minced garlic and sauté for another 1 minute until fragrant.
  4. Add diced eggplant, zucchini, and bell peppers. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until vegetables start to soften.

2. Cook the Risoni:

  1. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan to create space. Add risoni pasta to the center of the pan.
  2. Toast the risoni for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly golden.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes with juices, tomato paste, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.

3. Simmer:

  1. Pour 2 cups of water into the skillet. Stir everything together.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes, or until risoni is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally.

4. Garnish and Serve:

  1. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  2. Sprinkle with fresh chopped basil.
  3. Serve hot, optionally topped with grated Parmesan cheese.

Enjoy this delightful One-Pan Ratatouille Risoni with its rich flavors and hearty textures!

Cooking Tips:

  • Feel free to add other vegetables like mushrooms or spinach for extra nutrition.
  • For a vegan version, omit the Parmesan cheese or use a vegan alternative.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Benefits:

  • Eggplant: Rich in fiber and antioxidants.
  • Zucchini: Low in calories and high in vitamins C and K.
  • Bell Peppers: Excellent source of vitamins A and C.

Dietary Information:

  • Vegetarian: Yes
  • Vegan: Yes (if omitting Parmesan cheese)
  • Gluten-Free: No (use gluten-free pasta)

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • It’s a hearty and wholesome dish, perfect for a satisfying dinner.
  • Packed with a variety of vegetables, offering a burst of Mediterranean flavors.
  • Easy to make with minimal cleanup, all in one pan.


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