Skillet Ratatouille & Eggs (1-Pan Meal!)

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Spoon and slice of toasted bread resting in a pan of skillet ratatouille and eggs

What’s that? You’re looking for an easy, comforting weeknight meal that has some veggies and protein? Look no further: This skillet ratatouille has your back! This delicious twist on the classic French dish features late-summer produce cooked until saucy and topped with eggs to make it a satisfying, 1-pan meal.

Just 10 ingredients required and perfect for pairing with bread or polenta. Let us show you how it’s done! 

Garlic, eggs, cherry tomatoes, olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, onion, red bell pepper, eggplant, and zucchini

What is Ratatouille?

Ratatouille is a stewed vegetable dish that originated in Nice, France. It’s commonly made with onion, garlic, tomato, zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, and herbs. Dishes called ratatouille date back to the 18th century, but one featuring the now-classic ingredients didn’t make it into cookbooks until around 1930.

The following ratatouille-inspired dish strays from the traditional concept with the addition of eggs and other slight twists we’re sure you’ll love!

How to Make Skillet Ratatouille & Eggs

This 1-pan meal begins with sautéing onion and garlic with a touch of red pepper flakes to give it a savory base with a subtle heat.

Skillet of sautéed onion, garlic, and red pepper flakes

Next come the late-summer veggies (and ratatouille classics): eggplant, zucchini, red bell pepper, and tomatoes. They simmer with salt until tender, sweet, and a little saucy!

Cooking chopped eggplant, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes in a cast iron skillet

Then we make space for the eggs and gently crack them into the pan.

Cracking eggs into a pan of sautéed vegetables

A few more minutes to cook the eggs, and it’s ready to serve! Topping with fresh basil or parsley brings freshness and even more ratatouille-inspired flavor.

Overhead shot of a slice of bread resting on and beside a pan of skillet ratatouille and eggs

We hope you LOVE this skillet ratatouille! It’s:

Saucy
Savory
Veggie-packed
Satisfying
Easy to make
& SO delicious!

Enjoy it for any meal of the day paired with your favorite toasted bread. It would also be delicious over a bowl of polenta or with grilled “cheese” sandwiches.

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Slice of bread topped with sautéed veggies and egg

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

Servings 2 (entrée servings)

Course Entrée

Cuisine Dairy-Free, French-Inspired, Vegetarian

Freezer Friendly 1 month (without eggs)

Does it keep? 2-3 days (without eggs)

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced (any color // 1/2 onion yields ~1 cup or 160 g)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 large red bell pepper, finely diced (1/2 large pepper yields ~1/2 cup or 60 g)
  • 1/2 medium eggplant, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (1/2 eggplant yields ~2 cups or 225 g)
  • 1 small zucchini/summer squash, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (1 small squash yields ~2 cups or 200 g)
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp sea salt
  • 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved (or sub a 15 oz or 425 g can crushed tomatoes)
  • 4 large eggs (farm fresh, organic, pasture-raised when possible)

SERVING IDEAS optional

  • Heat a large rimmed skillet with a lid over medium heat. We used a 10-inch cast iron. Add the olive oil and onion and sauté until the onion is just translucent, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté for ~1 minute. Add the red bell pepper, eggplant, zucchini, and salt (start with the lesser amount). Sauté for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until softened.
  • Add the tomatoes and stir well to combine. Bring to a light simmer, cover, and cook for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are well broken down and the flavors have developed. Taste and adjust, adding more salt if desired.

  • Use the back of a spoon to make four wells (as recipe is written) in the tomato mixture, then gently crack an egg into each well. Sprinkle the eggs with salt and cover the pan. Cook for 4-6 minutes, depending on how you like your eggs. For over-hard eggs, cook for 8 minutes.

  • Turn off the heat, sprinkle with basil or parsley (optional), and serve! Pairs well with toasted bread, creamy polenta, or grilled “cheese” sandwiches.
  • Best when fresh. The ratatouille alone (without eggs) will keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. For best texture and taste, we don’t recommend refrigerating or freezing with the eggs.

Serving: 1 serving without bread Calories: 371 Carbohydrates: 24.5 g Protein: 17.2 g Fat: 24.6 g Saturated Fat: 5.1 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.9 g Monounsaturated Fat: 14 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 370 mg Sodium: 750 mg Potassium: 1316 mg Fiber: 8.2 g Sugar: 15 g Vitamin A: 1051 IU Vitamin C: 93 mg Calcium: 107 mg Iron: 3 mg


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