Watch my video of how I am preparing a delicious ratatouille pasta sauce using my fabulous KitchenAid Food Processor Slicer and Cook Processor!
The KitchenAid Food Processor Slicer is a great way to chop up a good amount of ingredients.
The bowl is quite large and can hold a bunch of vegetables.
So that is why I also thought I would make a delicious portion of ratatouille pasta sauce and see how things go.
And why not also pour this one into a video recipe then?
This next video is a quick 1-minute overview of how to prepare this ratatouille pasta sauce, you can find a full list of all the ingredients and a full recipe description below this introduction, just scroll down!
Well it worked out brilliantly as you can see!
KitchenAid Food Processor Slicer
It takes just a couple of minutes to clean and trim the vegetables to make them fit into the small food pusher tube. Other than that once your prepping is done, you are in for a pleasant ride!
The slicer blade is sharp and fast.
It doesn’t matter how many vegetables you have to cut, because the KitchenAid Food Processor will take care of that. And the vegetable bits are also of the same thickness which will make them cook evenly then.
So then the veg are cut properly and the chef is happy!
Best Ratatouille Pasta Sauce Recipe
Remove the Food Processor bowl with the chopped vegetables and attach the bowl of the KitchenAid Cook Processor to the machine. What else do we need to cook our ratatouille stew in?
It is a 2-in-1.
And what about the result in the end: the ratatouille pasta sauce looks terrific, just the way I wanted it to be. Because it is chunky, not too moist, vibrant and colorful.
And also packed with loads of vitamines!
I served it over cooked ziti pasta. Nothing but hums and yums at our dinner table!
Do you need more recipes to prepare with the KitchenAid Slicer?
Then you should also check out another recipe of mine: my chunky waldorf salad!
Best Ratatouille Pasta Sauce Recipe
It is ratatouille pasta for dinner tonight!
- 10,5 oz fresh zucchini (300 g)
- 10,5 oz fresh eggplant (300 g)
- ½ small onion
- 1 small green bell pepper
- 3 large garlic cloves peeled
- 1 small red bell pepper
- 1 lb canned chopped tomatoes (450 g)
- 2 bay leaves
- 3 sprigs dried rosemary
- 2 tbsp capers in brine
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 2 tbsp olive oil
1) Slice the vegetables into thick strips because they have to be thin enough to go through the food pusher.
2) Let’s move on to the Cook Processor: attach the transparent Food Processor work bowl and then remove the cover.
3) Take the manual adjustable slicing disc and adjust the slicing thickness by holding the drive adapter in one hand and then turning the adjustment collar until you reach the widest thickness.
4) Carefully place the slicing disc in the work bowl. Close the cover, make sure it is locked into place.
5) Then turn on the Cook Processor. Set the Speed to 6.
6) Fit the food pusher into to feed tube of the bowl cover. Then add the zucchini, eggplant, bell pepper, onion and garlic to the feed tube. Use the food pusher if necessary, don’t use your fingers!
7) Once the ingredients are chopped, turn the Cook Processor off. Carefully remove the transparent lid. Then stir the chopped vegetables.
8) Remove the food processor bowl and replace it by the Cook Processor bowl. Add the StirAssist and attach the lid. Add the olive oil, bay leaves, rosemary, canned chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and chopped vegetables. Then season with pepper and salt.
9) Close the bowl and select STEW P2. Then press Start to activate the program. In the end, press cancel to exit the keep warm mode.
10) Stir in the capers and brine. Check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste. Serve with al dente pasta.
How to serve ratatouille?
Ratatouille can be served a variety of different ways depending on your preference.
- Top with freshly grated cheese, such as parmesan.
- Use as a topping for toasted baguette or crostini.
- Serve as a side dish with grilled or roasted meats.
- Enjoy as a dip with crackers or crudités.
- Mix ratatouille with scrambled eggs for a delicious omelette.
- Use as a pizza topping.
- Serve as a side dish with a salad.
Can you serve ratatouille as a pasta sauce?
Yes, ratatouille pasta sauce is a classic in southern France.
Served over cooked pasta with freshly grated cheese, such as parmesan, as a topping.
Where was ratatouille invented?
Ratatouille is believed to have originated in Nice, France.
It is a traditional Provençal dish that combines summer vegetables, such as zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, and herbs.
What versions of ratatouille are there?
Some versions include adding onions and mushrooms, others may include adding different herbs and spices.
Ratatouille can be served as an accompaniment to dishes such as grilled or roasted meats, or as a vegetable topping for pizza.