Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

Yum, pasta!  I love a good pasta dish, but it is so hard for me to eat small quantities of pasta.  I saw this recipe from Comfort of Cooking and saw adapting it as a great way to combine with love of pasta (but only using a 1/2 pound of pasta for 4 servings) with some healthy, tasty veggies.  This was a huge hit in our house!!

Grilled Ratatouille Pasta

1/2 pound whole wheat pasta (I used linguine)
1/4 cup olive oil, divided, plus more for grilling
3 small red potatoes, cut in half and sliced
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
1 green pepper, deseeded and sliced
1/2 onion, sliced
1 small eggplant, cut into thick slices
3  tomatoes, cut into thick slices
3 tbs balsamic vinegar
1 tbs dried parsley
Salt, pepper, garlic powder

In a medium pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain pasta and add to large pasta bowl.

Heat a grill pan (it was raining, so outside grilling was a no-go) to medium-high; lightly oil hot grill.  Add vegetables, and sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.

Turn occasionally until browned and tender. Transfer vegetables to a cutting board and let cool slightly.

Roughly chop vegetables and add to pasta. Add 2 tablespoons of balsamic; mix. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with parsley.  Serve hot/warm.

Serves four.

And apparently, I make weird faces...thanks for these pictures Austin :)


  1. I love this dish :) It looks delightful.

    The funny faces? cute

  2. Ratatouille with pasta! That's a wonderful combination. I have only eaten ratatouille alone, but adding pasta will make a great meal!

  3. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. I've been seeing so many yummy looking eggplant recipes lately that I decided to do a post on our blog with a list of some of the most recent ones. I just wanted to give you a heads up that this one is on there as well! <3 http://homegrownandhealthy.com/eggplant-roundup/