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Easy Ratatouille and Zucchini-Squash Vegetable Wreaths In 4 Steps

Easy Ratatouille and Zucchini-Squash Vegetable Wreaths In 4 Steps

Ra·​ta·​tou·​ille: : a seasoned stew made of eggplant, tomatoes, green peppers, squash, and sometimes meat.

Inspired by the Disney Pixar film, Ratatouille, I decided to create my very own version of Ratatouille. Many of the recipes require making a homemade pasta sauce for the base of the dish. If you follow along my recipes, then you already know that I love finding ways to incorporate convenience into my “cooking.” I even have a term for this that I completely made up known as, “schmooking.” It’s like cooking but just a little easier and that is exactly how I created this version of Ratatouille as well as a beautiful (and tasty) zucchini-squash vegetable wreath.

In this version of Ratatouille, I did not incorporate green bell peppers and instead substituted for zucchini. It turned out absolutely delicious! I invite you to try the recipe below for your next sit-down dinner but it also is a great and gorgeous dish to take to a dinner party!

If you are an avid pasta sauce maker and completely dislike using jar pasta sauce, then you may want to skip over this easy to make recipe.


  • 2 Eggplants
  • 2 Zucchinis
  • 2 Yellow Squashes
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Jar Tomato Garlic Pasta Sauce
  • Pinch of Salt & Pepper
  • 2 Tbs. Olive Oil
  • Shaved Parmesan – Optional
  • Fresh Basil- Optional

What To Do

Preheat oven to 375.

Step 1- Carefully cut vegetables into 1/4 inch thick slices.

Step 2- Pour pasta sauce into a round baking dish and layer sliced vegetables on top of the pasta starting from the outside of the dish and working your way towards the middle. I used a pattern for the dish’s aesthetic. My pattern consisted of eggplant, onion, yellow squash, green zucchini, tomato and repeat.

For the zucchini- squash wreath, I repeated the same process with the pasta sauce and simply alternated layering my zucchini and squash.

Step 3- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil on top of each dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 4- Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Optional- Top with fresh basil and shaved parmesan cheese.

Enjoy and remember, “Anyone Can Cook!”