Thrifty & Nifty Food: Any Night Ratatouille

Sometimes you may want to just whack a ready meal in the oven and sit down in front of the telly without worrying about anything and relaxing but for me that doesn’t mean sacrificing good quality or a healthy meal. If you know your going to have a really busy day at some point in the week and just want to relax or you’ll be rushing straight out with with your glad rags on then plan ahead so you have dinner ready to go and all you have to do is bob it in the oven and chillax. With this in mind I am going to show you a simple ratatouille which is quick to make and can be put in the oven for just half an hour for you to get on with whatever you want.

Any Night Ratatouille
Ingredients serves 4
1 courgette
2 peppers
2 red peppers
1/2 white onion
2 tins of plum tomatoes
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of dried basil
1 tsp of dried thyme
2 sprigs of rosemary
Grated cheddar to serve

1. Start by dicing the half of white onion and finely chopping the garlic. Sauté in a little oil till golden but be careful not to burn the garlic. Add the plum tomatoes breaking up the tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Add the herbs and simmer for about 5 mins
2. While the sauce is infusing chop the rest of the veg in to large slices or chunks and lay in a oven proof dish.
3. Cover the veg with the tomato sauce and then bob it in the oven on gas mark 6 or 220 degrees for about 30 mins or if you want it for later in the week just keep it in the fridge and bake when you need it
4. To make it a more substantial dish you can add par boiled pasta to the ratatouille if you have a big enough oven proof dish that is. Grate other the cheese and your ready to nosh down

What’s every ones guilt ready meal pleasure? I may just do recipes of them for you
X xxx


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