Ratatouille Chili

Looking for a spicy Italy-inspired dinner? Then check out this ratatouille chili made with eggplant, bell pepper, zucchini, beans and herbs. Ready in just 25 minutes!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

2
tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1
large eggplant (1 lb), cut into 1/2-inch cubes (4 cups)
1
large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2
cup sliced zucchini
3
teaspoons chili powder
1
teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
can (15 to 16 oz) great northern beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (14.5 oz) whole tomatoes, undrained
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce

  • 1 In 4-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add eggplant, onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • 2 Stir in remaining ingredients, breaking up tomatoes. Cook about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until zucchini is tender.

Expert Tips

From the Provence region of France, the popular dish of ratatouille is often served as a side dish or appetizer. The flavors typical of this dish include eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, olive oil and garlic, all of which are found in this savory chili version.

Turkey Ratatouille Chili: Before cooking vegetables in step 1, cook 1/2 pound ground turkey in the oil until light brown; drain if desired. Add vegetables. Continued as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
670mg
670%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
12g
12%
  Sugars
11g
11%
),
Protein
13g
13%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 3 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.