Quick One Pan Ratatouille

This recipe was submitted by Mr. Jimmy Mays, Owner & Chef at Cafe 7.


  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 patty pan squash
  • 2 shallots
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 2 tomatoes (these do not get sautéed)
  • fresh thyme


  1. dice all ingredients and keep separate.
  2. saute each ingredient, except for the tomatoes, in your favorite saute pan one at a time, this helps to keep the pan from being too crowded and allows the vegetables to start browning quicker without getting mushy.
  3. have a bowl ready on the counter next to the stove. after each vegetable is browned a little bit, toss it in the bowl.
  4. after all vegetables are cooked give the bowl a good pinch of salt and pepper. now would be a good time to toss in a little chopped fresh thyme.
  5. pour vegetable mixture back into your oven safe saute pan or a baking dish.
  6. arrange tomatoes over the top and finish with a little more chopped thyme.
  7. let that roast in the oven at 400F for about 15-20 minutes until you get a nice browning on the top.
  8. when it comes out of the oven, let rest a few minutes and finish with some really good olive oil, not the everyday oil, the really really good stuff.
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