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Ratatouille, RatItalian Style – that popular French dish is perfect for highlighting summer squash, except for one thing. If you’re not a fan of peppers, it’s a no go. We doctored up a recipe recently to make an Italian version that replaces peppers with tomatoes, and it turned out great. It’s based on Smitten Kitchen’s recipe for the version Remy the rat made in Pixar’s Ratatouille, with finely sliced zucchini, yellow squash and eggplant. Use a mandoline to slice squash 1/16th” thin. Put a layer of pasta sauce in the bottom of a casserole dish, add chopped onion and sliced garlic, then stack the slices, alternative vegetables, around the circumference of the dish. Drizzle with thyme leaves, a little olive oil and you’re done. Cover the whole thing with parchment paper (just like Remy did) and bake at 375 degrees for about 40 minutes. Serve on a bed of quinoa with ricotta cheese. Find the whole recipe with photos in our latest newsletter, or here.