Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is classic ratatouille combined with quinoa and mozzarella for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food!

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is classic ratatouille combined with quinoa and mozzarella for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food!

It’s been hotter than blazes from a fall standpoint here and I’m more than ready for cooler temperatures to stick around for good.  It’s just not as fun eating soup, chili and comfort food while sweating profusely!

Until it cools off, I’ll just crank the A/C and eat alllll the comfort food.

This Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is a recipe that I originally posted in October 2014 with a different title.  The original post needed a huge refresh due to subpar photos, and in the process of updating the photos I decided to start fresh with a brand new post with a title that better described the dish.

Because I really love this dish. 🙂

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is classic ratatouille combined with quinoa and mozzarella for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food!

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole

This ratatouille quinoa casserole is yet another way for me to get more ratatouille into my life.  If you’re not familiar with ratatouille, it’s a rustic French vegetable stew that includes eggplant, tomatoes, zucchini, bell peppers and herbs.

Ratatouille is healthy comfort food pure and simple.  For me, the eggplant is the star in this vegetable stew as it becomes so tender and velvety.  The sweet tomatoes and bell peppers along with the succulent zucchini and fresh herbs make the stew something special.

I have (2) ratatouille recipes here on my site — one is the traditional stove top method and one is the Instant Pot pressure cooker version.  You can decide which method you’d like to use to prepare your ratatouille, and I have plenty of make ahead tips at the bottom of this post.

Once the ratatouille is prepared, toss it with some or all of the cooked quinoa and 3/4 cup of the cheese, then top with the remaining cheese.

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From there, bake it in the oven at 350 degrees or until bubbly and golden brown.

Remove the Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Baked Casserole from heat and let stand for 10 minutes or so to set and cool slightly, then it’s time to dig in!

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is classic ratatouille combined with quinoa and mozzarella for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food!

Recipe/Meal Prep Tips

The ratatouille may be made in advance and even frozen until ready to use.  Simply thaw, toss with quinoa and cheese and bake!

The casserole may be assembled up to a day in advance.  Bring to room temperature for 30 minutes before baking as a cold casserole will take longer to bake.

This casserole is not thick and saucy like a tomato sauce-based casserole, but there is plenty of moisture from the vegetables.  Keep this in mind when adding the quinoa.  If you like your casseroles “saucier”, start with 2 cups of quinoa and add more from there as desired.

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is classic ratatouille combined with quinoa and mozzarella for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food!

More Ratatouille inspired recipes!

Easy Instant Pot Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Ratatouille Lasagna

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is classic ratatouille combined with quinoa and mozzarella for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food!

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the ratatouille with the desired amount of quinoa.  I suggest using 2-2 1/2 cups of quinoa if you’d like your casserole to be a bit “saucier”.  Add the remaining quinoa if you’d your casserole less saucy.  Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese and pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Top with the remaining cheese and bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown.  Remove from heat and cool for about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

  • Nutrition information was calculated using My Fitness Pal and is meant to be an estimate only.  The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used or substitutions that are made.  This information contains all of the quinoa.
  • The ratatouille may be made in advance and even frozen until ready to use.  Simply thaw, toss with quinoa and cheese and bake!
  • The casserole may be assembled up to a day in advance.  Bring to room temperature for 30 minutes before baking as a cold casserole will take longer to bake.

Recipe source:  Flavor the Moments

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1/8th

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 236
  • Total Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 17mg
  • Sodium: 1029mg
  • Carbohydrates: 29g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Protein: 11g

Cheesy Ratatouille Quinoa Casserole is classic ratatouille combined with quinoa and mozzarella for the ultimate vegetarian comfort food!