The Chiappa Sisters' Spiced Vegetable Ratatouille

  • Prep
    20 mins
  • Cook
    40 mins
  • Serves
  • Skill

The Chiappa Sisters’ are back with a fiery Italian twist on a traditional one-pot Ratatouille recipe. See how to create this classic healthy and hearty vegetarian stew that’s easy to make, and even easier to enjoy. Adding chilli to the aubergines, courgettes, tomatoes - not forgetting rich Bertolli with Butter and Olive Oil - spices things up, helping to develop the depth of flavour bringing out the best in each delicious ingredient. You can watch this recipe being made here.


  • 50 g Bertolli with Butter
  • 2 large onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2- 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 red or green pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 medium aubergines, thinly sliced
  • 3 courgettes, thinly sliced
  • 4- 6 tomatoes, skinned and quartered
  • dried bouquet garni
  • 15 g pack basil, roughly chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the onions, garlic, pepper and sugar, cover and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft but not brown.
  2. Stir in the aubergines, courgettes, tomatoes, seasoning and bouquet garni. Cover and cook gently for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the bouquet garni before serving and stir in the basil.