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The Chiappa Sisters' Spiced Vegetable Ratatouille

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.
  • 1 hour
  • Prep time20 minutes
  • 6 portions
recipe image The Chiappa Sisters' Spiced Vegetable Ratatouille


  • 50 grams Bertolli buttery spread
  • 2 large onions halved and thinly sliced
  • 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
  • 6 tomatoes skinned and quartered
  • dried bouquet garni
  • 15 grams basil roughly chopped
  • salt
  • black pepper

Nutritional Guidelines
(per serving)

(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  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.