Randy Mayor
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

We swapped tempeh for traditional eggplant in this ratatouille. Use any fresh vegetable combination in this easy sauté.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 2

Combine oil and tempeh in a baking pan coated with cooking spray, tossing to coat tempeh. Bake at 500° for 10 minutes or until tempeh is browned on the edges, stirring once.

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes or until browned. Stir in salt, crushed red pepper, and garlic; sauté 30 seconds. Add broth; bring to a boil. Stir in tempeh, squash, zucchini, and mushrooms; simmer 5 minutes. Stir in tomatoes and bell pepper; simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in basil, parsley, and juice.

Ratings & Reviews

Lbaldwin3's Review

June 22, 2012
I agree it cooks longer than the times stated, though since I like my vegetables ala dente I steamed this by placing a cover on top and cooked for an additional 5 minutes longer than the recipe stated. Added the parsley basil & lemon juice at the end it was fresh delicious and I thought stand alone dish, not needing to be placed over any heavy starches.

EllenDeller's Review

August 24, 2011
The recipe makes SIX cups, not four, and we liked it very much. I added a TB of lemon juice, a TB of tomato paste, a few kalmata olives and fresh oregano. Also simmered for half hour and did the whole thing the night before so flavors could meld. With those flavor bump-ups, it's really delicious and filling. Served with polenta and a crisp salad.

ambereva's Review

September 05, 2009
Not bad at all! I was looking for a dish that incorporated the tempeh, red bell peppers and zucchini I had ample amounts of, and settled on this. I used all zucchini, omitted the mushrooms and stewed it quite a bit longer than the directions call for (about 30 minutes), then served it over polenta. Really a very solid recipe. I will make this again.

Runner3375's Review

December 02, 2008
A lot of work for something that wasn't as good as I'd hoped.