Ratatouille pasta sauce

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4
Ratatouille pasta sauce
(Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

Transfer the ratatouille to a large cutting board and chop it until you have pieces about three-sixteenths inch in size and it resembles a thick pasta sauce. Transfer the chopped ratatouille to a large sauté pan and mix in the capers and parsley.


Bring a large stockpot of water to a rapid boil and season it with salt. Add the pasta to the water and cook the pasta until it is al dente.


While the pasta is cooking, gently warm the ratatouille in the pan. Just before the pasta has finished cooking, ladle a couple of ounces of the pasta water into the ratatouille.


Drain the pasta well, then add it to the pan and toss to incorporate. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls, then drizzle a little bit of olive oil over the pasta followed by freshly grated cheese and a sprinkling of toasted bread crumbs.

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