Le Petit Gourmet – Ratatouille Recipe for Babies and Toddlers


Guest Post by Cheryl Tallman,  FreshBaby.com

Ratatouille is a traditional French vegetable dish. The French word “touille” means to toss food. Toss, sauté, and blend the ingredients below to delight your tiniest gourmet’s taste buds.


  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1/2 large Onion, diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 can (14 oz.) Diced tomatoes
  • 1 medium Eggplant, diced
  • 2 small Zucchini, diced
  • 2 tsp. Herbs d’ Provence
  • 1 tsp. Salt


Set a 12-inch sauté pan over medium heat and add the olive oil. Once hot, add the onions and garlic to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, Herbs d’ Provence, and salt to the pan and continue to cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. This dish can be served for the whole family to enjoy and some of it can be pureed for your little gourmet!

To make pureed baby food:

Place the Ratatouille in a blender or food processor and puree to a smooth texture. Spoon Ratatouille into So Easy Storage Trays, cover and freeze.

To serve: Defrost cubes and warm slightly. This is a delicious vegetable dish that goes well with cooked brown rice, mashed pasta, tofu or chicken.

About the Author: Cheryl Tallman is the co-founder of Fresh Baby, creators of the award-winning So Easy Baby Food Kit, and author of the So Easy Baby Food Basics: Homemade Baby Food in Less Than 30 Minutes Per Week and So Easy Toddler Food: Survival Tips and Simple Recipes for the Toddler Years. Visit Cheryl online at www.FreshBaby.com for more delicious tips.

Learn more about Cheryl’s work:

So Easy Baby Food (Spiral)
So Easy Baby Food (Spiral)
Price: $18.29
Presented in an innovative format that is a combination of cookbook, workbook, and instructional guide, this reference helps parents provide dietary essentials for their babies through all-natural, homemade baby food. With more than 40 recipes for fruit, vegetable, and protein purees, hundreds of suggestions for creating meals, and tips for enhancing flavor with herbs, parents will learn to easily prepare food in only 30 minutes per week that looks, smells, and tastes better than any mass-produced variety. In addition to the recipes, the guide provides information on the benefits of homemade baby food, introducing solid foods, and developing healthy eating habits, while the workbook format makes it easy to record allergies and other reactions.

So Easy Baby Food Basics - Cheryl Tallman - Paperback
So Easy Baby Food Basics – Cheryl Tallman – Paperback
Price: $8.95
Buy So Easy Baby Food Basics by Cheryl Tallman in Paperback for the low price of 8.95. Find this product in Cooking > Baby Food.