What To Serve With Ratatouille (20 Recipes)

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Classic French dinners like ratatouille can be intimidating to put together. So, the last thing you want to have to think about is the side dish you’re going to pair it with! That’s why I’ve put together this list of what to serve with ratatouille.

Rice, meatloaf, garlic bread, and egg noodles.


Ratatouille is a classic French dish made with a variety of vegetables like eggplant, bell peppers, tomatoes, and zucchini. It’s typically served as a savory vegetable stew but can also served with the vegetables cut into circles and layered in a dish.

These are some of my favorite recipes to enjoy with this traditional French dish. With ratatouille as your main course and any of these side dishes to pair it with, you can have a divine meal that everyone will love with very little effort! 

1. Egg Noodles

If you’re short on time, these egg noodles are a perfect side dish to pair with ratatouille! Not only are they tasty, but they come together in just 10 minutes. They’re simmered in broth for extra flavor, then coated with butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. This recipe is great for when you need something simple but delicious. We promise you’ll love ‘em!

2. Polenta

Polenta is a great source of fiber and protein, and is also one of the best side dishes to ratatouille! This recipe is one of my favorites to make. Pan-fried polenta has great flavor and slightly crispy edges for the perfect texture. This recipe is made with Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan which adds so much flavor. Delicious!

3. Seasoned Rice

For my Texas Roadhouse fans, this recipe is for you! This copycat recipe makes Texas Roadhouse seasoned rice that is quick, simple, and packed with flavor! With paprika, garlic, onion powder, soy sauce, and more, this recipe is made using simple ingredients and comes together in just 30 minutes! You could also serve white rice, brown rice, or even cauliflower rice.

4. Meatballs

Those of you with air fryers have to make this recipe. Turkey meatballs are absolutely delicious side dish for ratatouille. These air fryer meatballs are made with just a few ingredients, including turkey, egg, soy sauce, parsley, and black pepper. They come together in just 30 minutes and are cooked in the air fryer for the best texture. Get ready for happy tummies all around!

5. Chicken

This air fryer chicken makes the best chicken ever! The juicy meat is surrounded by a golden crispy outside and tastes absolutely perfect. This recipe is made with a whole chicken that’s coated in olive oil, spices, and a little bit of brown sugar for sweetness. It’s so quick to make and so delicious.

6. Garlic Bread

As we know, garlic bread makes for a great side for any meal, but it especially goes great with ratatouille! The flavor of the garlic and butter just melt in your mouth, with a divine crispiness achieved via air frying! This recipe is great if you’re a garlic bread lover…and who isn’t?!

7. Pork Tenderloin

Become a master at making pork tenderloin with this recipe. These park chops are coated in oil, garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, paprika, and brown sugar, then cooked at high heat until juicy and slightly crisped. The texture is perfect and the flavor is sensational. It doesn’t get better than that!

8. Meatloaf

Lipton onion soup meatloaf is a classic meatloaf recipe that you and your family are guaranteed to love. The juiciness of the meatloaf is full of onion flavor, balanced with sweetness of the mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar glaze. Prepared in only 10 minutes, this recipe gives you a great meal quickly and easily!

9. Salmon

If you don’t like this recipe, then something is fishy (and it’s not the salmon!) I love this salmon dish, it is absolutely perfect! This super simple recipe takes under 20 minutes to make, and uses minimal ingredients. With olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, every juicy bite is bursting with flavor you’re guaranteed to love!

10. Pork Chops

Preheat that oven and get cookin’, because this pork chop recipe is a must have! Not only is this a quick and easy recipe, but the pork chops are full of so much great flavor. They’re coated in olive oil and the perfect blend of seasonings, then baked until tender and juicy. These divine pork chops are ready to eat in just 25 minutes!

11. Cornbread

Cornbread is that classic nostalgic recipe that we just can’t get enough of at our house! This recipe is my favorite to use. It uses Jiffy Cornbread mix, with added flavors from butter, milk, and sour cream. These ingredients make for a beautiful, soft texture that you won’t be able to resist!

12. White Bean Salad

This light side dish is a perfect summer recipe! White bean salad has lots of nutrients, flavor, and is really easy to make! With lemon, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and garlic, this salad has a zesty and bright flavor that will go splendidly with ratatouille!

13. Mushroom Rice Pilaf

For a savory side that is absolutely irresistible, you’ll want to make mushroom rice pilaf! Rice pilaf is fluffy rice mixed with onions, earthy mushrooms, garlic, sweet onions, butter, and sherry. These flavors blend so well together for a warm and flavorful dish that will have your mouth watering!

14. French Bread

Are you intimidated by making your own bread! There’s no-knead! This French bread recipe does not require kneading, and it makes for a simple but deliciously warm and fluffy crusty bread. With only four ingredients, you’ll have homemade bread with none of the hassle! 

15. Steak

This recipe makes it easy to create a juicy and delicious steak in no time at all! With only 5 ingredients, this steak is perfectly cooked and drizzled in a garlic butter dressing. This steak is cooked to perfection in the air fryer in under 20 minutes. It’s juicy, flavorful, and a recipe you’ll be coming back to all the time! 

16. Sausage

Sausage goes with just about anything, and this versatile recipe is perfect to enjoy with your ratatouille dinner! Just pop Italian sausages, brats, or breakfast sausages in the air-fryer for 10 minutes and you’re ready to go!

17. Risotto

Risotto is a perfect side dish for ratatouille! It’s creamy, soft, warm, and all around delicious. This recipe features shallots, garlic, and chicken stock for ultimate flavor, Parmesan for extra creaminess, and deliciously fluffy rice. This recipe will keep your mouth watering and your tummy satisfied. 

18. Sweet Potatoes

There are so many different versions of sweet potatoes to enjoy, but this recipe has to be one of my favorites! Baked in the oven at 400 degrees, you’ll get the perfect savory sweet potato, with a balance of crispy outside to soft and fluffy inside, every single time. Top with salt, pepper, and olive oil, and enjoy!

19. Garlic Butter Pasta

Coat your favorite pasta in this garlic butter sauce, and you won’t be able to get enough! This recipe brings you a simple and divine tasting dish that makes for the perfect side. In under 20 minutes, these six ingredients come together for a versatile and delicious dish that’s loved by kids and adults alike!

20. Italian Sausage Orzo

This recipe has to be one of my favorite comfort foods. It’s really simple to make, and tastes like it came straight from the restaurant! Italian sausage orzo is made with flavorful Italian sausage, onion, garlic, spinach, and tender orzo coated in a creamy, salty, savory, slightly spicy cheese sauce. It has perfect flavor and is ready in a quick 30 minutes.

Rice, meatloaf, garlic bread, and egg noodles.
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What To Serve with Ratatouille

By Heather
A group of delicious recipes to serve with ratatouille including these basic mashed potatoes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 pounds potatoes peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Add water to a large pot. Bring to a boil. Add potatoes and boil for 20 minutes.
  • Drain water off potatoes. Place butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper into pot and mash until potatoes are creamy.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 354mg | Potassium: 77mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: French
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