Roasted Ratatouille Lasagna Napoleons Recipe

Kerry Saretsky

Inspired by a trip to Aix-en-Provence, this light lasagna is made from layers of eggplant, zucchini, peppers, onions, and whole garlic cloves roasted with olive oil and herbes de Provence, layered with sun dried tomato sauce, fresh pasta sheets, and a topping of fresh herbs, mozzarella, and nutty parmesan. The playful kick of dried chilies and fresh mint give it some originality and personality. A perfect dinner.

Note: The pasta is used in three 10 1/2- by 8-inch layers to fit a small rectangular baking dish. You can use a different shaped vessel, but make sure to have enough pasta in the right size to form three complete layers. If fresh pasta sheets are unavailable, substitute no-boil style store-bought lasagna noodles soaked in hot water for ten minutes and dried on paper towels.

Recipe Details

Roasted Ratatouille Lasagna Napoleons Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 55 mins
Serves 4 servings


  • 7 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 1/2 teaspoon chile flakes

  • 1 teaspoon herbes de Provence

  • 1 medium eggplant (about 1 pound), sliced into 1/8th to 1/4-inch planks

  • 1 large zucchini (about 3/4 pound), sliced into 1/8th to 1/4-inch planks

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced into thick strips

  • 1/4 large red onion, thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)

  • 12 cloves garlic, in their jackets

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/2 batch marinara sauce, or 1 (28-ounce) can store-bought marinara sauce

  • 6 fresh homemade or store-bought lasagna sheets, about 4- by 10-inches each (see note)

  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil, chopped

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 15 leaves fresh basil

  • 10 leaves fresh mint

  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

  • 5 1/2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat the oven to 450°F. On a wide rimmed baking sheet, mix 6 tablespoons of olive oil with the chili flakes, and herbes de Provence. Toss the eggplant, zucchini, bell pepper, onions, and garlic in the olive oil mixture until well coated and season with salt and pepper. Arrange the vegetables in a single layer on two baking sheets. Roast until vegetables are softened and just beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool. Peel the paper off the garlic and discard. Lower the oven to 350°F.

  2. Assemble the lasagna in a 10- by 8 1/2-inch rectangular baking dish. Spread half a cup of marinara sauce on the bottom of the dish. Arrange one layer of lasagna sheets on the sauce, trimming as necessary so you have a single layer of noodles. Top with another 1/2 cup of sauce. Arrange half of the vegetables and garlic cloves in a single layer on the lasagna sheets. Add another layer of pasta. Top with another 1/2 cup of sauce. Top with the chopped sun dried tomatoes. Layer the second and final layer of vegetables and garlic. Top with the final layer of pasta. Top with the remaining marinara sauce. Add the water to the marinara sauce jar, shake up, and pour over the lasagna. Gently press everything down to ensure that all the pasta is coated in liquid.

  3. Top the lasagna with a layer of fresh herbs, then a layer of mozzarella, followed by a layer of Parmesan. Drizzle with the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Wrap the baking dish in foil, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes until bubbly. Take the foil off the lasagna, and turn the oven back up to 450°F. Bake for another 5 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

  4. Allow the lasagna to sit for 5 minutes and cool slightly. Cut into 4 squares and serve.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
840 Calories
52g Fat
68g Carbs
33g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 840
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 52g 66%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 2457mg 107%
Total Carbohydrate 68g 25%
Dietary Fiber 13g 46%
Total Sugars 29g
Protein 33g
Vitamin C 89mg 444%
Calcium 543mg 42%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 2295mg 49%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)