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What to Serve with Ratatouille? 8 BEST Side Dishes

Ratatouille is already a star on its own—a colorful dish bursting with veggies. But we’ve all wondered what to pair with it. Do we go for something light? Something hearty?

This isn’t just about food; it’s about creating a meal that feels right. We’ve had our fair share of trying different combos. Some worked, some didn’t. Think fresh bread, savory sides, or maybe a zesty salad.

We’ll guide you through our favorites. So, get ready to make your ratatouille experience even better with these eight awesome sides.

Top 8 Side Dishes for Ratatouille

Here are our top picks for sides to serve with ratatouille:

Side DishFlavorDifficultyTime
Crusty French BreadButtery, SavoryEasy2 hrs
Garlic Roasted PotatoesGarlicky, CrispyEasy45 min
Parmesan PolentaCheesy, CreamyModerate30 min
Grilled Chicken SkewersSmoky, JuicyModerate1 hr
Herbed Couscous SaladFresh, TangyEasy20 min
Baked Feta PastaTangy, CreamyEasy30 min
Sautéed ShrimpButtery, GarlickyEasy15 min
Parmesan CrispsCrispy, SaltyEasy15 min

1 – Crusty French Bread

Who doesn’t love bread? This crusty French bread has a crisp exterior and a soft, airy interior. Pair it with ratatouille, and you’ll marvel at how the crunchy crust complements the tender veggies.

We love tearing into it warm, right out of the oven. It’s perfect for mopping up the savory juices. Delicious and versatile.

2 – Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Craving a flavor punch? Garlic roasted potatoes do the trick. Crispy edges, soft centers—perfect textural contrast. They’re seasoned just right with garlic, giving each bite a savory kick.

We’ve tried them with ratatouille, and it’s a winner. The garlicky goodness complements the rich vegetable flavors. We coat ours with a bit of olive oil and roast until golden brown.

3 – Parmesan Polenta

Parmesan polenta is creamy, cheesy, and absolutely delicious. This side dish has a smooth texture that melts in your mouth.

The rich, nutty flavor of Parmesan adds an extra layer of goodness. We love how the polenta absorbs all the savory juices from ratatouille.

It’s filling and pairs perfectly with the vegetable medley. A must-try for any meal.

4 – Grilled Chicken Skewers

Our grilled chicken skewers are a hit. Tender, juicy chicken chunks grilled to perfection. Lightly seasoned, smoky flavor that pairs well with ratatouille.

Perfect for a protein boost. We often prep these on weekends. The marinade really seeps in. Quick to make and loaded with taste.

Uncomplicated and delicious. A sure winner.

5 – Herbed Couscous Salad

Our herbed couscous salad has fresh herbs like mint and parsley. It’s light and refreshing. We love the fluffy texture.

The lemon dressing gives it a zesty flavor. Perfect with ratatouille. Each bite bursts with taste. It’s an easy and quick side dish.

Highly recommended for a balanced meal. Try it once, and it’s a keeper.

6 – Baked Feta Pasta

Our baked feta pasta is rich and creamy. The salty feta pairs perfectly with the tangy tomatoes. We add a touch of garlic and basil for extra flavor.

It’s full of savory, comforting tastes. We love how the feta melts into a smooth sauce. Easy to make, absolutely delicious, and it’s a hit every time!

7 – Sautéed Shrimp

Our sautéed shrimp is quick and tasty. We season with lemon, garlic, and herbs. This adds a bright and zesty flavor. The shrimp turns out tender with a slight crisp on the outside.

We love how it adds a seafood touch to ratatouille. Pairs wonderfully with the rich veggies. Give it a try; it’s a hit every time.

8 – Parmesan Crisps

We’re obsessed with our Parmesan crisps. They’re crisp, salty, and loaded with flavor. Each bite is a savory delight.

The nutty taste of Parmesan is front and center. They’re easy to make and perfect for munching. They add a crunch factor.

We love pairing them with ratatouille. Ideal for snacking and side-dishing.