Delicious Decisions: Pot Roast Ratatouille and Pasta

  • Serves: 8


This dish can feature any pasta variety, from angel hair to penne.


Olive oil spray
1     1 1/2-pound eye-of-round roast, all visible fat discarded
1/2  teaspoon salt-free all-purpose seasoning blend
1/4  teaspoon pepper
1     10.75-ounce can tomato puree
10  ounces eggplant, chopped
2     medium zucchini, sliced
5     medium Italian plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped
1     large onion, chopped
2     medium ribs of celery, sliced
1     teaspoon dried oregano or Italian seasoning, crumbled
1     medium garlic clove, minced
1     medium dried bay leaf
1/4  teaspoon dried basil, crumbled
8     ounces dried whole-grain pasta


Cooking Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a Dutch oven with olive oil spray.

Sprinkle the roast with the seasoning blend and pepper.

Heat the Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown the roast for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

Stir in the remaining ingredients except the pasta.

Bake, covered, for about 2 hours, or until the roast is very tender when tested with a fork.

Shortly before the roast is done, prepare the pasta using the package directions, omitting the salt. Drain well in a colander.

Transfer the roast to a cutting board. Cover with aluminum foil and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing very thinly across the grain, then slicing into thin strips. Discard the bay leaf from the sauce.

Spoon the pasta onto plates. Arrange the roast slices on the pasta. Top with the sauce.

Cook's Tip

For maximum tenderness, don’t overcook eye-of-round roast, and be sure to cut it into thin strips.

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Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
2.5 g
Saturated Fat
1.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.0 g
36 mg
55 mg
31 g
6 g
7 g
24 g

Dietary Exchanges

1½ starch, 2 vegetable, 2½ very lean meat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from The New American Heart Association Cookbook, Eighth Edition, Copyright © 2010 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.