Ratatouille is a popular vegetable stew from French Provence featuring zucchini, eggplant, onion, pepper, tomatoes, herbs and garlic. It is usually served at room temperature as an appetizer. Complete this meal with rigatoni tossed with Parmesan cheese and hot French bread.
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. In 5-quart casserole toss together all ingredients except pork chops. Bake, covered, for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Brush chops lightly with a little olive oil. Brown on both sides in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Remove casserole from oven; arrange chops on top of vegetable mixture; bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Serve chops with vegetable ratatouille.