This vegetarian main dish recipe is loaded with vegetables for high fiber plus good nutrition and great flavor. Find polenta in the produce section of supermarkets or with refrigerated tortillas.
Cut polenta into 8 to 12 slices. Prepare polenta according to package directions. Cover and keep warm.
For ratatouille, in a 4-quart saucepan cook sweet pepper, onion, and garlic in hot oil over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the eggplant; cook for 5 minutes more, stirring frequently. Stir in summer squash or zucchini, tomato, pattypan squash, basil, salt, and pepper. Cook, covered, 5 to 7 minutes more or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley.
To serve, place 2 slices of polenta on each of 4 to 6 dinner plates. Spoon warm ratatouille over each serving. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Makes 4 to 6 servings.