Thai-Style Butternut Squash Curry


A simple and spicy curry that tastes great with steamed sticky rice, wide noodles, or naan bread. Serve with a dollop of mozzarella (burrata, if you have it) to cut the spicy. Or serve plain. Very easy to make ahead and makes a great lunch! Trust your gut with seasonings; you can always add more as you go on and cooking will deepen the flavors. Curry will thicken as it cools.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon curry powder

  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen butternut squash

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter

  • teaspoon salt, or more to taste

  • 116 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or more to taste

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste


  1. Heat a deep pot with a tight-fitting lid over medium-high heat. Add oil to the hot pot. Add onion to the hot oil and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add curry, ginger, and cayenne. Cook until onion just starts to brown, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add squash, coconut milk, and peanut butter; stir until well incorporated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; bring to a boil.

  3. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring once or twice, until squash is tender, about 20 minutes.

  4. Remove lid. If soup is not thick enough, turn heat to medium-high and cook until thickened, about 20 minutes more. Adjust seasoning and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

235 Calories
17g Fat
21g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 235
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Sodium 95mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 414mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.