Thai squash & pineapple curry

Thai squash & pineapple curry

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(80 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 4
Try this curry with a touch of Thai flavours, ready in 30 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal172
  • fat9g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt0.5g
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  • 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 1 onion, chopped



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 4 tsp Thai red curry paste
  • medium butternut squash (about 500g/1lb 2oz) peeled, deseeded and cut into chunks
  • ½ x 400ml / 14 fl oz can reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 200ml vegetable stock
  • 140g frozen green beans
  • 237g can pineapple chunks in natural juice, drained



    With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple…

  • coriander leaves, chopped, and leaves to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a wok or pan. Fry the onion for 5 mins until softened. Stir in the red curry paste, then add the squash, coconut milk and stock. Simmer for 15-20 mins until the squash is tender. After 10 mins cooking, tip in the green beans.

  2. Stir in the pineapple and coriander, cooking for just a few mins until the pineapple heats through. Sprinkle with the coriander leaves and serve the curry in bowls with noodles or rice.

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Comments (74)

catbail's picture

Delicious. I was sceptical about not peeling the squash, but bravely went ahead and it was fine - won't ever peel it for a curry or casserole again! Added chicken and used the whole tin of coconut milk and no stock and the consistency was great.

michelegbaker's picture

I had a vegetarian friend for dinner last night and cooked this, it was fantastic. I would definately cook this again.

alexandra_legs11's picture

Excellent! I used fresh beans and roasted the squash first. I think that made it. I forgot to use stock but it didn't seem like it was missing anything.
Will make it again!

ashearer35155's picture

this was lovely although I used peas instead of green beans and fresh pineapple.had to add more paste and added some jalepeno peppers from jar(we do like it spicy).

laurashattock's picture

We loved it! Even our daughters, which can be fussy, thought was a wonderful curry. We will make it again, and again, maybe adding chicken or king prawns next time.

abbeybel4's picture

had some spare prawns so chucked them in too, lovely filling meal

helenlj's picture

One of my all-time favourites! I've made this recipe with and without chicken, and I love it - it's really easy to make, and very tasty too.

notmum's picture

Really good flavours, I will make again but with a little less liquid I think and I think naan bread would be a good idea as it doesn't keep you feeling full for long, but it was much nicer than I expected, I had thought from the list of ingredients that I would find it too sweet, but it was lovely.....I will try leaving the peeel on the squash next time too.

weeble's picture

Really quick & easy. Ileft the peel on the pumpkin (squash) I will make it again

lummocks's picture

Not bad at all, easy to cook for a useless git like myself.

Often find it difficult to find a half interesting receipe to cook my awkward veggie girlfriend..this was just the trick...hard to go wrong cooking currys for her! Always worry about cooking with squash as it to me always looks so unapitising, gave it a quick zizz in the old radiation cabinet before adding it to the curry so it was a little softer, I personally prefer it that way! Very nice, added asparagus and corgette to make it even better. Enjoy!

natashagoggin's picture

The pineapple adds a sweet-but-not-too-sweet flavour to the recipe.

Taste/texture-wise, there's no need to peel squash or pumpkins for curries or stews. They aren't peeled in curry restaurants, and since I tasted them unpeeled in a restaurant, I've not peeled them since... they're such a pain to peel, I figure I'm saving a good five or ten minutes, and adding more (tasty) fibre to my diet, too!

cwal10's picture

Smells lovely and tastes it too. Was nice and spicy. The pinapple if cooked eariler than recipe states tastes great as it is really juicy.

kirstyjolly's picture

Really enjoyed this - the squash makes an excellent substitute for meat. Making your own red curry paste makes the world of difference! Also, tasted better the day after it was made!

barlodge's picture

Used Pumpkin rather that squash and did boil it to soften a little for 10 minutes. Rest of ingrediants left unchanged.
Very scrumptious.


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