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Try making this curry when the squash is coming fast and furious in your garden. It’s wonderful over rice and with crusty bread to soak up the tasty sauce.—Emilee Gettle, Mansfield, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large sweet yellow pepper, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 2 cups V8 juice
  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • Hot cooked rice
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups (calculated without rice): 431 calories, 29g fat (19g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 923mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 8g fiber), 7g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and peppers in 1 tablespoon oil until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. In the same skillet, saute squash in remaining oil for 5 minutes. Add the V8 juice, coconut milk, curry paste, bouillon, ginger, salt, cayenne and reserved onion mixture. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 12-15 minutes or until squash is tender. Serve with rice. Garnish with basil if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was prepared with Knorr vegetable bouillon.
Originally published as Butternut Curry in Country Woman February/March 2012, p14

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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