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Curried Butternut Squash

Curried Butternut Squash


Vitamin A is the big nutrient butternut squash is known for.  Vitamin A helps eyesight, maintain skin integrity and reduces the risk of certain types of cancer.  Butternut squash is also high in fiber and B-complex vitamins

Now, as good for you as butternut squash is, I have a terrible habit of drenching it in browned butter or stuffing it with sausage, making the entire dish less than healthy.  So, for this post, I went out of my way to come up with a healthier version.  This butternut squash dish gets its flavor from coconut milk and curry powder instead of my more fatty options, but it is just as delicious.  The amounts are not very specific because it really just depends upon the size of your squash, but I will give you some guidelines.  

Curried Butternut Squash

Curried Butternut Squash


  • 1 small to medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and sliced into 1/2 inch slices
  • refrigerated coconut milk
  • curry powder
  • sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lay squash slices in the bottom of a 9" x 13" glass baking dish.
  3. Pour coconut milk into dish, so that it covers the bottom of the dish.
  4. Sprinkle with curry powder and sea salt. (I only used about 1/4 tsp. of each.)
  5. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn squash slices over.
  6. Bake another 10 minutes and turn squash again.
  7. Bake a final 10 minutes.

Source:  Nutrition and You

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