Red Curry Squash Bowls with Chickpeas


Aran Goyoaga


  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 2 small butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 1 13.5-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 4 scallions, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, for serving


1. Preheat oven to 400 F, with a rack in the center position. Line a baking sheet with foil; mist with cooking spray.

2. Place squash halves on baking sheet, brush each with 1 tablespoon of the oil, and sprinkle each with a pinch of salt. Turn squash cut side down, transfer baking sheet to oven, and roast until skins begin to brown and wrinkle and flesh is fork-tender, about 40 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. (Leave oven on.)

3. While squash cooks, place curry paste in a medium bowl and slowly whisk in coconut milk until smooth. Add chickpeas, bell pepper, and scallions and stir to combine.

4. When squash halves are cool enough to handle, flip them over and scoop out most of the flesh to form “bowls.” Combine scooped-out flesh with chickpeas and fill squash bowls with chickpea mixture, mounding high. Return baking sheet to oven and bake until warmed through, about 15 minutes. Top curry squash bowls with cilantro; serve warm.

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Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 466
Fat per serving: 35g
Saturated fat per serving: 20g
Cholesterol per serving: 0mg
Fiber per serving: 8g
Protein per serving: 8g
Carbohydrates per serving: 35g
Sodium per serving: 753mg
Iron per serving: 5mg
Calcium per serving: 117mg

Good to Know

Before opening a can of coconut milk, be sure to shake it vigorously. This helps homogenize the milk, which often separates as the can sits.

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Adapted from One Pan & Done Copyright 2017 by Molly Gilbert. Published by Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, LLC.