Thai Tofu and Squash Curry

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 15 mins

From Canadian Living magazine. Recommended for tofu lovers and/or fans of Thai-inspired dishes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pat tofu dry with paper towels; cut into 3/4-inch (2 cm) cubes. Set aside.
  2. Peel and seed squash; cut into 3/4-inch cubes to make 3 cups. Set aside.
  3. In skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, garlic and curry paste, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add squash, coconut milk, stock, soy sauce, sugar, fish sauce and salt; bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low; partially cover and simmer until squash is almost tender, about 12 minutes.
  6. Add red pepper; simmer for 5 minutes. Add tofu; simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes.
  7. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes. Refrigerate, uncovered, in airtight container until cold. Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Reheat to continue.)
  8. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; sprinkle with peanuts.
Most Helpful

This is my favorite curry recipe that I have found on The flavor and texture were delicious. I will definitely make again. <br/>I did not use fish sauce as that just sounds gross. I added a full tablespoon of red curry paste as we like it spicy. I skipped the salt, also the peanuts due to husband's allergies. The cilantro and lime juice added a good bit of flavor. Thanks for the excellent recipe, Roosie!!

Spencer #2 November 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite go-to fall/winter recipes. I recently modified it and fell even further in love. I left out the tofu and substituted a peeled, cubed acorn squash instead. The butternut and acorn really went well together. Also, I kicked up the red curry paste (like others). I didn't have any cilantro, limes, or peanuts on hand, but no need. It was delicious without - and the leftovers were even better. Now if I can only figure out an easy way to peel an acorn squash!

slcwm November 02, 2012

This was very good and so close to the perfect Thai curry except for a few things I'll change next time. I was confused about the 2 tsp of red curry paste, the tin I bought said to use the whole tin but it was from Thailand, so I figured it would be too hot and used the 2 tsp. Next time I would use more for flavor (and I'm far from a fan of heat). I won't use tofu again but shrimp or chicken. I added a couple of mushrooms and they were the best part of the dish so next time I'll add at least 8 oz. The lime was too strong, the delicate flavors were over-powered but it might have been a strong lime. Next time I'll just serve the curry with lime slices on the side. All-in-all great start, I'm SO close to the perfect curry so thank you!

lolablitz August 20, 2012