Squash and Coconut Milk Stew

Squash and Coconut Milk Stew

Vanessa H. 0

"This is a Filipino dish, (Ginostoan Sitawan Kalsbass) that is made with acorn squash, green beans, tofu, shrimp, ginger, garlic, and onion. My MIL makes it on the soupy side because you serve it over rice, but I like to mash the squash because I don't like rice."


1 h 20 m servings 449 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 449 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.1g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 23.9 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 117 mg
  • 39%
  • Sodium:
  • 174 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ginger, garlic, and onion. Cook until garlic begins to brown, about 5 min.
  2. Add squash, coconut milk, and green beans to skillet. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer for 30 minutes until squash is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in shrimp and tofu, then season to taste with salt, pepper, and sugar.
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  1. 28 Ratings


Wonderful!!! This is also known as "ginataang kalabasa". I am Filipino, and my mother and I recently made this together. Instead of acorn squash, we used kalabasa (Philippine squash) from my pa...

The whole family enjoyed this, including the 3 year old and the baby. We did tweak it a bit based on what was in the pantry and for our dairy-free house. Used butternut squash for acorn, olive...

Yum! I suggest DITCHING the SUGAR and instead slicing an apple and adding at the same time as the squash--was perfectly sweet that way, I found. Also, instead of tofu and shrimp, I modified by...

This was okay. If I were to make it again, I would probably add more coconut milk (or some whipping cream?) to make it creamier. It was pretty thick. Also, I added some curry powder and chili pa...

This was lovely. My small children loved it. Great quick, low fat family dinner in the week. Used reduced fat coconut milk from Trader Joes to lower calories. It was still creamy and very delici...

Different but quiet tasty. I made as directed but I had to substitute sweet potatoes for the acorn squash because that's what I had on hand and I left out the shrimp as I don't eat meat. I had ...

This turned out fantastic! Perfect to warm you up on a cold day. I tend to skip tofu, so instead I cooked up 3 pieces of chicken. I sauted it up with the ginger & onion then let it finish cook...

I've made this several times now, it's so comforting and delicious. I've used light coconut milk as well as half regular coconut milk mixed with half skim milk, and both turned out well (though ...

This was okay. I would eat it again but not make it again myself. We did prefer it a bit soupy and served it over rice. We don't eat tofu, so I omitted that. My young children ate it because...