Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Curry

What are you cooking in your slow cooker (aka Crock-Pot) this week? Need a new recipe? How about a Butternut Squash Curry that takes just a few minutes to prepare and tastes like you cooked it all day?

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The secret to this dish is the slow cooker, of course. Have you met me? I am all about saving time with my slow cooker. I often have two of them fired up at a time.

Also, Trader Joe’s Curry Powder. This is a spice, not the jar sauce that usually gets moldy before I can use the whole jar. #BestIdeaEver

Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Curry with TJ's Curry Powder

Just mix it in with your vegetables and let the slow cooker do it’s magic. Hours later, you’ve got a wonderful spelling house and an authentic curry.

My recipe also uses TJ’s pre-cut butternut squash. While I usually dice my own veggies, this little luxury is well worth it, IMHO.

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Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Curry
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This easy curry is customize-able to your taste and familiar enough to be your new favorite comfort food.
Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Global Cuisine
Serves: 10-12 servings
  • 1 package of cut butternut squash (Trader Joe's is good, or about 4 cups of fresh cut squash, skin removed)
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 4 large tomatoes (or ½ can diced tomatoes)
  • 4 medium potatoes, skin on, diced
  • 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • ½ C chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbs Trader Joe's curry spice
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • garnish- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 cups prepared rice
  • optional - 1lb fresh or defrosted chicken, sliced and cooked
  • optional- ½ head fresh cauliflower, washed and separated into bite sized sections
  1. Combine the first seven ingredients in the slow cooker.
  2. Add optional ingredients.
  3. Add olive oil, broth, and Trader Joe's Curry Spice, ½ tsp salt, then stir all ingredients together.
  4. Cook on slow for 7-8 hours, or on high 4-6.
  5. Serve over prepared rice.
  6. Garnish with plain Greek yogurt and fresh cilantro.


Will this inspire you to break out your slow cooker this week? I hope so. With the time you save in meal planning, you could organize another project.

Butternut Squash (Slow Cooker) Curry