Coconut and Squash Traybake Recipe

Let the oven do all the hard work. This simple Coconut and Squash Traybake Recipe will be ready to serve in less than 45 minutes.

10 Minutes 45 Minutes Easy Serves 4

Image: Quadrille Publishing


  • 1 medium butternut squash, peeled, deseeded and cut into 3cm (1in) cubes (about 500g/1lb 2oz prepared weight)
  • Handful of green beans, trimmed
  • 200g (7oz) basmati rice
  • 400ml (14fl oz) canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp mild curry paste (ensure dairy-free)
  • Generous pinch of sea salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
  • Arrange the butternut squash and green beans in a deep roasting tin and scatter the rice.
  • In a jug, mix 200ml (7fl oz) cold water with the coconut milk and curry paste until combined. Pour this into the roasting tin, making sure it covers all the ingredients. Cover with foil, then bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes until squash is tender.
  • Remove from the oven and carefully lift off the foil. Season with sea salt before serving.
Coconut and Squash Traybake Recipe

Recipe notes

Sometimes dinner is as easy as adding everything to a roasting tin and letting the oven do all the hard work. This simple traybake will be ready to serve in less than 45 minutes. I love it with wedges of lemon for a fresh contrast to the coconut milk.

This recipe also works well with frozen butternut squash, saving you peeling and chopping time. Frozen butternut squash is available from most supermarkets, and is a useful addition to your freezer.


Five Ingredient Vegan by Katy Beskow

About this recipe

This Coconut and Squash Traybake Recipe is by Katy Beskow, author of “Five Ingredient Vegan” cookbook published by Quadrille Publishing.

Katy Beskow – the author of “15 Minute Vegan”, “Five Ingredient Vegan” cookbook showcases 100 simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It’s perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking.

Katy is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks – even if you’re not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking. Using ingredients available from your local supermarket and with a list of larder essentials, you’ll have everything you need to fill food with taste and texture.

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