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Ginataang Kalabasa
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5 from 8 votes

How to Cook Ginataang Kalabasa (Squash with Coconut Milk)

Ginataang kalabasa or squash with coconut milk is one of the simplest Filipino vegetable recipes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Vegetables
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: coconut milk, ginataang kalasaba, squash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Manny


  • 1/2 kilo squash
  • 1/4 kilo pork belly liempo, slice into cubes
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp. shrimp paste bagoong alamang
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium size red onion chopped
  • 1 medium sized tomato chopped
  • 1 tsp. Magic Sarap or any granulated seasoning


    How to Cook Ginataang Kalabasa

    • Wash, peel and remove the seeds of the squash. Slice into 1 inch size then set aside.
    • In an empty wok, heat oil and saute garlic, onion and tomato.
    • When the onion and tomato is already cooked, add the pork belly and stir fry for a few minutes until the pork is light brown.
    • Then add the shrimp paste and stir fry for a few minutes then add the squash.
    • Stir fry again until the squash turns to bright yellow or orange depending on the kind of squash you bought.
    • Then pour the coconut milk, add magic sarap seasoning and simmer until the squash is cooked.