Low Carb Butternut Squash Porridge

This is a healthy alternative to the regular yam dish (porridge) prepared with  silky and sweet butternut squash. It is lower in calories, sugar and carbs and is therefore suitable for a keto diet. The recipe is also so simple and easy.


3 Tbsp. Palm oil
1 Cayenne pepper
½ Red bell pepper
½ Red Onion
1 Medium Butternut squash
Salt and Seasoning
Ground Crayfish
1 cup prawns
1 Smoked fish
150g green vegetable (of choice)



  1. Peel, seed and slice your butternut squash into 1 inch cubes. This is the most tasking part of this recipe and I hope this guide helps.
  2. Add about 3tbsp of palm oil to a pot on fire
  3. When the oil is hot, add your fresh chopped pepper and onions . Fry for 2 minutes
  4.  Now add ½ cup of water to stop the frying process
  5. Add your chunks of Butternut squash and stir pot contents thoroughly
  6. Add another ½ cup of water
  7. Add seasoning, salt and half of the ground crayfish
  8. Stir thoroughly and cover pot
  9. Cook for 10 minutes on low to medium heat
  10. Keep checking food to avoid burning and add water a little at a time if required.
  11. After 10 minutes, add the fresh prawns and smoked fish fillets.
  12. Add blanched and squeezed green leaves of choice and stir thoroughly.
  13. Cover pot and cook for a further 2 minutes, still on low heat.
  14. Serve dish immediately.
  15. If leaving to stand, leave pot cover off until food has cooled.
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