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15-Minute Peanut Curry Sauce

A creamy and flavorful curry sauce ready in 15 minutes!
Course Main Course
Cuisine asian
Keyword 15 minute, curry, peanut, thai
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 426kcal


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup red curry paste start with 1/2 that amount and work your way up to your liking
  • 3/4 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white OR brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice or apple cider vinegar


  • Put the coconut milk, water, and red curry paste into a large skillet on medium heat. Simmer for 3 minutes or until it starts bubbling on the edges.
  • Add in any veggies or meat that you would like. (only add veggies or meat that need limited additional cooking. Hold veggies like spinach or green onions until the very end so they don't over-cook) Note: pre-cook any chicken or beef that you might want to add to insure it is fully cooked.
  • Add the peanut butter, salt, sugar, and lime juice. Simmer for another 6-7 minutes stirring often.
  • Serve with chopped green onions, chopped peanuts, and Minute® rice.



The temperature of your pan is right if the edges are slightly bubbling. If that isn't happening, turn your heat up a little bit.
Curry varies in heat from brand to brand. Add a small amount at the beginning of the recipe and keep adding as the recipe progresses until you reach the heat you want.


Calories: 426kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 816mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1553IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg