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A large white bowl of butternut squash and eggplant stir fry
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Butternut Squash and Eggplant Stir Fry

An easy, healthy butternut squash and eggplant stir fry that makes for the perfect side dish or hearty meal with a few simple additions.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Butternut Squash and Eggplant Stir Fry, Stir-Fry Recipe, Vegetable Stir Fry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups diced butternut squash
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 eggplant diced
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 green onion sliced, with white and green parts separated
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves roughly chopped

Soy Balsamic Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  • In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, honey, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a wok or large pan over medium heat. Add the butternut squash, salt, and pepper. Stir frequently and cook for 5 minutes, until the squash becomes slightly caramelized on the edges.
    A wok with stir fry butternut squash
  • Add the eggplant plus 1 more tablespoon oil and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Then add the broccoli, white parts of the green onion, and garlic, and stir for another 2 to 3 minutes, until the broccoli is crisp tender.
    A wok filled with butternut squash and eggplant stir fry
  • Add the soy balsamic sauce along with the green parts of the green onion, and the fresh thyme leaves. Stir until well combined. Garnish with extra thyme leaves before serving.
    A wok with stir fry vegetables including butternut squash, eggplant, and broccoli


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 817mg | Potassium: 720mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 7889IU | Vitamin C: 62mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 2mg