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Acorn Squash with Brown Rice and Turkey Sausage
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This recipe definitely works for Type B (and maybe O?) as shown but could be modified to work for all types by replacing/omitting the pepper ingredients. From Good Housekeeping. My husband calls this the best thing I've ever made.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (4 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (1 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Entree


    2 acorn squash (about 1-1/4 pounds each) cut crosswise in half and seeded
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey or chicken sausage
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 medium red pepper chopped
  • sea salt
  • 2 cup precooked whole-grain brown rice unheated
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

    Turkey Sausage

  • 1 pound ground turkey (or chicken)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder [or fresh]
  • 2 teaspoons whole fennel or anise seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes or hot pepper sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cold water
How to make it:

    Turkey Sausage

  1. Mix all ingredients, cover and refrigerate for several hours before using.
  2. You'll need half of it for the attached recipe and the other half can be for pizza, lasagna, patties, or whatever.


  3. Lightly grease microwave-safe large plate.
  4. Place squash halves, cut sides down, on plate (it's ok if halves overlap slightly).
  5. Cook squash in microwave oven on High 8 to 9 minutes or until fork-tender.
  6. Set aside until cool enough to handle.
  7. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 F.
  8. Line 15-1/2 by 10-1/2 inch jelly-roll pan with foil.
  9. In nonstick 12 inch skillet heat oil over medium-high heat until hot.
  10. Add sausage and cook until browned, breaking up sausage with side of spoon.
  11. With slotted spoon, transfer sausage to large bowl.
  12. To same skillet, add onion, red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned and tender, stirring occasionally.
  13. Add to sausage in bowl.
  14. With spoon scoop out squash leaving 1/4-inch-thick shell.
  15. Add scooped-out squash to bowl with sausage and parsley stir in rice (it is not necessary to heat rice as label directs) combine.
  16. Spoon sausage mixture into squash shells.
  17. Place in prepared pan.
  18. Bake 20 minutes or until heated through.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Rice (White/Brown/Basmati)/ Br...3 ,4 N N B B N N N N
Turkey2 N B B B N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Squash (Summer/Winter)2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...- A A A A N N N N
Anise- N N A A N N N N

Vegetable Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Fennel- B N N N N N N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 05, 2007 at 11:04 AM By: Rodney
    • Revised Nov 30, 2007 at 08:09 PM By: Don