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Contributed by: BethanyAdded: Aug 12, 2012 at 05:01 PM


Delicious low calorie casserole recipe from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. Makes 8 (1 cup) servings.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (4 beneficials)

  • Entree

  • 1 14.5 oz. can reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 oz fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-to-3 inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 2 medium parsnips, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 3 medium shallots, halved, or 1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 8 oz. smoked cooked turkey sausage, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon-style mustard
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed.
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups coarse soft whole wheat bread crumbs (or substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1/4 cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel

How to make it:
  1. -Preheat oven to 400 F. In a large saucepan combine broth and the water. Bring to boiling. Add green beans, parsnips, and shallots. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 8 to 10 minutes or just until vegetables are tender. Remove from heat. Stir in sausage and lentils.
  2. -In a small bowl, combine wine, mustard, thyme, and half of the garlic; stir into sausage mixture.
  3. -Transfer sausage mixture to a 2-quart casserole dish. Bake, covered, for 25 to 30 minutes or just until lentils are tender.
  4. -Meanwhile, in a medium bowl toss together bread crumbs and oil. Sprinkle over sausage mixture. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until heated through and crumbs are lightly browned.
  5. -In a small bowl combine parsley, lemon peel, and the remaining garlic. Sprinkle over casserole before serving.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

Core Ingredients Analysis:
The ingredients in this category are either BTD compliant for all types or the recipe author and/or editor did not suggest a possible substitution. If this category contains avoids for your blood type this recipe may not work for you, unless you feel like you can omit the item or make an appropriate substitution. If you develop a great BTD compliant variation of this recipe please consider adding it to the Recipe Database.

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Garlic 1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Lentil (Red) 2 B B N N A A A N
Parsnip 3 ,4 ,5 B B B B B B B N
Green/Snap/String Be... 1 ,2 ,3 B B N N N N N N
Shallots N N N N N N N N
Turkey 2 N B B B 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 which may be high in pesticides.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which may help the body to detoxify.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

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

    Please Note:

    There are several cookbooks based on the Blood Type Diet that are available in print:

    Cook Right
    For Your Type

    Cookbook Type A

    Cookbook Type AB

    Cookbook Type B

    Cookbook Type O
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