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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 375ª 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.

Blood Type Diet Analysis:

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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
Onion (Red/S...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Rice (White/...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 (Summ...2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N

Variations and Substitutions Analysis:
This category of ingredients contains possible substitutions that may allow different blood types to use the recipe or ingredients that can be left out of the recipe altogether.

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Pepper (Caye... 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.

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

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  • Written in Perl by Peter D'Adamo. Copyright 2007-2011 All rights reserved.

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