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Sheepherder's Inn Minestrone Recipe

Looking for an easy Sheepherder's Inn Minestrone recipe? Learn how to make Sheepherder's Inn Minestrone using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by bhildick

Makes 8 servings



A great bowl of minestrone that is overflowing with rich vegetables from the 'Sheepherder's Inn' in Sacramento, California. Great with a hearty bread, romaine salad and a nice Merlot!

Recipe Ingredients for Sheepherder's Inn Minestrone

3 T olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 onions, chopped
2 c celery, chopped
5 carrots, sliced
2 c chicken broth
2 c water
4 c tomato sauce
1/2 c red wine (optional)
1 c canned kidney beans, drained
15 oz green beans
2 c spinach, rinsed
3 zucchinis, quartered and sliced
1 T chopped fresh oregano
2 T chopped fresh basil
1 salt and pepper to taste
1/2 c orzo
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1 T olive oil

Recipe Directions for Sheepherder's Inn Minestrone

  1. In a large stock pot, over medium-low heat, heat olive oil and saute garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Add onion and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add celery and carrots, saute for 1 to 2 minutes.

  2. Add chicken broth, water and tomato sauce, bring to boil, stirring frequently. If desired add red wine at this point. Reduce heat to low and add kidney beans, green beans, spinach leaves, zucchini, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, the longer the better.

  3. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add macaroni and cook until tender. Drain water and set aside.

  4. Once pasta is cooked and soup is heated through place 2 tablespoons cooked pasta into individual serving bowls. Ladle soup on top of pasta and sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top. Spray with olive oil and serve.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 530.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
298
Calories from Fat
77
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
8.6g
13%
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
925mg
39%
Potassium
1388mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates
43.6g
15%
Dietary Fiber
10.4g
42%
Sugars
11.6g
Protein
12.9g
Vitamin A 165% Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 14% Iron 26%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • Very low in cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • High in potassium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Contains alcohol
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