Easy & Nutritious Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Butternut Squash Soup

Good nutrition is extremely important for older people, especially as activity levels and appetite often decrease with age. Therefore, it is essential that a senior’s meals contain a high level of vitamins and nutrients to promote health, wellness and strength.

Do you or your elderly loves ones like Butternut Squash? You’re going to love this soup recipe. It’s luxuriously creamy and full of incredible flavours.

This classic Butternut Squash soup is a wonderful soup to serve with your favourite winter salads, sandwiches, and even holiday entrées. Since Butternut Squash go well with so many other flavours, it’s a versatile soup to keep in your repertoire.


2 tbsp olive oil

50g butter

200g onion, thinly sliced

900g butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1cm dice

2 vegetable stock cubes

750ml milk

750ml water

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 lime, juiced


Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion, cover and sweat for 3-4 minutes.

  1. Add the butternut squash and continue to sauté for a further 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the lime juice and bring to the boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 6 minutes, or until the butternut squash is cooked.
  3. Put the soup in a blender and whizz until smooth.
  4. Adjust the seasoning to taste and finish with fresh lime juice.

You might be pleasantly surprised to learn that this creamy soup is actually made without cream. It’s a light and healthy soup, not to mention budget-friendly, too.


James Martin & Janet Brinkworth 

Getting older people who have no appetite to eat is a big challenge. Be patient, be creative, keep experimenting, and don’t get discouraged.