Healthy Soup Recipes for Seniors

You do not need to be a master chef to make homemade soup. Many recipes are so simple that they can be completed in 30 minutes! Soup is both yummy and nutritious. There are thousands of different soup recipes that can provide seniors with key nutrients, while also serving as a tasty meal. Soup is a great option for seniors because there are lots of recipes that are easy to make, and it is usually a very safe food to consume. There are several healthy soup recipes for seniors. Let’s start with everyone’s favorite- chicken noodle soup!

30 Minute Chicken Noodle Soup

It takes about 10 minutes to prepare the ingredients and only 20 minutes to cook chicken noodle soup. Chicken noodle soup is a flavorful meal option that provides you with key nutrients (carbs, fats, veggies), and it is safe to eat! Plus, it is very low in calories.

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can vegetable broth
  • 1/2 pound chopped cooked chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups egg noodles
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Cook onion and celery in butter until just tender, 5 minutes. Pour in chicken and vegetable broths and stir in chicken, noodles, carrots, basil, oregano, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes before serving. (

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Stuffed pepper soup is perfect for a cool, cozy fall day. It is easy to make and serves as a great dinner option because it is safe to eat, and also very filling.

  • 1 package (8.8 ounces) ready-to-serve long grain and wild rice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (26 ounces) chunky tomato pasta sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14 ounces) beef broth

Prepare rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook the beef, green peppers and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the pasta sauce, tomatoes, broth and prepared rice; heat through. Stuffed pepper soup is a great comfort soup! (

Tomato Soup

Tomato soup is easy to make, safe to eat because of its smooth texture, low in calories. A bowl of tomato soup is perfect with a grilled cheese!

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • Fresh basil leaves, optional

In a saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add basil, paprika and garlic powder. Stir in soup and milk until well blended. Cook over medium heat until heated through, 6-8 minutes. If desired, top with fresh basil leaves. Tomato is one of many easy and healthy soup recipes for seniors. (