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Warms from the inside: Spicy onion soup

  • Kieran Creevy
  • December 1, 2022
Credits cover image: Lisa Paarvio

Anyone who travels by camper even in winter will appreciate a warming and spicy soup. Bacon and cheese provide the special flavor of the onion soup - a perfect meal for outdoor! Our camping recipe is presented by outdoor chef Kieran Creevy.

From now on, the passionate outdoor chef Kieran Creevy presents his favorite recipes on Sometimes suitable for sports, sometimes as the perfect preparation for your outdoor adventure: With his recipes, you can take your cooking in nature to a new level. The dishes are simple, healthy, and incredibly delicious.

Kieran Creevy cooking in a camper van
Kieran Creevy cooking in a camper van
Image credit: Lisa Paarvio / Lisa Paarvio

Ingredients for 2-3 people

Ingredients for 2-3 people

  • 2-3 yellow or white onions, halved and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter, olive oil or rapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped smoked bacon
  • 1 glass of white wine
  • 1 cube of veal or beef broth
  • dried thyme and bay leaf
  • water
  • rustic bread, torn into small pieces
  • ¼ cup chopped Beaufort cheese
Cheese and bacon - a great combination
Cheese and bacon - a great combination


  1. Melt the butter/oil in a pot and add the onions. Cook over medium heat until they stop steaming and turn a pale brown/golden color.
  2. Add the chopped bacon and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the wine, veal stock cube, thyme and bay leaf. Let everything boil for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add enough water to cover the onions up to 5 cm.
  5. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove the lid, taste, season if necessary and cook longer if you want a more intense flavor. Add half of the cheese to the pot and mix.
  7. Arrange in bowls, top with the bread and crumble some more cheese on top.
  8. Serve with smoked sausage, cornichons and more bread.

Image Credits: All images by Lisa Paarvio. Find more on Instagram at. @lisapaarviophotography.