Cheats Welsh Rarebit

Traditional Welsh Rarebit is made with a bechamel sauce, which can be laborious. Our cheats version uses eggs and is quick and easy. Perfect for after school snacks or an accompaniment with soup for a light supper.

Serves 2

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 8 minutes


  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 2,5 ml (½ tsp.) salt and pepper
  • 2,5 ml (½ tsp. mustard powder
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) milk
  • 150 g cheddar cheese
  • 10 ml (2 tsp.) butter
  • 2 slices wholewheat or health bread
  • Ground paprika to serve (optional)


  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Whisk the eggs with salt, pepper, mustard and milk.
  3. Stir in ¾ of the cheese, reserving ¼ to sprinkle on the top.
  4. Lightly toast the bread and spread with butter.
  5. Spoon the egg and cheese mixture over toast, top with remaining cheese and sprinkle with paprika.
  6. Place under the grill until lightly brown.
  7. Serve immediately.