Quick Cheese Rarebit

Quick Cheese Rarebit

Elevate your toast with a lightning-fast Cheese Rarebit: Tangy, bubbly, and ready in minutes!

Skip the roux, ditch the fuss! This recipe unleashes the cheesy magic of a classic rarebit with just three pantry staples:

  • Creamy, tangy, condensed cheddar soup delivers a rich, melty base.
  • Flat beer adds a surprising twist, blending the beer’s malty depth seamlessly with the cheese. Don’t worry; the alcohol burns off, leaving only a subtle, toasty complexity.
  • A dash of Lea & Perrins adds savory intrigue and depth, making every bite sing.


In under 10 minutes:

  1. Stir. Combine soup, beer, and Worcestershire in a saucepan.
  2. Simmer. Let it bubble gently until slightly thickened.
  3. Toast. Pile sourdough or crusty bread onto a baking sheet.
  4. Smother. Spoon the hot cheese sauce over your toasted canvas.
  5. Broil. Pop it under the broiler for a minute, watching for that golden, bubbly perfection.


Voila! A quick, elegant appetizer or a comforting late-night bite.

Bonus tips:

  • Spice it up: Add a pinch of cayenne or smoked paprika for a touch of heat.
  • Go gourmet: Sprinkle on chopped chives, crumbled bacon, or a dollop of Dijon mustard before broiling.
  • Make it a meal: Serve alongside salad or roasted vegetables for a satisfying light dinner.


With this easy recipe, cheese rarebit becomes a weeknight wonder. So grab your flat beer, unleash your inner alchemist, and prepare for cheesy bliss!

Quick Cheese Rarebit

Quick Cheese Rarebit
A vintage clipped recipe for Quick Cheese Rarebit made with condensed cheddar cheese soup, flat beer, and Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce.
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  • 2 cans condensed Cheddar cheese soup (11 ounce cans)
  • 1/2 cup flat beer
  • 2 tsp Lea and Perrins Worcestershire Sauce


  • In a saucepan blend soup, beer, and Lea & Perrins.
  • Heat, stirring constantly.
  • Serve over toast points and/or grilled ham.

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medium saucepan
Serving platter
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Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Cheese, Rarebit


Serves 6. 

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