Welsh Rabbit


I believe this recipe is the same as Welsh Rarebit, the classic British topping for rye or white bread toast. Melted sharp Cheddar cheese is complimented by Worcestershire sauce and a hint of cayenne pepper.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
5 cups


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon dry mustard

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 cups milk

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese


  1. In a 2 quart saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in and blend the flour, salt, mustard and pepper. Stir in the milk and Worcestershire sauce. Continue stirring the mixture for 10 minutes, or until thickened.

  2. Stirring continuously, melt the cheese into the mixture and blend well. Serve immediately over warm toast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

333 Calories
25g Fat
13g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 333
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 16g 78%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 577mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 432mg 33%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 189mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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