This easy dish makes a great snack or appetizer. Serve over toasted white or rye bread.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
2 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
12 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pour the cheese soup and milk into a saucepan and warm over low heat, stirring to blend. Mix in the beer, Worcestershire sauce and cayenne pepper. Serve over toasted bread.

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Nutrition Facts

171 calories; protein 6.1g 12% DV; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 23.4mg 8% DV; sodium 636.7mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
As personal preference we grated even more cheddar cheese over the top once the rarebit was on toast and it turned out quite well! Our only problem with it was that it was just a little bit salty...otherwise no complaints and we followed as is. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/28/2007
I really wanted to like this recipe. I was craving Welsh Rarebit and didn't feel like dragging out Joy of Cooking and the double boiler. I bought the famous red and white can of Cheddar Cheese Soup (I should know better canned soup recipes never work for me) and made the recipe as written. It didn't taste good. I added more beer more worchestershire sauce still not good. I put in more cayenne some grated extra sharp cheddar and still no. The cheese soup seemed to swallow everything I put in it and kill the flavors. Finally I put in some garlic powder and some dijon mustard and that made it taste not so bad (but not like Welsh Rarebit). I put some on toast with LOTS of grated extra sharp cheddar and broiled it until bubbly. I ate it but next time I'll stick with J of C and the double boiler. Read More
(12)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 2 stars
08/28/2007
I really wanted to like this recipe. I was craving Welsh Rarebit and didn't feel like dragging out Joy of Cooking and the double boiler. I bought the famous red and white can of Cheddar Cheese Soup (I should know better canned soup recipes never work for me) and made the recipe as written. It didn't taste good. I added more beer more worchestershire sauce still not good. I put in more cayenne some grated extra sharp cheddar and still no. The cheese soup seemed to swallow everything I put in it and kill the flavors. Finally I put in some garlic powder and some dijon mustard and that made it taste not so bad (but not like Welsh Rarebit). I put some on toast with LOTS of grated extra sharp cheddar and broiled it until bubbly. I ate it but next time I'll stick with J of C and the double boiler. Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
As personal preference we grated even more cheddar cheese over the top once the rarebit was on toast and it turned out quite well! Our only problem with it was that it was just a little bit salty...otherwise no complaints and we followed as is. Read More
(5)
Rating: 1 stars
01/29/2008
sorry but this recipe tasted like i was dipping my bread in warm beer- it overpowered everything! It was probably my fault- we used Harp which is a pretty strong beer (its all we had around) so Im sure it would be better with a lighter beer... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
If you like cheese this is a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/09/2009
horrible. This is nothing like welsh rarebit. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/17/2006
I followed the recipe exactly but really didn't care for this. The taste of the beer overwhelmed everything else. Next time I'll make fondue with real cheddar which is much tastier. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2006
THIS IS GOOD! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2014
Grew up with this recipe on Sunday evenings served on saltine crackers. Not a TRUE welsh rarebit but brought smiles and memories. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/30/2012
I'd rather give this a 2.5 stars. First of all I had to make 16 servings and followed the recalculated recipe. As many reviewers said the beer seemed to overpower the cheese (and I used Miller High Life less than the recipe called for) but after I added the Worcestershire and pepper (I substituted Chipotle because I didn't have cayenne) the flavors blended much better. My biggest disappointment with this recipe is that it was VERY soupy literally more like soup than Rarebit. When poured over anything it immediately soaked in and spread all over the plate. Read More
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