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Healthier Welsh rarebit

It’s the ultimate cheese on toast, and our slimmed-down version delivers all the savoury satisfaction for half the calorie cost of the original

Serves 4

Prep Time 10 min

Cooking Time 5 min


  • 4tbsp stout, such as Guinness
  • 80g reduced-fat mature cheddar, coarsely grated
  • 30g parmesan, finely grated
  • 75g quark (we used The Lake District Dairy Co)
  • 2tsp plain flour
  • 1tsp English mustard powder
  • 2tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 8 x 25g slices of sourdough bread, lightly toasted


  1. Boil the stout in a small pan until reduced to 1tbsp. Mix in a bowl with the remaining ingredients, except the toast. Season with freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Heat the grill to medium-high.Spread the cheese mixture over the slices of toast, then grill on a lined baking sheet until golden. Leave for 1 min before serving.

Nutrition per serving

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256 18.4g 7.8g 4g 2.3g 2.2g 1g 376mg 26.2g 1.5mg

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