welsh rarebit with bacon and tomato

Tomato Bacon Welsh Rarebit

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop and Oven
  • Cuisine: Welsh


This classic dish of bread with melted cheese (also known as Welsh Rabbit) gets a flavor boost with this easy recipe for tomato bacon Welsh Rarebit!


  • 2 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups grated cheddar
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard
  • 10 slices cooked bacon
  • 10 thick tomato slices
  • 5 slices bread, lightly toasted
  • chopped parsley


  1. Heat milk in a small saucepan. Melt 1/4 cup butter in another saucepan, stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Whisk hot milk into flour mixture, stirring constantly until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add cheese, beer, tomato paste, Worcestershire and mustard and stir constantly over low heat until cheese is melted, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. Spread remaining butter on bread and place on broiler-proof pan or cookie sheet. Top bread with bacon, then tomato. Pour 1/2 cup cheese sauce over each bread slice. Broil until lightly browned, about 2 minutes.
  4. Garnish each with chopped parsley and serve, assuring diners that there are no bunnies involved.