large beige ceramic pot with handles is filled with a melted cheese mixture with chives on top

Cheese Concoction

Reminiscent of fondue, this recipe is a take on a Welsh Rarebit, a British dish consisting of a savory sauce made mostly of melted cheddar cheese, served hot over toast.

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 526 kcal
Author Valentina K. Wein


  • 2 pounds sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 cups tomato soup
  • 1 (approximtely 3/4-pound) yellow onion, grated
  • 1 cup jarred, diced pimientos drained
  • 1 cup black olives, drained, roughly chopped
  • 4 large hard boiled eggs, roughly chopped
  • 8 slices bread, wheat, white, sourdough, gluten-free, your choice
  • 1 to 2 beefsteak tomatoes, cut into 8 (approximately 1/4-inch) slices
  • pinch or more cayenne pepper depending on the amount of heat you want


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, and adjust a rack to the center.

  2. In a large ovenproof pot (at least 3 quart), combine the cheese, tomato soup, onions, pimientos, and olives. Mix well.

  3. Once the oven is preheated to 350 degrees F, cover the pot and bake for 45 minutes.

  4. To serve, ladle the cheese concoction over a tomato slice on toast.