Quick cheese and onion rarebit – pregnancy recipe

  • Serves 4

The perfect too-tired-to-cook-much pregnancy meal, rich in baby-bone-building calcium

  • 4 slices of thick white bread
  • 350g tub of 4-cheese sauce (check the cheeses are pasteurised)
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 100g (or 4 slices) good quality ham, torn into large strips
  • 50g cheddar, grated


  • Step 1

    Toast the bread in a toaster. Meanwhile, mix the cheese sauce, onions and a grind of pepper together in a small bowl.

  • Step 2

    Transfer the toast to a non-stick grill rack and drape the ham over each slice.

  • Step 3

    Next, spoon the cheese sauce onto the ham and spread it around with the back of the spoon. Scatter the grated cheese over the sauce, then pop the rarebit under a hot grill until the cheese turns bubbly, golden and well-cooked.

  • Step 4

    Cut each slice in half and serve while still hot.

Recipe taken from BBC Good Food, home to thousands of kid-friendly recipes.

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