Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

My mother used to make this for a hot lunch or supper when she was rushed for time and it was a favorite with us kids. It has only three ingredients and makes up in minutes. She did it by eye, so the amounts listed are approximate.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 20 saltine crackers
  • 1 13 cups cheese, cut into small cubes (American or cheddar)
  • 1 (10 1/2 ounce) cancampbell tomato soup, undiluted


  1. Cover 2 plates or the bottom of 2 soup dishes with a layer of saltines; scatter with most of the cubes of cheese.
  2. Heat the soup, adding the rest of the cubes of cheese to the soup and stir until the cheese is mostly melted.
  3. Pour over the crackers and serve hot.
Most Helpful

I love all the ingredients so this was a definite treat for me. I used extra sharp cheddar. It does need to be put in the microwave to melt the cheese more. It is the first time I have eaten the soup undiluted. It was very good.

Chef Mommie September 22, 2006

Pretty good; I think it would be great for kids. After I took the picture, I put it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt the cheese more.

Debbie R. September 19, 2006

This sounds like an Americanized version of Welsh Rabbit (or Rarebit)...hence the name, I suppose :-)

A Messy Cook January 06, 2006