Weetabix Cheese Savoury – Recipe No. 212

Flicking through the Daily Telegraph Wartime Recipes book, I came across a 1940’s ad for Weetabix which included a recipe for a dish called “Weetabix Cheese Savoury”. Being highly curious about any dish that sounds rather strange, I gave it a go this afternoon, even testing it out on my eldest daughter. Hope you enjoy the video and the recipe!


  • 4 Weetabix
  • Leftover vegetables
  • 1/2 pint of white sauce
  • Grated cheese to taste


Remains of cooked cauliflower or other cooked vegetables. Cut a little off the top of each Weetabix or slice in half. heat through under a grill. Mix the cooked vegetables with sufficient sauce to moisten, add seasoning and grated cheese to flavour. Put the Weetabix from under the grill into the bottom of a pie dish. Pile on the vegetable and sauce mixture, cover with Weetabix crumbs and grated cheese and brown under the grill. Serve at once in a hot dish.

My additions.

I added in plenty of seasoning to the vegetables and a knob of margarine too in addition to the white sauce. I also added a teaspoon of Marmite to add a richer flavour. I also added spring onions to the top before grilling.

I only used 3 Weetabix for mine and 1/2 lb of vegetables and I ate the whole pie.

Definitely enjoyed this and will make it again!

C xxx

4 thoughts on “Weetabix Cheese Savoury – Recipe No. 212

  1. Dear Carolyn,
    That brought back a memory.

    Instead of wholemeal bread crumbs, I used crumbled Weetabix with a thin layer of grated cheese as a top layer for Rose Elliot’s baked butter beans and cheese.
    I used the pressure cooker base to sauté the carrots, onion, celery, and garlic, added the soaked butter beans, stock, bouquet garni, and pepper, and when it was cooked, added a tin of chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley, and a little salt, put it in a pie dish, added the topping and baked it.

    It was a tasty favourite served with plenty of greens.
    Best wishes,

  2. I made this but added warm milk to the top crumble and cheese so it was creamier. My veg was a combo of peas, carrots and cauliflower. I also added a pinch gravy browning to the white sauce to zest it up a bit.

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