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As we inch into fall I’ve been craving all of the savory and hearty foods – soups, breads, and oatmeal. Finding an oatmeal recipe that gets me excited has been a challenge, but I have a feeling you will be just as pleased with this savory oatmeal recipe as I am!
My go-to sweet oatmeal recipe flavored with honey and fruit remains a favorite of mine as a guilt-free morning dessert, but lately I wanted to try something different. I recently mastered making the perfect eggs sunny side up (huge thanks to this short video) and savory oatmeal with veggies felt like the perfect choice.
I grew up in Georgia eating grits for breakfast – usually with salt, cheddar cheese, and bacon – and it was heavenly. This oatmeal recipe gives that southern staple a run for its money! Cheesy, rich, and packed with veggies to spice up your regular oatmeal.
Try another savory Fall recipe: The Only Vegetable Soup You Need this Winter
Oatmeal Recipe Ingredients
1 large egg (I love cage-free)
1/2 Cup Oatmeal (non-instant is more filling, but instant works just as well)
1 Cup water (you can sub milk or vegetable broth, check instructions on your oatmeal, could differ)
3-4 Tbsp Chopped bell pepper
3-4 Tbsp Chopped onion
5 grape tomatoes
1/4 Cup shredded cheese
1 Tbsp butter (for the egg)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp fresh thyme
Salt & Pepper to taste
- Begin by cooking your oatmeal per the package instructions. Instead of water, you can also use any type of milk or broth to enhance your flavors. Using broth could increase your sodium content so be mindful of that, but it also makes this oatmeal even more savory and flavorful.
- Make your egg. This short video was immensely helpful to me for making sunny side up eggs, but you can make your egg however you like.
- When the oatmeal is at your desired consistency (I like mine thick), add in most of your shredded cheese saving a little for the top. Also add in the garlic powder, thyme, salt and pepper.
- Top with your chopped veggies and tomatoes along with your egg. Season with salt and pepper if desired and top with remaining cheese.
That’s it! A simple & easy savory oatmeal recipe to keep you full for hours and thinking about it the rest of the day. It has definitely become a staple in our house! What would you add to make this oatmeal even better?
Other Fall recipes to try: