Savory Oatmeal

Savory Oatmeal
Staff Writer

Faity Gorsky

Savory Oatmeal

At first glance, savory oatmeal might sound a little strange to the brown sugar and/or cinnamon oatmeal lovers out there (myself included), but everything about it is brilliant. It’s similar to savory grits or creamy polenta. And it’s addictive.

1
Servings
537
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • slices turkey bacon, diced
  • 1/2  small-medium onion, diced
  • 1/3  Cup  rolled oats
  • 2/3  Cups  water
  • Pinch of  sea salt
  • Pinch of  black pepper
  • 1/2  Ounce  sharp Cheddar, diced
  • fried egg, for garnish

Directions

Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, about 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer the bacon to a small bowl and set aside. Add the onion to the oil and cook until softened and just starting to turn brown, about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the oats, water, salt, and pepper; bring to a boil then turn heat down to low and simmer until the oats are tender, about 5 minutes. Turn off heat and stir in the bacon and cheese. Transfer to a bowl and top with a fried egg.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
34%
Sugar
18g
20%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
74g
57%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
465µg
66%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
12µg
13%
Calcium, Ca
274mg
27%
Choline, total
25mg
6%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
203µg
51%
Iron, Fe
14mg
78%
Magnesium, Mg
98mg
31%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
325mg
46%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
11µg
20%
Sodium, Na
473mg
32%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
117g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Oatmeal Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Oatmeal Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.