Savory Oatmeal

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Savory Oatmeal
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
373
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 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
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
39%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Protein
13g
26%
Carbs
25g
8%
Vitamin A
41µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.4%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.5%
Vitamin C
5mg
8%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
11%
Vitamin K
9µg
12%
Calcium
159mg
16%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
27µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
24µg
6%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
89mg
22%
Monounsaturated
14g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
277mg
40%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
311mg
9%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11%
Sodium
561mg
23%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
12.4%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
15%

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