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
471
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
36g
51%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
21g
88%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Carbohydrate, by difference
16g
12%
Protein
21g
46%
Vitamin A, RAE
220µg
31%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
211mg
21%
Choline, total
9mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
63µg
16%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
52mg
16%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
7mg
50%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
285mg
41%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
196mg
13%
Water
155g
6%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

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.