Oatmeal doesn’t always have to be sweet, mix it up with this savory oats version! This Savory Oats recipe is a great way to change up breakfast to try something savory to wake up your taste buds first thing in the morning.

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Savory Oats

Oatmeal doesn't always have to be sweet, mix it up with this savory oats version!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Keyword: Easy, Quick
Cooking Method: Stove Top
Condition: Cancer, Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS
Servings: 1


  • 1 t olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion yellow, diced
  • 1/4 cup mushroom baby bella, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese


  • In a medium sauce pan, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and mushroom and saute until softened. Add garlic and saute for an additional minute, until fragrant.
  • Add chicken stock to pan, bring to a boil and stir in oats. Immediately reduce to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until oats are soft and liquid has absorbed.
  • While oats are cooking, cook egg in desired fashion (poached, fried, scrambled).
  • When oats have reached desired consistency, remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Spoon into a bowl, and top with parmesan cheese and egg.


Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 549mg | Fiber: 5g

This Savory Oats recipe is a great way to change up breakfast and to wake up your taste buds with something savory in the morning.

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Nutrition info is an estimate and may contain errors. 

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An award winning recipe developer, Dietitian Kaitlin’s mission is to empower others to reach their health goals by encouraging them to get back into the kitchen. Co-author of Nourished: 10 Ingredients to Happy, Healthy Eating and Cooking with Diabetes.