how to make savory oatmeal

Savory Oatmeal with Soft-Cooked Egg and Cheddar

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Oatmeal isn’t just for breakfast anymore, it also makes a fabulous healthy dinner! Try some savory oatmeal with soft-cooked egg and cheddar.


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • Coarse salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 tablespoon sliced scallions


  1. Bring 1 cup water to boil in small saucepan. Add oats and pinch of salt and simmer until tender, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup cheddar and stir.
  2. Meanwhile, soft-cook the egg in whatever way you like best. Soft-boiled, poached or over easy will all work, so long as the egg yolk is still a little liquid and creamy.
  3. Ladle oatmeal into bowl. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and top with cooked egg. Scatter scallions on top and eat at once.


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