5 Savory Oatmeal Recipes that will make you rethink Oats

Dry Oat Cereal in wooden spoon on Stone setting

I love oatmeal. I eat oatmeal nearly every morning … with butter, brown sugar and raisins. Sweet. But, just like we don’t all eat grits the same ways … we don’t all have to eat sweet oatmeal in the morning. Oats can be used in cooking just like rice … it’s very versatile and doesn’t have to be just for breakfast.

You might even think about serving up one of these 5 savory oatmeal recipes as a side or main dish for dinner.

Savory Oatmeal Recipes

Bacon Cheddar Savory Oatmeal

From Macheesmo, this recipe combines the traditional bacon and eggs breakfast with oats, cheese and chives.



Savoury Oatmeal with Poached Egg and a Hollandaise Sauce

This recipe from What Should I Eat for Breakfast Today is a play on my favorite Eggs Benedict. It combines traditional Benedict elements with avocado, pest, Parmesan, and cayenne pepper to give oatmeal a hefty upgrade.

Savory Mushroom and Steel Cut Oat Risotto

Foxes Loves Lemons gives oatmeal a woody flavor by adding mushrooms, thyme and sage. A little whit wine doesn’t hurt, either. Topped off with Parmesan, this would be a great evening meal side dish.




Namkeen Daliya – Savory Breakfast Oatmeal

Sinfully Spicy adds Thai green chile peppers to this spicy oat dish. The addition of various vegetables, ginger, and cilantro will certainly satisfy even the hungriest among us. If you like it hot … give this one a try.




Oatmeal with Apples, Gruyere and Rosemary

This actually reminds me of my spaetzle recipe. The Gruyere and rosemary give this oatmeal a creamy texture while the apples provide for a little crisp flavors of autumn.

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