Savoury oatmeal topped with turkey bacon, cheese, and a fried egg- it’s everything you want from a comfort-food. If you love breakfast for dinner, this savory oatmeal with turkey bacon, cheddar, and eggs is for you!

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Savory Oatmeal with Turkey Bacon & Eggs

Savory oatmeal topped with turkey bacon, cheese, and a fried egg- it’s everything you want from a comfort-food. If you love breakfast for dinner, this savory oatmeal with turkey bacon, cheddar, and eggs is for you! Original recipe from www.laurafuentes.com
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy breakfast, oatmeal, savoury oatmeal
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 321kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 to 8 slices turkey bacon
  • 2 cups large flake oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese shredded, light
  • 4 omega-enriched eggs
  • 2 tbsps chives chopped

Instructions

  • Making savoury oats is a little different from the usual plain oatmeal recipe. To get a smooth, creamy consistency, much like risotto, so there’s a little more technique to the process.
  • In a large pot over medium low heat, brown the bacon for 7 minutes or until crispy. Remove from the pot and set aside onto a paper towel lined plate.
  • To the bacon drippings, add oats and cook for 30 seconds to toast (until fragrant). Add the water and bring to a simmer. Turn the heat to low and allow to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes until the oats reach a thick creamy consistency (not watery), adding more water if necessary.
  • Stir in the salt, a touch of black pepper, and your choice of add-ins.
  • If adding cheese, add half and stir to combine. Keep warm.
  • While the oatmeal cooks, in a large nonstick pan cook eggs sunny-side up or over easy.
  • Once the oatmeal is cooked, serve it in a bowl, top with remaining shredded cheese, an egg, bacon bits, and chopped chives, if using.
  • Think of savory oats as the perfect base to any “bowl.” It’s a deliciously hearty and creamy base for all sorts of toppings and add-ins. Other tasty add-in’s for delicious oats would be: 
    - Grated cheese
    - Sub milk or chicken broth for water
    And as far as toppings go, I prefer to stick with savory ingredients. Oats are the ultimate comfort food and keeps this recipe simple. But of course, we want to up the game on our bowl of oats so here are a few topping ideas to steer you in the right direction: 
    - Fried egg
    - Turkey Bacon
    - Roasted Veggies
    - Roasted Butternut Squash
    - Avocado
  • One of my favorite toppings for savory oats is a fried egg! If the creamy texture of the oats wasn’t enough, add a runny egg yolk, a little crispy bacon, and you’ve got one incredible breakfast for dinner option.
  • What I can appreciate about this recipe is that it comes together fast, making it a great midweek meal option. I’m totally serious when I tell you that oats are the “new” thing to use as a base for a bowl of wonderful food. While the oats cook, I prepare the bacon and eggs, and in just minutes you have dinner on the table.

Notes

321 calories (serving: 2 omega-enriched eggs, 2 slices turkey bacon, 1/2 c oatmeal)
34% protein (20g) / 37% carbs (37g) / 29% fat (17g)