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oatmeal topped with brussels sprouts, sweet potato and a fried egg
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Cheesy Savory Oatmeal

This Cheesy Savory Oatmeal is made with cheddar cheese and topped with brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and a fried egg for a filling and delicious breakfast. It's a great option for when you're craving something savory in the morning and want to switch it up!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: cheesy oatmeal, oatmeal, savory oatmeal
Servings: 3
Calories: 536kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 tablespoon shallots minced
  • ¾ cup steel cut oats
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 3 ½ cups water
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup brussels sprouts sliced
  • 1 large sweet potato peeled and diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 eggs depending on your preference
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce optional
  • black pepper to taste


  • Heat 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat then add the shallots and stir for 1-2 minutes. Next, add the steel cut oats, rolled oats, water, and salt and stir. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a a simmer and simmer the oats for 4-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • While oats are cooking, heat the remaining oil in a separate skillet, then add the brussels sprouts and sweet potato, and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until they're cooked. Note: you may need to add more oil so that they cook faster.
  • Once the sprouts and potatoes are cooked, turn the heat down to low and use a spatula to create a hole in the center of the skillet; then, crack an egg in the center. If you're cooking two eggs, create two holes. Fry the egg(s) until it's cooked all the way through.
  • Once the oats are cooked, stir in the cheese until it's melted, and add black pepper to taste.
  • To assemble: pour oats into a bowl then top them with the brussels sprouts, potatoes, egg, and hot sauce if using. Enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation 
*Make ahead: you can prep the oatmeal ahead of time and store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Then, when you're ready to eat it, cook the vegetables and egg and reheat the oats in a skillet or in the microwave. 
*Other topping options include: spinach, kale, bell peppers, mushrooms, bacon


Calories: 536kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 203mg | Sodium: 884mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16922IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 381mg | Iron: 4mg