Cheesy Savory Oatmeal

Cheesy Savory Oatmeal
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Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Emily Weeks, RDN, LD.
These savory oats are so good you’ll want them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! This diabetes-friendly recipe showcases the versatility of oatmeal in a new and fresh way. Creamy avocado, eggs, and cheese come together with bell pepper and carrot in this filling one-bowl meal.
  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup of oats/veggie/cheese mixture, 1 egg, and 1/4 avocado
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup of oats/veggie/cheese mixture, 1 egg, and 1/4 avocado
  • Amount per serving Calories 450

  • Total Fat 22g
    • Saturated Fat 5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 200mg
  • Sodium 390mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 40g
    • Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Total Sugars 5g
    • Added Sugars 0g
  • Protein 22g
  • Potassium 580mg
  • Phosphorus 495mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 1/2 Carbohydrate, 2 Lean protein, 3 1/2 Fat



  • olive oil (divided)
    1 tablespoon & 2 teaspoons
  • steel cut oatmeal
    1 cup
  • water
    4 cup
  • carrots (shredded)
    1/2 cup
  • red bell pepper (small diced)
  • salt
    1 pinch
  • Pepper
    1 pinch
  • eggs
    4 large
  • low-fat cottage cheese
    1 cup
  • Monterey Jack or pepper jack cheese (reduced-fat shredded)
    1/3 cup
  • avocado (sliced into fourths)
    1 large
  • sriracha (optional, for drizzling)


  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp olive oil and oats, stirring occasionally, until oats are fragrant, 2–3 minutes.

  2. Add the water and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats are soft, about 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, sauté the carrots and bell pepper in 1 teaspoon of olive oil until soft, 5–6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

  4. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and add remaining olive oil. Crack eggs into the skillet and cook until whites are solid.

  5. When the oats are finished, stir in the cottage cheese and cooked veggies.

  6. Divide oats between bowls and top with eggs, avocado, and cheese.

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    Wow! So good! Filling and nutritious. I wasn't sure what to expect, but really wanted to try it. Adding a little sriracha, hot sauce or salsa on top is helpful if you think the flavor is flat. But, even without, it really is warming and filling and tasty.