Savory Oatmeal with Fried Egg

Savory Oatmeal with Fried Egg
  • 20M Total Time

  • 5M Prep Time

  • 11 Ingredients

  • 1 Servings

Transform your typical bowl of oatmeal into this savory veggie-filled version. Top cooked oats (steel-cut, rolled, and even instant work) with whatever veggies you like and of course, #putaneggonit! This recipe calls for a fried egg, but feel free to try poached, scrambled, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, too.


This recipe was developed for the Egg Nutrition Center by Chef Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN and Chef Julie Harrington, RD

Chef Abbie Gellman, MS, RD, CDN & Chef Julie Harrington, RD


  1. Bring water to boil. Add steel-cut oats, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 3 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed. Turn off heat and stir in salt and pepper.

  2. Heat a nonstick pan or skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 teaspoon oil. Add vegetables and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until they soften. Spoon vegetables over cooked oats.

  3. Add remaining 1 teaspoon of oil and fry the egg. Cook until the whites are no longer translucent and serve over oatmeal. Top with everything bagel spice, if using.


  • 1/4 cup Dry quick-cooking steel cut oats (or ½ cup cooked steel cut oats or rolled oats)
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • pinch Salt
  • pinch Black pepper
  • 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup Diced red pepper
  • 1/4 cup Diced zucchini
  • 2 Tbsp Diced onion
  • 1/4 cup Chopped kale
  • 1 large egg
  • Everything bagel seasoning, optional

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