Food Recipes Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs 2.9 (21) A simple, savory oatmeal with egg and spinach is the breakfast you didn't know you needed in your life. By Anna Theoktisto Anna Theoktisto Anna Theoktisto is a recipe tester and developer who's been working in the Dotdash Meredith test kitchens since 2017. Her recipes and writing have appeared in more than 10 nationally distributed print publications, as well as on various digital platforms. Anna's recipes have been showcased on the covers of magazines such as Food & Wine and Southern Living. Anna earned her BS in agricultural education and communication from the University of Florida, and a degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. She is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier Birmingham chapter. She has 10 years of experience developing recipes. When not in the kitchen, Anna enjoys hiking with her son, husband, and two dogs. She also loves fostering puppies for a local animal rescue group. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on May 7, 2018 Print Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg DuPree Hands On Time: 25 mins Total Time: 25 mins Yield: 4 servings Jump to Nutrition Facts Cooking the oats in the skillet with the onions gives them a risotto-like texture, and stirring in a generous pile of Parmesan makes the oats taste really cheesy and rich. Finish the bowls off with a poached egg, baby spinach, chives, and of course, more Parmesan for something seriously brunch-worthy. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 2 cups water 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated (about 1 cup), divided 1 ¾ teaspoons kosher salt, divided 1 ¼ teaspoons black pepper, divided 2 cups baby spinach (about 2 oz.) 4 large eggs, poached 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives Directions Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in oats; cook 1 minute. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer, stirring often, until oats are tender, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir ¾ cup cheese, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper into oats mixture. Spoon ½ cup of oats mixture into each of 4 serving bowls; top each with ½ cup spinach and 1 poached egg. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper, and top evenly with remaining ¼ cup cheese. Sprinkle evenly with chives. Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 346 Calories 21g Fat 22g Carbs 18g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Calories 346 % Daily Value * Total Fat 21g 27% Saturated Fat 7g 36% Cholesterol 210mg 70% Sodium 1446mg 63% Total Carbohydrate 22g 8% Total Sugars 2g Protein 18g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.