Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs


A simple, savory oatmeal with egg and spinach is the breakfast you didn't know you needed in your life.

A savory oatmeal with egg and spinach is the breakfast you didn’t know you needed in your life. Get the recipe for Savory Oatmeal With Spinach and Poached Eggs.
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings

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.


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

346 Calories
21g Fat
22g Carbs
18g Protein
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.

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