Savory Oatmeal Bowl With Poached Egg

It’s official: Our new favorite way to eat oatmeal moving forward is the savory way! Exhibit A: This oatmeal bowl with chicken (or vegetable) broth, cheese, bacon and a perfectly poached egg. Substitute a fried, scrambled or sliced hard-boiled egg, if desired.

under 15 mins

Ingredients for servings


  • 0.5 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1

  • 0.25 tsp garlic powder 1

  • 3 tbsp shredded sharp cheddar 1

  • 1 slice center-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 5

  • Poached Egg

  • 1 Egg 1

  • 1 Dash Fresh Ground Pepper


  • Combine oats, broth, garlic powder and salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1.5 minutes. Stir and microwave on high for an additional 30–60 seconds or until thick, bubbly and most liquid has been absorbed.

  • While oatmeal cooking in microwave, bring 3 cups of water to a boil over high heat in a small saucepan. Using a whisk, swirl water in a circular motion until a whirlpool forms. Gently crack egg into center of whirlpool. Cook the egg until white is set, about 3 minutes.

  • Using a slotted spoon, remove egg from pan and place on a plate lined with paper towels.

  • Remove the oats from the microwave and stir in cheese, tomatoes and 0.5 of the green onions and bacon crumbles. Top with cooked egg. Sprinkle with pepper and remaining green onions and bacon crumbles.


Adding a touch of vinegar to the poaching water helps the whites to coagulate when cooking.

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