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Savory Oatmeal

Hearty oats, creamy cheese, and fresh veggies make this a filling and tasty way to add more oats to your meals.
Bowl of cheesy oatmeal topped with chopped tomatoes.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 3 cups
Nutrition Facts: View label

Ingredients

½ cup 1% or nonfat milk
1 ½ cups low-sodium broth (any flavor)
½ cup steel cut oats
⅓ cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup chopped green onion
½ cup chopped tomatoes

Directions

  1. Wash hands with soap and water.
  2. Combine milk and broth in a medium saucepan over high heat. Heat until mixture starts to boil.
  3. Stir in oats and reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid is absorbed. Oats should be tender and cooked through.
  4. Stir in cheese and green onion. Top with tomatoes.
  5. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

  • No steel cut oats? Use old fashioned rolled oats. Use ½ cup less broth and cook for 15 minutes.

Comments

Sherman Extension used this in the fall of 2019 as part of an afterschool teen cooking class for youth at Sherman School.  The teens were highly suspicous of the recipe, as they were used to "sweet" not savory oatmeal.  However, when it was cooking, they started sniffing and making comments like "that smells good".  Upon sampling, one of the boys pronounced it "awesome, like rice-a-roni" and finished off the whole pan AND took home a copy of the recipe!

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