Savory Irish Oats With Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

Savory Irish Oats With Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

Irish oats are hearty like brown rice or farro, and their neutral flavor is perfect for sweet and savory oatmeal.

For this savory oatmeal recipe, steel-cut Irish oats are cooked with vegetable broth and almond milk, then topped with turkey bacon, sharp cheddar cheese, and sliced green onions.

The finishing touch is a dollop of creamy Greek yogurt. Crack some fresh pepper over everything, grab a spoon, and dig in.

Eggs aren’t the only option for a savory breakfast anymore — although, a sunny-side up or soft-boiled egg would make an incredible topper to this breakfast bowl.

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Savory Irish Oats With Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

We leveled up traditional sweet oatmeal with this savory oatmeal recipe with turkey bacon, cheddar cheese, and chives.

Course Breakfast
Keyword oatmeal
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 289 kcal
Author BODi


  • 3 cups low-sodium organic vegetable broth
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup dry steel-cut oats
  • 1 dash sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 6 slices cooked turkey bacon, chopped
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt


  1. Bring broth and almond milk to a boil in medium saucepan over high heat.
  2. Add oats and salt. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add turkey bacon, cheese, and chives; mix well.
  4. Evenly divide porridge between four serving bowls. Top each bowl with 1 Tbsp. yogurt; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Savory Irish Oats With Turkey Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 24mg8%
Sodium 624mg27%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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