Savoury Cheddar and Green Onion Oatmeal with Fried Eggs

Switch your oatmeal toppings to the savoury side for a satisfying breakfast any day of the week.

Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
25 min


  • 1 cup ( 250 mL ) old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ tsp ( 2.5 mL ) each salt and pepper, divided
  • 3 tbsp ( 45 mL ) butter, divided
  • 4 eggs
  • ¾ cup ( 175 mL ) shredded mild Cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped


  1. Bring 2 cups (500 mL) water to a boil in medium saucepan. Stir in oats and ¼ tsp (1 mL) each salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 to 18 minutes or until tender. Stir in 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter.

  2. Meanwhile, melt remaining butter in non-stick skillet set over medium heat; break eggs into skillet. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until eggs whites are just set for sunny-side up. (Alternatively, cook to desired doneness.) 

  3. Divide oatmeal among 4 bowls. Sprinkle with cheese and green onion. Top each serving with fried egg. Season with remaining salt and pepper.


• Substitute chopped chives, baby arugula or cherry tomatoes for the green onions.
• Cook oats in vegetable or chicken broth instead of water.