Savory Baked Oatmeal

Sweet peppers, Parmesan cheese, bacon, and an egg transform oatmeal -- a classic breakfast ingredient -- into an easy dinner recipe. Tote leftovers to the office for a quick lunch!

Savory Baked Oatmeal
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Stand Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 cups


  • 4 slices bacon

  • 1 cup chopped red, yellow, and/or green sweet peppers (2 small)

  • 2 cup rolled oats

  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (4 ounces)

  • 2 cup milk

  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 2-quart square baking dish; set aside.

  2. In a large skillet crisp-cook bacon according to package directions. Transfer bacon to paper towels, reserving drippings in skillet. Drain bacon well. Crumble bacon into large pieces and set aside. Cook sweet peppers in the bacon drippings over medium heat about 5 minutes or until tender.

  3. In a large bowl combine cooked peppers, oats, bacon, and 1/2 cup of the Parmesan cheese. In a medium bowl whisk together milk and egg. Transfer oat mixture to the prepared baking dish. Pour egg mixture over oat mixture. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese on top.

  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until top is golden brown and mixture in set in center. Remove from oven. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

433 Calories
20g Fat
36g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 433
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 642mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 47.8mg 239%
Calcium 408mg 31%
Iron 2.5mg 14%
Potassium 350mg 7%
Folate, total 30.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*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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