Stovetop Savory Ham & Veggie Oatmeal

Denver omelet-inspired oats are delicious morning, noon, or night. Top with an over-easy egg for an additional protein punch.

Stovetop Savory Ham and Veggie Oatmeal
Photo: Jacob Fox
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 cups


  • 4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1 cup steel-cut oats

  • 4 ounce broccolini or trimmed broccoli stalks

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 medium red and/or yellow sweet peppers, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)

  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)

  • 4 ounce cheddar cheese, shredded (1 cup)

  • 4 ounce cooked ham, diced (2/3 cup)

  • 2 tablespoon toasted wheat germ

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh Italian parsley


  1. In a large saucepan bring broth to boiling. Stir in oats. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, for 25 to 30 minutes or until oats are tender and mixture is thickened and creamy.*

  2. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400°F. In a shallow baking pan toss broccolini with 1 tablespoon of the oil and a little salt and pepper. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp-tender and starting to brown, stirring once.

  3. In a large skillet heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add sweet peppers and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes or until tender and starting to brown.

  4. Stir cheese into oat mixture until melted and creamy. Stir in pepper mixture, ham, wheat germ, and parsley. Spoon into a serving dish. Top with broccolini.


At this point you can transfer the oats to an airtight container, cover, and chill overnight. Reheat in the saucepan, covered, with 1/4 cup water and continue with step 2.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
22g Fat
38g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 1147mg 50%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 103mg 515%
Calcium 263mg 20%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 588mg 13%
Folate, total 79.2mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.4mg

*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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