Oatmeal is a surprisingly delightful dinnertime option, because the hearty, high-protein grain normally relegated to the A.M. hours can easily be turned into a decadent, savory meal. Not convinced? Let these 11 recipes persuade you. Though most of them make use of either a fried or poached egg, the similarities end there, and from then on each one builds on oatmeal’s mild flavor in a totally different way. Prepare to become obsessed.
1. Oatmeal with Cheddar and Fried Egg
Runny yolk and gooey cheddar give this bowl of oats a cheesy-grits taste. Chopped red pepper and onions brighten things up. If you want a little extra crunch, Healthy Nibbles and Bits suggests adding chopped walnuts.